West End Bakeoff’s Cuppy the Cupcake takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

The company of The Secret Garden receive the winner’s trophy at last year’s West End bakeoff from judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball. Photo by Mark Lomas

The West End bakeoff, London’s stagiest bake sale will return again this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The event sees teams from all of the big London shows compete to win the coveted trophy, while raising thousands of pounds for the Theatrical charity, Acting For Others.

This year the West End shows will come together to compete at The Actor’s Church St Pauls, on Saturday 20th May with judges to be announced at a later date.

We caught up the adorable Cuppy the Cupcake, West End Bakoff’s mascot, who was thrilled to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.

What are you currently working on?

I’ve been working on my whisking, beating and folding techniques for cake making! As the official West End Bake Off mascot I am not allowed to enter the competition but I like to keep my frosting hair light and fluffy which takes lots of practice!

What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?

The West End Bake Off of course gave this little old showbiz cupcake it’s legs (quite literally!) I’ve even been made into a trophy for the winners too, it’s quite odd seeing oneself in statue form. I’m sure Laurence Olivier would feel the same…

What is your favourite book?

Definitely ‘Quintessential Baking’ By GBBO’s Frances Quinn. It’s so fun for a plain old cupcake like me to dream of being such an inventive cake.

What are you currently watching on TV?

I only watch movie musicals and the Great British Bake Off. Though I am partial to a spot of Masterchef now and again. 

Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?

That’s a silly question…THEATRE, of course! I have Dreamgirls and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on my wishlist. Of course I have to take my booster seat so I can see over the people in front. It’s a tough life for a tiny cupcake. 

What’s your favourite sweet?

A retro classic, the fruit salad. SO jazzy and chewy.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I always dreamed of being four tired red velvet sponge with cream cheese frosting but as I’ve got older and more comfortable in my own skin, I’d prefer to be a naked cake.

What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?

Me, naughty? Never! 

I may or may not have replaced the sugar for salt in a birthday cake for my sister once… 

What is your proudest achievement to date?

Raising £6000 in two hours at last year’s bake off. All for the amazing theatrical charity Acting for Others. 

What’s next?

That would be telling! But we do have lots of ideas and projects in the pipeline at West End Bake Off as well as West End Bake Off 2018 of course! 

For those unable to attend the event, Acting for Others can still be supported by donating at its Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/ctcafo


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