Well I have been having a mighty busy time. I’ve been baking, delivering, approaching and ‘working out’ constantly. I have been delivering to my regulars, Café Holberg and Nosewise…then approaching new places. Then as people gradually taste my cupcakes they are then approaching me directly to order large quantities for work related functions…one which I’m waiting to hear back from is for me to represent a company in the Bella Centre to say “look what organic produce can result in…delicious funky sexy cupcakes…”…I’m still waiting to hear back but if I do I will be baking 1600 of my reception sized cupcakes for next weekend. Me? Holding my breath? Yes!
Another company has enquired whether I can make cupcakes for their careers event?…of course I can, how many?!…a sure way to lure any student!
I also had a very fruitful meeting with Nicolai at Soupantural. I brought along 4 different kinds of my cupcakes…He started with the Chocolate and Beetroot….as he worked his way down the line taking a mouthful of each he kept saying, “I thought that was my favourite, but no I think this is…mmmm….” and then onto the next and the same comment. I do believe my Spiced Apple with Cinnamon Icing and a pocketful of Apple Purée was his final favourite but it also could have been the Carrot Cupcake with the Traditional Lemon Icing…either way he loved them and asked me how quickly I could deliver to each of his 3 shops. I think we can say about this meeting “everyone’s a winner”
I am delivering on my 400 year old Raleigh bicycle…it has no gears and permanently feels like it is in 7th gear…people regularly overtake me while peddling far less…someone even commented that they think my bicyle is the oldest one they’ve seen in Copenhagen…for those of you IN Copenhagen you’ll now understand the state of my bike!
On Wednesday I have a “meeting” arranged at my apartment….steak and red wine followed by cupcakes and an evening of the design of my “Cupcake Mobile”….a 3 wheeled motorbike and some welding is what I have in mind…the outcome with someone who knows much more than I do will be revealed at a later date….
So in between all this I’ve been contacting various organic suppliers, speaking to box manufacturers, locating my ideal cupcake case, (no no no they’re not all the same…!) creating new recipes for my Gluten Free Range and annoying my website designer at Tinkvision with alterations……as you can imagine…life for me outside Cupcake World has been put on Pause……