How Sweet Petite was born!

How did I get to here?

Well, my love of all things sugar started out when I was organising my wedding back in 2010 and being a total cheapskate I wanted to do everything on the cheap! I thought: “Wedding cake?! I can do that, how hard can it be?” and then I realised…very!! So I set my sights a little bit lower and took a few sugarcraft lessons to learn to make how to make sugar flowers for the topper. And that was it.  I was hooked!

The obsession grew so much that I decided to start a cupcake business and along the way I discovered iced biscuits and fell in love with them! They are my favourite sweet treat to make! They’re fiddly, they take ages and so many things can go wrong but they can look A-mazing and non-cakey people will wonder how you did it!!

Selling cakes part time and working full time got too much and in 2015 I took a break from orders, sales pitches and stress! Not baking as a business meant that baking became the hobby I fell in love with again! The following year to get my house ready to sell, I had to stop baking altogether and put all my equipment (there’s a lot!) into storage 🙁 What I thought would be a couple of months turned into a year and then the house we bought had a rather dodgy kitchen, which meant it had to be gutted! So my stuff stayed in boxes in the spare room away from plaster and sawdust!!

That brings me up-to-date! The kitchen is just about finished and I’m chomping at the bit to get baking again, it’s been soooooooo long! I hope I can still do it!!

So Sweet Petite 2.0 is born! Just me baking what I want, how I want. No order deadlines, no complaints about pricing or colours or breakages in the post!

I’m hoping to practice other techniques aside from Cupcakes and Iced Biscuits so the blog will help me document my successes, or more than likely, my failures!! Once I’ve mastered tempering there may be a chocolatey post or two! I’m also determined to make a perfect macaron! I WILL NOT BE BEATEN!!

So please have a look around! You will find a few old posts with some salesy talk from my business days but I’ve left these up as I’m still proud of the designs etc. What you also might find is a few (or a lot!) of posts with a TV or film theme because I’m a total geek 😉 These all have a Nerdy Nibbles tag.

I’m also very patriotic (hence Biscuits not Cookies!) so my Blighty Bakes series will showcase all things British!

And that’s about it! Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think!