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“Cakes by Vivienne”
Tips, Techniques and Tutorials for the Beginner Cake Decorator
Buttercream No 1 Birthday Cake
Buttercream Train Cake -
Buttercream Racing Track -
The following photos track the improvement in my cake decorating since I started undertaking some courses in late 2013 just before I made my son’s 7th birthday cake. Up until this time I had just decorated with little idea on the best ways to tackle things and so some of the cakes took me hours to complete.
Perhaps one day I will have a go at redoing some of the early ones for fun!
Buttercream Racing Car -
Fondant Pirates Treasure Chest -
Buttercream ‘Reeves’ Cake -
Frozen Theme Olaf & Sven -
Toothless from How to Train your Dragon -
I’m not a professional or expert -
My husband, son and I live in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
My son is anaphylactic to nuts and is also now dairy intolerant so I initially made his birthday cakes so that I knew what ingredients were in them.
His first birthday cake in 2007 was a number 1 with blue buttercream icing and butterflies made from chocolate freckles.
Each birthday I challenged myself and found it to be a very satisfying creative outlet. Then family members, friends and work colleagues asked me to make cakes for them -
I started this website to showcase my cakes and provide information I have learnt along the way that may help you in your hobby of cake decorating.
Harry Potter Book -
Gravity Defying Red M & M -