Local Business Spotlight - Heaven is a Cupcake

Story posted: 25.07.22

This month, we are relaunching our Local Business Spotlight series, illuminating some of the exceptional and diverse businesses that make up the backbone of our great community. 

Through a series of interviews, we take a quick look behind the scenes at just some of the small businesses that reside in Hertfordshire and showcase the extraordinary people behind them.

This month, we are proud to shine a spotlight on the fabulous Heaven is a Cupcake.

Based in St Albans, Heaven is a Cupcake bake freshly made cakes and cupcakes to order. Whether you’re in need of a personalised birthday cake, a jaw-dropping bespoke wedding cake or cupcakes for a corporate event, Heaven is a Cupcake have a design to suit every occasion.

Owner and founder Lucy tells us more:

When was Heaven is a Cupcake founded? 2010.

Tell us a bit about yourself Lucy: I grew up in St Albans and studied at Herts University, gaining a Masters in English Literature. I like travelling (when I get the chance), reading, eating out & spending time with my family and friends.

What inspired you to start the business? I spent some time in America when the cupcake craze first began after I finished my Masters. When I returned home, I was trying to decide what to do for a career and making cakes has always been a hobby of mine. I started working from home whilst looking for a job as a teaching assistant and it all kicked off from there!

You’ve created some beautiful bespoke cakes for clients in the past. Have there been any particular favourites of yours? I love all of our bespoke cakes as each one is unique. I particularly loved making Hogwarts out of cake and creating a wedding cake for a couple recently which featured the Penguins of Madagascar. 

If you could only eat one flavour of cake forevermore, which would you choose? Carrot! I cannot resist carrot cake cut offs. 

What’s been your greatest business highlight to date? Getting my premises was a big achievement for me. I'd been working from home for 7 years and finally moved into my own little bakery. I have gone from working alone to having 5 employees.

If you could describe the cakes you create in three words, what would they be? Delicious, creative and unique!

Finally, what does Heaven is a Cupcake have in store for 2022? We are really busy with weddings this year as due to the pandemic a lot of people had to postpone their big days. We are continuing to grow and hopefully will be bigger than ever this year!

You can find out more about Lucy’s incredible cakes and cupcakes at www.heavenisacupcake.net.  

View their inspiration gallery here, get in touch or request a bespoke quote today.


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