25 Jan 2018
The big move! What’s happening next.
Vanilla Nova Vanilla Nova will be carrying on as normal, but from a new address and with a few welcome upgrades. When we move into Market Street and consolidate the two businesses, we will be turning the back room into a cake consultation space for wedding appointments and cake tastings. This means that you can have your appointment with no interruptions as it will no...
23 Nov 2017
December/January Opening Hours & Appointments
Oh my goodness, Christmas is nearly upon us! And with that, we have our amended December/January opening hours. It’s a bit higgldy piggldy, but we will make sure that everyone who wants an appointment gets one! 3rd-12th December: Closed 12th – 22nd December: Open as usual 23rd – 29th December: Closed 30th December: Open 31st December – 3rd January: Closed 4th January onwards: Open as...
06 Nov 2017
6 years of Vanilla Nova Cake Boutique!
So, this week, Vanilla Nova hits 6 years old (although it’s over seven if you count our previous incarnations). I’ve never been one to share any personal information on our social media because, let’s face it, you’re here for the cakes, and cakes are what we do best! But as we’ve reached this milestone this week, I thought I would pop together a little post...
29 Oct 2017
Free gingerbread demonstrations this November!
Hello All! I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately, thanks to the 207 weddings we have done so far this year, plus my sneaky side project, The Boho Baker. I’ve been quietly working away on a different project that focuses on the organic, natural baking that I enjoy at home when I’m not working on wedding/celebration cakes and advanced sugarcraft. Stepping away...
21 Feb 2017
Gorgeous health/wellbeing offers from lovely people we work with
OK, so this blog is primarily about cake, but today is a little different. I work with some fabulous people who offer some amazing services and, as someone who pushes cake on people on a daily basis, I feel it’s only right for me to pass these on in case any of you are lying on your sofa in a cake-induced coma, cursing the day...
05 Jul 2016
Something old, something new: Cakes, flowers and photography at The Venue, Royal Liver Building
Whether you are from Liverpool or London, chances are you have heard of the Royal Liver Building. It’s an iconic North West landmark and a beautiful building, so you can imagine how excited we were when we discovered that, not only did the building now contain “The Venue”, a bespoke wedding and celebration space, but we were able to go in for a photoshoot!...
07 Jun 2016
Feeling HOT! Dealing with (and storing) wedding and celebration cakes during a heatwave
The current heatwave has resulted in many frantic calls from our customers asking how to look after their wedding and celebration cakes. Fear not, there are steps you can take to ensure your cake stays perfect. For starters, please, for the love of cake, DO NOT PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE! Placing an iced cake in the fridge may seem like a good idea when...
01 Jun 2016
Calling all events/wedding industry colleagues and generally nice people: a special appeal
Those of you who know me know that I’m not a fan of personal posts on our business pages and media, so for me to post an appeal of this nature means it’s a pretty big deal! On Saturday 22nd October, we are donating a cake to Lucy’s Charity Ball to raise money for Claire House Hospice. Lucy’s mum (Liz) and I went to...
24 May 2016
What to ask your baker when ordering a cake with special dietary requirements
A couple of years ago, I was beginning to lose count of the number of brides and grooms who came to see us to book a wedding cake, only for one to pipe up “I can’t have any cake myself, I have a food intolerance”. Fortunately, the number of bakers willing/able to cater for those with diabetes, crohns disease etc has increased dramatically over the...
17 May 2016
Drippy drippy cakes!
This week I finally caved and made an Instagram favourite: the drippy cake! Whilst these are very popular in Australia right now, I hadn’t seen many over here that have embraced the use of vibrant colours (primarily because most brighter shades are banned by the EU, but that’s another rant for another day). The great thing about these cakes is that they can either be...