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I am Neetha.

A cake artist, writer, and teacher dedicated in helping you become the amazing Cake Artist that you are meant to be!

From our Award winning Cake and Buttercream recipes to Buttercream Flower Piping, Buttercream Palette Knife Painting, Buttercream Stained glass techniques and Chocolate Art
 Let me share with you everything I know here, ‘step by step,’ so you can create your own Signature  Custom Cakes that will stand out from the crowd!

When it comes to cake and bakes decorating, Buttercream is my absolute favourite. Buttercream frosting is such a versatile medium that helps you turn your cakes & bakes into edible pieces of art!  And above all, Buttercream lets me live up to my motto that "a cake should taste better than it looks, always!"

But let’s admit it, buttercream is a bit fiddly, especially if you want to try your hands at flower piping or palette knife painting. I get it because I’ve been there!  Let me assure you, our Buttercream Recipes in our online school will change the way you work with buttercream. We are steering a little away from the traditional method of just butter and sugar.

What we all need is a Buttercream Recipe that’s

1) easy to work with,

2) can withstand heat and humidity

3) absolutely delicious and

4) is not overly sweet!

It took me more than a decade to perfect what I do, and I am still learning. I am entirely self-taught and whatever I share with you here are my explorations, all tried and tested.

In my previous life, I was an accountant, and it was in 2016 that I decided to make a career change doing the two things I love the most – caking and writing.

Like any small business, my cake success didn’t happen overnight. A lot of practice, persistence and developing my own style helped me get my work noticed. I was fortunate to have been recognised in competitions such as ‘Cake International’ and ‘Salon Culinaire’ where my cakes won awards based on looks as well as taste. I now regularly feature in Cake decorating magazines, blogs and continue to teach students from all around the world.

I hope to continue to spread the art, inspire and share with you everything I know so you can be the best in the world of Buttercream Cake Decorating!

So let’s get started!

Neetha x

Neetha Syam - Creative Director - Buttercream Petals
Salon Culinaire Winner
Cake International Winner
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