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Bottoms Up Bunny Cupcake Tutorial

Easter holidays are just around the corner! Spring has sprung and it’s a fabulous time to have friends and family over, and wow them with these super cute Easter Bunny Cupcakes! Great to make with the children too! For 6 cupcakes you will need: Approx 375 g green buttercream icing 1 disposable piping bag 1 […]

How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet

It’s Mothering Sunday March 30th, 2014. It’s a wonderful celebration to honour mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds. If you can’t decide whether to get your Mother flowers or cake this Mothering Sunday, why not choose both, and follow this step by step guide to make a gorgeous Cupcake Bouquet?! We recommend you decide on the […]

Heart Shaped Valentine Cookie

Heart Shaped Cookie 75g unsalted butter 75g soft brown sugar 30 mls honey Zest of 1 Orange 225g plain flour 1 Tsp bicarbonate of soda Red and white sugar paste Heart shaped Cookie Cutter Preheat oven to 170 c. Place butter, sugar, honey, orange zest and juice in a sauce pan. Heat gently until all […]

Hilarious Tax Excuses !!!!!!!!

Oh yes its January, and for those of us who haven’t filed our tax return yet the dead line is looming , so don’t get caught out, like we did once.. You can appeal if you can’t get it in on time, but to our knowledge no one has ever won..Here are some hilarious excuses […]

Xmas Twitter Competition T & C’ s

Give your loved one, family & friends the perfect Stocking Filler this Christmas.Take the guess work out of what to buy & purchase a Gift Voucher online today.. We have placed a Tweet on @Buttercreambows ( 2 November 2013) outlining our suggestion for the Perfect Stocking Filler.If you retweet this tweet, and the corresponding competition […]

How to Crystallise Edible Flowers

The current trend at the moment is to use edible flowers or leaves to adorn your bakes. Smother the top of your bake with butter cream or a cream cheese frosting and then decorate with Edible Flowers for that up to the minute Vintage look. Many Edible flowers and leaves can be crystallized and safely […]

Valentines Naughty Little Devil Cup Cake

If you would like to learn how to make our cute naughty little devil cupcake, we will be releasing a free tutorial on Youtube soon!!  He/she makes the perfect Valentines present! Our naughty little Valentines devil needs a name, any suggestions guys? 🙂 In the meantime, get your ingredients and equipment ready: Equipment checklist Pastry […]

Cup Cake Hen Party

We are looking  forward to 2013 our thoughts go out to the Brides to be and their planning for the big day ahead…so just a gentle reminder to take a look at our cup cake hen party in birmingham package for details and a few photo’s of some fantastic cup cake hen parties that we […]

Mini Tutorial

…Should it be real butter or ??? This is a question we are constantly being asked in relation to our cup cakes. The answer from us is yes as we like the fact that we use unsalted butter, but we will admit that we are slowly being moved towards the ‘margarine’ lobby. We are currently […]

Mini Tutorial – The Perfect Bake

We are always trying to assist our students with their baking and therefore we will be putting together mini tutorials in the run up to Christmas, to assist you with your Christmas Cakes and Cup Cakes .. Firstly we must announce the Winner of the November ghd draw – The winner is Mrs J Deacon-Viney […]

Christmas Cake Decorations

We hope you like our New look Christmas Cake Decoration which we are running during our Introduction to Cake Decorating Classes in November and December here at The Buttercream & Bows Cake Decorating Academy ….come along and practice your decorating skills and get ideas for decorating Christmas cakes this year….don’t forget don’t put your iced […]

Christmas Cup Cake Decorating Class

14th October 2012 The nights are getting colder and here at Buttercream & Bows Cake Decorating Academy we are excited about Halloween and Bonfire Night and we are busy creating our own little cup cakes for Halloween and Bonfire Night, and we hope to post them on Face Book and on our Blog together with hints […]

Great British Bake Off

Sunday 26th August 2012 How lucky are we here in Sutton Coldfield …not only to have two contestants Stuart and Brendan from The Royal Town on the Great British Bake Off, but we also had the beautiful 12yr old Galway also from Sutton Coldfield on the  ‘Junior Bake Off’ (BBC 2). What skill Galway has got […]

More fun with the film crew

We had such a good course…this picture shows Ann in the foreground.. We first met Ann when we joined forces with the famous Kitchen Shop in Lichfield ,back in December…she was so excited and couldn’t wait to come on the course..and we didn’t let her down..she wanted to come again this week !…we love you […]

What a Year so far !!!!!

We have been blessed with meeting some really great people as our students this year…The beautiful Umbereen who came along with her very cute and intelligent niece Hannah…..Hannah picked up the art of sugar craft so quickly, she made some lovely decorations which will make her family very proud. We had lots of fun this […]

Dream come true

We cant belive that our dream of opening our very own Cake Decorating Academy in our home town of Sutton Coldfield has really come true and that our Christmas Classes have been such a roaring success. All this, and with the launch of our New website… its getting very exciting to say the least. We […]