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Our COVID Safe Procedures: In order to keep everyone safe whilst still enjoying our fabulous classes we have decided to publish our H&S procedures in order to be totally open and transparent and fair to everyone. Please if you are not feeling well, have a temperature or a change in your sense of smell or […]

Make Someone Happy With a Gift Voucher

We have the pleasure of teaching lots of happy people on our One Day Cake Decorating Classes in the Midlands and therefore we have always provided electronic Gift Vouchers for our fabulous classes. It means you really give a Gift that everyone young or old, male or female can enjoy. Whether refreshing old skills or […]

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 every year in Scotland and more notably via a ‘Burns Night’ celebration involving  […]

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 situations that might arise. Use our  guide for a smooth cake delivery […]

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 it regularly with your favourite festive tipple! Ingredients Juice and finely grated zest of 2 oranges 100 ml […]

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 cut into 16 slices. You will need: 30 cm X 35 cm […]

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 can impact on the taste and make it bitter ! This is our […]

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 crystal candelabras.   Don’t forget be inspired don’t copy.   I’ve found a tutorial on paper […]

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 the table is going to be located. You could be lucky and have a beautiful […]

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 taken from Bridesmaid.com with the home-made lemonade (or is it !!) adding a […]

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 (https://www.buttercreamandbows.co.uk/classes-2/ ) and learnt how to successfully plan and start your very own cake business.   Now ,you will have a web site or Face […]

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 own cake making business. Now, who are we to advise […]

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 of the […]

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 will be selected from all applications in advance of filming by the production team. Channel 4 may also view entries. Please complete this application and return by email along […]

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 butter, sugar and vanilla together. Add the egg yolk and mix again. Add the flour (don’t overmix) and form […]

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 yourself Non stick mat/board 6 inch rolling pin Cranked angle palette knife Serrated and taper sugar […]

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 from our regular nine to five lives feeling there has to be something more with […]

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 cups are really easy to make, and great fun for involving your […]