Fifi's Cakes

Fifi's Cakes

10,653 posts, 311 followers and following 340
Aug 2012    Hampshire UK    Website

Fifi's Cakes is not a commercial enterprise. What goes on here is quite simply Cake Love and Teaching. Everything hand-modelled, hand-carved and hand-painted and 3D cakes are all cake. I am basically a simple soul and keep a firm balance between cakes, home and family. I don't enter competitions and although I will never stop striving to improve and learn new skills, I am content with where I am at.

I started cake decorating in 2009 aged 53. That was my introduction to any form of art!

If you think you are not an artist, please read this ..

I am new to painting and all my life have not considered myself to be an artist.

Then, one morning that all changed thanks to my highly talented sister Valerie phoning me up from South Africa out of the blue after seeing my cakes online and URGING me very animatedly to paint. Her words quite simply were "Fifi, you ARE an artist. Don't say you can't paint or draw when you haven't tried it." Those words ring in my ears to this day. I am eternally grateful also to Nina Evans Williams, Siri Sherlock and Sally Milligan for their active encouragement and belief in me.

Alan Dunn's flower books introduced me to the idea of painting with cocoa butter and years ago when I used to attend flower lessons with the Cake Lady in Southampton, I learned how to mix powdered colours with vodka or gin to make a paste. I have stuck with these two methods always.

For colour guidance, I refer to a book my son gave me 'Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green". The rest is down to trial and error. This is the only book I have ever opened on the subject of art of any description. I say this because if, like me, you have always felt art was for other people and you have never studied it, then I hope you take encouragement from this missive and pick up your paintbrushes and give it a go!

As an aside from cake, I have been making cold porcelain gifts, decorations, bouquets and clothing accessories since I began this journey in 2009.

We are ALL artists in our own way. Don't let anyone make you think otherwise. Follow your heart and BELIEVE in yourself.

I have attended three one-off painting workshops. On all three occasions I came away surprised at what I could do. In the same way, I love showing others what they can do and that is why I love teaching and holding cake decorating demonstrations and workshops in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Above everything ....

Be yourself. Be happy with your work. Be different. Don't follow the pack...

Fiona Evans

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Cheerio! back in late September

A very whizzy cheerio to you all. I will be internet-free as of now so won’t be able to follow your lovely creations. Will catch up when I get back. Thank you all of you for your wonderful friendship and support. Cars are loaded up …...

3D Cakes #3: Making Running Shoe Cakes

If you have ever wanted to make a pair of shoes but are not quite sure how to go about it, I hope this set of photos with brief explanations is helpful in some way. Each shoe cake is on a piece of thin cake card cut to size. It makes handling...

Sugar Modelling #1: Making the Jaguar XK150

This is not to scale as I was working fom photos and made my own measurements for this. All sugarpaste. I used foam which I cut to shape to set the bonnet shape overnight. I did not want to use wires for the wheel spokes so I created the ‘look’...

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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 Soo (Polly) - 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

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I have now posted a tutorial for these on here:


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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

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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!!!

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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