I love my cake craft and enjoy making and designing my cupcakes. It always gives me a little buzz when I have finished a cupcake bouquet or a box of tasty cupcakes. There is always that little touch of anxiety before collection that this is not what the person visualised when they placed the order. I am not a career driven person but I do set myself extremely high standards and it is only natural that I want customers to be happy.
I started my business so I could be a “working from home Mum”. I wanted to spend more time with my children whilst they were young enough to still want me around. I had the ideal image in my head of being the perfect Mum as well as having a successful career. Well, we all know that 2 + 2 in terms of real life normally equals 5 when you have young children.Read More
**Flash Summer Sale** Don’t wait – Just do it now
It is Summer here in the UK so what better time that to launch a Flash Summer sale on my online courses.Read More
The sale is for all of my lovely followers everywhere, those who have not yet started on their cupcake journey and those who are already on their path into amazing buttercream flowers.
A Walk On The Wild Side
I am often asked where I get my cupcake flower and colour inspiration from.
If you had asked me in my teens, I would never have admitted that I was a country girl at heart. As a child my parents dragged me down country lanes, up hills and down dales, holidays were spent under canvas and moonlit sky ; no TV, just making friends with other young campers and amusing ourselves building dens out of twigs and cut grass etc. My sister and I could often be found with paper, glue and various flowers, leaves, twigs and shells making masterpieces (well at least to us they were) for our parents. I never fully appreciated it at the time but am so grateful now for the experiences and want to pass this love of nature on to my children. Looking back now I can see this was the cornerstone for my love of flowers and subsequently the inspiration for my business.
Being My Own Boss
I love being my own boss, I really do.
I spent years working in the public sector and although I enjoyed it (mostly) I didn’t enjoy the lack of flexibility, whether it be flexibility in the working week or booking leave etc. I understand that as a workplace, fairness has to be considered but this did put obstacles in the way. Booking leave would always depend on who else had requested the same dates, understandably the work place still had to run effectively, add that to the difficulty that my husband also works in the public sector, trying to book the same dates was hugely problematic. I now have the autonomy to decide when and how often I take time off without running it by anyone else albeit without an income from my fresh cake sales.Read More
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