Squashed cake crumbs in a napkin? No thank you!

How many times have you as a child, or your own children come home from a party with a little plastic loot bag and a bit of birthday cake wrapped up in a napkin? Do you remember how amazing the cake looked as everyone sang ‘happy birthday’ and candles were blown out? It was a masterpiece, perhaps even a Crumbs & Candles masterpiece!

Now, what’s in that napkin? A little piece of that masterpiece? Possibly. But after it’s been hurriedly cut and wrapped, shoved in a party bag, bunged in the back of the car or rammed in a parent’s pocket, who knows?! It’s cake, but a bit squished and warm and stuck to the napkin. Not particularly appetising.

So it’s not surprising that we are finding people are looking to make life a little easier for themselves and avoid that cake cutting hassle. Why wrap a piece of a cake art in a paper napkin anyway? It’s bound to end up in the bin! What a waste of time and money. And good cake!! Why not let your guests have a delicious cupcake, individually boxed that will make it home in one piece and can be enjoyed as good cake should be.

No cake cutting required. …No paper napkin remnants in your squished cake. …No waste of an expensive cake.

But you still need something to stick a candle in, right? True. You have to sing to the birthday girl or boy after all! A small cake can do that job just fine. It can be themed,  it can be simple, it can be imaginative. And it can be enjoyed after the party by the birthday boy or girl and their family once all the guests have departed. And the cupcakes can be designed to coordinate with the cake.

We have done a lot of coordinating cakes and cupcakes recently. Here’s a few of our favourites.



Mario Karting…

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Thomas The Tank Engine…

Thomas Thomas cupcakes

Oreo & Friends…

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Thanks for reading.