Interview with Ms. Cupcake!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Walking towards the flamboyant colours and glossy finishings of her stall, you can almost sense Ms. Cupcake to be a cut above the rest- a breath of fresh air to the baking world if you will. Already attracting visitors from across the globe, and gaining thousands of website hits, her decadent (price friendly) vegan menu is filled with a stunning variety of cupcakes- enough to blow anyone away.



Being lucky enough to catch an insight to the life of one of London's up and coming cupcake queens, I had a wonderful chat with the lovely lady herself and this is what she had to say...

When did you begin baking?
I've always been a really keen baker, but about a year ago I began baking cakes for weddings and styff- which was only part time. I began doing markets properly in March, when I only did one a week.

What inspired you to begn Ms. Cupcake?
Well, I was on television a few years ago, in which, after doing really well the judges suggested I should begin something like this. Some of my friends are also vegan, so it meant I could do something that they'd enjoy too! I also love decadence, and there's nothing better than being able to provide that for others, along with making cakes for other people!



What inspires you?
Fruit inspires me- like I did my guava and watermelon cupcakes for example, which was tropical! I might get an idea, and it sits in my head and I think how I can make that into a cupcake and into reality- I can then play around in the kitchen! I also get inspiration from famous chocolates for e.g my Ferrero Rocher and After Eight cmint cupcakes! I also occassionally dream about cupcakes, so inspiration can come whenever!




Describe your personal style:
'm a 1950's housewife sweetheart! The housewife would totally rule the roost and owned everything with a glass of gin in one hand! Glamourous and efficient, kind of like Sam from Bewitched!

What do you do when you're rarely not baking?
I have an addiction to a little thing called Twitter! I love cooking, baking and gin! I also love interiors, my house is completely red, white and black. I love tulip chairs, and accessories from the 50's and 60's! I also love working my magic in the kitchen and hunting for vintage antiques!

What's next for Ms. Cupcake?
I hope to be working towards my own shop sometime early next year, which will be the first all vegan bakery in London!


It was so lovely chatting to Ms. Cupcake at Greenwich market, her bubbliness is almost as cute as her (extremely) delicious cupcakes, and if you haven't already check her out here, or pay a visit to her homely stall at Greenwich market from Wednesday to Friday (10am-5pm) or altenatively at the Tea Rooms at Brick Lane on Saturdays and Sundays (11am-5pm)!



(Ms. Cupcake and I- with my Chocolate, Ferrero Rocher and Key Lime cupcakes!)
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L is for the way you look at me

Wednesday, 11 August 2010



(Shirt: Topshop, Jeans: Topshop, Clogs: Topshop, Bag: Massimo Dutti, Scarf: Alexander McQueen)

a very 'Topshop' orientated look, which can be found
here . I wore this when I went to Greenwich with Charlotte and Gemma earlier this week, I totally underestimated the heat and ended up rather hot (trust me, I'm not complaining!)

Anyway, this is just a quick post (I've got alot of lovely things coming up so you can expect more picture packet posts!)But I've been baking alot recently, tonight I made a vegetable lasagne and a chococlate cheesecake. The lasagne was really good, which was nice, I surprised myself, and the cheesecake has yet to set in the fridge!

I also made some red velvet choc cupcakes with my new whisk eeeee, and they were the best Ive ever made:





I hope to make some more this week, so if you have any cool flavour ideas- let me know! I may even post the recipe :)

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these thieves among us, painting the walls

Friday, 6 August 2010


Top: Zara, Trousers: Topshop, Jacket: Miss Selfridge, Bag: Massimo Dutti, Scarf: Alexander McQueen)

I know this outfit post is so similar to my last, but I thought I'd post it though as I was lucky enough to be photographed (probably the first and last time) for a street style section today, so I thought I may aswell!

Anyway, today Gem and I, paid a spontaneous visit to London, and decided to grab lunch in the restaraunt of Heal's. It was really lovely, and resembled a pink candy fueled Santa's grotto! Although I only ordered a cupcake and shortbread, it was almost empty so it provided a comftable catch up space- i would definitely recommend it (plus the rest of the menu looked gorgeous, my £10 just wouldn't cater for it all).






















We also went to Hamsptead and Golders Green and went on a charity shop rummage, in which I found a gorgeous black belt, that will go perfectly with a grey dress I have been waiting to wear!

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Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone, but I never had yours

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


I'm sorry it's been quite a while since my last post, but I've been so busy since breaking up for summer, and haven't had the time to sit down and write a good post (hence why I'm doing it at quarter past twelve on a Tuesday night). Anyway, I've been busy busy editing pictures from an amazing birthday I went to this weekend, making some cupcakes and sorting out my jam-packed wardrobe!

Firstly, I did my first proper blog 'outfit post' haha. I've posted a few looks on Lookbook before, but thought I'd try and get some recent ones up! So, this is what I wore yesterday:




(Top: Zara, Trousers: Topshop, Necklace: Topshop)

I've also got some pictures of the cupcakes I made! They were gooey chocolate and hazelnut with a Nutella filling which actually turned out really well, and lemon and blueberry!







I also sorted my clothes out, as it was becoming impossible to pick out an outfit without taking a good half an hour! So far I've only colour co-ordinated them, but thanks to some REALLY useful hints from the lovely Mademoiselle Robot, I am going to have a proper sort through and make some outfits up soon, which I shall post about when I get round to it!



Last, but definitely not least is my (mini) wishlist of A/W '10 gear. I know collections have only recently made a debut, but it appears high-street shops such as Topshop are already putting some cheeky tasters out, which is making me incredibly excited for the seasons ahead! I'm in awe of the autumnal burnt reds, camels, browns and even adorable bursts of colour- making it quite wearable and versatile.



I'm sorry for the busy-ness of this post, but hopefully I shall start posting more frequently so they're not so long winded next time!

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