I first opened my cake company Cuppies ‘n’ Cream in October 2011 and then started my blog, Hello Cuppies, a year or so later. Albeit very naive and I didn’t really understand what I was doing or even where to begin. It’s been a huge learning curve and if you read some of initial posts (blushes in embarrassment) you’ll see exactly what I mean. I have been tempted to remove or even update them, but I decided against this as I think it’s nice to see progress and reminds me to just keep going. I do love to blog though, I find it therapeutic, motivational and a good way to meet new friends. I try to keep my content original, unique and always honest.
My two prominent subjects are travel and baking. In 2016 I made the decision to expand my blog and include new topics aside from baking purely because I love writing and realised that I wanted to share more. My son is my pride and joy but I also am well aware that being a parent isn’t all fun and games so writing about my experiences with Coby has actually proved to be quite therapeutic! I grew up in the beautiful city of York until moving out at 18. Before this I hadn’t been very far at all, a school trip to France and a few cheesy hen parties in Greece just about covered it. And although I dipped my toe in the water with a few European holidays it wasn’t until I met my boyfriend Steve in 2010 that I truly got bitten by the travel bug. In the (nearly) 8 years we’ve been together we’ve managed to fit in a lot of travel so it only seemed natural to include this on my blog.
There are definitely too many to choose from, it depends what mood I am in! Whilst I have an incredibly sweet tooth I sometimes love a bit of savoury too.
Easy – Italy. No matter where I go in the world and how much I love to visit new destinations Italy is where I feel most happy.
Ooh tricky one.. I do love a Red Velvet. So much so I have my recipe here. I also love anything fruit based; strawberry flavoured, passion fruit, raspberry… something that adds a little kick!
One son, Coby aged 12 and one step-daughter, Lucy also aged 12. I occasionally write about parenting to add a little variety to my blog. I also write about various lifestyle type posts. You can use the category filter on the top menu to section these out.
I do, I love to teach and found that it can be very rewarding spending time with like-minded bakers. At the end of every class it is so nice to see how happy people are with their work. For me information please read here.
I currently use a Canon M5 for my photos, although I have nothing against taking a quick snap on my iPhone 8+ either because I never know when I might need to photograph something when I’m out and about. The Canon is super versatile, and fairly compact, and has a great mirror-less function that takes clear bright shots even in a badly lit area. It’s probably fair to say that I love photography and can really see my progress from when I started to where I am now.
Of course, I’m always thrilled when I see and hear that someone has tried a recipe and would only be too happy for you to share it with your readers and followers. You can reprint the recipe on a personal blog, and I would very much appreciate it if you link back to Hello Cuppies as your source. I’ll always return the favour and like/share your post too.
Linking to me at any time is super flattering and always welcome. Using a recipe or photo is also totally fine but please send me an email asking first. I always love to work with and collaborate with other sites and publications, so please talk to me if you have any questions at all.
Of course, I’m always willing to look at every opportunity so long as it fits in with the theme of my blog and my readers can relate.
100% yes. I’ve worked with some lovely PR companies and have built up some valued trusted relationships too. I’m always open to new opportunities whether its a press trip, product review, sponsored post, social media campaigns and I do also consider the occasional guest post too.