Alzheimer’s Society and their mission is something that is very close to my heart and I’m grateful for the chance to get involved in Cupcake Day and bring a personal connection to my achievements at work. Alzheimer’s runs in my family and I’ve personally experienced the toll it takes on someone's life and all that it can rob them of. It is a truly heartbreaking disease and if all it takes is a cupcake and good will to help make a difference in the lives of sufferers I’m more than happy to be on board.
When I was asked to create a signature cupcake to add to our bakeries new wholesale menu, I couldn't have been more excited. Apart from loving cake in its every form, being given the chance to spotlight my creative abilities at work was a joy. Allowing an intern such freedom and independance really showcases the Luminary Bakery spirit. It truly is a supportive and encouraging environment that enables all members of the team to reach their true potential.
I knew I wanted to create something more than just an average cupcake, something modern yet reminiscent of childhood flavours. I tested numerous sponges and frostings until finally landing on a Chocolate Rye Cupcake with a Honey Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. The light as air dark chocolate sponge is complimented by the earthy notes of the rye flour and the tangy cream cheese frosting is sweetened with a syrup made from honey and orange peels, making the perfect floral citrus combination. Right away it was clear the cupcake fit with the image and spirit of Luminary and happily found a spot amongst all of our other wonderful products.
To help us make a difference, follow along on the hash tag #cupcakeday, indulge in a few sweet treats, and check out the link below to find out how to host your own party!