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Location: Hampshire UK
Website: www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

My name is Fiona Evans. I was raised in Africa and moved to England aged 21 with my (then) husband and two of my children (now there are three and five grandchildren). In my mid 50s I took up cake decorating in my home in the South of England. I mainly make cakes for family and friends. I have no training or experience in art and simply love creating celebration cakes for people to enjoy. I am not a business, have no certificates, awards or medals and I don't enter competitions. I have gained a lot of knowledge through trial (and much error) which I love to share with others.

I use to attend a weekly class at The Cake Lady in Southampton where I had expert tuition on how to make sugar and cold porcelain flowers and am basically self taught with 3D, carved and reality cakes. I made my first reality cake in 2011 (the mountaineering boots) and have loved making realism cakes ever since!

I use Alan Dunn's books for flower creations and templates but mostly I follow a real flower for guidance. I make my own veiners.

If you think you're not an artist, think again. We are all artists in our own way. I love looking at other people's creations and particularly love teaching and encouraging others to design and make their own creations. I am lucky to have a studio now which has made all the difference in the world! I often give one-to-one demonstrations in the studio and have been invited to give demonstrations to organised groups which I am looking forward to.

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

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Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you for making my boots Editors Choice on my first day that I signed up on 8th August 2012! I love this site and all the inspiration and imaginative caking that turns up every day. Thank you to Michal Bulla and team! xx

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Pauline (Polly) Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

I love those boots! ;)

Fifi's Cakes ...

thank you so much Pauline!! I see you are new to CakesDecor and look forward to following your work! :) xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

I have now posted a tutorial for these on here:
http://cakesdecor.com/FifiCakes/blog/542

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Fifi's Cakes ...

Looking forward to celebrating Easter. This is a chocolate cake I made last year.

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Chris Jones ...

You are truly an inspiration! I simply LOVE your work! thanks so much for sharing your talent and guidance.

Fifi's Cakes ...

oh how lovely Chris!! thank you!! :) You are so very welcome – We all get inspriation from one another. What lovely words. thank you. Your work is wonderful! xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Time to make another car cake, I am re-inspired after seeing the lovely Morgan posted by AçúcarArte.

This is always my favourite, our wedding anniversary cake 2011. the MGA is my husband’s pride and joy and we tour the continent in this, to Italy and back to UK. The best and most beautiful holidays.

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Clair Hope ...

Amazing work Fifi! Absolutely love your cakes. You are very talented.

Fifi's Cakes ...

Many thanks Claire and how lovely to meet you. I will look forward to following your work. Talented lady yourself, make no mistake! xx ?

Thereseanne ...

Thank you so much for the encouragement Fifi! and after looking at your cakes , all I can say is “wow”. Inspirational!!!

Fifi's Cakes ...

oh thank you so much for such sweet words Tree!! If I have inspired you I take that as a massive compliment!! Thank you!. I look forward to seeing more of your cakes!. thank you so much xx

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Thanks for the follow fifi!
Your cakes are amazing and so original, I love the boots! xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

thank you Sugarmagic!! My cakey motto is always ‘dare to be different’ .. even if it means the regular whoopsie haha! xx

Allways Julez ...

Thank you so much, Fiona, for coming over to my place for a visit! Means so very much.
After a couple of deep soul searching days, a decision was made.
It is very difficult to let go of something, that you have put so much time and effort into.
No regrets. Calm and relaxed now.
Anyway, thanks again. Julez XXX