Saturday, November 25, 2017

Heaven is a Cupcake

love cupcakes. I mean, don't we all? They have always been the thing that I grew up loving to bake, albeit I may have always overdone it slightly with the icing, oops! And even now, I still love nothing more than baking a large batch of cupcakes; especially for seasonal occasions, such as loved one's birthdays or at Christmas, Easter and Halloween.

Back in September 2016 when I was having my blogging break, it was a loved ones birthday. As he loves Doctor Who, I really wanted to get him some custom made Whovian cupcakes, I think bespoke cupcakes customised to show someone's hobbies or favourite things is a really thoughtful gift. Now, I could have attempted to make them myself but my baking skills aren't the best so I decided to look for a local independent business, that makes custom made cakes because I think it's now more important than ever to support local businesses. So, I headed to Google and looked at tons and tons of different websites and then I came across 'Heaven is a Cupcake', which is run by the lovely Lucy. I loved how pretty the website was and the cakes she had previously made were all really impressive and when I saw that she had made Doctor Who cupcakes before, I was sold. 

I sent her an email describing what I had in mind and which sort of items from Doctor Who I wanted to be featured on the cupcakes, such as Tom Baker's famous scarf and Matt Smith's fez and a bowtie because they are his favourite Doctors and of course, we had to have a Sonic Screwdriver! She was so lovely and helpful, nothing was too much of an ask for her and she answered all of the questions I had. 
The cupcakes were priced at £40 and I know paying a lot of money for things such cake can be a little bit off-putting for some and they'd rather opt to get something considerably cheaper from a supermarket but they were honestly worth every penny. The taste of a shop bought cake is completely different to something custom made, I couldn't believe it. They were honestly the best cupcakes I've ever tasted and I think this also has a lot to do with how much of a passion Lucy has for baking, it really shows!

All of her other designs and creations are just as incredible and as Christmas is coming up, I thought I'd finally write this review because I think some festive cupcakes would be such a perfect little gift this Christmas...or if you'd rather have a go at baking some yourself, she also runs cupcake classes throughout the year and has some Christmas themed ones coming up which seems like so much fun!

If you're from the Hertfordshire or St Albans area and are either looking to learn some new baking tips and tricks or to order some bespoke cakes yourself, definitely check out Heaven is a Cupcake, you won't be disappointed! 

Twitter - @heavensacupcake
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*All images are either those of my own or those that are featured on the Heaven is a Cupcake social media accounts.

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