Hello, my name is Sara and I am a specialist baker. A lot of you know me from eating my free from cupcakes in places like Cafe Imbizo on Fareham high street, the Holiday Inn Fareham and at the Portsmouth little pickles markets. Whereas others know me because I've created a bespoke cake, or cupcakes to meet a certain dietary need for a special occasion. You see the difference about me is I'm a completely gluten and dairy free baker. I adore making the impossible a reality and cater to any intolerance from gluten to nuts, yeast, egg and can even make virtually fat free cupcakes that have gone down a storm with the local slimming world members. I also hold a 5 rating for hygiene with the food standards agency which is the highest you can get. I'm here tho, for one reason only and that is this...
I had a dream 18 months ago, that i could see myself working in a open planned kitchen, with a few tables in front of the patios doors that led out onto the high street. People were coming from far and wide to come to my cake shop, because not only could they get a tailor made cupcake like no other, but they could also sit down a read a newspaper, and have a cuppa or natter whilst doing so. What my cafe means to me, is that it will create a haven for people to feel as though they have a place to turn too. Many of us can feel alone in life, but when your diagnosed with a allergy or intolerance to something its not usual to feel different. My aim is to show everyone we are all equals. to give the intolerant a new hope with creating a cafe tailored to suit their needs.
I've taken the cake world by storm in the last 8 months, i have over 1200 local followers over Facebook and Twitter that all live within Hampshire and keep me on my toes. So all i need now is a helping hand into reaching more people. Any investment you can give, weather it be big or small will make a difference to those who deserve it the most.
A few reviews of my work.
Jenny C "Its not often you can find someone who's so down to earth, as well as understanding of your needs. Sara not only takes the time to get to know you as a person, but she also appreciates and sympathizes with what's wrong. For many of us finding her is a godsend. As why should our children have to go without just because they have allergies? Sara makes the impossible a reality. And weather your intolerant or not her cakes taste fantastic. Many people can bake a cupcake, but only a rare few can MAKE a cupcake. And making her own free from classics is exactly what this young lady does"
Natalie H "We have used Sara's cuppa cakes twice now, both times we have not been disappointed. My husband is a coeliac and he was delighted that I discovered someone who can produce such delicious tasting cakes that are completely safe for him to enjoy! I ordered 12 cupcakes for my sons birthday last week, & I also had purchased a few from a well known bakery & I have to be completely honest in saying that Sara's cupcakes were by far the best tasting!! It's actually caused arguments between myself & my husband as I apparently should not be eating 'his' cakes!! Will be back very soon for more!! Thank you Sara"
Laura Rose W "Had some cupcakes from Sara. Absolutely beautiful. They looked so pretty and tasted divine. You would never guess they're dairy,gluten and practically fat free.... I certainly tried to make my cupcakes last! :) Sara is so friendly and will defo use again. I've been spreading the word!"
These are just a few examples of what my customers think. So as you can see I have a lot to live up to. I've always been very passionate, meaning I'd give anything to be able to give them the cafe they deserve. My aim is to be able to supply them with gluten free sandwiches, wraps and soup as an alternative in time to create a cafe with a difference. And even make dairy free tea and coffee too. The question is though, will you help me turn this a reality?
I've based the cost of £12000 on having the first 4 months rent and bills covered, the cost of employing another staff member to work 16 hours a week, a cleaner for 10 hours a week (ill be working for free untill i start getting money in) and then rest will be spent on fitting out the cafe's open kitchen, chiller cabinet and sourcing tables and chairs etc. As I already have an oven, fridge, and coffee machine.
For more information about me, please visit www.facebook.com/sarascuppacakes
Thank you for reading. x