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Introducing our new Guest Blogger – Smaira from Dollymix Cupcakes


We couldn’t resist the thought of a cake-filled two week guest blogging slot and on seeing Smaira’s creations we all agreed that an insight into the creative world of baking and sugarcraft was long overdue on CreativeNottingham. So please extend a warm welcome to our new Guest Blogger Smaira from Dollymix Cupcakes! We asked Smaira 10 questions to get to know her a little bit better.

Who are you?
Smaira Rana, Dollymix Cupcakes, Based in Nuthall Nottingham

What brought you to Nottingham?
Born and bred here!

What keeps you in Nottingham?
Family and friends and my restaurant.

What makes you different to other creative people in Nottingham?
My specialism is bespoke cupcakes – at the moment the craze is Indian themed cupcakes which I haven’t seen many of in this area. But I love a challenge… recent orders have included Sesame Street characters and Paul Smith themed.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
As I have only be officially running as a business since January this year, in 5 years time i would love to be able to be established at providing luxury bespoke cupcake with a particular niche for Indian themed designs.

What do you wish you had more time for?
The day job as a lawyer keeps me busy, so I love to be able to escape and experiment with colour when i have time.

What keeps you awake at night?
The next cupcake design!!!

What do you think is Nottingham’s best kept secret?
the fantastic range of restaurants, with beautiful decor…

What would you like to see more of in Nottingham?
I’d love to see a cupcakery!

What Big thing are you currently working on?
As I have already launched Indian themed cupcakes, it has to be Indian themed wedding cakes.

You can see more of Smaira’s creations at