A BANKER turned baker is making a sweet success of her new cupcake business - all from the comfort of her own kitchen.
Little Puddings Cupcake Bakery will be celebrating its first birthday this December and owner of the family-run company Aleks Higgins, says she is ‘pleasantly surprised’ at how successful it has become.
After starting a family, Aleks, who worked for a large bank, decided to turn her back on a high pressured financial career and take on the increasingly popular cupcake market.
“I have always enjoyed baking and people kept telling me I should do it for a living - so I thought I would give it a go,” the 42-year-old said.
Aleks has also enlisted the help of her husband David, her mum and her two children.
“My husband helps with the promotion, my mum helps with the baking and of course I have my two chief tasters - my children.”
Aleks’ cupcakes are created using favourite pudding recipes, such as raspberry and white chocolate cheescake or sticky toffee pudding.
“We can create normal cupcakes too but the pudding idea is our forte. Supermarkets sell cupcakes at cheap prices but I think people are willing to pay that little bit more for something extra-special,” she said.
Little Puddings Cupcake Bakery runs from Aleks and David’s home in the centre of Solihull and caters for all events and celebrations, including corporate events.
Aleks said: “People might say why start a business during a recession but I think if you can make something a success during the hard times, then it has the makings of a solid business.”
For more, information visit littlepuddingscupcakebakery.co.uk