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2020 was going to be such a great year for so many people.  My diary was full of orders for beautiful wedding cakes and we were looking forward to a very busy year for our wedding cake business. Then came Coronavirus!  With most of this year’s weddings postponed to next year or 2022 and large celebration cakes cancelled, how were we going to survive? We had to think fast to find ways to adapt so our business can still be here for when our couples finally have their big day.


Wedding Cakes

Despite the lockdown and almost all our weddings being postponed to 2021 and 2022, love isn’t lost.  We’re still getting lots of new enquiries, which is great for our wedding cake business going forward. However, we’ve had to change the way we work with our clients.  During lockdown I held videocall consultations with couples and was able to post out taste sample boxes.  I’ve now managed to resume face to face consultations at our studio for those clients that prefer this, but with extra hygiene, PPE and social distancing measures in place.  Couples are also given the option to delay their consultation until things are more normal.  This is is proving very reassuring to couples who are excited for their wedding and wanting to get on with planning.


Wedding cake taste samples

Brownies by Post

We now sell our delicious chocolate brownies online and can post to most parts of the UK.  Sending a box of brownies is a great way to show someone that you’re thinking of them.  You can even add a personalised handwritten message.  They are beautifully presented in recyclable packaging. A customer described them as a “hug in a box”.  Such  lovely thoughtful gift in these times when it’s difficult to see our friends and family.  You can choose from a range of delicious flavours including, salted caramel, triple chocolate, chocolate orange and cookies and cream.  For a full list of our current flavours click here

To hear more about why Brownies by Post make the perfect gift, you might like to read my blog


Cake Jars

In addition to our brownies, we are now offering yummy Cake Jars.  For the uninitiated, these are  layers of our light fluffy sponge, buttercream, sauces and conserves, in a recyclable glass jar!  We even include some spoons so you can dig straight in!  Again we can post to most parts of the UK.  See our cake jars here.


Cake in a jar

Luxury Christmas Hampers

We believe there will be more online Christmas shopping than ever this year are just working on our Christmas range.  It will include luxury gift hampers, lovingly filled with handcrafted goodies, including christmas cake, florentines, chocolates and fudge.  They’ll be beautifully gift wrapped in a luxury keepsake box and we can post to most parts of the UK.  Sign up to our newsletter to hear about our Christmas range as soon as it’s launched.


Luxury Christmas gift hamper

Cake Decorating Classes

I absolutely love sharing my skills and knowledge with people and have taught cake decorating classes at our studio for many years.  I’m still able to teach on a 1:1 basis at our studio, wearing PPE and following guidelines and have recently taught a 2 day wedding cake to a student, which was very successful.  However, I’d love to be able to reach a wider audience and I’m about to jump out of my comfort zone and offer online classes.  I’m excited to be able to connect with people wherever they live. If you’d like to be the first to hear about Cake Decorating  Classes, please sign up for our newsletter.


Wedding cake class student work



So, as you can see, despite the devastation to our wedding cake business, we are keeping busy, fighting back and adapting.  Looking forward to better times.  Stay safe everyone.

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Are you looking for a special gift to send someone that’s a bit different from the usual flowers? Why not order some delicious chocolate brownies online?  Here are five top reasons why chocolate brownies make the perfect gift.


They’re Delicious

Brownies are so delicious and one is never enough!  There’s a wide variety of yummy flavours to choose from.  Maybe you’d like something nutty like Traditional Walnut or Nutella.  Or perhaps you prefer more fruity flavours such as Chocolate Raspberry or Banoffee. For a very indulgent treat, how about the decadent Oreo Brookie – a chocolate chip cookie base, with a layer of oreo and topped with gooey brownie!

Either eat them cold as they are, but our favourite way to eat them is to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and eat them with ice cream for pudding – delicious!  They definitely taste better than flowers!


Starting at £16 including delivery within the UK, our brownies are much more affordable than sending flowers.  For this you get a beautifully packaged gift box containing 6 yummy chocolate brownies of your choice, delivered direct to the door.  You can add your own personal message, so just tell us what you want to say.


Something Different

A box of our delicious chocolate brownies is a special gift that will stand out and be remembered.  It will be a lovely surprise when they’re delivered and they’re sure to be a hit.


Beautifully Presented

Your brownies will arrive beautifully gift wrapped and presented in recyclable packaging.  Our lovely yellow paper is sure to put a smile on someone’s face.


Box of brownies

Perfect for all occasions

Is there any better way to let someone know you’re thinking of them?  Whatever the occasion – birthday, new home, new baby, new job, congratulations, get well or just to let someone know you’re thinking of them – a box of brownies delivered direct to the door, is such a thoughtful and special gift.  Or maybe you’d just like to treat yourself?  Go on, you know you want to!


Birthday brownie

Customer Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it.  Our customers are loving our brownies by post.

“Cannot recommend Buttercup cakes highly enough.  We ordered the brownies by post which were honestly the nicest brownies we have ever had (and believe me we have tried a lot). We had the salted caramel and creme egg ones, both were to die for. We have just placed another order and cannot wait for it to arrive, thank you Linda!”
I have ordered many brownies for my colleagues as treats/leaving gifts (6 boxes at least) and for our son’s birthday I ordered some for myself! HOLY MOLY!! The BEST brownies I have EVER had!  I think Linda’s salted caramel are the best ON THE PLANET!  Communication was excellent and I will most certainly be getting all mine and my companies brownies from Buttercup Cakes. Side note, they were the first item to go from the buffet table – THANKFULLY  I’d saved us one of each!”

“Amazing Brownies which I sent as a Lockdown Present. Fantastic friendly and personal customer service from the owner (Linda) herself.  Delivered on time and beautifully packaged with handwritten note. My family claim they are the best brownies they have ever tasted ( Raspberry Brownie the favourite!)”


So if this has convinced you that chocolate brownies make the perfect gift, click here to choose your flavours and order. 






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Chrissie and Adam’s Heaton House Farm wedding is one wedding I’ll never forget! We pride ourselves on always going the extra mile to make sure our clients have their dream wedding cake.  We often work into the small hours to complete all the intricate details on a cake and meticulously plan the delivery.  However, some things just can’t be planned for!  Who would ever have imagined what would happen on the weekend of Chrissie and Adam’s Heaton House Farm Wedding!


The Wedding Cake

Chrissie and Adam had ordered a beautiful, elegant wedding cake for their wedding at the fabulous Heaton House Farm.  It was 4 tiers with ruffles and gorgeous handmade sugar flowers to compliment their wedding flowers and decor.  After many days of work it was all coming together beautifully, when disaster struck!

Handmade sugar flowers

The Whaley Bridge Dam

I was busy adding the finishing touches to the wedding cake, when there was a loud knock at the door.  It was a police officer telling me to just leave everything and evacuate immediately.  The dam in the centre of Whaley Bridge had been breached and was threatening to collapse.  The village was in imminent danger of being engulfed in water! To my absolute dismay, I had to leave the almost finished wedding cake on my workbench and evacuate.  My cakes are my babies so leaving it there was heartbreaking.  I was so upset for Chrissie and Adam.  It looked like they weren’t going to have their dream wedding cake for their Heaton House Farm Wedding.

The Rescue

All I could think about was how could I get the wedding cake out of my studio so I could deliver it to    After a sleepless night, I put out a plea on my social media to “rescue the wedding cake”.  By this time, the Whaley Bridge Dam was national and international news.  The story of the abandoned wedding cake spread far and wide.  Derbyshire Police picked up on it and contacted me to see if they could help.  After much deliberation and risk assessment, I was given 5 minutes to enter my studio and retrieve the cake, at my own risk.  The village was eerily quiet, with just the sound of the chinook helicopter flying overhead with sandbags to prop up the dam.  I got the cake out and also grabbed the sugar flowers and some essential tools to finish the cake.

Rescuing the cake from the Whaley Bridge Dam disaster

Happy Endings

With the cake safely in the back of my car, I set off to the venue.  Heaton House Farm in Cheshire, is a stunning venue and we are privileged to be one of their preferred suppliers.  Everyone was surprised and relieved when I arrived with the wedding cake.  The staff were so helpful and kind, making me cups of tea and letting me use their kitchens to finish the wedding cake.  Chrissie was getting ready at the venue and she came to the kitchen to give me the biggest hug! When the cake was finished and set up on a fantastic rustic barrel, it looked stunning.  The sense of relief and pride was immense.  I have to admit I shed a few tears! The look of pure delight on Chrissie and Adam’s faces when they saw their wedding cake, made all the stress and effort worthwhile.

Chrissie and Adam see their cake

Wedding cake for Chrissie and Adam at Heaton House Farm


We always aim to exceed expectation with all our wedding cakes but I certainly feel we went the extra mile with this one!  What  a weekend – the dam and the village were saved and Chrissie and Adam had their dream wedding cake for their Heaton House Farm wedding!


For more wedding cake inspiration please take a  look at our wedding cake gallery.  If you’re looking for your wedding cake, please get in touch.  I’d love to chat to you.

If you enjoyed reading this blog, you might also like  Wedding Cakes Cheshire – 5 top tips to help you choose your perfect wedding cake


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Congratulations!  You’re engaged and busy planning the wedding of your dreams.  With so many decisions to make, how do you choose a wedding cake that will live up to your vision for your big day.  When it comes to wedding cakes, there is so much choice! Don’t worry we’ve put together 5 top tips to help you choose your perfect wedding cake.


Give yourself plenty of time

Most good wedding cake makers are booked up many months and even years in advance.  We recommend booking your cake maker at least 12 months prior to your wedding, especially for summer weddings, when cake makers are especially busy. Don’t leave choosing your  wedding cake until the last minute. You could end up disappointed.


Finding the right wedding cake maker for you

Finding the right wedding cake maker is so important. Do your research.  Ask friends for recommendation.  Does your venue have a list of preferred suppliers who they know and trust? Check out their portfolio to get a feel for their signature style. Always make sure you choose a wedding cake designer that specialises in the type of cake you are looking for, such as elegant, contemporary, rustic or novelty. Look at Google reviews, Facebook reviews and testimonials. Ask your preferred cake maker for a consultation so you can see examples of their work and really get a feel for whether they are right for you.

Choose your flavours

Gone are the days when traditional fruit or vanilla sponge were your only options for wedding cake flavours. Today the possibilities are endless.  Popular flavours include salted caramel, raspberry and white chocolate and strawberry and prosecco. Always ensure that you get to sample some flavours before your big day. Also, consider the time of year you are getting married. A nice light lemon and elderflower cake is a perfect choice for a summer wedding whereas a spicy ginger cake is great in the autumn or winter.


A wedding cake should bring all the elements of your wedding together.  Consider the type of venue you have – barn, country house, hotel etc.  Think about the colours you are using and perhaps incorporate these into the design.  Elements of the bride’s dress such as lace, can be incorporated.  Flowers can be matched to those in your bouquet.  If you have an emblem or monogram on your stationery, your cakemaker can reproduce on your cake. A good cake maker will have a creative eye and be able to help you to decide on a unique design that is perfect for your wedding.

Wedding cake displayed in cake hoop stand


There’s a saying “Good cake isn’t cheap, and cheap cake isn’t good” and this is so true.  Do some research and set yourself a reasonable budget to get your dream wedding cake.  Cake makers need to have an idea of budget before we design your cake with you so we don’t both get carried away at the consultation designing a spectacular all singing all dancing 5 tier cake when your budget is for 3 tiers




Choosing your perfect wedding cake is not always easy but a professional cake maker who has lots of experience and is creative, can guide you through the process and make the whole experience enjoyable and stress free.

Need more inspiration for choosing a wedding cake? Check out our wedding cake gallery here.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this, you might like to read our blog 3 things that influence the cost of a wedding cake.

We’re always happy to talk cake and weddings, so please get in touch.


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