Level 3 Public Services student Chloe Silverwood has been busy during lockdown, putting her baking skills to good use! She has been selling cupcakes and donating some to the NHS and other public services, including a local fire station.
Chloe started to make cupcakes during lockdown, as she was not able to go to work and was getting bored. So, she came up with ‘Chloe’s Cupcakes’, where she sold some cakes and donated some of her creations to keyworkers in Nottingham.
Here is Chloe’s story in her own words
I started making cupcakes in lockdown, as I’m not working and was getting bored. I would drop them round to my friends and family to keep them going in lockdown.
I really enjoy making them. I thought I would give it a go by buying some more things, so I could make bigger batches and give them to people. I put a post on my social media and had so many responses.
I’ve managed to sell lots of different designs for birthdays and treats during lockdown.
My mum’s friend is a nurse at the City Hospital. She works very hard on the ICU for cancer patients. I said I would bring some cakes down for her and the team as a thank you for all their hard work.
I am hoping to do this more often, as I sometimes have cakes to spare after making them for my customers, so will give them to keyworkers and people who have worked constantly during this hard time.
I enjoy making the cakes and seeing people happy when I deliver them, as they are cheered up and it feels like I’ve made their day.Chloe - Level 3 Public Services student
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