From Cupcakes and Cakes to Favours and Gift Hampers.
Two things are for sure – I love baking & I love pretty things! I love baking cupcakes and occasion cakes for your special event. I do traditional, vintage, simplistic & stylish with a little modern and fun thrown in. I come from an Event Management background (& also planned my own Wedding from oversees) therefore know how important your Wedding or Special Occasion is to you and try to reduce that stress by taking care of a little portion of it for you!
Spending over 15 years in the UK has left me with an extra dose of “Englishness” and an appreciation for a good tea party with lots of cake. I adore making the old fashioned bakes: Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle, Coffee, Carrot etc as well as Scones and biscuits. The taste of my bakes is of utmost importance to me, as too are the look and style but if it doesn’t deliver on taste then it isn’t good enough.
I cater for Weddings; Cakes, Cupcakes and Gift Hampers as well as Bachelorette Tea Party, Christening, Gender Reveal Party, Baby Shower and Birthday Parties.
Cupcakes for Weddings
Using Cupcakes for your Wedding cake is very popular! Not only is it chic and trendy but it also provides an individual portion to be served to your guests as dessert or alternatively for them to take home as a thank you gift - thus making them cost effective. The Top Tier is just as important as this symbolises the tradition of cutting the cake and I ensure this matches.
Here at Madame Cupcake and Gifts I design and create the exact Cupcake flavour you require in-keeping with our simplistic and stylish design.
For your Wedding Cake or Cupcakes we need to sit down and talk! To discuss your specific requirements ensuring everything is in place from day 1.
Cupcakes & Cakes
I make Cupcakes and Cakes and have a range of flavours available from Vanilla and Chocolate with buttercream frosting to Red Velvet and Carrot with Cream Cheese frosting through to more experimental flavours such as Chilli Chocolate, Chocolate Milk Stout and Earl Grey tea flavours. All Cupcakes are made to order and a minimum of a dozen per order.
I love a good party cake! Eyes open wide with anticipation and candles to blow out ... This is why I make cakes but I have to mention – you won’t find a novelty or children’s cartoon character cake coming from my kitchen; it is not my style and I don’t specialise in them. I can take an element (such as colouring or a detail; a bow, symbol etc) but I want you to know upfront as to avoid disappointment.
Whether you would like a Fondant covered cake, a Buttercream finished cake or a “naked cake” (usually layered with buttercream but not iced on the outside therefore looking “naked”) I will be more than happy to assist!
Favours for Weddings
Individual Mini Cake and Cupcakes can be presented in clear plastic boxes with ribbon and a name tag as a name place and favour, so too can a few Cookies in a box or little cellophane bag! These are personal and also rather cost effective. Ask me for some examples and ideas for your Special Day.
I was living in the UK when I got married over here in the Eastern Cape; therefore I know the frustration with suppliers, correspondence and the endless list of things to arrange before your Big Day -as well as remembering to enjoy yourself!
I therefore try my utmost to think of all the little details that you may want covering off. One of those such details are for Overseas Wedding Guests that may not know the area, they may be using this as a mini holiday therefore wanting to explore a little around your wedding date. I put together gift hampers with local information, local delights, snacks, souvenirs or even event tickets/ experiences for those select guests.
I also provide Gift Hampers for your Wedding party; Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Groomsmen. All things pink perhaps for your ladies, a beer & biltong or hip flask & whiskey set for the men! Contact me for ideas and let’s brainstorm!
I cater for Weddings; Cakes, Cupcakes and Gift Hampers as well as other special Occasions such as a Bachelorette Tea Party, Christening, Gender Reveal party or a Birthday party. I do like to have a consultation where we talk about your requirements in detail and if you are also oversees then we can Skype / email.
I look forward to speaking with you!