Sorry it has been so long since my last blog.
We have had a busy time of late with deliveries to many birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christening and even the wake of a funeral. We have also been doing some corporate cakes for local business such as Aldi and Chip and Pin.
But a cake that will always be a little bit special was one that we delivered very recently, after a silly bet my husband made we set off on a 2 hour journey to Twickenham Rugby Stadium to deliver a cake to the England woman's rugby team - World Cup winners 2014. An honour for us to help celebrate this awesome achievement for the team. A shame we did not get to meet any of the players but the coaches were all really nice and it was lovely to meet them.
We have also had the launch of the hire of our popcorn and candy floss machines. We are really enjoying taking these to events over the Christmas period. These can be hired staffed by us or to use yourself
Another thing we have done especially for Christmas is 'Reindeer food' a little something for the kids to sprinkle out in the garden on Christmas Eve to show the way for the reindeer. All profits from this is going to be donated to Melanoma UK a cancer charity very close to our hearts.
We wish you all well and look forward to helping you with any occasion in the future with any cake.
Have a scrumptious evening.
Monday, 6 October 2014
What is Important at a Wedding.
With all the bridal pages I belong to on Facebook I am seeing more and more regularly brides to be asking what did people find a waste of money and what did people wish they spent more money on. l though it seems like a good question it will get such different answers I think it could leave people more confused than when they first asked the question so I thought I would add a little blog with my advice. Not just as a supplier but from my own wedding memories too.
Everybody has their own opinion of what is important. To some people their wedding dress is just an outfit they will wear once and never think of again so would rather spend less money and I have even seen people posting their dress for sale the very day after their own wedding. To others it will be the most Important thing to wear the princess designer gown they have dreamed of since they were little this is what I thought when looking for my dress and you I was thinking a simple plain dress and ended up with the biggest most expensive dress in the shop but I fell in love with it and nothing else would make me feel as wonderful as that dress did so I knew.
You will also get people who think of getting supermarket cakes as it is just a cake to be eaten and not important at all so a waste of money. Other will see it as a focal point of the wedding and want a custom designed cake made by an award winning cake designer to be amazing and give a huge wow. The happy couple cutting the cake is a picture everyone thinks of and wants so you will want to be able to look back and think wow I loved my cake rather than thinking of look how that cake ruins the picture next to your beautiful outfit.
Other thing I see alot of people saying is a waist is the disposable cameras on the table but I loved our disposable cameras as you get to see the funny things people were doing that you didn't get time to see on the day/night. It is hard really as everyone has a different opinion.
I think as a couple you and you OH should sit down and decided what is the most thing to you and then search for that and spend what needs to be spent on getting what you want. Making sure to check previous work of your supplier and see if you are able to speak to previous customers is something I would highly recommend. I also always think it is best to meet face to face and chat over everything to make sure you can get a feel for them and know you have booked someone you can trust.
Everyone is so different. Once you have the things you really want then see what it left to by the other things you would like.
Have a wonderfully scrumptious evening!
Sunday, 9 March 2014
It's not often that during a cake delivery I am lost for words. Those that know me will possibly say I am never lost for words. Well One of this weeks deliveries was such a day, I had the privilege of making a birthday cake for a really special little boy who until today had never been able to eat his own birthday cake. Our challenge was to make a wheat, soy, dairy & egg free cake!! We persevered and checked our ingredients my husband and I determined to get it right. We had too there was no other option. After quite a few failed attempts I finally had produced a lovely rich cake chocolate fudge cake that was free from all of the things that could make little Albert ill.
We delivered this Disney Plane themed cake this week and I am sure the customer won't mind me saying that when she cried at the sight of the cake and my heart melted. Birthday cakes are part of a celebration that celebrates life!! Every birthday is a 'big birthday' and should be celebrated with those you care about and care for you. This is a huge reason I love and do this job, and why my family put up with the late nights and early mornings and a sometime rather grumpy sleep deprived wife/mummy. It fills me with joy! I am one very happy cake lady this week.Have a wonderful scrummy evening! I know I will.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Looking through some old pictures and I found this little gem, and it made me realise that cake has always been a part of my life. My 1st birthday cake, it wasn’t pretty but my Mum made an attempt and let’s be honest at that age I probably ended up wearing more than I ended up eating.
My love of cake now is more than just the taste, it is pictured here it is the simplicity. My big brother kissing my head probably after singing me happy birthday with my older sister watching on, I’m guessing my mum is taking the picture but we were all there, Together. At that moment there was a unity in the family with no fighting, shouting or sibling rivalries.
Cake to me now is more than just to eat, it is the key to any special occasion, a wedding, a birthday, a christening all have that magic moment that, snapshot in time captured forever, and I am so happy now to be helping make people make these special moments and being a part of something so wonderful.
Sweet memories everyone!
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I have a varied cake week this week starting with cute pastel cupcakes that were finished and delivered this morning, then a golf theme, garden them, Call of Duty and some valentines orders too! Weeks like this make it so much more interesting being a cake maker and hopefully show off just how versatile I can be. I look forward to sharing all the picture and seeing all my customers reactions!
Yummy dreams for you all.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
I am new to this and I do hope I can give everyone something interesting to peer through. My thinking is that I put my heart and soul into making my cakes and building my family business maybe people should see some of the heart and soul that goes into everything I do. Keep a look out and hopefully I can entertain you just a little.
Have a scrumptious day,