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,
Little Acts of Kindness
When I wrote my blog, a year ago, concentrating on mental health (link to 2019 Health blog) I had no idea what lay ahead of us. What an unexpected year we have had, with the pandemic and economic struggles resulting from it, even the strongest of people are feeling weary and fatigued.
But I want to celebrate the successes we have had this year rather than dwell on the difficulties.
When the world closed-down we were all looking for new outlets to fill our days. I am so pleased so many of you decided to follow my lead and start on a journey of buttercream piping to fill some of your time. I have been so impressed with all the cupcake flowers you have made. I look at the work produced and posted on my VIP Cake Community and feel such joy at the accomplishments. So proud of you all and what you have achieved and the kindnesses you have shown to others on their journey.Read More
Online Tutorial Autumn SALE 2020
I’ve been inundated with messages and comments from followers both new and old saying how these last few months have given them some extra time to learn a new hobby or perfect their piping skills using my online tutorials. It has also given many people a well needed focus during these uncharted times. For those that know me, I have a passion for teaching and my students have made me really proud seeing their wonderful creations all made from the comfort of their own home. I want to help my existing students in their floral journey and to encourage new students to start on their journey into buttercream flowers, I have decided to offer an Autumn SALE on my main online courses. This SALE is on for a limited amount of time and the tutorials include :Read More
Kerry’s Bouqcakes features in Vogue Paris
Over the years that I have been running Kerry’s Bouqcakes, I have been incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to feature in various cake, craft, wedding and fashion magazines. I have written articles on my business or been interviewed in a Q&A style piece. It still feels so surreal when I see my work printed either in hard copy or posted online. I’m really a one-woman band and don’t have a huge team behind me like a lot of other cake businesses that get mentioned in magazines do. I mean don’t get me wrong I have my absolutely wonderful family around me encouraging me and helping out in various areas of the business. Luckily my Mum has good IT skills so I don’t have to worry about the website as she has that in hand along with my web host. My hubby helps me with making up cake boxes not to mention childcare. You will have heard me mention Chloe who is part-time but invaluable and does some of my Marketing and Admin. However, the daily management is all on my shoulders!Read More