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


Free 4 Week Bake Along

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

Wow it feels great to have brought an idea to life I had back in the early days of lockdown.

We kicked of with a Baking Equipment Treasure Hunt and had the first Live Bake Along yesterday where we used the rubbing method to create Rock Cakes.

It was a real fun hour or so with some younger bakers joining in the fun and I now have the pleasure of deciding who to crown Star "Caker" of the week..... Watch this space....

I have just uploaded next week's recipe to the closed Facebook group where all the action happens which is scheduled to land at 6am tomorrow for all you early birds

Facebook was being a pain and would not show comments during the live so on a wing and a prayer I ploughed on regardless and was relieved to see everyone kept up and produced some tasty treats.

Looking forward to next week already!

If you are not part of the group and would love to join in just head over to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/budsandbowscakery/ and ask to join the group, you can still view Week 1 recipe and live should you want to bake all 4.

Catch you all soon


Tutor at Buds & Bows Cakery

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