Thursday, 29 September 2011

MacMillan Coffee morning!

This morning we donated 24 of our counter cupcakes to Thornton YMCA for their fundraising "Coffee morning" for the MacMillan appeal.

Good luck to them and hope it was a success!

Halloween 2011

Before the Christmas build-up starts to make our head spin, we've got one more festivity to celebrate in style... the spooky world of Hallowe'en!

Check out the photos above or visit the display in our shop to see examples of the cupcake designs on offer this year. We're bringing you scary spiders, ghoulish ghosts, wicked witches - all in a selection of frightening Hallowe'en colours!

As usual, our counter cakes will be £1.50 each, however we're celebrating with an extra offer this particular weekend...
a box of 12 Hallowe'en cupcakes from the counter will be just £15 - a saving of £3 on the standard price.

October 31st falls on a Monday this year, but we don't open Mondays! Instead, we'll present you with a whole host of spooky treats on the counter all day Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of Hallowe'en weekend. Pop by on the day to choose your goodies or call ahead to reserve a box to beat the queues on the day.Skeleton Gingerbread biscuits available Friday and Saturday for £1 each.

And one more thing! Bonfire night falls the following Saturday - November 5th. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering a special Friday Flavour to fit the theme.

NEW Hamper for 2

We've created the perfect treat for 2...... A hamper full of freshly baked goodies!

For £25.00 this includes:
12 mini cupcakes
2 chocolate brownies
2 cupcake shortbread biscuits
4 cake pops
Presented in our luxury gift box with ribbon and gift tag.
We will also include free local delivery.

You can personalise the hamper for any occasions such as Birthdays, I Love You gifts, Get Well Soon, New Baby, New home..... the list goes on! Just let us know a colour theme and flavours of your choice.
We will be also be creating a special hamper for seasonal occasions throughout the year e.g Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Mothers Day etc

visit the webpage -

The "Christmas 2011" hamper will also be available for National delivery, perfect for those distant friends and relatives..... so watch this space!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

F1 McClaren themed cupcakes

SMURF cupcake!

Theres a craze on the Smurf at the moment - and we were asked to do an individual cupcake for a little girls birthday, which we packaged in a clear box! What a cute little present!

Lorry Cupcakes

Girlie/Casino cupcakes

For Bex's (a croupier) 25th Birthday we made playing cards, chips, hearts & a few girlie bits - here we did 24 minis and 12 standard cupcakes!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

BAE at Wartons "British Bake Off"

I was asked to help judge the "Bake off " competition at BAE Warton which took place on Thursday 22nd September. The competition was open to all the staff at the Warton site - to submit a cupcake design and flavour! So myself (Katie Rawcliffe), Matthew Johnson (Head chef at The Villa, Wrea Green), Julie Oddie (Slattery's Manchester, Chocolate and baking tutor) and
Major Marc Steventon, representative of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Major at Fulwood Barracks - all had the fantastic job of taste testing the cupcake entries!

All money raised by the sale of the cupcakes at lunch time went to the ABF The Soldiers Charity - raising over £300 on the day!

The competition was high and we had to choose our 4 winners (above) -
with "The Little House of Cupcakes" awarding the Best Decorated cupcake!

Above - "Best tasting" went to Karen Irvine and Ruth & Sam

above - Rachael Ince who won Best Decorated Cupcake and her gluten free won the Charity Favourite also.

Ruby Mia' s Christening!

We were so pleased to be asked to do these cupcakes for a Danielle and Dave, whos wedding we did way back at the beggining! And now its time to celebrate their baby girls christening.
Ruby Mia!

All cupcakes were vanilla and ivory buttercream - and decorated with ruby red decorations of beautiful bows, duo hearts and sprinkles - and a few minis for the children of course!

Friday Flavours for October

Fri 7th October – Orange & Cranberry and Blueberry
Fri 14th October – Black Bottom
Fri 21st October – Baileys (especially for those who missed out in September!)
Fri 28th October – Sticky Toffee

If you have any favours then let us know for November ideas!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Jack and the beanstalk " Giant Birthday " Layer cake

Queens Award cupcakes

Katie and Craigs wedding at Farrington Lodge

Simones wedding at Barton Grange

Simple wedding package of sprinkles, white chocolate and pearls! With a tall Giant top cake!

Lisa and Chris's Wedding at Singleton Lodge

All Ivory themed cupcakes

Gemma and Ryans Wedding at The De Vere

Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, ivory buttercream and gold & ivory decorations

Michelle and Seans wedding at the Mezzaluna

Jennas Wedding at The Great Hall at Mains

The simple package with silver and white sprinkles and a 7" chocolate top cake and silver butterflys to decorate!

Becky and Billys Wedding at Gibbon Bridge

Do you want to be part of our team?

Tucked away in Thornton, we’re a busy little cupcake shop with a vacancy for a Saturday sales assistant.

Primary responsibilities are customer focused, with this role being front of house at all times. This will include ensuring the shop area is presentable, serving cupcakes and taking orders (both in person and by telephone). Experience in the service industry would be an advantage to help maintain our high standards of customer service.

Secondary responsibilities are crucial and involve supporting the background team in their roles. These include, but are not limited to:

Opening the shop
Maintaining a clean working area
Making decorations
Decorating cakes

No baking is required of this role.

And finally, we run children’s decorating parties throughout the week and would like this role to include the preparation and hosting of these parties. These parties are aimed at 6-11 year olds and are held at the parent’s house or a public venue. Please see the website for full information about the parties.

To apply, simply put together a letter telling us why you are suited to the position and a little about yourself, previous work, general background, etc. Drop your application in at the shop or email
The hours required are 9.30am – 4pm every Saturday, plus additional days for children’s parties.

Our 2 entries for National Cupcake Week 2011

Both our flavours "Fizz at the end of the rainbow" and "Strawberry Shortbread" were both crowned finalists!

(above) "The Fizz at the end of the Rainbow"
A Raindow cake and buttercream with popping candy in the middle! Its first apprearance to the shop will be Friday16th September - don't forget to bob in and treat yourself!!

(above) "Strawberry Shortbread"
A vanilla sponge with a shortbread biscuit as the base and strawberry filling - vanilla buttercream swirl and shortbread to decorate!
If you like the sound of this flavour - they are available off counter on Saturday 17th September.

You can reserve any of the "National Cupcake Week" Flavours - just call us on 01253 822151

National Cupcake week 2011 - 12-18th September

So its that time of year again...... "National Cupcake week" and as some of you might remember from the last couple of years, we have a different flavour for each day of the week (still including our original 6 flavours)

So the flavours are as follows:

Tuesday 13th September - Rocky Road Cupcake!

Wednesday 14th September - Blueberry Cupcake!

Thursday 15th September - Banoffee Cupcake!

Friday 16th September - Fizz at the end of the rainbow! (finalist of National cupcake competition 2011)

Saturday 17th September - Strawberry Shortbread! (Finalist of National cupcake competition 2011)

Friday Flavours for September

2nd Sept – Mocha Cupcake

Fri 9th Sept – Peanut Butter

Fri 16th Sept – TBC with NATIONAL CUPCAKE WEEK flavours

Fri 23rd Sept – Baileys

Fri 30th Sept – Sticky Toffee

Friday Flavours for September

2nd Sept – Mocha Cupcake

Fri 9th Sept – Peanut Butter

Fri 16th Sept – TBC with NATIONAL CUPCAKE WEEK flavours

Fri 23rd Sept – Baileys

Fri 30th Sept – Sticky Toffee