Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

This is my absolute favourite cake filling and cupcake topping. We each have our favourites, and this is mine. Swiss Meringue buttercream was something I stumbled upon after finding that ...

Cake Inspiration

"Where do you get your ideas?!"  - One of the most frequently asked questions at class. Sometimes inspiration really does come in a flash and a design pops into mind, ...

Favourite Cake Stands

Recently my cake stand collection suffered a loss... one of my favourite stands took a tumble (in terrifying slow motion) and smashed into pieces on the floor. I admit, I ...

Cake International Birmingham 2016

Cake international Birmingham 2016 was amazing! It was a huge show, with over 1300 entries to the competition and a huge arena full of stalls. It has become somewhat of ...

Thermomix Chocolate Ganache

For any chocoholic out there, ganache is a heavenly combination of chocolate and cream that can be used to crumb coat a cake. It can be flavoured to go with ...

Candy Coal Recipe

Are you on Father Christmas's naughty or nice list? I know which I'm on ;) This is a quick and easy treat to make as a trick present for Christmas, ...

Cake Tool Box

When I first got into making cakes, it didn't take me long to gather a whole load of cake paraphernalia. To begin with it wasn't too much of an issue ...

Tips for baking a flat cake

In my books there really isn't anything better than a cake off-cut sandwich, so if you don't get a perfectly flat cake all the time go on and eat the ...

Starting a cake blog

After a few years in the cake business, I am finally ready to set up a blog for Nightingale cakes. Not going to lie, it’s taken me a while to …