Monday, 12 December 2011

Miss Cakeholic branches out into B2B and charity

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me recently and only had chance to write about it now (Mental note: New Year's Resolution – blog more).

Luckily all my Christmas shopping is all done, so I can really kick back, enjoy the festivities and bake. Having said that, I’m still making frantic visits to Meadowhall... I must be mental! Most of my shopping was done in November... It’s all about spreading the costs – you know it makes sense!

So, at the end of November I had an order for 84 cupcakes for a corporate event for I Am Learning, based in Doncaster. I Am Learning is a games based revision aid for schools and home learning. They took my cupcakes to the event and used them as a ‘pull’ (or sugary bribe?) to the stand for teachers to buy the product and drum up interest.

From tweets, it sounded like my cupcakes pulled in an audience. People were actually tweeting about how gorgeous they were and to get over to the I Am Learning stand for one! How cool is that? Here’s the tweet that made my day:

Visit the @I_AM_LEARNING stand to get these awesome cupcakes #nc11

So anyway, the subject of charity. My friend asked me if I would be kind enough to donate a batch of cupcakes for the Mencap and Gateway’s Christmas raffle. I happily obliged. I made a batch of Raspberry Fluff and White Chocolate. Everyone loved the look of them as they’re bright pink (what's not to love about pink?) and the guys were grateful of the donation. I would definitely like to do more donations for charity. So if anyone has a charity event they’d like some delicious home baked cupcakes for, I’m happy to be contacted.

Monday, 31 October 2011

ooooOOOOooooOO it's Halloween!

On Halloween, all I want to do is bake, eat yummy food and watch horror movies.
The last thing I wanted to do was stress over a spooky outfit and where to go clubbing. I think I must be growing up!

Halloween in the early 90’s was a great time… it all seems so different now. Children have elaborate outfits and high expectations. My outfits consisted of an oversized coat, a scary 99p mask from the corner shop and if I was lucky, a bit of change and a chocolate bar! Oh so humble.

I’ve had an amazing day today. I had my stall at work and sold around 100 cupcakes in two hours. I was so flattered that these people wanted to spend their hard earned cash on my cupcakes. The feedback I was received was incredible and I can’t wait for my next event at Christmas.

Here are a few pictures

I baked Toffee Apple, Jurassic Parkin, Blood Red Velvet, The Malt Teaser, Chocolate Orange and Coffee Caramel.

Chocolate Orange and The Malt Teaser were the fastest sellers again and I'll definitely be baking large quanties of these for the Christmas event.

Monday, 26 September 2011

The Newest Members

I would like you all to meet the newest members of the cupcake family:

Carrot Cake

Red Velvet

I'm so excited to introduce these to you because they taste incredible... The cream cheese frosting is the crème de la crème for these cupcakes. They're the only two cupcakes I make with this frosting, which makes them even more special. Red Velvet is the über glamorous sister and Carrot Cake is the loyal cousin you can always count on!

For more information and prices, click here.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Find me on Facebook

I am now available on Facebook!

Just search Miss Cakeaholic and 'like' me for updates.

Happy bank holiday fellow cakeaholics!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Miss Cakeaholic's Menu

The Immaculates - £15 for a batch of 12 or £8.50 for a batch of 6

A beautifully light lemon sponge, with a zesty lemon curd centre. Topped with lemon buttercream.

Rum and Raisin
A modern twist on a classic ice cream combination – a rum flavoured sponge, finished with a rich rum flavoured buttercream, topped with chocolate raisins.

Custard Cream
The Nation's favourite biscuit will soon be your favourite cupcake. A sweet custard sponge, with a whole biscuit dunked into the crushed Custard Cream frosting.

Raspberry Fluff and White Chocolate
Vanilla sponge, with a gooey Raspberry Marshmallow Fluff centre, topped with pink vanilla buttercream and white chocolate.

Chai Tea
Infused with spicy cinnamon, Chai tea was enjoyed by Indian royalty with cake. Now Chai tea can be enjoyed in cake form, by anybody.

Vice Versa
A retro twist on two classic flavours. Vanilla and chocolate marbled sponge, with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.

Strawberries and Cream
A simple yet effective combination loved by everyone. Delicate and tastes of summer.

The Incredibles - £16 for a batch of 12 or £9 for a batch of 6

Banana and Nutella
A chocolate sponge with a Nutella centre, topped with banana flavoured buttercream.

99 Flake
A British seaside favourite – vanilla sponge, a light and fluffy vanilla buttercream, with an array of classic ice cream toppings and finished with a Flake.

For the kid in all of us! Cola flavoured sponge and buttercream, topped with a couple of cola bottles.

The Custard Cream cupcake's New Yorker cousin! Chocolate sponge, with crushed Oreo buttercream topped with a whole Oreo. God bless America!

Amaretto and Coke
I'm going to make you a cupcake you can't refuse. An Amaretto flavoured sponge coated with cola buttercream, finished with an amaretti biscuit.

Carrot Cake
A coffee morning favourite. In fact, it's everyone's favourite! An amazingly moist carrot and walnut cake sponge frosted with zesty cream cheese topping (For a nut free version, just ask).

The Illuminati - £17 for a batch of 12 or £9.50 for a batch of 6

The Malt Teaser
This is Miss Cakeaholic's best seller! Hearty sponge coated in delicious malty Ovaltine buttercream, topped with a trio of Maltesers. Has to be tasted to be believed.

Chocolate Orange
A moist chocolate sponge, finished with orange flavoured buttercream and a chocolate orange segment.

Miss Cakeaholic’s spin on the Frappaccino - a decadent coffee sponge, sticky caramel centre, topped with coffee buttercream and a segment of Cadbury’s Caramel.

Cherry Bakewell
A tribute to the well loved Cherry Bakewell – almond sponge with a fruity jam centre, topped with a delicious layer of marzipan, almond buttercream and a cherry.

Mint Chocolate Chip
A rich chocolate sponge with mint buttercream studded with chocolate chips, topped with an After Eight mint.

Banoffee Pie
A lush caramel sponge filled with gooey caramel, topped with banana buttercream and slices of dried banana.

Mr Hershey
A chocolate fest! Rich chocolate sponge with a peanut butter and chocolate centre, topped with chocolate buttercream and chocolate peanuts.

Red Velvet
The ultimate in prestige. An unbelievably light, deep crimson sponge with a satisfying hint of cocoa, topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting.

* All batches are packaged in a sturdy cupcake box
* If you need larger orders please don't hesitate to contact me

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Presenting the Tortaccino cupcake

Coffee isn’t my favourite hot beverage; I prefer Chai or Lady Grey. But when caramel meets coffee, then that’s one hell of a party! I absolutely love Frappuccinos as the flavours work exquisitely, especially if you’re like me who loves sweet things. God bless Starbucks for allowing me to experience the greatness.

So, I love coffee flavoured cake. I love Frappuccinos. So I decided to amalgamate coffee and caramel in my cupcakes.

I piped a rose swirl, rather than a classic swirl as it’s more the Tortaccino’s style!

A decadent coffee sponge, sticky caramel centre, topped with coffee buttercream and a segment of Cadbury’s Caramel.

Monday, 8 August 2011

I love Mr Hershey

I don’t know how anyone else feels about this, but the most amazing flavour is peanut butter and chocolate. I discovered this taste sensation when I went on holiday to Vancouver in 2005. I’ve been hooked ever since. I have no idea why it works so well, but it does – it’s what I like to call ‘a sheer stroke of genius’. It’s even amazing on crumpets - slap on a bit of peanut butter and chocolate spread and let it melt into the toasty crumpet. It’s my favourite Sunday treat. Anyway enough salivating, back on topic!

So in light of the long term relationship I’ve been in with peanut butter and chocolate, I baked the ultimate tribute.

Chocolate sponge with a peanut butter and chocolate centre, topped with chocolate buttercream and chocolate peanuts.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Fallen in lust with lustre spray

About a month ago, my relationship with cupcakes stepped up a level... and I won't look back. I discovered the epitome of cupcake decoration: lustre spray. It's the equivalent of make up for cupcakes... maybe a lipgloss or Dior shimmer powder. It transforms ordinary looking cupcakes into classy, multi dimensional, and versatile high fashion cupcakes. It's literally a subtly coloured spray (which smells and tastes of vanilla which is nice) with shimmer in it. Not glitter because that's misleading.... but shimmer. For the ladies reading this, I am sure you'll know what I mean by shimmer if you're fond of make up.

I have lustre sprays in pearl, silver and bronze. I've used the bronze spray on my chocolate orange cupcakes so far and intend to use on my Cake-a-cola flavour as well. The pearl has a lovely pink tint to it and used them on vanilla and strawberry, Amaretto and coke, Chai tea and cinnamon. Silver is incredible to just give them that bit of oomph to take them from ordinary to awesome easily.

I would say, like most things with cupcake decoration, it has to be appropriate to what flavours you've made and what image you want to portray with them. I wouldn't use my lustre spray on the more fun flavours I make, for example Nutella and banana.

I will definitely purchase more colours (by more, I mean ALL other colours I don't have!) Let's face it, I am well and truly in lust.

Chocolate orange

Almond and coke

Strawberry and vanilla

Chai tea and cinnamon