Monday, 1 June 2015

#BEDJ - What's In A Name?

I've been blogging for nearly two years now but I don't think I've ever gone into much detail about where A Curvy Cupcake got its name. The Curvy part is self explanatory but this Cupcake has a backstory.

Take a seat! I may ramble on.

Many moons ago I was a regular at gigs across the country. When you spend 3+ days a week in the same environments you see the same faces and because of that I made a lot of friends in the music industry. From day one I was a pal and I was rarely seen as anything else. I was happy with that but everyone once in a while I'd become the centre of someones attention. On one such occasion, when something happened, the someone told his friends and they laughed at him for "pulling a cupcake" because I was chubby and didn't compare to their regular girls.

It was at this time I started to hide away. I went on a 300 calorie diet and shed a lot of weight. I became quite unwell and for what? Because some idiot musician called me a Cupcake.

This stuck with me for a long time. I lost confidence, I lost friends and I stopped having fun. So a few years later when I decided to start blogging I wanted to come up with a name that would turn that lingering negative into something positive. Into a symbol of strength, love and confidence. 

And A Curvy Cupcake was born.

Now the idiot musician is the last thing that comes to mind when I hear the word Cupcake. Now it is my blog. It is me. It is part of who I am, how far I have come and how many amazing people I have met on my journey. 

In a way I have The Idiot to thank for that. But I think I'd rather thank myself. And all of you who have helped and supported me on my way.

Do you have a blog?
How did you come up with the name?

(This is DAY ONE of my Blog Every Day In June Challenge. Check here for the original post.)


  1. I love this, what a wonderful way to turn it around. To me cupcake is something lovely and sweet and that I'd always choose to spend some time with, so perfect for you! xxx

  2. Kathryn took the words right out of my mouth - I was just about to say that cupcake, to me sounds like a compliment and a term of endearment. A cupcake is a nice treat and who doesn't smile when they see a cute cupcake?

  3. I love you, and I love your blog, name and all! Cupcakes are delish, just like you, and what a knobber.... That is all! 😘 So glad that blogging has allowed me to meet beautiful people like you xxxxxxxxx

  4. Aw you are beautiful sweet gorgeous cupcake! And I want to be called cupcake now too! All the love 😍

  5. Love how you've taken something so negative, made it your own and turned it into something fantastic! Love your name and love your blog!

    C x

  6. Great blog name. Cupcakes are definitely a treat, with all the pretty piped icing