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“Cakes by Vivienne”

         Tips, Techniques and Tutorials for the Beginner Cake Decorator

 A website for the beginner Cake Decorator

When starting out I found it very time consuming trying to find out tips …


I find it easier to follow  written documentation than watching a video...


I regularly update my tutorial section with step by step instructions.........


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I’m not a professional or expert - I am a full-time working mum who took up cake decorating as a hobby so I could make cakes for my son who has a severe nut allergy and food intolerances.

There is a considerable amount of information on the web however, when starting out I found it very time consuming trying to locate tips and techniques, what and where to buy items and just general help because there is no single place to find all the information. So my intention in establishing this website was to create a one stop informative site that offers the beginner decorator all the tips, techniques and tutorial help they would need to create beautiful cakes.

My preference is for using fondant (RTR), therefore much of my information is based around this technique.

Don’t be intimated by picture-perfect Pinterest boards. You don’t need to master fondant in order to create a spectacular cake. There is no such thing as the perfect cake, remember professional cake decorators just know how to camouflage or correct any mistakes they make.

So do not be put off by a bumpy first attempt. The most important thing is to have fun and be creative. And remember that practice makes perfect. Good luck!

I am happy to answer any questions you may have so please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

12 March 2018 - see my latest Easter Bunny  Cake located in the Special Occasion section in my cake gallery