Thursday, 22 July 2010

Keep calm and have a cupcake

Hey pumpkins
I thought I would share with you all, my latest cupcake collection. For those of you who don't know, I have a little sideline 'business' and bake these beauties to order. Luckily word has spread in my office and further afield, and I have catered for a number of birthdays and functions. I also do big cakes as well, but much prefer doing the dinky versions!
Before this venture, I use to just bake cupcakes for fun, finding it quite therapeutic and a blissful relief for my sweet tooth, but now I actually get paid to do something I love so it's fab! :) 
Some of my customers will come to me with quite defined ideas of the type cupcakes they want, and that's great. It is nice to have some direction and assures me I will produce something they are happy with. But others let me chose the style, design, colour and finish of the cupcakes, and that where the fun begins. 
These particular ones are for a "girlie girl" - flowers and glitter and other such pretty things! (And no not me!!)
So I was allowed to be a free-spirited fairy baker and this is what I created...
Everything is entirely handcrafted, so I source the boxes and decorate them myself. I have this marvellous little market near me that sells quaint little arty-crafty bits and bobs, so I am in my element and can pick up tissue papers, stickers, ribbon, and anything else I spy that I think will make the package look nice.
I only use free-range eggs in all my cakes and the glitter is edible! :)

At the moment this is just a little experimental venture that is gracing me with a little extra pocket money, but one day I would love it to be more than that...! 
So watch this space...

I am delivering these tomorrow as a surprise...so fingers crossed she likes them!
xxx

67 comments:

Chelsea - Life in the GLAM lane said...

beautiful! love them. I have a degree in Baking and Pastry and love to do cakes as well but I have to say cupcakes are my favorite to do!
lovely job!

xoxo

Kim said...

Aww they're so cute :D xx

Jessica Rose said...

oh. my. god. these look absolutely delish! I wish I could find sparkles and flowers to make cute cupcakes with, haven't a clue where to look!

x

Lauren ♥ said...

They look so yummmy!

weldone
xx

Hannah said...

They look absolutely yum! I hope she likes them! xxx

Michelle Chai. said...

Aw these are so cute! Very Milly-esque and gorgeous :) xxx

natasha1821 said...

These look great. And I'm sure they taste even better. Have you ever thought about opening a shop? Even the box looks nice. And I'm sure she'll love them. Great Job!

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Nicola-x said...

Oh these are beautiful your so talented! They look delish!! I love baking :) x

JC said...

wow those look scrummyy

Kate Gene said...

Those look amazing! I love that you put sparkles on them... How pretty!

I am a cupcake-aholic. Seriously. My husband will surprise me with some every once in awhile, and I'll devour six in a row. (That may or may not have contributed to a recent weight gain. LOL!)

If you lived closer, I'd order from you! XD

tracymiami said...

Oh My Goodness

They are amazing, my mouth is watering. I am surprised you have time to go to work with all your little sidelines lol. You are one talented babe - well done sweetie.

t xxx

LaurenStephanie said...

awhh. They are so pretty ^^
Love the contrast of yellow and pink! So summery.
Designing, making and decorating cupcakes for people would be my dream job. i wonder if anyone does that for a living? (: i would love it xx

Jenny ♥ said...

Wow they are some gorgeous cupcakes. You're very talented =)

Dreams That Glitter said...

SO cute! I adore making cupcakes too :).

xoxo

Sarah said...

they look delicious! you've got me in the mood to bake now :) xx

Charlotte; said...

wow they look so yummy! :) xx

Leanne said...

Daww lovely stuff :D so cute! Good old Chelmo market has some amaaazing craft stuff. I'm always buying bits and pieces whenever I'm there!
I want a cupcake.
:(
xxx

Stephine said...

Those look so yummy!

Claire said...

Wow, these look gorgeous. I so wouldn't want to eat them! I'm sure she will love them. I love making cupcakes and baking but I'm not all that great at it. Any tips/recipes to share? ;) How did you get the icing so good, I end up having to slap it on, could never pipe like you have!

Well done you! x

Deborah said...

wow - amazing cakes :)
I'm an essex girl too, where is the market near you? I'd love to go to it (I live near Chelmsford)
X

Becky said...

The look soooo yummy!!!

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tati said...

MMM! I want oneeeee, they look delicious xxx

louisalee509 said...

these look perfect! you should open up your own bakery or something! haha, so cute! xx

Chloe said...

wow! gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous, id love to try one!

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Fern said...

wowza, they look scrum-didily-umptious :) x

HC! said...

these are absolutely adorable! i love how you package everything and decorate the cupcakes. they look amazing too!

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Jo said...

Nom nom, they look delish and so pretty.

Am hungry for a cupcake now.

Jo x

StyleFrost said...

Yummy, they look so nice, so creative! x

Irresistible♥Icing said...

Gorgeous!

Bicky said...

WANTWANTWANT. <3

Amina said...

they look so yummy!

Emma said...

they look absolutely delightful!! :)

Nora-Schu said...

Those are divine! :)
xxo

Dollface said...

They're nearly too cute to eat!! I still would though ;)

Ariel said...

They look adorable! You would have a cupcake business, too cute!! x

WhiteGoldSilver 10 said...

so super!!! What a wonderful little sideline you have going on.

❤ilvoeshopping❤ said...

I love it! looks yummy! :) its nice to do something you like and get paid at the same time.

I also love cooking and baking. But I havent tried cupcakes yet. Maybe you can share your recipes with me? :)

Good luck on your sideline, and more orders to come! :)

Raech

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liz said...

SOOO beautiful i <3 the close up
pics they look so yummy! :D

Blushingloves said...

Wowww!!!!Please the recipe!!!:)

BeautyismyBeau said...

Wow, they look fantastic! So beautifully packaged too, would love one right now :)

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Kerry said...

there are gorgeous milly! love them! soo clever!

Jennifer Rosellen said...

These are lovely! Start a website and I would DEFINITELY place an order for friends birthdays etc- they just look absolutely adorable!!xxx

Essjay23x said...

Wow, they are so cute. It is not often that I'm inspired to bake but I want to make some cupcakes now. There is no way,mine'll turn out like this though.

Holly GoLightly said...

omgosh they are adorable!!!!
tehehe you would be my perfect best friend! :)

Make-up Addict said...

Ooooh they look so yummy!!! :) xx

Milly said...

Hey ladies
Thank you all so much for your lovely sweet comments! Really made my day!
So pleased your liked my latest collection.
@Deborah – oooh err! Fellow Essex gal. The market I go to is actually the Chelmsford one! They have a wonderful cupcake section – it’s a true wonderland of glitter and sprinkles! :)
xx

jodie :) said...

wow! how gorgeous are they!
i would love to be able to do this :) xxx

Darling heart said...

Aww my lovely milly these are gorge! You are such a domestic godess haha, what a perfect job!
x

Winny. said...

caking is the best thing EVER!
i have just bought some more marge, so some baking shall be occurring in my house tomorrow <3 xxx

Marilou said...
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Marilou said...

I die! These are the most perfect cupcakes I've EVER seen! You are such a good baker I'm impressed and I want to try them soooo bad :-)
xoxo

The Fashion Teller said...

FABULOUS! Gorge glitter, pretty fun and amazing packaging. Well done sweetie pie xxx

LadyBugSays ... said...

They are so pretty! Everyone loves a cupcake!

~Lisa said...

Ooh! Yummy! I love cupcakes especially cute ones like these!!!!

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amanda said...

Oh, how FUN!!!! Decorating cupcakes and getting paid for it sounds like a dream come true :)

*Peonies and lilies* said...

Aww they look adorable, I bet they taste delicious as well x

neesh said...

UGH LOVE CUPCAKES! Make me one? :)
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elfpixie said...

oh my god, they are adorable! i wish i had such talent!

♥ ChloĆ« ♥ said...

Gorgeous hun, I'm soo loving cupcakes atm!! :) xxx

Hannah said...

Super cute cuppycakes Milly, where did you buy the lovely flowers - are they edible? xx

Milly said...

@Hannah - thank you. The flowers are edible. They are just cut out of rolled royal icing :) yum xx

Milly said...

Thank you ALL for your lovely comments! They are all so sweet and a pleasure to read. xx

Helsbelsw said...

Hi Milly,
Have just staerted following your totally coolios blog. I have a quick question what recipe do you follow for the cupcake sponge- mine always ends up too heavy and does not seem to rise very well- any tips? Love your blog
Hels x :)

Milly said...

@helsbelsw - hi lovely. thanks for your comments. The recipe is dead simple. 4oz of cutter, 40z of sugar, 2 eggs and 6 flour. whizz them together and voila! :) Have fun x

Helsbelsw said...

Fabedabedozey, thanks so much Milly will try them out :-) x yum yum
ps. so chuffed you replied, and so quickly!!

Jessem.x said...

They look amazing! i really want to try to make my own. doubt they would look as pretty as
yours tho. a relative of mine used to work in a bakerey and they made wedding cupcakes but they took so much time they raised the price to £28 per cupcake!! to put people off buying them but they still bought them. x

Smaira said...

hey milly, this is fab that you have started your own business on the side , exactly what i did - but ive had to put mine on hold as im so busy with my day job as lawyer and my restaurant grrrrr. keep it up hun, they look gorgeous, wish i had more time to bake! :)mwah

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