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Smug As A Mug With A Cake

You may be fully stocked on the essentials, and so you should be during such unprecedented times, but if you’re feeling as though your options are limited when you get a sweet tooth, you’re not alone! That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favourite recipes for mug cakes!  With a mug cake, you can indulge your chocolate cravings with the most basic of ingredients, and it only takes a minute to make. It’s the perfect solution for an after-dinner treat with the kids, especially with a Disney+ and Chill!  ... Read More


Coronavirus Advice: Managing Customer Cancellations

We’ve had a few questions from customers asking what they should do about their clients wanting to cancel cake orders. We’re a small business as well, we know it’s an uncertain time but we’re here to help. Everyone will be different and it will depend on the contract you have with your client. However, if your terms allow, we’d recommend getting clients to reschedule rather than refund. All the events being cancelled will probably be rebooked when this is all over and people won’t stop having birthdays! Giving customers the... Read More


COVID-19 Coronavirus

– Last updated 16.03.20 As the COVID-19 situation develops, the health and safety of our staff and customers is our priority. We wanted to reassure you that we’re following government guidelines and implementing our own measures. In brief: • We’re doing all we can to safeguard staff and customers. • There are no changes to our products, offering or services. If you want to know more about the measures we’re implementing, we’ve detailed them below for you. 
PRODUCTS Currently there are no issues with supply of products. Products coming from... Read More


Eco Cake Cards

Completely biodegradable, our Eco Cake Cards are not only environmentally-friendly but also perfect to use as a base for fruit cakes and sponge tiers, typically used in between individual layers of stacked cakes. These eco cake cards are a great alternative and replacement for poly-coated cake cards, being completely free of plastic content. Strong and sturdy, these cards are approximately 1mm thick and superb for their intended use. They’re also grease/moisture resistant, microwavable, freezer-proof and oven-proof. ✔ 100% Food Approved ✔ 100% Recyclable ✔ 100% Biodegradable ✔ 100% Compostable ✔... Read More


Happy Sprinkles Boxes

If you’re a big fan of the bright and colourful, then we have the sprinkles for you! These brand new sprinkle boxes consist of a beautiful mixture of Happy Sprinkles in all their glory. They include ten separate sprinkle/non-pareil compartments so you can easily mix and match as you please and get more glamour for your buck! With four different variations available, there is a mix to suit every cake design possible, with some of your main favourites like Mermaid Secret, Dancing Queen and metallics rods and pearls.   Pick... Read More



  Keep your cake decorating areas and surfaces pristine with this brand new anti-bac kitchen surface cleaner, Steribac! Steribac is a powerful, non-tainting, food-safe surface cleaner and degreaser that is perfect for bakers, cake artists and anyone who handles and prepares food for the public on a regular basis.  Killing 99.999% of bacteria, including MRSA and E.coli, Steribac is perfect for the food industry, whether it’s for use at home or in a bakery or restaurant. It’s also environmentally friendly! What makes Steribac a huge competitor amongst its range is... Read More


Let’s Avo-Cuddle!

  Vicky, from The Yellow Bee Cake Company, is a multi-award winning Cake Artist and Teacher from Basingstoke, Hampshire. In 2019 Vicky was named one of the UK Top Ten cake artists by Cake Masters magazine. She creates tutorials for Cakes and Sugarcraft, Cake Masters and Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft magazines. Vicky’s first book “Making Sugar Models” is out now, available from all good stockists. To share the love in time for Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d post one of Vicky’s tutorials, showing you how to create a pair of... Read More


Red Hot Sale 2020

  To make sure you’re feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, we’re offering a special range of discounts with our annual Red Hot Sale! Until 11:59pm Thursday 20th February. you can earn up to 12.5% off all* items on the website. *Excludes Agbay and sale items. Please also note that each code can only be used once per customer and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. You must be logged into your account to get your discount. How to get your discount: Log into your account on our website... Read More


FAQ: E127

What is E127? E127, also known as, Erythrosine or Red Dye #3. is a cherry-pink/red synthetic coal tar dye, commonly found in sweets, bakery, glace cherries, chocolate, sprinkles, cake decorating gels and other edible goods. Is E127 legal? Although still approved in the US, E127 is an illegal edible ingredient in the UK/EU and banned from use in edible products. Why is E127 banned in the UK? Associations have been made between E127 and hyperactive behavioural disorders in children, causing a negative effect on activity and attention. Not only that,... Read More


FAQ: Are Edible Ink Cartridges Truly Edible?

As a cake decorator, you’re probably already familiar with the diverse range of possibilities when it comes to edible ink, from edible marker pens to airbrush paints. But, are you fully aware of the dangers that could arise if you overlook your use of edible ink cartridges?  To ensure our cartridge and printers are used correctly, and therefore safely, we have put together some of our most frequently asked questions, in order to aid you on your edible printing quests. What are edible ink cartridges? Edible ink cartridges work just... Read More