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Long-time no post!

We have had such a busy time at Angels Cupcakes lately and our larger, celebration cakes have really taken off! I have posted quite a few pictures on Facebook so do check them out!

First let me get you up to speed on what’s been happening since the last entry.

We have had 2 classes at our new venue; Claremont Farm, a full intensive learning day and a cupcake perfection class. The new venue is great because they have a professional kitchen which we can utilise and give more extensive demo’s etc.

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This slideshow shows the ladies hard at work on the intensive class. I am always amazed at the beautiful creations they produce.  Our next class is on Sunday and following that we are having a ‘Midsummer nights Dream’ themed cupcake class for Halloween instead of the traditional pumpkins/witches type decorating- route!

Whilst we are on the subject of Halloween below (& in slide show above) is a picture of a Spooky Gothic castle cake that we made for a Gothic-themed 30th Birthday party recently! The cake was a surprise but apparently went down a treat!

'30th Birthday cake for a Gothic-themed party'

This cake was very popular on our Facebook site and occasion cakes generally, as I mentioned earlier, seem to be making a come-back! But we still love Cupcakes too,  our Christmas Cupcake workshop sold out in September but we are really looking forward to seeing the creations our students produce on the Halloween class first! I will keep you posted! Check out our other cakes on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AngelsCupcakesUK

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It’s been such a busy few days I have hardly had a blogging minute. The charity bake-sale took place on Sunday, it was an early start but the sun was shining (which is always a good thing as more people tend to come out). The extra hour in bed (due to daylight saving) went down a treat as we had been baking and decorating cakes literally all day on the Saturday!

I concentrated on baking the cupcakes whilst my mum and auntie baked the big cakes. So we had a massive gorgeous coconut sponge cake, a victoria sponge, 2 large carrot cakes and 3 banana loaves and plenty of scones. All of our large cakes (which we sliced up) had been sold before 11.30, and we were quickly replenishing stocks!

By the end of the sale we only had a couple of dozen cupcakes left out of about 180 and our table was looking very bare so as we were all shattered we packed up and left very happy indeed!

The following day I boxed up the remaining cupcakes and went to a local business who kindly purchased our remaining cakes and with only one remaining cupcake left (which I ate on the way home) I was a very happy Angel 🙂

The bake-sale was a huge success and we made £150 for Children In Need and had lots of enquiries about my cupcakes and I gave out lots of details and business cards!

The days seem to be flying by at the moment and the nights are surely drawing in. I am very excited for tomorrows Children In Need bake-sale. I am happily preparing sugar craft witches and pumpkins and ghosts ready to adorn lovely cupcakes. the oven is on and the 100th cupcake is baking!

It is hard to judge how many people will turn up to a craft fair or bake sale so I am hoping we will get it right and won’t be left with too many cupcakes and cakes on our hands. I will also be hoping the rain stays off because this always keeps people in doors, AND WE HAVE CAKES TO SELL!!

I went to a local bargain centre yesterday to get some bits and bobs and I was chuffed they had a display of cake decorating goodies so I replenished my stocks, not that they needed it- I clearly have a hundreds & thousands addiction and may soon have to attend HA.T.A.  – a group for cake decorating junkies 🙂 I also picked up some nice shape cutters from TK Maxx which is great for that kind of thing because they all come over from America. We are mere novices in this country when it comes to cupcake making and the U.S clearly have some amazing stuff.

Bits and Bobs for cupcake heaven!

I also bought Dexter a new toy which we have named ‘spiky’, it is basically a spiky kind of rubber shape which cost £1 from the bargain store and is possibly THE best present he has ever received. So a good day all round, must be off have to make some black star shapes!! Adios amigos!

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I’m afraid I have been very lacking on the blogging front, been so busy with work and trying to sort out ‘Angels Cupcakes’ website, which incidentally should be going live (all being well) on Monday afternoon!

Tried a new recipe out of the ‘Eat Me’ book by Xanthe Milton but wasn’t a big hit in our house so that won’t be going on ‘Angels’ menu- my family are definitely my best critics!

I am also preparing for my Children In Need bake-sale which takes place a week tomorrow at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Wirral. I will be selling our favourite cupcakes with a halloween twist and hopefully raising lots of money for the charity!

Anyway X-Factor starting soon so more about that next week! have a nice weekend!

I didn’t post a blog yesterday as I was so busy. My goodness hasn’t it gone cold all of a sudden, there was ice on my car windscreen yesterday morning, I think the thermals will be coming out for my dog walking soon!

I spent most of the yesterday in front of the laptop trying to finish the Angels Cupcakes website and taking pictures in my make-shift studio for the gallery section. I also met up with a friend and discussed a press release for my up and coming bake sale for children in need (which takes place on Halloween). In the afternoon I met the web designer and finalised some of the stuff I can’t do via the website management suite. So we are going live with the site on Monday and I’m very excited!

Need to work on some halloween designs over the weekend as I’m sure it is going to creep up on me, plus I have some extra orders to do for customers parties on the same day so I’m going to work half-day in the salon on the Saturday before and bake, bake, bake all day and night!!

Finally treated myself to the fab ‘Eat Me’ book by Xanthe Milton, which has been on my Amazon wish list for some time now. It’s a beautifully designed book like a fairy story. I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet but will be testing out the banoffee cupcakes later on once I have stocked up on supplies! Im also on the look out for any decent gluten-free recipes for cupcakes so if anyone has any suggestions, please e-mail me at info@angelscupcakes.co.uk.

So this is going to be a short blog this afternoon and I will add some photos of my cakes and hopefully a success story this evening!

Still waiting to get the website finished, which will hopefully be up and running next week. I am spending the day designing cakes in preparation for our Halloween ‘Children in Need’ bake-sale. Also have a few Birthday orders to do and need to come up with a nice theme or two for those. For now you can check out my facebook page, chow for now!http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Angels-Cupcakes/157044917646432

Glad to say the halloween orders are rolling in, halloween is my favourite occasion, always has been since I was little. I am a big fan of horror movies and have always had a fascination with witches, ghosts, goblins and skulls(my Mum thinks I am bit weird for that one). Hence, making all the decorations for halloween cupcakes for the first time is really floating my boat. I have spent today making witches, ghosts, moons and pumpkins (amongst other things) out of florist paste that was already coloured from yesterdays masterclass (although it does keep well in an airtight container), I just couldn’t wait to get stuck-in!!

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