Maker Spotlight - Jo from The Cake Place


Jo The Cake Place cake decorating



Showcasing a wide range of cake making skills, fun and whimsical birthday cakes to gorgeous romantic wedding cakes,  I thought Jo from The Cake Place would be perfect to feature for this months Maker Spotlight.  


I love looking at the beautiful and fun cakes on social media created by mother and daughter team Jo and Moira.  The Cake Place launched in 2015 and is based in South Shields.


All photos courtesy of The Cake Place



Jo from The Cake Place - cake decorating UK
The Cake Place - beautiful cake decorating

Hi my name is Jo and I'm 1 1/2 of the cake place. My business partner is my mam.

I was over the moon when Louisa of Blossom Sugar Art asked if I would like to feature as a featured cake artist in the monthy blog. So here goes my first blog!

I started cake making way back in 2008 helping mam out after my baby was born.  My mam started in the olden days 😂😏 1986.

Well in the last few years alone things have massively changed in the cake making industry and all these incredible new products came out that we could only dream of.

The Cake Place UK cake decorating
The Cake Place

My first Blossom Sugar Art cutter was the hydrangea set, basically it looked pretty in its pink packaging and I thought I'd treat myself to a new cutter.

Wow I mean it was a revelation! Cut and press! Cut and press that's it and I made these amazing little flowers... Well I had to have every single one didn't I 😂

My favourite is the Hydrangea but I got the bigger Multi Hydrangea Set which I use more now. But as we all know it's hard to choose favourites!

The Cake Place

The Cake Place

Jo's Top Tips

 Go into business with your mam she does all the washing up 😅


Use lustre dust to dust your moulds before pressing your flower, not only will this prevent sticking but you don't have to dust it after and the colour gets right into the veins ❤️

 Buy proper products from specialist sellers, otherwise you buy cheap buy twice


The Cake Place
The Cake Place - Multi Butterfly Set
The Cake Place - Multi Butterfly Set

I love the way Jo has painted the Elegant Butterflies with black food colour.  It really makes them stand out on the cake.  Stunning!


The Cake Place Flamingo Cake
The Cake Place Flamingo Cake



This pretty flamingo has the flowers made using the Fleur mould as feathers!!  You get a real sense of fun and creativity by looking at Jo's fabulous cakes.



English Rose mould cake - The Cake Place



Here Jo has used the English Rose mould to frame the beautiful name plate.


The Cake Place
The Cake Place

Jo's and Moira's website is

See what they have been up to on social media  jo@thecakeplace   on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok


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  • Louisa from Blossom Sugar Art on

    Hi Shelia, I am not sure about the foam working. I think the material needs to be soft and easy to imprint – like icing or clay. ~The foam may just bounce back without any impressions left. Hope this helps!

  • Alex Scott on

    Spectacular decoration of all your cakes. Very Professional.Given me some great ideas. Thanks.

  • sheila palin on

    these flowers look lovely ,will your dies be suitable to make flowers from sheets of foam thank you

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