A LOVE of cake-making compelled a Mold woman to turn her hobby into a full time business.
Emma Young had always enjoyed being creative with baking but it wasn’t until she was asked to make a children’s birthday cake last year that she first considered turning it into something permanent.
Emma, a private nanny who works in Nannerch, made such an impressive cake for the children she looks after that she then taught herself how to bake themed cakes properly by watching YouTube videos, and before long found herself inundated with requests to bake cupcakes, birthday and wedding cakes.
The 25-year-old received so much interest in her cakes that she decided to set up her own business, ‘Something Cakey’, from her own kitchen.
Now Emma, a former St Richard Gwyn High School student, works a full day in her main job then starts baking as soon as she gets home.
Her recent creations have ranged from giant Mother’s Day cupcakes, Oreo cookie sunflower cakes and children’s cake pops – with more orders coming in every day.
“I always liked baking but when someone suggested making cakes more often I just watched a few videos online and taught myself really,” said Emma.
“There are still a lot of things to learn and I’m taking a sugarcraft course at the moment, but I’m really enjoying it so far and would love to turn it into a full time job.
“Hopefully when the children I look after start school, I will have more time on my hands to really get the business up and running.
“It’s great being so creative with baking, I’m really pleased with how it’s all taking off,” she added.
To find out more about Something Cakey, email Emma on [email protected].