In conversation with Stylist/Baker, Brigitte Hill
Describe what you do for a living? What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m a fashion stylist, creative director, and create conceptual cakes and food/fashion activations under the name Midheaven…I really need to come up with a better way to explain all of that.
A typical day is working on my computer, but the fun days are all so different- It really depends on what projects I have on. Some days I’m up at sunrise for the flower market, or I could be installing an activation or styling a fashion campaign. Cake days are mostly spent cracking eggs and washing pots, but they’re my favourite.
Favourite cake you have made so far?
That’s a tough one. I think flavour wise; ‘Dragged Through The Garden’, which was a matcha cake layered with rockmelon mousse and pickled flower petals. The flavours were so delicate and bright, but one of the most fun to make was ‘Violent Delights’ that had slopes on the sides and gulley’s around each tier for balsamic reduction to flow down.
What and/or who inspires your creative style?
Inspiration comes to me from literally everything and anything, and it usually catches me off guard. Fashion is so integral to my life that it definitely informs how I approach food design. I also look to floral design, historical food and art. There is such a rich community of incredibly talented ‘weird’ cake makers on IG who also serve as constant inspiration to experiment more.
What are you reading, listening to and watching at the moment?
Reading Emma, Where the Crawdads Sing and The Success Experiment- I can never read just one book at a time. Listening to Sault and Fela Kuti. Watching anything by Eric Rohmer.