National Cupcake Week - 16-22 September 2013
Cupcake Champion starts own business
The overall winner of the National Cupcake Championships' home baking competition Shalini Sriskandarasa has been inspired to set up her own cake business.
Lovely Cakes by Shalini was born following her win at the competition, held at Cake International on 9 November.
Sriskandarasa told British Baker that while she had been contemplating the idea of starting up her own business, and had previously visited the East London Business Centre for advice, it was the confidence that came from being named National Cupcake Champion that made her take the plunge.
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National Cupcake Championships revealed!
Martin Hargreaves and Shalini Sriskandarasa were named National Cupcake Champions at the National Cupcake Championships this weekend.
Hargreaves, a pastry chef from Greenhalgh's Craft Bakery was named National Cupcake Champion in the professional section, with his Lemon & Lime Meringue cupcake. His creation was also won the the Classic Cupcake of the Year category.
Sriskandarasa claimed the National Cupcake Champion title in the home bakers competition with her Chocolate Box cupcake, containing seven variations of chocolate, which was also triumphant in the Classic Cupcake of the Year category.
The fifth National Cupcake Championships, organised by British Baker, were held at Cake International, Birmingham, with awards presented by Mary Berry.