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I deal with the fact that I don’t have a dog of my own by spending time with the ones that belong to my friends. My friend Louisa has a dog called Lenny. I love him for a lot of reasons. One of them being because we have the same hair, but I also love how cheeky he is. I’ve been told he once stole a child’s birthday cake from a picnic. On a particularly adorable walk with Lenny I took a seriously cute picture of him looking up at me. I knew I wanted to use it for something for Louisa one day and when her birthday rolled around I knew exactly what. Ok sure, in the original photo of him he wasn’t wearing a party hat or have a party horn in his mouth, but that is the magic of Photoshop. His little face amused me so much on these cupcakes and Louisa loved them too. Happy belated birthday Louisa xx

Do you have a favourite animal? I don’t think I ever have. I chose my favourite colour (orange) from a young age, but never committed to an animal. I’ve always loved dogs, found monkeys really funny and I fell in love with koalas in January, but have no permanent fave. My cousin Luisa however, has always loved pigs. Last time she visited I made her Percy Pig cakes, obviously her favourite UK sweets. I bought this cake mould ages ago and have been waiting until she came over from America again to use it. It has the cutest face and is the size of a small plate, perfect for tea time. She adores coconut so I made it a coconut cake but added some pink food colouring. I decided to make some Nutella frosting to serve with it, not only as coconut and chocolate is such a great combination but also as piggys like to hang around in mud.

I’ve been getting my make up from the same place since I was allowed to wear it at 13. Cosmetics A La Carte, where not only do they have incredible make up, complete with a bespoke option, but they take the time to show and teach you how to apply it. I’ve always loved visiting their shop in Motcomb Street which is like a sweet shop filled with colours of shadows, lipsticks and glosses. It’s always so much fun to visit the lovely girls that work there.

This year they are celebrating their 40th anniversary and when we paid them a visit this weekend I took some cupcakes. I topped the vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, half with the ‘A’ from their logo, which features on all of their packaging and on the other half, tiny lipsticks. These reminded me of one of my favourite lipsticks of theirs, a bright red belonging to my Mum in the original A La Carte turquoise tube. It really is the perfect red and I had been “borrowing” it for special occasions until it was hidden. I might now have a new favourite, ‘Cupcake’ which is the perfect shade for a cake lover such as myself. Happy 40th to Cosmetics A La Carte, I hope they enjoyed the cupcakes!

I’ve loved this week. It’s been full of Easter baking which I’ve enjoyed sharing with friends and family. Easter isn’t complete without mini eggs and they are even better on cupcakes. My sister helped me decorate them, her overwhelming need to colour co-ordinate is evident but she did an excellent job. Happy Easter everyone!

These cupcakes are for a guy called Keith at my sister’s work who is leaving. He’s such a lovely guy who has been at Found the longest out of anyone and I’m sure is gonna be majorly missed. I used gold foil cases and made both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, because I never know which people prefer. For the toppers I did this funny little bear drawing by hand, scanned it in to the computer and coloured him. Then I had the image made in to cake toppers. Let me explain the drawing…I’ve always liked doing funny animal drawings, they kind of really amuse me. So as Keith plays the ukulele and they are so tiny I chose a big bear to exaggerate this. He also does KaraUke. Yep that’s right karaoke to ukulele. Yep awesome. We should all go. Don’t worry, I’m aware that this is totally not a normal cake to give someone, but I think its kinda cute and I hope he likes it!