My Story and how it started in the world                         of decorating and sugarcraft

I would like to share a little about myself, my career, and my journey into the world of sugarcraft and cake decorating. When I was younger, I was amazed by my friend's mother's ability to make stunning wedding cakes, which sparked my interest in cake decorating.


As I grew older, I began making cakes for friends and family at a discounted rate. I set up a shed in my backyard, which I called "the studio" to make it sound more professional.


People often wonder why I chose the name "Yellow Butterfly," given my fear of butterflies and moths. However, my best friend suggested the name after I purchased a mini-butterfly. From then on, every cake I created featured a butterfly.


After losing touch for over 40 years, I reconnected with my old friend Maureen on Facebook and thanked her for inspiring me. Our reunion led us to have the best sugarcraft master class, where we honed our skills and had a great time.


I want to give a big thank you to Maureen, and I look forward to sharing more sugarcraft sessions with her.

A kiss for Maureen who made all happen for me.
                  It takes teamwork

Through my experiences of working with great teams and meeting some of the best cake decorators and sugarcraft artists, I have become determined to teach at a high level. This has enabled me to constantly update and enhance my skills, create better courses and bring award-winning tutors to conduct specialist workshops.

MyMyself with my 7" charity willy wonka cake for Macmillan
Yvonne Having fun with some of my customers dressed as the three amigo's
Yvonne after ataining her teaching qualification from PME Teaching school
Yvonne vfrom Yellow Butterfly Cakes & Sugarcraft collecting her wedding cake award.

             Stop-Start in cake decorating

As I developed my skills in cake decorating and sugarcraft, I had to put it all on the back burner as I had three children in quick succession. For many years, I became a housewife and mother but still made the occasional cake and sugar flowers.


Fast forward 15 years, and I was drawn back to my love of making sugar flowers. I started selling cakes to fund my passion, starting with birthday cakes and then moving into making wedding cakes, all from home. Over time, I opened two shops and started teaching the art of sugarcraft, picking up some qualifications along the way.

                 I gained some Qualifications

I achieved my City & Guilds in sugarcraft and design with a distinction, and I have also earned my masters in sugarpaste, sugar flowers, royal icing, and piping. Presently, I am an accredited tutor for an international teaching school that offers PME Professional diplomas, and I have developed my own teaching courses and workshops, including "Yes, You Guessed It Sugar Flowers."Sugar Flowers."

                          Shop opens

It was not long until my pupils and Customers started asking me for equipment so they could do more sugarcraft and cake making.


I decided to open my shop and provide for the basic needs of the local community. 


I never intended it to grow as big as it has and am happy with it as it is.

Picture of the inside of my shop
inside of my shop  for Yellow butterfly Cakes & Sugarcraft

                     Customers are King


To me, close collaboration with customers is crucial when it comes to baking cakes or teaching. I always strive to understand their specific needs and preferences, and work diligently to deliver the perfect end result. Additionally, I am committed to continuously improving my skills and keeping up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

picture of pupils taking part in one of my classes
PME qualification for myself and three other colleagues.

What Next


We lost our son 2 years ago and trying to go on has been very difficult we had to close our shop and nothing has happened much since then.

Losing a child is a heartbreaking experience, I will find the strength and resilience in wanting to carry on in his memory.

I want to extend my teaching to a wider audience through an online tutorial portfolio. Specialising in sugar flowers is a wonderful choice given that's where my love is.

A picture of our Son in God's hands