NICKY TESLER, CAKE DESIGNER
Nicky is London's most exciting and youngest cake designer, with a passion for baking and sugarcraft. She founded Nicky's Buttercup Bakery in 2013 while doing her A levels at school, and at 23 she now has a thriving business making bespoke Wedding and Celebration Cakes for discerning private and corporate clients.
With a Masters PME Sugarcraft diploma and a Cordon Bleu Patisserie Certificate, Nicky specialises in hand made realistic edible flowers. Every cake is handcrafted by Nicky and is an edible work of art.
She was the youngest award winner at the London Cake & Bake Show in 2013 at Earl's Court, where she won a special Merit for her three tier 'Fashion Through The Ages" wedding cake, topped with a bouquet of realistic hand made red sugar roses.
Following this success, Nicky was asked to make a giant celebration cake featuring Michael Jackson for the producers of the London West End stage show Thriller. This was to celebrate the show's 2000th performance, and the cake was wheeled on stage by the entire cast in front of a rapturous audience and the press. In 2015, Nicky was commissioned to make sugar flowers for the cover feature of the London Evening Standard’s ES Magazine, Weekending supplement, which in turn led to many new commissions, including baking for a PR event for a new fragrance launch by Yardley.
Over the years, Nicky has undertaken a variety of commissions ranging from a wedding cake in the shape of a camper van, a lifelike xenomorph alien bursting out of a man’s stomach, a four tier cake featuring a sugarpaste bride and groom playing a duet on a grand piano, special anniversary cakes for book and magazine promotions, carved celebration cakes in the form of handbags, superheroes, cars, food, and of course children's cakes featuring TV characters such as Adventure Time, Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam.
Nicky has baked cakes for Mary Berry and The Duchess of Cornwall, and has supplied cakes to many top London venues including Kensington Palace. Nicky’s Buttercup Bakery is a the sole recommended cake supplier to The Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge, The Goring in Westminster and Brown's in Mayfair and delivers regularly and personally to many top venues in London and the surrounding counties.
Nicky offers personal cake design consultations and tastings in her home kitchen in London, and also offers a range of dinner party desserts. Whether you are getting married, having a birthday, anniversary, christening, gala or product launch, Nicky would love to bake your special cake, so please feel free to browse the website and get in contact.