I’ve got a fantastic supplier to share with you today! I met the super lovely owner of Daisy Cupcakes at the Milton Keynes Vintage Wedding Fair I exhibited at recently. She provided gorgeous cupcakes for Vicky Trainor’s stand and was buzzing around all day being lovely and trying to persuade my other half to make a display unit for her cakes 🙂 I couldn’t wait to share her gorgeous creations on the blog immediately!
Daisy Cupcakes is a little gem of a business based in the heart of Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire. Owned and run by Alison Goddard, known to most people as Daisy (!), it was formed 18 months ago and continues to become more and more popular amongst those looking for something a little different.
Alison is passionate about attention to detail and as a perfectionist, her cakes are meticulously decorated to look amazing. She loves working closely with her customers to coordinate the colours and decorations with the theme of the occasion – a wedding dress, flowers, a birthday – and has been asked on several occasions to create cakes for photoshoots, working with an inspiration board to create a perfect colour palette. Alison adores pushing the boundaries and trying new techniques, always loving to blend new colours and hand craft new decorations.
Recently, she has added sugar lace making to her skills and the cakes decorated with the edible lace have been incredibly popular, particularly for weddings. The Jubilee celebrations later in the year have inspired ‘The Jubilee Collection’ – faded red, off white and vintage blue decorations all overlaid with lace – gorgeous.
When she is not baking and creating, Alison is a Peripatetic Registrar, travelling around the licensed wedding venues of Warwickshire conducting Civil Ceremonies! She loves it, and it gives her an opportunity to be nosy – to people watch – and to keep up with trends in the wedding world. She always has a peek at the cake table and on several occasions has been fortunate to not only make the wedding cakes for a couple, but to then also take the wedding ceremony. What a privilege!
At the end of her garden is The Daisy Studio, a beautifully converted summer house, full of vintage pretties, an oasis of tranquillity and calm. Here, customers are invited for tea and cake to discuss their orders and students come to learn the tricks of the trade … workshops are regularly held teaching others how to create beautiful adornments for their cakes.
Alison also writes a blog – The Journal of Daisy Cupcakes ( http://daisycupcakes.wordpress.com ). There are three entries a week and on a Friday, she includes a delicious recipe with step by step easy instructions for perfect results. It has become a bit of a hit on a Friday, ‘Something For The Weekend’.
Give Alison a call when you next need an original gift or you are planning an event, she will love to bake for you and you will love her baking!