The Travelling Cupcake was born about 4 years ago after one very long winter in the Kitchen! I had been made redundant from a job I loved whilst pregnant with my third child and felt very sorry for myself, very frustrated at constantly being broke, and never ever wanting to be in the situation of relying on someone for a job ever again! I was in Tesco’s and picked up a recipe book about a lady who baked her way out of her depressive episode – It could have been written about me!
I had always loved baking as a child and teenager and have so many happy memories of baking with my Mom and my Ouma (Grandma). When my youngest daughter was diagnosed with a dairy allergy, I realised how much rubbish was added into our foods! I wanted to give her some sort of chocolate or pudding or cake and know it wouldn’t hurt her. I decided to try out an old recipe and convert it to dairy-free, which was a MASSIVE success! We didn’t bake much before this, but after seeing her utter joy at being able to help Mom in the kitchen make something she could actually eat –chocolate cake at that! – we became hooked & it made us happy. She could bake before she could talk… watch out world! J PASSIONATE ABOUT FROM SCRATCH BAKING!
I started uploaded pictures of my cakes and creations on Facebook, showing off to my family across the waters. Baking was my time to be creative, making others happy, and this made me very happy! A friend suggested I try selling my goods, as I was determined to be independent and that afternoon a table top sale opportunity came up for the very next day. Not one to be put off by deadlines, I had about £20.00 to my name, grabbed it with both hands and went and got the ingredients I needed to make some lovely cakes. We stayed up (most of the evening – haha!) making about 100 cupcakes and sold out completely, and received orders every day following on from that! We did a few more fates, and after having a few cupcakes left over, decided to list them on our personal Facebook page to see if there was any interest. People jumped at having cakes delivered to their homes, and The Travelling Cupcake got its name! HOORAY!
We were very lucky to be offered the opportunity to try out a pop up shop, and grabbed it with both hands. We have been so incredibly blessed with the support of our local community, the patience of our family and the understanding of our friends! We have people who message us weekly saying how we have inspired them to follow their dreams, this means a lot! We have so many customers turned friends now, we truly feel like part of the community. Our children are so proud of all we achieve as a family, and that makes all the long hours worthwhile!
So, if you’re here considering ordering a birthday cake from us, please do! We bake ALL our products WITH LOVE, and are PASSIONATE about from scratch baking!