Burns Day Cupcakes

It is great to celebrate our regional differences in the UK, and nothing says Scottish more than their national icon Rabbie Burns. (Robert Burns was a famous poet who lived in Scotland in the 1700's.) His life is celebrated on 25th January…

A guide to delivering cakes safely

After all the hard work of planning, designing and creating your cake, it is now time to PLAN it's safe delivery. Don't forget failing to plan is planning to fail . Time spent planning can actually save time and save last minute unexpected…

It's Time to Make Your Christmas Cake!!

We are fast approaching the festive season, and now is the perfect time for you to make your Christmas Cake!  Here is Buttercream & Bows favourite Christmas Cake recipe.  It's beautifully spiced, and the flavours are enhanced by feeding…

Festive Chocolate Yule Log

Here's a delicious recipe to share with family and friends this festive season.  So delicious, we can't help but wander why we don't have this all year round! This recipe will be: 30 mins preparation time, and 20 mins cooking time, and will…

Vintage Black Buttercream Cupcakes

Now black buttercream isn’t to every ones taste, but we are always being asked how to make black buttercream to pipe onto your cupcakes, and that really looks black and not grey. It can be challenging because adding too much black colouring…

Your Dessert Table Decorations - Fans

Our personal favorite though are  fans !!!!!!! How inexpensive is this arrangement above by P and J by Design. They have used a very pretty arrangement of paper fans in their elegant dessert table design below, which also includes chic…

Your Dessert Table Backdrop

  This is the number one most over-looked element when styling a sweet/dessert table or on a photoshoot but makes huge difference to the end result. When planning a dessert/sweet table, first of all check out the venue and where…

Using Props for your Dessert Table and Photo Shoot .

Using themed props is one of the easiest ways to add that extra touch to your sweet table or dessert table design. Vintage style lanterns and lots of flowers, whether dried or real,  have been used to fabulous effect in the dessert table below…

Dessert Tables & Photo's Part 1

So you have had your training with Buttercream & Bows Cake Decorating Academy  and you can confidently decorate your cakes and cupcakes, and you have attended the Cake Boss Class (http://www.buttercreamandbows.co.uk/classes-2/ )…

Naming Your Business

We are asked many questions in relation to setting up your own Cake Making Business and the question we get asked the most often is “What Shall I Call Myself “ So we have put together a few pointers on how to name your very…

How to Level Your Cakes

Based on a 6 inch cake tin and one standard cake mix. Bake the cake for approx 45 mins to an hour' or until a skewer placed into the  centre of the cake comes out clean. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, rest a bread knife on the top…

Kirstie’s Christmas Cake Decorating Competition 2015

Entrants must be aware that the competition and entrants will be filmed for Channel 4. Thank you for your interest in Kirstie’s Christmas cakedecorating competition which incorporates the use of sugar craft! Entrants to the competition…

Linzer Biscuits

These biscuits are great for wedding favours and cutting out accurate shapes as they keep their shape! Ingredients Required: 600g Plain Flour 400g Butter 200g Icing Sugar 2 Egg Yolks A drop of vanilla extract Cream the…

Easter Daffodil Cupcakes

Equipment list A cupcake (flavour to suit) Buttercream (flavour to suit) Piping Bag Wilton 1M nozzle Bright yellow sugar paste Orange sugar paste Green sugar paste TIP if you have gel food colours, you can colour white sugar paste…

Cake Craft Queens

Cake Craft Queens   This is the article the Sutton Coldfield Observer published about us in 2012 !!!!   For this dynamic Sutton Coldfield duo, the business of teaching is a passion How many of us return home each night…

Summer Berry Chocolate Cups

Summer Berry Chocolate Cups   With two bank holidays in the wonderful month of May, what better time to get in the kitchen and get creative. Follow our simple step by step guide to make our delicious Summer Berry Chocolate Cups ! Chocolate…

Christmas Pudding Cupcakes

Heres our fabulous Christmas Pudding Cupcakes!  Make your dessert table the envy of family & friends this Yuletide!  A great table centrepiece for your Christmas celebrations!   You will need: Cupcakes flavour to suitBrown…

Carrot and Orange Cupcakes

Carrot and Orange Cup CakesSeptember, our favorite time of year, with the gorgeous colour changes in the leaves, not to mention the Great British Bake Off . So in honour of this glorious month, we bring you a delicious Cup Cake to reflect…

Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Cherry Blossom Cupcakes A cupcake (flavour to suit) Buttercream (flavour to suit) Piping Bag Wilton 1M nozzle Duck Egg Blue Sugar paste Pastel Pink Sugar Paste A small piping bag of melted milk chocolate Non stick mat 6 inch rolling…

Fathers Day Chocolate Beer Mug Cakes

  Use jam jars or empty clean baked bean tins and fill two thirds of the vessel with Betty Crocker Devil Chocolate Cake mix according to the instructions.Cook at 160 degrees for approximately 15 minutes and test each one with a skewer…