Having set up initially as a ‘cupcake’ only business back in 2013 I began to take the business in a different direction as I expanded my portfolio. I now offer wedding cakes, tiered birthday cakes, cookies and cake pops!
This is a far cry from the days when I only offered cupcakes and giant cupcakes.
I love the variety of the work I do but I must admit I began to miss the cute little bite sized dessert AKA the cupcake.
November 12-15th 2015 saw the Cake and Bake Show being showcased at Event City, within the grounds of the magnificent Trafford Centre, Manchester.
This was my first huge event. 4 days of selling cupcakes to the public. Want to know how I did and what I’ve learnt from it?
If you make cakes, good, tasty cakes then you may find that others make a beeline for you to make them for charity events and fundraisers. As much as cake decorators, like most human beings, would love to be able to donate products to every charity letter, email or message received, it isn’t always possible for a number of reasons.
When people ask me what I do for a living I’m finding it more and more interesting to describe…
Last month I was fortunate enough to be approached by Instinct PR to make Disney Toy Story themed cupcakes for a Disney On Ice Tour party!
From personal experience all men will devour any cake put in front of them, however they’re the most reluctant to actually place an order.
Well, it’s almost that time of the year again when we thank and celebrate all the fathers out there who provide, love and care for their little (or not so little) monkeys! So by way of acknowledgement and to satisfy their sweet tooth look no further than Candy’s Cupcakes for a unique Father’s day gift.
As the end of the academic year is fast approaching, it has become a tradition to send teachers and teaching assistants a token gift to thank them for educating and nurturing our little ones. This has become a topic of debate in recent years as many parents feel obliged to spend a small fortune.
Our children are in larger class sizes, meaning they have more than one teacher. Right or wrong, I offer an inexpensive alternative to a bottle of wine. My customers like giving a Candy’s Cupcake to teachers. Lets face it, who doesn’t like cake? A single cupcake in a little pod with the teachers name – perfect and no loan required!
This week has been super busy with a wide variety of designs and occasions to create cakes and cupcakes for. Read and look at the cakes I have created this week.
Everyone loves a good wedding, especially me. It is always such an honour and pleasure making a wedding cake. On Saturday 14th June I created and set up a cupcake tower. This included 120 cupcakes with identical decorations. A classic red rose in the centre of each cupcake on a stunning tiered stand. 60 vanilla sponge and 60 chocolate sponge, all topped with a creamy white chocolate buttercream.
While I have a moment and I am not up to my eye balls in icing sugar, flour and fondant, I would like to spend some time creating a number of useful blog posts for fellow cake decorators and hobby bakers. I don’t intend on being a know-it-all but if there is anything you would like to ask or know then I can share my experiences and also learn from you too. Here goes…