'I'm baking to help lift peoples’ spirits'

Being stuck indoors can be frustrating and lonely, but one home baker has made it her goal to try and put a smile on peoples’ faces.

Mum-of-one Meera Anand of Meera’s Cakes in north London, is an optometrist by day and a baker by night, and during this coronavirus pandemic she has been voluntarily delivering cupcakes to those that want them!

“I’m a home baker I do weddings, birthdays and so on, but at the moment everything’s on standstill,” she said. “I’ve got more of a chance to do baking but I want to be able to give that to other people and lift peoples’ spirits.

“I always find that cakes make people happy, and I have some extra time on my hands so I thought I’d bake some cupcakes and deliver them to people who want them.

“I had put it on my Instagram asking if anyone wanted cakes, and obviously people did."

After several successful rounds, she’s temporarily put a hold on home deliveries, adhering to government guidelines about essential travel. That hasn’t, however, stopped her from showing appreciation for frontline NHS workers at her local hospital.

Meera paid tribute to the nation's "health heroes” with this latest box of cupcakes, a personal gesture of her own, which she delivered to Barnet General Hospital.

So, what's in the deliciously looking cupcakes?

“Due to the current situation there was a lack of ingredients, so I’m not being too experimental! But I’ve been making vanilla cupcakes, make them a bit colourful, more fun and vibrant to get even more smiles on peoples’ faces."

You can follow Meera on her Instagram @meerascakes to keep up to date with her baking journey

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