Steph Nimmo

Apple Tree Cakes and Toppers

Billingham, Middlesbourgh

Member Since:

October 2020

Catchment Area: 

Washington, Sunderland, Northallerton, Durham, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Seaham, Redcar, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Hartlepool, Newcastle, Wallsend, North Shields, Whitby, Consett, South Shields, Gateshead, Jarrow, Felling, Chester-le-Street

 Hey, I’m Steph. I live in Billingham in the North East of England with my lovely husband and two gorgeous children. 


I find that designing and creating something with my own hands is so relaxing, therapeutic and extremely rewarding. There is no better feeling than seeing something which I’ve personally created for someone on top of their special cake, or seeing that my toppers have gone on to be framed to be kept forever. 


I have made some amazing friends in the cake world in the last few years, and I love nothing more than to watch other people gain confidence in their own ability and to grow. I want to be able to help others find their own talent and to fall in love with this amazing craft. I am a Pro member of Cakeflix and member of the British Sugarcraft Guild.


Whilst on maternity leave in 2018 my love of sugar craft grew and grew, and it wasn’t long before I was completely addicted to all things sugar! I totally fell in love with making models, and much to my surprise, people soon started asking me to make models for them. So in October 2019 Apple Tree Cakes and Toppers was born offering sugar models, acrylic backed toppers and edible prints.


Since graduating in 2006, I had always worked in Accounting and Finance until February 2020, when I left my office job due to health reasons. This gave me the perfect opportunity to think of ways in which I would like to move forward in the future at my own pace, doing what I love best. 


So many people lack confidence in their own ability in this industry, and so my ultimate goal had always been to help others and to start teaching sugar craft one day (and to pluck up the courage to enter cake competitions myself), so when I came across Cake Minds I knew that this was a perfect opportunity for me. 


So together, let's help each other grow and have fun along the way, making firm friendships with likeminded people. 

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