There is always something happening at Cracking Cakes, here's the latest

December 2012

Cracking Cakes will be at the Roundwood Primary School Christmas Fair, Roundwood Park, Harpenden from 12 - 3pm. We'll have lots of cake cases, cake stands, cookie cutters and other baking related gorgeousness.  Come along and grab a bargain.


November 2012

How many shopping days to Christmas???  If you are starting to make your Christmas "To Do" list then why not add  Attend a Cracking Cakes Cupcake Class to it?  Book for November 16th for a chance to learn how to make some gorgeous Christmas cupcakes to wow your friends and family over the festive season.


October 2012

Autumn  is well and truly here, what better time to get baking.  For those wanting a little help with decorating cupcakes there is always the Cracking Cakes Cupcake Class on October 19th.


December 2011 
Almost the end of another busy year.  For our second year running we will be attending the Roundwood Primary School Christmas Fair - Saturday 10th December 12 noon - 3pm.  Pop by and say hello we'd love to see you.
October 2011
One of my favourite cake months, a chance to make some lovely halloween cakes.  After a summer trip to the states I came back armed with lots of ideas and some fabulous spooky sprinkles - watch out for pictures.
September 2011
Where did the summer go?  After a not-to-hectic summer schedule we are back and ready for anything.  The birthday booking are piling in thick and fast so if you do have a date in mind to celebrate with cake then let us know and we can pencil it in.  Whilst we were away during the summer cakes were never far from mind and there are lots of exciting ideas so watch out.
June 2011
Wow, it could not be busier.  We are totally booked up for June and the first three weeks of July is pretty packed. 
We are also taking a stall at the next Piccolo Market at the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Harpenden - 18th June 9.30am - 3pm.  Entry is free and there will be losts of lovely stalls there - plus ME!
May 2011
Things are so hectic at the moment, it's brilliant.  Some weeks are booked already,  We hate to say no to people and think of them celebrating without a lovely cake but there are only so many hours a day and we do like each of our cakes to be special.  If you have a special occasion looming just email us the date and we can reserve it for you.  When it gets a little nearer we will contact you to see if you still require a cake.  As the little furry fella says - simples!  Here are some weeks which are already fully booked or very close ...
w/c 9/5/11 - FULL
w/c 23/5/11 - FULL
w/c 30/5/11 - FULL
w/c 13/6/11 - Almost FULL
w/c 20/6/11 - FULL
w/c 8/8/11 - Holiday - yippee!
w/c 15/8/11 - Holiday - yippee!
April 2011
Wow it's officially the first birthday of Cracking Cakes.  We would have celebrated with a .... cake but we were so especially busy (including a lovely wedding (sniff sniff) that we didn't have time to bake ourselves one.  Thank you to all our lovely customers who have made it so wonderful and tasty. 
March 2011
Woooo!  We are going to be at Harpenden Art, Craft and Antiques fair on Saturday March 12th at St Nicholas Church Hall.  Entry is 50p but if you visit their website and print off the page you can get in free.  Look forward to seeing you there.
March also gives you the opportunity to raise money for a very worthwhile cause - Yummy Mummy Week is March 26 - April 3.  Every day, ten families are told that their child has cancer.  CLIC Sargent is the children's cancer charity and they need your help.  Organise a tea party, cake sale or anything you like and help raise some much needed cash for the charity.  Cracking Cakes will be donating a percentage of their takings during Yummy Mummy Week.  For more information visit
February 2011
Love is in the air - along with a spot or two of rain!  Yes, I am referring to February 14th - St Valentine's Day.  But this year, instead of sending boring blooms or corny cards, how about a box of cakes?  If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, a box of cute Cracking Cakes could earn you some major brownie points.  Starting at just £12.00 for a box of 6, delivered in Harpenden during the day on February 14th, they are sure to be a hit.  Place your order now as delivery times are limited. 
January 2011
Happy New Year to all Cracking Cakes customers - new and old.  We are into our second year and even more excited than when we started.  what's on the cards this year?  Well, after attending a couple of very successful craft fairs at the end of last year, Cracking Cakes will be looking to get out and about in the spring too.  We'll be there to take orders, chat about cakey things, share tips with home bakers and we'll be selling a few little bits and pieces for those who love baking as much as we do.  Watch this space for more info.
December 2010
Wow!  What a busy December.  Christmas is definately a time for cakes and other sweet treats.  Why not send a box of cakes to a friend or colleague this year?
November 2010
We shall be at the Roundwood Primary School Christmas Fair on November 13th - 12 noon - 3pm.  There will be examples of our work, lots of photos and edible sprinkles and sparkles to buy for those who want to make their own cakes. 

We will also be at The Grove School in Harpenden at their Christmas Shopping Evening on Tuesday 30th November 8pm - 9.30pm.  See you then.
October 2010
Bake and Share with National Baking Week 18th - 24th October 2010

Now in its third year, the nation clearly doesn't need too much encouragement to roll up their sleeves and get involved in National Baking Week.  But this year the campaign promises to be bigger and better than ever, as the nation once again rises to the occasion.

This year, the theme of community is a strong one, as more downloadable items will be available from, so people can host their own Bake Sales and events, plus there will be loads of fun things to see and do for all the family, including a 'How To' section for making creative birthday cakes, mobile phone applications and of course delicious sweet and savoury baking recipes for everyone to try and enjoy. 

Details available on the website,

September 2010

 We were delighted to attend a MacMillan Coffee Morning at the High School in Wheathampstead.  They raised over £1000.00 and everyone had lots of fun.  It was great to be able to talk to people about cakes - as I can now bore for England on the subject.  Beware, I could be coming to a school fair near you!
Sadly we didn't make the finals of Cupcake of the Year (there's always next year) but this month it's National Cupcake Week.  What better reason to order a box of cakes for a friend or colleague who is celebrating an event - or just needs cheering up.
August 2010
Just because the children break up for a very very long holiday doesn't mean people don't still need cake.  There were lots of super summer birthdays, here is just one of them - a real favourite of mine.  Apart from a support in the heel of the shoe, absolutely everything about this cake is edible!  I know, food and footwear, doesn't get much better does it?


July 2010

Cracking Cakes has entered a cupcake for the Cupcake of the Year competition.  Our creation was a coffee cake with a hint of chocolate and a little gingerbread man biccie on the top - coffee and a biscuit in one!  The competition closed on July 16th so we now just await the result.  Winners through to the final seven will hear by August 3rd.

 June 2010

The St Albans Review news team organised a charity car wash in aid of Clic Sargent - the charity that has been providing support to terminally ill local boy Freddie Rowe Crowder and his family.  We were very proud to be able to provide a birthday cake for the buffet organised for after the car wash to celebrate Freddie's 8th birthday and wish Freddie and his family all the best for the future.

May 2010 

We were delighted to support some brave souls who were doing the Moonwalk in aid of breast cancer by making some cupcakes for a cake sale.