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I’ve been waiting to have a go at this creation that’s in my head for a little while now. If you have followed my blogs before you will have seen the square plaques I have painted for my previous demonstrations; now I wanted to have a go on a cake and I know butterflies are in fashion so I felt one large butterfly would complete this dynamic cake.

Purple Butterfly Celebration Cake


I love the pinky lilac colour of this cake and felt it was delicate enough to hold and show off a strong design with a large butterfly.

Now I already had my painting inspiration from my previous designs so I decided to dive in and paint straight on the cake with no patterns to follow, no traced pattern. Basically I doodled this freehand onto the cake then just kept repeating a similar pattern and making it up as I went along – I love this style has it as a vintage feel and looks a bit like a henna tatoo too.



Free flowing doodle

Free flowing doodle


Now to the butterfly…I did not use any cutters in this process. I found photos of butterflies and cut out my own card template to get the wing shapes. It was like producing flowers really; cut out shape, insert wire, use poppy veiner to create wing veins and ball tool to soften edges. The body was more tricky and that was moulded around florist wire too. These were left for 24 hours to dry then painted and taped together to form this striking butterfly.

Lilac Butterfly Celebration Cake


If you’d like me to decorate a cake in a similar bespoke style or something completely different  for your special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area. Please leave me an email or a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


This is a cake for that someone special in your life on Valentines Day. Its overall heart shape covered in hearts and flowers shows that you love and appreciate them. This design would also work well as a birthday or wedding cake.

Valentine Front View

A vanilla sponge is covered in gourmet dark chocolate fondant which tastes and looks good.

Valentine Top View

Handmade hearts and flowers adorn the edge of the cake and then intricate piped dots fall down the edge.

Valentine Close Up

The whole design is finished off with a heart and kisses on top with wording of your choice.

If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham, UK.

This pretty pink handbag cake was designed for a special girls 16th birthday party.

A sponge cake was carved into the handbag shape and then covered in pink icing. A pin wheel was used to recreate a decorative stitching pattern along the edges and sides of the bag.

I made a mould of some different buttons to make icing buttons to decorate the front and back of the cake. I also added some hand made flowers to the front for good measure.

The base is also icing and patterned to look like fabric. It is finished off with a lovely font saying ‘Happy 16th Birthday Abbie’.

If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for someone specials Birthday then please feel free to contact me for a quote.

Continuing my cup cake mini series I created these pure white iced hearts to stand vertically on top of each cake. The cakes themselves are decorated with white icing ribbons.

This design would be perfect for a white wedding especially when accompanied by a larger matching topper cake.

These are more intricate than some of my other cupcake designs and as such they are priced at £3.50 each, minimum quantity 12. Please  contact me if you would like to place an order for your special occasion.