The Lily Pink Bakery

So I know I often start these posts with a reason for not posting much lately, but I promise I have a valid excuse this time! I've been spending the last few months on a business programme run by my city council to set up a small business. So that's what I've been doing!

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I've always been really passionate about baking, and I have taken orders and baked for birthday parties and weddings before but never as a proper business. After months of work and help from people I couldn't have done this without <3 I have my own little bakery company up and running!

Peanut butter cupcake with Nutella frosting.

Cakes by The Lily Pink Bakery

Cakes by The Lily Pink Bakery

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Cake for sampling! The kids went nuts over this.

Cakes by The Lily Pink Bakery

These were for an event at Belfast City Hall that I baked for, it was called The Mad Hatter's Tea Party so it was really fun to do! The Queen of Hearts cake was rainbow inside :)

Peanut butter cupcake with Nutella frosting.

Yesterday I traded at Belfast's busiest and most historic market, St George's and it was a wonderful day. I sold out of everything! I'll be there again this Sunday so any Belfast folk - come and say hi!

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My website just launched yesterday, check it out and let me know what you think! I'm so excited about it, especially my cocktail cupcake menu. I also have a facebook page you can 'like' to keep up to date with my events :) It's been hard work, but it is a labour of love and I am having a great time with it!

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p.s. my illustrations were done by the same wonderful girl who did my blog header, Harriet off Blargle Fargle, if you ever need any illustration work done at all I highly recommend her! Her rate was very reasonable, I had the work really quickly and she was wonderful putting up with all the little alterations every time I changed my mind on something!

44 comments:

  1. Oh wow they all look so delicious!
    Congrats on the new business
    Hope all continues to go well :) (with cakes like those I'm sure it will though!)

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  2. Just had a nosey around your website missus, well done! Everything looks so great!
    Your cakes and cupcakes look so delicious I'm sure you'll never be short of customers.
    Congratulations :D

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    1. Thank you lovely, means a lot that another baker thinks that! x

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  3. Gosh, I'd kill to have one of those cocktail cupcakes, they look amazing! Definitely wish I lived in Belfast to place an order! Anyway, best of luck with your new business, although luck seems not to be needed ;)

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    1. Thanks, they are yummy indeed! I must remember not to eat the cake batter, or i'll be getting drunk instead of working! x

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  4. Wow it all looks amazing! You must be so excited! :D Love the website too xx

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  5. One day I will have to visit purely to try your rainbow cake ;) it looks too amazing! xxx

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    1. well, and to see your wonderful illustration in action! I am so in love with it :D

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  6. It all looks divine! No wonder you sold out. Good luck with your new business, not that you need it for a second!

    X x

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    1. Thank you, it's definitely a labour of love :)

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  7. WoW! that's brilliant, good luck with your new business, your cupcakes look amazing !! I'll definately call down to St Georges and buy one : )

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    1. Thank you! So far I am only there this week (as well as last week), I am trying to get in as a casual trader so fingers crossed! Keep up to date with where I am on twitter.com/lilypinkbakery and you can always order me by emailing claire@lilypinkbakery.com x

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  8. Congratulations on your new business! Next time I'm in Belfast I will stop by and get some cupcakes, they look sooo nice!

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    1. Thanks Maggie! So far I am only there this week (as well as last week), I am trying to get in as a casual trader so fingers crossed! Keep up to date with where I am on twitter.com/lilypinkbakery and you can always order me by emailing claire@lilypinkbakery.com x

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  9. All your baking and your website looks AMAZING missus :) Well done, the hard work has certainly paid off! xxxx

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    1. Aww thank you Ayden, I know that you love your cupcakes so that means a lot! I sent you a wee tweet last week about some guinea pig ceramics I found but I don't know if you can see my tweets because they're protected? I'm @bonjourabientot x

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  10. Ooft I would actually journey all the way to Belfast for some of these goodies!
    Everything looks amazing! Congratulations, well done, and good luck!
    xx
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  11. Wow, these cakes are amazing! You're very talented and next time I'm in Belfast i will definitely be coming to say hello :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Helen! So far I am only there this week (as well as last week), I am trying to get in as a casual trader so fingers crossed! Keep up to date with where I am on twitter.com/lilypinkbakery and you can always order me by emailing claire@lilypinkbakery.com x

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  12. Aww, congrats and WELL DONE! You have such a talent for this and it's so good to see you do this, I'm sure it'll boom! xx

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  13. I've already told you this of course, but I am SO proud of you!! :) xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Congratulations your creations are so magnificent!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  15. I can feel my arteries clogging up, just looking at these :D
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    xo

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  16. Congrats on the business programme. Everything look so delicious no wonder you sold out! Best of luck with everything!!

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  17. oh my god that meal looks like a toy! hahaha
    trisha


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  18. WOW congrats :D ,,,, I'm gonna have to pay you a visit at St George's and taste the yum yums myself !!!

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    1. Thanks Tashi! So far I am only there this week (as well as last week), I am trying to get in as a casual trader so fingers crossed! Keep up to date with where I am on twitter.com/lilypinkbakery and you can always order me by emailing claire@lilypinkbakery.com x

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  19. I've kept up with your blog for a while now, and I have to say congrats on the business! I wanted to eat everything. Seriously. And your presentation was spotless. So jealous!

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  20. Aww brill well done!! I am from N/Ireland - next time I am back in Belfast I will look out for your yummy looking cakes :) xx

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    1. Thank you! So far I am only there this week (as well as last week), I am trying to get in as a casual trader so fingers crossed! Keep up to date with where I am on twitter.com/lilypinkbakery and you can always order me by emailing claire@lilypinkbakery.com x

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  21. congrats on the new business! your cakes always look like they taste really delicious, no wonder you sold out at st georges! i think you can be very confident of having a success on your hands ;) xx

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  22. Good luck with your new business! I love your cupcake and baking post, I've taken so much inspiration from your cupcake posts, if it wasn't for your livejournal (back in the day!) and blog then I don't think I would of fallen inlove with baking as much. You deserve all good things to come your way. x

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  23. OMG the (what I can only assume are) chocolate orange cupcakes look absolutely divine!! As does everything else. Congratulations on starting your business!

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  24. I'm so so happy for you! :) I love all the photos you've been sharing on instagram :) I'm looking forward to seeing how it all develops and seeing more wonderful droolworthy photos...

    - Liz xxx (destinyischoice)

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  25. yum yum yum i could eat all of them delicous cakesxxxx

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