You may know me best for creating beautiful buttercream floral cupcakes but did you know I also absolutely love to teach others the skill of floral piping? I have a whole plethora of online tutorials, suitable for all skill levels and also offer (outside of lockdowns!) private courses and group workshops at my location in the stunning Norfolk countryside.
When a customer purchases one of my online tutorials which are available internationally via this website, they are not just purchasing a course but gaining access to a VIP community of my students who are a constant ongoing support for one another. The community is full of positivity, hints and tips and it got me thinking about how I can help celebrate this talent and involve my amazing students more and hey presto “Student Spotlight” was created!Read More
Blog ideas regularly come to me in the middle of the night or as I’m dropping off to sleep. In fact, this one was midnight!!! and when the idea for this blog came to me, I had to put pen to paper quick or I would have forgotten it by morning.
I want to take a look at what can hold us back in life, both personally and professionally. My inspiration for this blog was motivated by the number of messages I get daily from people who want to set up their own cake businesses or embark on a new hobby. They are hesitant for various reasons and give themselves excuses as to why now isn’t the right time for them or because they feel they may not be good enough.
Our mind is an integral powerful part of us all but it does have the ability to skew our thinking, putting perceived obstacles in our way. It’s easy to focus on the “what ifs” and what could go wrong, rather than what could go right. If you wait for the perfect time it will never happen so just go for it and embrace the challenge – you may be pleasantly surprised!Read More
Kerry’s Bouqcakes Fourth Birthday
Here we are again, another Kerry’s Bouqcakes birthday. Four years ago I started my business and I am still amazed how quickly each year has gone. Celebrating my business birthday is one of those positive milestones that keeps a smile on my face and makes me proud. It gives me a chance to reflect on the time and remember all of the opportunities and achievements that have come my way. I feel very fortunate for every opportunity I have had, but am equally proud of the hard work I have dedicated to make them happen.
As a business owner I spend a lot of time looking forward, planning new and original ways to push my business forward but today I want to reflect on what has made Kerry’s Bouqcakes a success to date and hopefully inspire you too.Read More
One Cupcake At A Time
I saw a quote recently “for every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work” and boy oh boy did that resonate through every bone in my body! The glitz of the finished product, for me being my cupcakes or cake creations are gone in a blink of an eye, the moment the customer comes to collect their order and whisks away their bouqcake leaving behind the worktop mess for me to contend with.Read More
Introducing Box Your Bouqcakes
As with most small businesses they tend to begin because a need is recognised. And that is exactly why our sister business ‘Box Your Bouqcakes’ was created.Read More
I will start by introducing my husband. You may have read about Brett in previous blogs as he is my rock. I think he got so fed up of me complaining about the lack of suitably sized and quality boxes I needed for my cupcake bouquets that he set about doing something about it. I am the creative side of Kerry’s Bouqcakes whereas Brett is the finance and mathematical wizard. So, with paper, card and a ruler he set about designing boxes that were bespoke for my business. He established a contact with a box maker and sent them the prototype box. A few tweaks later and “Hey Presto” a bouqcake box was born. Not one box but two. (we don’t do anything by halves!!) More sizes are also about to go on sale too for the larger bouqcakes.
Happy Sprinkles Brand Collaboration
I have been fortunate enough since beginning Kerry’s Bouqcakes to work with some awesome companies and small businesses. A few months ago I was approached via Instagram from the lovely team over at Happy Sprinkles to see if I would be interested in joining them as a brand partner. For those of you who follow me on my social media channels will know I often jazz my cupcakes up with some sprinkles and so this seemed like a great collaboration.
I have my own bespoke discount code that I can share with you all so that you receive 10% off your sprinkle order. Simply use the code HAPPYKERRY10 at the checkout on either the Happy Sprinkles website or the Cake Decorating Company. Keep an eye on my social channels as I often do giveaways where you can win yourself some amazing sprinkle selection!!
I would love to see how you use Happy Sprinkles on your creations so please tag me in your photos and I will even share my favourites! If you are new to baking or wish to improve your piping skills to create a perfect canvas for some sprinkle love then why not learn with one of my online tutorials which are currently on SALE. My courses are available to purchase worldwide via my website www.kerrysbouqcakes.co.uk/tutorials and these are suitable for all skill levels. Any purchase of a course will gain you access to my private VIP Facebook group full of helpful hints, tips and support from myself and other students. You can pause and revisit the tutorials as much or as little as you need and watch and learn with me whilst I teach you how to create the perfect buttercream flower with an easy to follow step-by-step visual and audio guide.
All the best,