Borderer Nicola set to make small screen debut on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

Christmas came a little early for one Tweedbank trader after she was invited to take part in Kirstie Allsopp’s channel four show ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 9:20 am
Nicola Moffat, of Ruby and Pearl cake art, will appear on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas next week.

Nicola Moffat, owner of Ruby and Pearl cake art will feature on third episode of the show which airs on Channel 4 next Wednesday, November 27, at 5pm.

Show bosses spotted her eye-catching cake designs on Instagram and invited her to feature in the third episode of the 14-part festive series.

Television crews visiter the mum-of-two’s home in Tweedbank ahead of the competition and filming, held in Devon, in October.

The 40-year-old businesswoman said: “They spotted my designs online and sent me a message asking if I would be interested in taking part in the show and of course I said yes.

“I was tasked with decorating a Christmas-themed cake. I did it in my style so it’s not a traditional-looking cake. There were four of us taking part and it was great fun. It didn’t feel like a competition at all and we had a great laugh.

“The filming they did beforehand was a bit daunting. My kitchen looked like Santa’s grotto and it was only the middle of October.

“I’m a little nervous to see it. I can chat to anybody but I’m worried I’ll come across as a bit dull, because I’m not. “That’s my biggest worry.”

Nicola, who lives in Tweedbank with husband Richard and children Ruby, 10, and Oscar, 6, follows in the footsteps of Jedburgh artist Linda Lovatt, owner of Lovatt Gallery, who won the wreath-making episode of Kirstie’s show last Christmas.

Hear how Nicola got on in the competition in next week’s Southern Reporter.