This weeks blog is Mummies Club favourite Emma from Cake Your Day. Emma has just become our expert on the NEW Baking Page. To celebrate, Emma is having a special open day at her studio in Badshot Lea. The day will see 4 sessions where your little ones can have a go at cupcake decorating for just £1.
BOOKING is now open on the Baking Page.
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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.
Upcoming courses at Cake Your Day
May 24th 1.30pm Vintage class £42.50
May 30th 10.30am Large cake class £85
June 6th 1pm Vintage class £42.50
June 12th 7pm Cath Kidston class £37.50
June 19th 11am Father’s Day pre-schoolers session £10
June 27th 1pm – NEW woodland creatures cupcake class
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