Rum Cupcakes Galoria
“A tradition that belongs
to the future as well as the past”
Gloria Wedderburn (Founder)
Hi everyone, 👋🏾 I am Gloria, baker and owner of Rum Cupcakes Galoria (RCG), a small baking business based in Wolverhampton. Initially, as a ‘small fish in a huge pond’ it seemed almost impossible that RCG could become a reality. However, with the support of my amazing family, I was encouraged to showcase my skills to a larger audience, and I am so happy that I did!
These little treats are truly a taste of pure indulgence, made for all special occasions or a simple treat just for yourself! You will be transported to Caribbean heaven with the generous sprinkles of Wray and Nephew rum which compliments the delicate cake sponge, finally topped with a light, smooth rum buttercream that runs all the way through the soft centre.
There are many excellent Caribbean rum cakes on the market that offer that traditional, dense consistency otherwise known as ‘black’ cake. However, my recipe has kept the traditional basics of that Caribbean quality but also reflects a more modernised marketplace.
Here at Rum Cupcakes Galoria we make cakes with a ‘melt in your mouth' lightness without compromising on that significant Caribbean inspiration and flavour. Customers who have purchased our cupcakes and celebration cakes, always return for more and continue to spread the word! We bake to the highest of standards and being somewhat of a cake addict myself, they have all got to pass the Gloria test before they leave our kitchen!
Whilst rum cupcakes are the main attraction, we do also make celebration rum cakes both iced and non-iced, with or without alcohol and vegan alternatives at your request for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and a wide range of other celebratory events.
Love you mama
My late Jamaican mother, “Miss Inez” as she was known, has been and remains the main influence and driving force behind my initial interest in baking. Her traditional baking style was a “no nonsense, make it up as you go along” method which always managed to result in the ‘wow factor’… As we replicate that generational, special kind of ‘wow' factor at RCG, you simply will not be disappointed – but we’ll let you tell us once you have taken a bite 😊
Simply put, why not? 🤷🏾♀️😂
During the past 30 years I have worked across different local authorities as a social worker and manager. For along time, I have become disillusioned with what social work has become due to austerity and felt a sense of disempowerment at not being able to provide the standards of care due to those savage government cuts.
I was on long term sickleave with work related stress, ‘burn out’ and mental health exhaustion. Baking became my therapy and saviour through to recovery.
My son Luke has lived the real stresses of his mom as a social worker and was quick to spot the smile in my eyes when I was baking during my period of sickleave. He gave me the self belief and confidence to step out of my 9-5 comfort zone. With a combination of great reviews from family and friends and some deep reflection during the pandemic it helped me to embark on this journey.
It was time to pursue something that was no longer emotionally draining, something that brought joy instead of sadness.
It gives me great pleasure to say I have combined my favourite hobby into a serious business mission. If the pandemic has taught me anything, it is the simple things in life that really matter.
Although a cliché, happiness is good for the soul and I am doing what makes me smile everyday without compromise. My hope is that others will smile along with me whilst eating my cakes🙂
I am using my depleted savings to set up this small venture of which I am extremely proud, excited, and for the first time in a long time full of self worth and job satisfaction.
So come on, treat those tastebuds and give us a try – you will be thankful you did!
Order your cupcakes today for your special event
Get in touch with us on the below with details of your order and we will be in touch to discuss.