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!