Crumble beginnings - the corporate lawyer who quit the City to make cupcakes

Prior to March 2009, I could be found behind a desk at one of London's premier law firms. But baking had always been one of my passions, and it was at this point that I decided to leave the City behind and pursue my dream of establishing a cupcake company. It was time to say goodbye to soft offers, mergers and corporate law and hello to soft sponge, margarine and cocoa powder. No longer strutting down the corridors in a suit and stilettos, I can now be found wearing an apron, usually with a smear or two of icing sugar on my face. Meetings are now called tastings and conference calls still remain, but what could possibly be more fun than discussing wedding cupcake towers with a bride and groom-to-be?

After two years at a City law firm, Harpreet Baura traded corporate law for chocolate icing. Here, she describes her journey from lawyer to cupcaker

Prior to March 2009, I could be found behind a desk at one of London’s premier law firms. But baking had always been one of my passions, and it was at this point that I decided to leave the City behind and pursue my dream of establishing a cupcake company.

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