How long have you been open?
I began My Honeybunch in March 2011. So, just 19 months
What did you do previously?
I was a full time mum to my two children, but I also had a hobby which grew into a business called 'The Cake Fairy' making celebration cakes.
How did you come up with the name?
My husband and I were trying to think of a name and the last cake pops I had made had been photographed in a bunch held together in my hand, like a bouquet.
We were brainstorming and thinking about the uses the cake pops would have and were thinking along the gift lines and we got to thinking about pet names people have for one another and then we hit on 'Honeybunch' which seemed apt for the photo I had just taken.
I went with 'My' to make it personal and I then fell in love with the idea of our strap line which is 'handmade with love from your Honeybunch' I also get to answer the phone "good morning My Honeybunch" which is usually met with "well good morning to you sugar plum etc" its a great way to start a phone conversation!
So what do you get up to at My Honeybunch?
I have just the best working day.
My customers are just so lovely and have so many ideas, its great to work with such creative people.
My Honeybunch turn cake pops into all sorts of things so my day is always different.
One day I can be making Elmos, Angry Birds and the next I'm making wedding favours or flowers.
I try to tweet and Facebook as its a great way to network and I also try to blog, but must admit, I am fairly hopeless. I have too much fun in the bakery to get around to it!
What do you most enjoy about your job?
Ooh that's a tricky one! I think coming up with new flavours and designs would probably be the best part.
How do you come up with the different ideas for the cakes?
I'll spot something when I'm out or on TV or the web and it will lead me to a chain of thought and a cake pop will be born.
My husband knows when I have an idea. He says I get 'this look' and start to glaze over. lol
Which Entertainer past or present would you like to design a cake for?
I would love to make cake pops for a Eddie Izzard... I would just be so curious to see what his crazy mind would come up with... I'll even do them for free!
I'd also love to work with Heston Blumenthal to see what we could concoct together.
What's next for My Honeybunch?
I've been asked to make a tutorial video so I'll be doing that soon, hopefully before Halloween.
I'd also very much like to bring out a book showing how to make some of the bouquets and arrangement I do and feature lots of hints and tips. And of course Christmas designs will be arriving on the site soon.