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Cake Your Day are located just outside Farnham in a lovely converted kiln in Badshot Lea. They run courses, parties and provide beautiful cakes for any occasion.
I’ve always loved baking, and was often asked by friends to help create special cakes and cupcakes for birthdays and events. Before I had children I worked in international product management and marketing. Since leaving University I had worked for two large international fashion brands, and I was very busy travelling for work and balancing a heavy work load. Then in April 2011, I was made redundant whilst I was pregnant with my first son, Sebastian.
When Seb was three months old I came to the decision I couldn’t be a stay at home mummy – I really wanted and needed to ‘do’ something with my brain. I considered my interests and the hobbies I had, and then thought about my love of baking. In the first week of January 2012, I spent a week working on my logo, developing my own website and working on my business plan. I did not sleep for a week, I did all this work in between three hourly feeds at night. But I did it. My business and marketing background has certainly been a key part of Cake Your Day’s success.
Initially I focused on baking and creating cakes and cupcakes for special occasions. My cupcakes were incredibly popular, and I really enjoyed learning new decorating techniques and honing my skills. I started to teach cupcake decorating classes from home in September 2012 and this grew the business significantly. In April 2013 I had my second baby, Max.
In June 2014 I opened the Cake Your Day studio in Badshot Lea. I love the new space, I was able to design the rooms specifically for classes and to showcase my work. The new studio has enabled me to run more events, courses and parties, including new Children’s sessions.
I am now in the third year of running my business. It is hard work but incredibly rewarding. Cake Your Day still provides cakes and cupcakes for special events, but the courses are proving to be very popular, and I love hosting children’s cupcake decorating parties in my new studio. We also sell a wide range of decorating equipment, and can now provide everything you need to host a vintage afternoon tea at your house. I have been lucky to create a business I can run around the needs of my family, and do something I really love. I support a number of charities throughout the year, including the Charlie Grainger fundraising appeal.
Preheat the oven to 170C for fan assisted or 160C for fan assisted, add 12 paper cases to a cake tin.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is a dropping consistency. Gently spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are 1/2 full.
Bake the cupcakes 20 minutes, or until golden-brown on top. They are done when a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
Once cool, decorate with your choice of toppings, try icing, buttercream dried fruits and sprinkles.
To contact Emma, please do so by email : firstname.lastname@example.org