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This Season We Love

L&S Food

Homemade Cupcakes from Mickey Bakes

Mickey Bakes is the bespoke baking brand newly established by talented and creative local foodie, Micaela Franklin. This is her story.

Hi! I’m Micaela Franklin, I’m 21 years old and I recently started my small business Mickey Bakes! I grew up in Ballito and went to Crawford North Coast, so I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received from the locals.

Since I can remember I’ve been making a mess in the kitchen! I’m a super creative person, and baking has always been one of my favourite hobbies. I love being able to create something beautiful that also tastes amazing.

I’m an extreme perfectionist, so it took me a while to perfect my cupcake and buttercream recipes, and a lot of practice to become confident in my piping skills. I put a lot of thought, creativity, and effort into each order, to make sure my cupcakes are as gorgeous as possible! I want my customers to love them as much as I loved making them.

I absolutely love every part of what I do, from brainstorming colour schemes and choosing sprinkles, to packaging up the cupcakes. I never imagined so many people would be interested in my cupcakes, and I’m blown away by all the encouragement I’ve received.

Mickey Bakes will be offering cakes as well as cupcakes very soon, (once I’ve perfected them of course!) as I’ve received so many messages asking me to add them to my menu. I can’t wait to make everyone’s celebrations and special occasions even more special with my cupcakes and cakes!

** Orders can be collected from The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe in Ballito.


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