Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stallholder Profile Lollicakes

Stallholder profile....Clarissa from Lollicakes

Business name: Lollicakes 
Suburb/town: Como WA
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:  
I make Gourmet Cake Pops (fresh crumbed cake mixed with frosting, rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate - all on a lollipop stick). I use art, creative, cake decoration, baking skills.
What inspired you to start your business?:
 I taught myself how to bake and have been baking all kinds of goodies since 2008. Through all that, I discovered I really enjoyed creating beautiful and delicious cakes for my loved ones. In 2013, I decided to make Cake Pops for an Easter event, I made egg-shaped cake pops and decorated them like little easter eggs. From there, I found a real passion to make gourmet luxurious Cake Pops - and so after a few months of paperwork, designing my website, logo and getting council approvals, I officially opened my Cake Pop business in 2014.

How long have you been ‘creating’?:
 Officially since 2014, unofficially since 2008.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
 Part-time business as I still work full-time as a cancer researcher at the University of WA.

Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc..
 Polkadot Vintage 3in1 Market, PerthUpmarket, The Handmade Expo, Leederville Farmer's Market, online via website and facebook business page.
What makes what you do special or different?
 What makes my business special is that I provide elegant, luxurious cake on a stick which is unique, and affordable. I make one-of-a-kind custom creations and all my designs are 100% original and handmade. I ensure I also use only the best gourmet ingredients so that with each custom order, I guarantee full satisfaction. I also specialise in coming up with amazing flavour combos: like recently, a new one I came up with is lemon-thyme cake pops, and Maltesers cake pop with salted caramel buttercream which sold very well as my last fair.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
 Seeing how happy it makes people when they order from me and knowing I have made someone's life happier with my cake pops. I also have been told by many people that Cake Pops are one of the hardest thing to master, so I feel very rewarded that I can master in making Cake Pops.
What is your favourite product that you make?
 I love coming up with new flavour combos, so my favourite product is my Cake Pops.
Do you teach classes or workshops?
 I have my first fundraising class coming up in June/July.

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