HLC Loves MCR Pride <3

HLC’s Manchester Pride treats are back for another year! To celebrate the event, which runs over the August Bank Holiday, we’ve added a splash of colour to our cupcakes, layer cakes and brownies! To find out more about the festival, which takes place over four days in Manchester city centre from 23rd – 26th August,…

Celebrating Vimto’s 110th Birthday!

Here at HLC, we have always celebrated the classic northern drink, Vimto. You’ll find at least one of our bakers with a glass of the tasty purple liquid; hot or cold, depending on the time of year. In 2015 we even went as far as creating our very own Vimto cupcake; a vanilla sponge topped…

Celebrating FREE Tea Day with Teapigs!

This year marks Teapigs‘ 6th annual free tea day! Last year over 400 independent stockists all over the world took part in handing out free tea and this year it will be even bigger! As one of those proud stockists, make sure you pop into HLC’s Spinningfields store or Selfridges intu Trafford concession on the 1st November…

HLC Attends the #NBAs18

Last month, and for the second year running, HLC excitedly attended We Blog North‘s Northern Blog Awards, as a sponsor and guest judge to the weddings category. Owner and director, Sarah Wilson-Gibbons and her sister Rachel, of Nutritional Beauty, glammed up in their best glad rags and made their way to the Midland Hotel in…

Adding a Splash of Colour for Manchester Pride

The HLC kitchen has been vibrant with colourful creations this past week, as our bakers excitedly prepare for Manchester Pride, which runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Naturally, we’ve added a splash of rainbow to our cupcakes, layer cakes and brownies; here’s what you can expect to find: Rainbow Cupcake A vanilla sponge bursting…

Getting Creative at Foodies Festival | Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Last weekend, HLC’s creator and queen of cupcakes, Sarah Wilson-Gibbons made her way to Foodies Festival at Tatton Park, to teach crowds of hungry spectators how to create her signature chocolate cupcakes. As the glorious sunshine beamed down over the sea of pop up restaurants and street food vendors, Sarah got to work tantalising the…

Getting Floral at the JMW Ladies Event

This week, HLC were invited to host a cupcake decorating class at JMW Solicitors Ladies Event in Spinningfields. Armed with a mountain of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, green vanilla buttercream and decorating tools, we headed over to set up our table. Our chosen theme for the evening fit perfectly with the floral feel of the…