A DREAM has come true for a cupcake queen who bakes cakes for TV stars and celebrities.

Mum-of-two Lisa Russett has opened a new bakery and dessert shop selling waffles, crepes, milk shakes and smoothies.

The 39-year-old, from Winnington, said she was inundated with customers as she opened Pretty Princess Cakes and Bakes on Post Office Place, the walkway between Sainsbury’s and the library, on Tuesday.

“It was quite overwhelming,” said mum-of-two Lisa, who has baked for Beyonce’s tour, Jordan’s hen party and reality TV stars.

“Everyone was really excited to try all the different things.

“I couldn’t have asked for it to go any better. I had to restock the cupcake counter twice. I was so busy I didn’t have time to make my normal cakes.”

Lisa, crowned cupcake queen of Liverpool, was overwhelmed by the response from the community.

“People I’d never seen before popped in to wish me well,” she said. “They said they wanted to support local business and said it was nice to see a new shop opening.

“I’m really excited about our launch party.”

Free samples and Prosecco will be handed out at a fun-filled launch party on Saturday.

Girls from Manchester Roller Derby team will be skating through town giving cakes away and a face painter will entertain children.

Warrington Wolves players Stefan Ratchford and Bryson Goodwin will pose for selfies on the shop’s chalk wall.

Lisa started baking before she started school with her late nan Daisy Ince, who died aged 94.

“When I was little I baked with my nan, she taught me everything,” said Lisa. “I still use the recipe she gave me. I think she’d be very proud of me.

“The day I opened there were two little white feathers on the floor. I kept them and thought of her.”

Lisa now plans to hire staff as her business grows.

“I’ll be recruiting at least two,” said Lisa, who has a daughter Abby, 12, and eight-year-old son Tyler. “I’m hoping to host kid’s parties. Mums can bring kids to the bakery and decorate cakes.

“I’m also stocking a cake decoration range for home bakers so they’ll be able to come in and buy supplies.

“Everyone loves to bake at the moment with all the TV programmes that are on. People often ask me how to make a unicorn horn or a bow for a cake.”

After baking at home for so long, Lisa is looking forward to designing a window display for each season.

“I’ll absolutely love that,” she said. “I’ve seen American bakeries on television and always wanted to open a Pinterest perfect bakery.

“It is a dream coming together.”