Earlier on this year, Crumbs! had the privilege of providing cupcakes for the Didier Drogba Foundation Ball, as well as a birthday cake for the main man himself.
It all started on a rare night out in a rather flashy London restaurant with my husband. Across a sea of Chanel quilted bags, I spotted Didier dining with his wife in uber-trendy Novikov. The next day I followed his foundation on Twittter, at which point I was contacted and asked if I would like to be involved in their upcoming event. Would I ever?!
What made me want to help Didier is the fact that I feel he is one of the few footballers out there who, rather than boning their team-mate's girlfriend or getting hair transplants, is actually using their fame and wealth to make a real difference to the lives of many, many people in The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
We agreed to make lots of cupcakes for the event, featuring the foundation's logo and were super-chuffed to then get a call which made this job slightly more unusual. Didier's agency told me that the day after the ball was actually his birthday, therefore they wanted to present him with a cake as a surprise at midnight. WOW! Our cake was going to be eaten by a footballing legend?! Get in!