Hi! I'm Mel and I'm the cake lady behind Birdsong Bakery in beautiful Northamptonshire.
Birdsong is a small home bakery specialising in decadent brownies, blondies and other small treats, as well as beautiful bespoke celebration cakes. I offer vegan options and love tinkering and experimenting with recipes!
I’m a huge nature lover and bird geek, hence the name! I love to use nature as my inspiration wherever I can, so you’ll see lots of birds, flowers, bees, leaves etc in my work. Being outdoors is where I’m happiest, and exploring new walks or rummaging around in undergrowth looking for bugs and fungi makes my heart sing.
Because of this love of all things wildlife, I make a conscious effort to avoid plastic and try to ensure all my packaging is recyclable, compostable or reusable. Currently only my stickers are not recyclable and I am looking into alternatives. I am also researching buying my ingredients in bulk to reduce packaging, although storage space is somewhat limited in my tiny kitchen!
When I’m not covered in flour and buttercream I work part time as a veterinary nurse, at a fabulous practice I’ve been at since 2009! I love all creatures great & small (I’m even coming around to spiders) and am owned by two mischievous cats and two even more mischievous rabbits! Working with animals and baking delicious goodies are my two passions in life so I feel incredibly lucky I get to do them both every day.