It has been a few centuries since the first cupcake was created as "mini" tea cakes. However, Kylie, of Kustom Cupcakes, started her career in creating custom cupcakes when she baked some cupcakes for her friends for Valentine's Day in 2010. Together with Nigel, her partner who was a newly inspired cupcake lover, Kustom Cupcakes was created.
Kustom Cupcakes offers a wide range of cupcakes and cupcakes design (now that is a tongue twister if I ever knew one to be). And because they customize cupcakes, you can create that special something for a party or even a corporate event.
Virgin Airlines chooses Kustom Cupcakes to make cupcakes for their corporate event (photo courtesy of Kustom Cupcakes)
If you have ever had cake at a party you can appreciate the thought of how messy it gets. I am not sure if I have ever walked away from a party without being unscathed from cake which has either made its way on my white shirt or some other attire I may be wearing on the day. So cupcakes offer a fresh alternative to this messy combat of clothes and icing as it comes in its own wrapping. I could call that a 'mini cake takeaway'.
The Minni Mouse Cupcake would be a star at a birthday party
Which brings me to the point of weddings. Cupcakes and weddings are a match made in heaven. While the cake is wonderful to cut as part of a traditional ceremony, cupcakes can offer guests a taste of the cake without the mess. It is also a perfect size as a little gift for guests to take home. And, as Kustom Cupcakes specialize in this area, you could even design cupcakes to match your whole wedding theme. Now that is a memory your guests will remember for years to come.
If you are like me and find making the perfect cupcake a challenge, then you can sign up for one of their Cupcake classes. Here you will learn how to make the perfect batter and icing. Of course, you get to consume your creation at the end of the class. So you can bake your 'cupcake' and eat it, too. Classes run every Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm with booking essential.
Of late, Kustom Cupcakes has also introduced an American Classic with the 'Ben and Jerry's' range of ice cream. For those that have not tasted Ben and Jerry I can only explain this mouth watering ice cream as a creamy, and flavoursome, gift from heaven.
Their coffee is not the best coffee in town, but when you specialize in cupcakes then that is no surprise. After all, when they have perfected everything else there has to be an area which they can improve on.
Kustom Cupcakes can be found in Lathlain, Shop4/156 on Orrong Road. If you want to know more about what they offer feel free to visit their website.