My dreams have often included owning a bakery where I could spend time creating special cakes. Actually this is still on my wish list along with a hundred other things, my poor husband! Baked treats that are pretty and tasty make me smile from the inside out. Whether it is a beautifully baked brownie dusted with icing sugar, or an exquisitely decorated wedding cake, something that is made with love and care speaks straight to my heart and I truly become lost in my own little dream world as I think about how, when and where I could have specially baked treats.
Well, you can imagine how much I have been dreaming after finding Little Miss Cupcakes. There is no doubt you are going to love her creations below. Having one of her cakes at your special event is bound to make it an occasion to remember. It might even `steal the show`! Don`t you just love the colour combinations used in all of these cakes? Pastels have to be my all time favourites at the moment!
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How long have you been living in Dubai?
I grew up in Toronto, Canada and moved to Dubai just over one year ago.
Have you always been interested in baking and creating beautiful cakes?
I absolutely love baking, crafting, and creating something beautiful out of ordinary goods you may find in your home. All you really need is a few simple ingredients and determination to do what you are most passionate about.
What inspires you?
The world is full of beauty and design! My brain is constantly in cake design mode. If I see a striking color combination, I instantly want to translate that onto my next cake- whether it’s from a pretty notebook, a design on a piece of fabric or tiles on an architectural building.
One of your favorite projects you worked on?
Believe it or not, my own wedding cake! When it was time to pick a cake designer for my special day, I thought I wouldn’t be able to explain my ideas and inspiration perfectly to anyone except myself. So I decided to take on the task and started creating what I had imagined – A coral ombre cake with gold accents paired with peonies and orchids in bright fuchsia, blush pinks and coral. In the background was a beautiful Manzanita tree with hanging cupcakes. Perfect for my Secret Garden theme!
What three words would you use to describe Little Miss Cupcakes?
Detailed, passionate, colorful
A little description about your business?
It’s a one-man show!
I bake- All cakes are made from scratch using finest of ingredients from fresh fruits to natural flavor oils, rich cocoa to smooth buttercream. (Pre made cake mix is a big no no!)
I design- A sketch is created for each client and a detailed description is provided including color scheme, design elements, and flavor choices.
I deliver- My business focuses on hand crafting bespoke pieces that stand out from the crowd. My clients come to me because they like my style in design. They trust it will be well composed, crisp, and on their cake table at the requested time.
If you could give one tip when baking a cake what would it be?
Many times we get ready to bake up a storm only to realize we are out of a certain ingredient or simply have trouble finding it in the market. Buttermilk is not readily available in Dubai but can be made at home easily: 1 cup whole milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar will do the trick. Let it sit for a few minutes and Voila!
What do you love most about Dubai?
The outdoors 6 months of the year and the variety of cuisines available from around the globe!
Your favorite place in Dubai for tea and cake?
Still discovering and trying to find a favorite, there’s too many to choose from!