Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Home made

They’re wonky. The jam is running down the side. No two are the same. They sit quietly in anticipation, waiting to be chosen.

The very best cupcakes in the world possess these qualities because they are usually made by someone who loves you. Or like these cupcakes, they are made by some very clever and dedicated women who make and sell them at various markets, community events and fundraiser cake stalls. These particular cupcakes were made for a small local community event some time ago, and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the sweet edible treasures. Despite the very humble protestations from the women who made them, I could tell they were just a little bit proud that someone had appreciated their home made efforts.

Do not underestimate the power of a home made cake. It has the potential to warm your heart and make you smile even before you eat it.


  1. They are beautiful. Like wildflowers as opposed to those at the florist. Oh and I know they taste waaaay better. How I love the generosity of the frosting. Thank you for this happy picture. Reminds me of your lovely cake illustrations.

  2. Thanks Priya, and yes, there is nothing like the taste of a home made cake. Hope you have a cake to warm your heart sometime soon!