From the sparkles on the cupcakes to the jars of Love Hearts on the dresser, from the postcards on the mirro to the pink Roberts radio, it just makes you smile. Somehow it evokes the Kings Road boutiques of the Seventies, open-top cars cruising in the sunshine, teenage trysts in milk bars, and glitter balls in discos. Now you can bring the sparkle into your home, as Love Bakery captures the sense of fun that has made a community take a shop to its heart. Sam Blears encourages you to let your imagination run riot, and to use her moodboards, just-in-case cupboard, and glittering decorations to create your own versions of her much-loved cakes. You'll discover recipes for cupcakes, love pops, love shots, cuptails and whoopie pies; fabulous hidden flavours such as the Peruvian Bear Cupcake's secret marmalade centre; plus fantastic ideas and templates for co-ordinating party themes and giftwrapping. Take the fear out of baking, replace it with fun and glitter, and you'll find there's thing as delicious as a cupcake baked from the heart.
Love Bakery was born after Sam Blears was shamed into making cupcakes for her son's school fair. What started as a few dozen homemade treats became a home kitchen producing 600 cupcakes a week. When cupcakes started to take over the living room, Sam found a new home - the now renowned neon-pink and candy-striped Love Bakery on London's Kings Road.