Guest author: Robbie and Michael Cheadle – Meet the Characters

Why does Taylor Gingernut look so shocked?


Why indeed? To find out you will need to read Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook.

I can tell you a bit about Taylor Gingernut though:

There was a red-haired lass called Tay;

Who always had plenty to say;

When the flowers damaged she found;

She couldn’t make one single sound;

Much to her complete and utter dismay.


A bit about Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook


A greedy snail damages the flower fields and the fondant bees are in danger of starving. Join Sir Chocolate on an adventure to find the fruit drop fairies who have magic healing powers and discover how to make some of his favourite foods on the way.

Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees story and cookbook combines a delightful little story, illustrated using photographs of our creations made from cake, biscuits and fondant, with five simple recipes that children can make under adult supervision. The book also includes a new poem about growing up entitled Baby Girl. The poem expresses the feelings of a Mother as she watches her little girl growing into a teenager.

Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook is Book 3 in the Sir Chocolate Books series and will be available at the end of March 2017.

Meet the baddie

The greedy snail is the baddie in this tale. He causes the damage to the flower gardens that put the lives of the fondant bees and their Queen in danger.

My sons, Michael (aged 11 years old), Gregory (aged 14 years old) and I, all had our own ideas about what this particular baddie should look like.

Here is my final creation:

sugar vampire snail

And here are Mike (front of picture) and Greg’s (back of picture) thoughts:

sugar snails

The characters

As well as Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet, both of whom you have already met in Books 1 and 2 of the Sir Chocolate Books series, you will meet some other lovely new characters.

The fruit drop fairies and their magnificent queen come to the aid of the sugar dough bees. Queen Lemon drop is pleased to meet you here:

Queen Lemon drop is a kind and lovely fairy who is always ready to help animals, plants and other creatures in need. She looks after the health of the forest with the other fruit drop fairies.

Queen Lemon drop is really kind;

Always ready to assist others, you’ll find;

She uses her magic sugar dust;

To help creatures and earn their trust;

She’ll never leave you in a horrible bind.

sugar fairy

You will also meet some of the other fruit drop fairies, the caramel squirrels and, of course, the fondant bees and their lovely Queen in Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees story and cookbook.

Sir Chocolate books

There are currently two other books available in the Sir Chocolate series, as follows:

Book 1: Sir Chocolate and the Strawberry Cream Berries story and cookbook


The blurb: Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet live in Chocolate land where you can eat absolutely everything. Join them on a fantastic adventure to find the amazing strawberry cream berry and learn how to make some of their scrumptious recipes at the same time.

Book 2: Sir Chocolate and the Baby Cookie Monster story and cookbook7

The blurb: Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet find a lost baby cookie monster. Join them on an adventure to return the baby to its mother and learn how to make some of their delicious recipes at the same time.

You can purchase the Sir Chocolate books from:

Amazon    TSL Books

or you can buy them in South Africa directly from the authors by emailing Robbie Cheadle at

8About Robbie and Michael Cheadle

Robbie Cheadle was born in London in the United Kingdom. Her father died when she was three months old and her mother immigrated to South Africa with her tiny baby girl. Robbie has lived in Johannesburg, George and Cape Town in South Africa and attended fourteen different schools. This gave her lots of opportunities to meet new people and learn lots of social skills as she was frequently “the new girl”.

Robbie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and specialises in corporate finance with a specific interest in listed entities and stock markets. Robbie has written a number of publications on listing equities and debt instruments in Africa and foreign direct investment into Africa.

Robbie is married to Terence Cheadle and they have two lovely boys, Gregory and Michael. Michael (aged 11) is the co-author of the Sir Chocolate series of books and attends school in Johannesburg. Gregory (aged 14) is an avid reader and assists Robbie and Michael with filming and editing their YouTube videos and editing their books.

Find and follow Robbie

Blogs: and

Twitter: @bakeandwrite

Facebook: @SirChocolateBooks


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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27 Responses to Guest author: Robbie and Michael Cheadle – Meet the Characters

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Head over to Sue Vincent’s and find out more about the saucy redhead (no not Sue) who is sitting on top of an ornately decorated cake and looking so shocked. Robbie Cheadle baker and storyteller shares more about her characters in her upcoming new children’s book.

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  2. Marcia says:

    Those are the cutest little creations I’ve seen in a long time! Simply adorable. If my grandkids weren’t growing up so fast, I’d get this for them, for sure. Heck, maybe I’ll get a copy just for myself, because . . . CUTE! 🙂

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  3. Ritu says:

    I loved this! I’m going to be ordering soon!!!

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  4. Love the behind-the-scenes tidbits about stories and their characters. This Fantastic family teamwork including Mom and two sons. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    Thank you, Sue for sharing this lovely post about Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook.

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  6. paulandruss says:

    These are utterly charming stories and wonderful creations. I can see this going global.. even with it’s own TV show… a sort of edible Magic Roundabout… although I don’t know anyone who be so heartless to eat such endearing characters… even the snail with fangs is cute!

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  7. Tina Frisco says:

    Robbie, I love every one of your creations, especially Taylor Gingernut. The only problem is, I also want to eat every one of them! You wouldn’t want me anywhere near you while baking to photograph. How wonderful that you have such an ongoing creative project to enjoy with your children. I’m looking forward to reading your books 💕

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  8. So delightful. What imagination, Robbie. I can see everyone enjoying these stories. The caramel squirrels sound like they could get up to lots of mischieve.

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  9. dgkaye says:

    What imagination. Love the candies and the names and even that there is a ‘baddie’. So clever Robbie. 🙂

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