Inspiration ~ 11 Fabulous Mother’s Day Treats

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, 30th March so if you’re still pondering over what to buy your Mum, take a look at this gorgeous collection of Mother’s Day treats, all guaranteed to make her feel special! 1. Alice Palace 2. … Continue reading

WIN Your Wedding Cake ~ Worth £500!

Top Competition courtesy of Cakes By Shelly, based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Leading Award Winning Cake Designer Cakes by Shelly are giving you the opportunity to win a Bespoke Wedding Cake for you big day to the value of £500. … Continue reading

Inspiration ~ Snowflakes

Nothing epitomizes Christmas and winter-time more than snowflakes! Such pretty and intricate designs, perfect for replicating on cakes, stationery and fabrics. We’ve brought together some beautiful inspiration for your snowflake extravaganza! Credits: 1) Cakes by Shelly 2) Kathryn Deeley Wedding … Continue reading

Inspiration ~ White and Green Weddings

Green and white are such refreshing and uplifting colours for your special day. Together, they are fabulous for nuptials in any season and we can help you create your perfect wedding style with some beautiful inspiration… Credits: 1) Bellybuttonboo 2) … Continue reading

Inspiration ~ Gingerbread and Candy Canes

We’re starting to feel all warm inside with this festive collection!  Christmas is just round the corner and we wanted to share these delicious gingerbread inspired products with you to get you in the mood! Ice the Cake Fairy x … Continue reading

‘Child Friendly’ DIY Christmas Tree Decorations

We all love a little bit of DIY at Christmas and here is a lovely idea that is simple to do with your children to create some beautiful and more importantly delicious decorations for your Christmas Tree.

A couple of weeks ago I meet up with Shelly Shulman from Cakes by Shelly in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire to put together this easy step by step guide to create some lovely bauble decorations…


You Will Need:
Some gingerbread or cookie dough
A rolling pin
A large circular cutter
A small circular cutter
Greaseproof paper
A baking tray
Icing & piping bags (these can be bought ready made)
Ribbon of your choice

Cooking Guidelines:
Gas Mark 220 for 8 – 12 Minutes

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Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.

Sue xx

Cakes by Shelly – Grand Opening – This Sunday!

I am delighted that the lovely Shelly from Cakes by Shelly will be opening her very own cake shop on Sunday 9th September 2012 at 10.30am.  It’s such an exciting venture and I would like to wish her all the luck in the world!
Shelly said:  “The shop located at 70A North Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EN will be opening on The Wedding Courtyards open day, where you will also be able to visit the following wedding suppliers: Kathryn Deeley Wedding Stationery, Fogarty Formal Hire, Xquisite Bridal wear, Frockalicious, Wild Orchid, Love Mum and Harts Food and Events

Cakes by Shelly is Bedfordshire’s premier cake designer, making and creating unforgettable and unique cakes We also create stunning wedding favours. Our imagination and careful attention to detail guarantees that your cake will exceed your expectations.

Renowned for our designs throughout Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London (and beyond) we have created cakes for private, corporate and celebrity clients and events including Take That, Only Way is Essex star – Sam Faiers, the Make a Wish Foundation and the Cosmopolitan Magazine Fragrance Awards. Our designs have featured in national wedding magazines including Perfect Weddings and Wedding Ideas and we are proud to be recommended by Brides magazine.

Our award winning cakes are completely bespoke, hand crafted and baked fresh to order with each cake focusing on the client’s individual specifications so you can be sure that your cake will be perfectly suited to both the occasion and the recipient. We are committed to providing all our clients with a friendly, professional and impeccable service from your initial enquiry through to delivery and set up or collection of your cake.
Images of our work can be found on our website at or join our Facebook page for regular updates, new designs and special offers.
We offer a free no obligation consultation service offering you the opportunity to come and meet with us and peruse our full portfolio whilst discussing your requirements in more detail. It also gives you the chance to try some of the many delicious cake flavours available to you.  To arrange a consultation email or phone 01525 838343.”
For more information on The Wedding Courtyard Open day please visit our website.

This week as been Simply Shelly – Cakes By Shelly – Day 5

Well it’s that last day with you all and I don’t know where to begin with what I have done today. With 2 cakes delivered, I’ve decorated a 4 tier wedding cake, a 30th birthday cake, 170 cupcakes and 540 cookies. I’ve also been shopping and bought and redecorated a unit for the new studio (which by the time you read this will have had it’s grand opening). This makes the grand total for the week 7 wedding cakes, 270 cupcakes, 540 cookies, a birthday cake and an anniversary cake!
Sometimes when I sit back and think about it what I do doesn’t seem possible – don’t ask me how I do it (I have no idea) but I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Mr Shelly and my mini Shelly’s. One thing I do know is without their love and support none of what I do would be possible. (just don’t tell them I said so!)  I hope you have enjoyed your insight into my world! It’s mad, sad, funny, crazy and sometime just damn stupid but I love it and I wouldn’t have it any other way!! 
For delicious cakes for any budget don’t forget to check out the Simply Shelly Range here
Thank you so much Shelly for sharing your week with us xx
Contact Cakes By Shelly:
Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Telephone: 01525 221427