Louise Brown's Sunflower Cupcakes - East Cheshire Hospice

Louise Brown’s Sunflower Cupcakes

A bouquet of colourful cupcakes whetted the appetite of East Cheshire Hospice staff.

They were licking their lips after learning the delicious cupcakes, with buttercream sunflowers, were the prize in a staff raffle.

Cup cakes in the East Cheshire Hospice sunflower logo

Fundraiser Bethan Wade was the lucky winner of the display, delivered by neighbour Louise Brown who runs her own bakery business, Louise Brown Bakes.

Making cakes is a labour of love for Louise, whose legendary chocolate brownies are always a favourite at Macclesfield’s Treacle Market.

Louise said: “I probably spend half my life baking, which drives my family mad as I’m very rarely baking for them and the kitchen is always covered in a cloud of icing sugar.

“I recently perfected how to pipe buttercream sunflowers so thought they’d be just right for the hospice as it’s their emblem.

“A lot of people I know have been helped by the Hospice so I thought it’d be a nice touch to make the sunflower cupcake bouquet as a little morale booster and thank you to the staff for all their hard work.”

Baker Louise Brown who made sunflower cup cakes.    

Husband Richard, sons Harry and Oliver and daughter Abby are never far away from the kitchen, hoping for leftovers.

Louise said: “They get the off cuts and any other bits going spare. It’s funny how many of my friends very kindly offer to be taste testers for me.”

Bethan shared the cakes with her family to thank them for assisting with fundraising initiatives as her colleagues working remotely could not be there to enjoy them.

Fundraiser Bethan Wade with her prize.

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