Cake International 2017

This time last week it was Cake International 2017... I can't quite believe it! Such a great show this year and if you managed to go I'm sure you'll agree ...

My favourite Cake Airbrush

Airbrush. Scary word when starting out cake decorating! However, they are by far the best way I've found for creating realistic looking sculpted cakes, and the best way to avoid ...

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 …