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What’s your favorite recipe?
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.

Do you have a favourite cupcake flavour?
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!

How long have you been blogging? 
I first opened Cuppies ‘n’ Cream in October 2011 and then started my blog at the same time! Albeit very naive and I didn’t really understand what I was doing or even where to begin.  It was 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 actually 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.

How many children do you have?
One son, Coby aged 12 and one step-daughter, Lucy aged 11. I 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 left to section these out.

Do you teach baking or decorating classes?
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. 

Do you have a Twitter? A Facebook page? Instagram?
I do, I have both. Huge social media fan! Follow me @HelloCuppies on Twitter and like Cuppies n Cream on Facebook here. Instagram can be found here.

What kind of camera do you use?
I currently use a Canon EOS M for my photos, although I have nothing against taking a quick snap on my iPhone 6s 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 for a digital SLR, and has a great function that takes clear bright shots even in a badly lit area. It’s also a nice ‘point-and-shoot’ that gives you lots of auto options and easy control over the manual settings, which if you are new to buying a SLR makes a great beginners camera.

I just tried one of your recipes. Can I post about it on my personal blog? Is it OK if I share your recipe?
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.

I write for a newspaper or corporate blog. Can I post/write about it? Is it OK if I reprint your recipe? Is it OK if I use one of your photos?
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.

Can I send you something to review?
Of course, I’m always willing to look at every opportunity and I love checking out new cupcake shops and baking-related goods.

Natalie xx