5 Years Full Time (& an offer to celebrate!)

Amy from Cakes with Faces

On Monday it’s 5 years since I quit my job to run Cakes with Faces full time! To celebrate, all orders this week over £10 get a free enamel pin.

Write which pin you’d like in the notes at check-out. If you don’t specify which you’d like, you’ll get a random one!

UPDATE: The offer is now extended to Friday 5th July 2019. I’m so overwhelmed by your response, and all the lovely messages on your orders that I’ve extended the offer to say thank you!

Cakes with Faces’ Story

Cakes with Faces started back in 2011 (it’s 8 years old in October!). At first it was a hobby in the evenings and weekends, then on 1st July 2014 I quit my job to become full time self-employed. At the time it was quite terrifying and felt like a huge leap, but I haven’t looked back. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself that everything would be ok!

Cakes with Faces at Hyper Japan
Back in 2014 at Hyper Japan, just after I quit my job

After working full time and spending all my evenings and weekends on Cakes with Faces, I thought I’d have so much more free time once I quit my job, but actually nothing changed and I was still busy all the time!

It’s not easy – there are lots of difficult and boring tasks, countless times when I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing and lots of stressful times, as well as the aspects I enjoy (and in reality I don’t spend that much time designing and drawing). But it’s not hard to motivate yourself when you’re doing what you love, and I’ve always worked really hard.

Thank you as always for your support – without your orders, Cakes with Faces wouldn’t still be here. It’s awesome that some of you have been here since the beginning, and without your lovely comments and messages I’m sure I would have given up long ago!

MCM London Comic Con May 2016

An Offer to Celebrate

To celebrate my own little Independence Day and 5 years of full-time self-employment, all orders this week that are £10 or over get a free enamel pin!

Choose from one of the Zooshi sushi animal pins, or one of the last cherry cat pins:

Zooshi Sushi Animal Enamel Pins

How to get your Free Pin

  • Spend £10 or more.
  • Write which pin you’d like in the notes at check-out.
  • If you don’t specify which pin you’d like, you’ll get a random one!

Offer ends at midnight on Friday 5th July 2019 (UK time).

Cat Cherries Pin Badge