Hi! Welcome to Hello Cuppies and thank you for taking an interest in my blog. I’m Natalie, and I run a bespoke cake company called Cuppies ‘n’ Cream and my blog is a little spin-off from that to help me indulge my love of writing, baking, eating-out and generally just to share my experiences. I live in a lovely little town called Wokingham in Berkshire but am originally from good ol’ North Yorkshire.
In addition to this I’m also a Mum to 12 year old Coby and 11 year old step-daughter Lucy. Many things make me happy so I’ll be blogging about these and sharing my passions. My blog is a mix of baking and parenting posts and you may also find an occasional post about a restaurant I have visited or a holiday I’ve been on! Either way I hope you enjoy.
My aim when I write a blog post is to write as I would speak to a friend, (just with a little better punctuation and grammar of course.) When I write up a recipe my aim is to guide you through the process in a way which will help you enjoy your baking experience. I really go to town on flavour, and hold back on faffing, ending up with bakes which are easy for anyone to achieve, and giving you an end result which you will truly love. I want you to feel confident and relaxed when recreating a recipe from my blog – if you do feel that then there is every chance you will enjoy being in the kitchen and baking as much as I do.
I’ve been baking professionally since 2011 and I picked up the caking bug after baking some cupcakes for a friend’s daughter. I am completely self taught and have developed my skills by experimenting and creating lots of new flavours and combinations along the way. I hate over the top recipes and techniques so will try to keep things simple, but still as effective as possible.
Throughout my blog I explore recipes, decorating techniques, tutorials, and also includes my visits to ‘cupcakeries’ (Is that a word? I don’t know, but I like it). You’ll find ideas for cupcakes, cakes, brownies and cookies too. One more thing to add is that I hate artificial flavourings and extracts. All my recipes will use the ‘real-thing’ in the ingredients. I love the taste of fresh ingredients and my favourites are lemons and raspberries. Oh, and I always try to source locally if possible too.
If you would like to place a cake order with me please take a visit to my actual cake website at www.cuppiesncream.co.uk
If you’d like to contact me anything else please do, I welcome emails and am open to working with brands, companies and I’m a huge supporter of independent local and smaller companies, if you think we can work together drop me a mail! Stats and other relevant information are available on request, or you can view my Media Kit here.
In the Press
Cuppies ‘n’ Cream has featured in various publications from Woman Magazine to The Express. Other titles include, Meet Other Mums, BBC Radio Berkshire, XN News, Love My Dress, Wedding Tattle, Want that Wedding, The Wokingham Times & The Reading Chronicle.