Over the last couple of months, I’ve been super busy with some very exciting plans (more on this in a moment), so apologies for the lack of posts!
Whilst looking through my photos I found these Baileys Brownie Truffle Sandwich Cookies that I made after drooling over Sweet Style CA’s blog post. I realised I haven’t posted about them, and you would really be missing out if I didn’t! They were an absolute dream and combined all of my favourite things; Baileys, coffee and oodles of chocolate.
The cookies were a gorgeous brownie texture; soft, fudgey with a hint of chewiness. The cookies are sandwiched together with Baileys infused buttercream and a rich espresso ganache. The combination of the fudgey cookies and the soft, boozy buttercream was to die for! If you love the combination of Irish cream and coffee, definitely have a go at making these yourself. The full recipe is available on Sweet Style CA’s post, follow the link in the previous paragraph.
Now onto the big news…. for a while now I have been telling people that I want to turn my baking hobby into a career. It’s been a dream of mine for years now, and I was beginning to get frustrated with hearing myself say the phrase “when I start my cake business…”.
So I’ve taken the plunge and decided it’s the perfect time to get Copper Spoon Cakery off the ground. At the beginning of this month I quit my job in PR, and have been manically pulling together everything I need to get my feet off the ground. My weekends now consist of searching for suppliers, ordering equipment and writing business plans…. I’m incredibly excited!
I will be selling at markets and food events in my local West Yorkshire area, with the intention of making a name for myself in the street food community. For these events I will be specialising in individual bundt cakes.
For those of you who don’t know what bundt cakes are, they originated as German Kugelhopf cakes made in a special fluted tube pan called a Kugelhopf pan. Nowadays there are mini versions of the bundt pan which create beautiful little cakes with so much character. I know that in the UK they tend to have the reputation of being rather old-fashioned, so my intention is to jazz them up with some exciting flavour combinations and beautiful designs, and bring something new to the market!
My future blogs will be sharing this exciting new journey with you, and sharing some of the designs I have created for my bundt cakes.
Alongside this side of the business, I will be selling bespoke occasion cakes as I’ve had so much fun creating them for this blog and had such a wonderful response to them! If you’re interested in purchasing an occasion cake, contact me here. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my new venture, so feel free to comment. 🙂
Wish me luck! x