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Hello Cupcake Cushion

I opened the door on Friday and had a box thrust at me by a Parcelforce delivery man. The box turned out to be from Deny Designs and contained a surprise gift of a Hello Cakeify cushion (or a Hello Cupcake Throw Pillow, as it’s officially called) – so nice and so unexpected!

Hello Cupcake Cushion

It’s exciting enough seeing photographs of all my Deny Designs bedding and homeware, but even better to be able to judge the quality in real life. I have to say I am very impressed! The fabric is really heavy and the print is surprisingly detailed (details sometimes get lost on fabric because of ink bleeding). It also has a very neat concealed zip and a squashy removable insert. And it’s super cute of course!

Hello Cupcake Cushion

It’s now taken up residence on my bed/desk (and not wasted on guests on the sofa as pictured) and I can totally recommend one, if you’ve been thinking about it. I’m sure the bedding and other products are equally good too. You can get this cushion in a variety of sizes and colours right here. Big thanks to Deny Designs for sending one over!



Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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