Most days I am at the post office with a box or three of cupcakes, safe in their postal pods and prepared for their journey via Royal Mail to somewhere near or far in the UK. The gentleman who serves me – as a local village post office it is always the same man – had seen the cakes on my address label and asked me about them. After a lively conversation I promised him some samples – so here they are!
Two strawberry and Ndali Vanilla, Two orange and cranberry, Two Divine chocolate with a raspberry filling. I hope he enjoys them, and I hope the same for the customer who will receive a similar box in the post tomorrow morning!
If they have tempted your tastebuds here’s something to do so even more! In celebration of my recent selection by Woman and Home Magazine I am going to offer some cakes at a very special price for a limited period only! Why not treat yourself or a friend?
Until the end of November I am offering six luscious cakes, gift boxed as above, for the bargain price of £10. Local delivery or collection (Croxley Green) or for an additional £5 posted to anywhere in the mainland UK. Please note – this bargain postal price does not include a gift box, cakes will be posted in protective pods in a secure cardboard box.
Buy six cakes for ten pounds – assorted flavours, picture is an example only
Buy six cakes for fifteen pounds including postage – assorted flavours, picture is an example only
For all other orders, and to let me know of any gift message or the address email me!
I love making birthday cakes, whether it is one large cake or, as here, a box of cupcakes.
The process of choosing flavours and a complementary colour scheme, making the sugarpaste flowers, baking the cakes and whipping up the frosting is therapeutic in its own sweet way…
But once that work is done the fun can commence – as it did yesterday!
The pretty jade green leaves, lilac and purple or pink and fuchsia flowers, the embossed fondant and pale pink royal icing all combined to make a box of cakes that our friend was delighted with.
I’d love to create something similar for you or a friend. If you are lucky you may find a box of six similar cakes at Coco but if you’d like to place an order please drop me an email.
These very elaborate top-of-my-range cakes are £2.50 each. Less than the price of a glass of wine each! And they can even be posted to anywhere in the mainland UK – place your order and pay online, and let me know what you would like by email.
If you’re on a tight budget there are alternatives – get in touch to discuss.
I can’t wait to hear from you!
A box of twelve cupcakes like this makes a lovely alternative to a birthday cake. It can be personalised with the recipients name and a greeting, and can include a variety of flavours and decorations.
It is a special and personal gift at a price that compares favourably with a bouquet of flowers or bottle of champagne!
Are you holding a fundraising event or charity raffle? I may be able to help you with a prize in return for a few flyers at the event to advertise http://www.filledwithlovecupcakes.org
Here are some that will be at Yorke Mead School tomorrow – wonder who the lucky winner will be!
My minimum order is officially six cakes but if you would like just one or two it is worth calling up. If the oven is on I can often help out!
And finally – baby cakes retain their popularity! Probably outselling all others – so here are a few more I made today…
Hugely excited that a new Cafe/Deli is soon to be opening in Croxley Green. Watch this space as I am sure I’ll be writing about it here or over on http://www.lookingforlinda.blogspot.com
Meanwhile I took the lovely owner a box of cakes….
And a box of baby cakes too
I’ve been reflecting today on how much more difficult the whole cake making process seems to be recently.
I’d love to hear from other cake makers about the things that don’t go so well. The cakes that don’t rise – or rise too much and overflow; the icing that melts in the heat, the decorations that refuse to dry out. The designs that just don’t work, the things you drop on the floor and have to start all over again…
We love to post our finished works of art online but am I the only one who has a few rejects to show for a days baking? Eating into our slim margins and even bringing me close to tears at times.
This seems to be a new thing so I asked myself why and the answer is really quite simple. I’m now attempting cakes that are several times more difficult than anything I was doing six months ago. As with anything there is a learning curve that rises steeply then plateaus as you get to grips with the new skills and attempt bigger challenges.
I”m pleased with today’s cakes – 15 cupcakes for a 15th birthday and a box to be donated to a school summer fayre (along with a box of baby cakes – couldn’t resist the opportunity to show them off on the raffle table…)
But I sincerely hope that next time I attempt something similar it takes a whole lot less time than it today – and yesterday!
New baby cakes are perhaps my very favourites to bake and decorate. Baby pink or pastel blue they always seem to look lovely and I like to imagine the delight on the face of the new parents when they open the brown outer packaging to find a gift box with six perfect cupcakes nestled inside… (hopefully perfect….)
Cakes for a newly teenage boy were a little more of a challenge, but no less enjoyable! Chocolate has to be a favourite. Add in football and you’re halfway there! My own teen favours the chocolate buttercream swirls so all that was left was to pipe the message.
I’m considering branching out into “big” cakes soon…I think cupcakes will always be my first love though.
A question – where and how do you eat yours? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post the best answers with a prize of six for the best answer!
(mine are a guilty pleasure late at night with a scoop of ice cream – shhhhhh….!)
I love chocolate – if in doubt take a look at my latest cakes!
But I also care about the way chocolate is produced. As with all the ingredients I use I endeavour to buy fairly traded cocoa, chocolate buttons and sweet toppings – hooray for Maltesers going Fairtrade!
I have a particularly soft spot for Divine Chocolate
At the heart of Divine’s heavenly tasting chocolate there is a unique story. Not only do the Kuapa Kokoo farmers’ receive a Fairtrade price for their cocoa, but they also own 45% of the company, and therefore have a direct influence over how the company is run and share in the profits from the chocolate. Owning Divine gives the farmers of the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative not just additional income, but also knowledge and power – the opportunity to grow and flourish is in their hands.
I’d like to pass on the love so am pleased to offer 10% off all chocolate cakes as July’s special offer. If you simply cannot wait until then get in touch and I will see what I can do!
I look forward to hearing from you email@example.com