Friday, 25 September 2009

The big Little Cake Factory cupcake bake-off...





Well here we are on Friday 25th September. Have to say that I wasn't quite sure whether I would still be in a state to blog before yesterday was through! Over 100 cupcakes baked and frosted for today's Macmillan Coffee Morning. Despite the hard work and smell of vanilla cupcakes forever engrained into my olefactory memory I am so pleased to have been able to support this event with my cupcake donations.

Yes, I realise I gain some publicity from it however the more I baked, the more I really thought about what it was all for, ultimately. Every penny raised from this morning's coffee events all over the UK will help Macmillan carers and patients and I don't think there's anyone who has not been touched by cancer or by someone who has cancer at some stage.

When asked what he thought the green decoration looked like, DH said "a handbag?". No, it is a coffee mug as per the event logo... of course! Cupcakes have either pink Awareness ribbons or green coffee mugs - I'm not sure I'll ever need to use the mug-cutter again but it served its purpose I thought.

So, as I type, people are hopefully donating money in exchange for a yummy Little Cake Factory cupcake all over Guildford!

Right - HALLOWEEN... Ideas anyone?

Have a cupcake-tastic weekend everyone,
LCF girl

Monday, 21 September 2009

The dark side of the cupcake...


Hello Cupcakers!

I've had a busy week with new orders and loads of potential orders for weddings, birthdays and so on. Finding a Chinese "Double Happiness" cookie cutter for decorations was perhaps the most challenging thing I have had to do in a long time!

I wanted to share with you what happens when you forget that you've got something in an Aga. As fellow Aga-owners will know, you cannot SMELL when something is burning until you open the oven door... No I did not pass these off as crispy dark chocolate cupcakes!

I've spent much of the day making the sugarpaste decorations for the tops of the Macmillan Coffee Morning cupcakes, involving "fashioning" a mug-shape out of a circular cookie cutter - it worked! If you can't find what you want in the shops then you have to be a bit inventive. I'll be posting photos of the cupcakes later on this week.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit www.littlecakefactory.co.uk for your cupcake fix.
LCF girl

Friday, 11 September 2009

Little Cake Factory to support Macmillan's "Feel Good" Coffee Morning in Guildford

Just a quick update regarding some very exciting news! I am delighted to say that Little Cake Factory will be supporting the Macmillan Cancer "Feel Good" Coffee Morning on 25th September 2009.
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee

Little Cake Factory will be donating customised cupcakes to local organisations hosting the coffee mornings - head on down to one to see what it is all about and to make a donation. Please visit the website above for further information about this very worthwhile cause.

Guildford town centre coffee mornings will be held at:
The Tup
St Nicolas Parish Church Centre
Superdrug (Guildford High Street)

If you are hosting a Macmillan coffee morning in the Guildford area on 25th September and would like to know whether Little Cake Factory could donate cupcakes to your event, please get in touch: orders@littlecakefactory.co.uk. We can't promise to fulfil all requests (we have to sleep at some stage!) and will be baking cupcake "donations" on a first-come, first-served basis so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested.

Have a great weekend!
LCF girl

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Cupcakes are a Go in Guildford

Guildford Gold cupcakes
Cupcakes by Little Cake Factory
After my mad dash around town earlier this week to spread the Little Cake Factory cupcake word, I've been here fulfilling orders! What a fantastic feeling that the hard work is now paying off. In between fending off various sales people all wanting a hefty amount of money for advertising (which I simply DON'T have so please stop calling me!), I've been donning the oven gloves and er, "cupcaking" as our friends across the Pond would call it.

So thanks to everyone, friends, family and all for the interest so far and may the cupcake orders continue to roll in.

Don't forget, if you suggest a yummy new cupcake flavour and it is so tasty that I add it to the regular cupcake menu, you could win a batch of your new flavour for free. Email me at orders@littlecakefactory.co.uk to be in with a chance.

New customers also receive 10% off their first cupcake order when quoting "LCF0909" - valid to end of September '09.

Now fake that bake and head to www.littlecakefactory.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by!
LCF girl

Monday, 7 September 2009

Little Cake Factory is open for business - homemade cupcakes for all!


Yes, back to school and back to business - the day has arrived, Little Cake Factory is open for cupcake production! The flyers have gone out, samples delivered to local offices and businesses and the word is being rapidly spread up and down the country. I have been given many cupcake-related good-luck gifts, lucky me!

I have to say, I wasn't going to include mini-cupcakes on my regular menu however now that I've been preparing them for the sample boxes, they do look really quite cute and provide a nice little mouthful (or at least I manage to fit them in in one go). I'll post a photograph soon.

Please take a look at my website for loads of information and to place a cupcake order.

This week I'll be focusing on promoting the business locally and ensuring that my cupcake presence is known at a local level - netmums.com is the ideal portal for my business so check out my ad which should be going live soon.

Come back soon,
LCF girl