Crumbs Cupcakery is a small home-based bakery near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We dedicate ourselves to bringing you not only the prettiest, but also the most delicious cakes you have ever tasted. Simple.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Holmfirth Farmers Market

We had another good day at the market today, thanks for coming if you popped by! We did a couple of special flavours today... first of all an earl grey tea flavoured cupcake which was very popular. I wasn't sure how it would go down to be honest because it's a bit 'different', but everyone loved it! They had a very delicate earl grey flavour in the sponge and also in the frosting which was yummy. We also made some Red Velvet Whoopie Pies which were soooo good!

A whoopie pie is a cross between a soft biscuit, cake or a pie. Two of these cake/biscuits are sandwiched together with a marshmallow fluff frosting, which is so sweet, but sooo delicious. According to food historians, Amish women would bake these delights and put them in farmers' lunchboxes. When the farmers found these treats, they would shout 'whoopie!'. Cool eh!

The Holmfrith Farmers Markets come around so quickly every month, and it's really nice to feel like part of a little community down there every 3rd Sunday. All of the other stall holders are so friendly, Kate from the Parsnipship, Andrew and his mum from Coddy's farm, the mushroom people, the old bridge bakery and the lovely couple that make beautiful wooden stools to name but a few. I would definitely reccommend it if you like fresh, local produce - made by local people, for local people. Hopefully see you there next month where we will be doing special cupcakes for Fathers Day! (And some more whoopie pies!)

Bye for now! xx

Monday, 9 May 2011

Our NEW Website..... (aaaaaaah!!!!)

So today is the day..... the website is officially HERE!!!!

Please feel free to have a look by clicking on the link below and let us know your thoughts;

We are so thrilled with the way it has turned out, and would like to say a huge, massive thank you to Gav for all of his hard work, dedication and for putting up with my many demands. He has done such a good job and we cannot thank him enough for all of his help.

Too excited to type any more!!

ooooops... time flies!

Hello all!

Firstly, may I apologise for my lack of entries on here... we have been very busy bees these last few months!

Lots of lovely customers old and new, have been ordering cupcakes for christenings, birthdays and we have even been to London and Bournemouth for two beautiful weddings. Lots has been going on... Comic Relief, a Harry Potter party, cakes for Vivienne Westwood and a Royal Wedding! Here are just a few snippets...

People sometimes ask if we have a shop and the answer is unfortunately not. However, we regularly attend the Holmfirth Farmers Market which takes place every 3rd Sunday of the month - and see this as a base for our customers to find us on a regular basis. We are always situated in the lower maret hall, just behind the lovely Cody's Farm. Alternatively, we take orders over the telephone, via email and can also deliver. No orders are too big or too small so please do get in touch if you would like to enquire, get a quote or order. Further on in the year we are also atending Yorkshire Day at Oakwell Hall on July 31st, and will again be attending the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival in September, which last year was a huge success! So all in all, we have an exciting few months ahead... keep your eyes peeled!

We are thrilled that you are all enjoying our cakes as much are we are enjoying baking them, and we hope to gain loyal customers who will return time after time.

Danielle xx

ps...... I promise to try and get blogging more in between baking and sleeping!