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!
'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!
(Ms. Cupcake and I- with my Chocolate, Ferrero Rocher and Key Lime cupcakes!)