Where it all Began

My Story


Hi so glad to meet you.  

Where it all started

Where did my cake journey begin? 

Well it was pre internet so that ages me instantly! 

I was a teenager and wanted to make my parents a cake for their anniversary, cue a very drippy royal icing cake with my first attempt at piping. 

Needless to say they loved it no matter what it looked like. 

Don’t talk yourself out of it

Guess that’s what I want to tell you all the most, it’s easy to get hung up on the flaws and small imperfections both in life and with cake.

 It’s ok to not be perfect. 

I bake and create with love and love to bake and create and that’s what shines through!

The fact time has been taken to plan a design, shop for ingredients and bake and decorate a gift for friends or family is what counts in their eyes, so unless you are wanting to run a business don’t sweat the small stuff!

My Background

I am largely self taught (did I mention it was pre internet!) mostly from books and one 6 week evening class. 

Now I offer Bespoke Cake Designs and Online Cake Classes.

 The best way to learn is to get started and try, experiment, remember what worked and what didn’t, believe me all those fantastic cake makers you admire every day on Instagram have photos of their disasters they just don’t share them.

My Passion

What really makes me tick is building confidence in novice bakers and decorators and seeing the smiles, joy and pride on their faces when they see what they achieve at the end of a class.

Currently COVID has put paid to those face to face classes so I am teaching myself something new, how to move all my classes online ( see never too old to learn).

My Christmas class was a success and good fun was had by all.

Try it for FREE

I am about to run a FREE 4 week bake along especially for beginners to show you how simple it really is!

Why not come and join in the fun and discover for yourself how relaxing it can be. If you want to try something new why wait?

I like to think of it as baking for therapy or making memories if you are doing it with those you love (or even like just a little).

I am often told I have endless patience and promise no question is ever a silly one, it’s essential if we want to learn something new.

Hope to meet you

Well that’s me really, caring patient and passionate about baking and caking and passing on my skills.

Forgot to mention my love of nature, I can often be found exploring the beaches and woods where I live in central Norfolk UK and have been known to share a photo or two.

Thanks for reading to the end and hope to meet you soon (virtually for now but who knows).


Proud owner, design consultant, and CEO 

Buds & Bows Cakery


Four Week Bake Along, Snow, Ice & lighter nights

What a fantastic month its been at Buds & Bows!

Snow in Norfolk

Bake Along

We have had fun creating rock cakes, duffins, Wagga Waggas and chocolate fudge cupcakes,

I have thoroughly enjoyed virtually meeting a new group of like minded people ranging in age from 3 upwards with mixed previous experience in the group, tips and hints were shared and fantastic results had by all.

We had a Caker of the week every week and Star Caker on the final live session who has won a 121 session with me.

Lighter Nights and Gorgeous Sunsets

I am loving how light the evenings are

getting now and cant wait for lockdown to end so I can actually visit my favourite beach and watch the sunset in person, meanwhile I am loving the photos to keep me going.

Looking Ahead

What are you looking forward to the most?

Mine is being able to hug those I love most in life......

We've got this guys not too much longer now and we will get some sense of normality back in all of our lives.

Save The Dates

Check out the website fo all the latest dates for your calendars, choose from monthly Bake Club to individual classes or contact me to work on a 121 basis.

We have so much to be thankful for despite what has been for most the hardest months ever, stay safe and stay positive

Speak soon


Owner & Tutor

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