Firstly a massive THANK YOU to everyone who entered the competition! I am truly gobsmacked by the number of fabulous entries we had to this competition. I have had SUCH a hard job picking a winner and in the end I needed some independent advice on who was going to receive my box of cakes. So without further ado the winner of 6 gorgeous caramel cupcakes is...

.....Jenny Williams!! Congratulations Jenny! For anyone that didn't see her entry she said "I think I (well my sister) deserve these yummy cupcake treats. She has just gone into queens medical centre to be induced (weds 21st 9.15am), baby being 2 weeks overdue and mummy feeling very fed up. Baby George is likely to be born either later today or tomorrow and caramel filled cupcakes would be the perfect treat for her in hospital (or at home) given that baby will be getting all the goodies and presents from friends! Also her other half cannot feed himself, and so a caramel cupcake would be the perfect tea for him, given she wont be cooking any time soon!"

Well how could refuse an entry like that!

But wait...with so many great entries to choose from and to say thank you for joining in this time I'd like to offer all entrants 20% off your next order with Star Bakery. I have a list of all of your names so if you haven't yet tried our cakes and would like to see what the fuss is about then drop me a line at liana@starbakery.co.uk and claim your discount! This discount is valid until 31 December 2009 so take a look at our website and see what tickles your fancy!


  1. I love your blog already just found it and your what I would like to become when I get out of college. I'm doing marketing for my major and doing culinary at the same time so its good to see both can be done. :)

  2. Hi, I have "stumbled" across your blog. I'm in the process of setting up my own baking business from home.
    This is following redundancy, however, i'm not a cupcake person, I'm more a tea shop cake type baker (Carrot cake etc).
    Congrats on what you have achieved, I will certainly "dig" a little into your blog to see more of your journey.
    I've called my business "tobizzy2bake" (after my kids, Toby & Isi), and have just started a blog as well (if you can't beat them, join them!) - www.theboywhobakes.blogspot.com
    I did wonder whether the "the mums who bake" forum will let a dad join:)

  3. Baking Monster, your blog is fab! Love your caramel apple cake and I look forward to seeing the rest of your posts. I'd love to go to culinary school and I am in awe of you doing marketing/cooking at the same time.

    Gavin - your blog is really inspirational as as I am currently in a redundancy situation so Star Bakery is what keeps me sane in this world of crazy work life! I would think the Mums who Bake forum would welcome you and I look forward to following your blog!

  4. Thanks. I'm going to enjoy reading both yours and gavins blogs about your baking business's at home it's such a exciting thing. :)