Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Silverlinings Wedding fair

I have just confirmed a stand at the Silverlinings Spring Marquee Wedding Fair at Quinton House School, Upton, Northampton.

Marquee Showcase - view a marquee set out for weddings and the opportunity to meet over 20 leading local wedding specialists in these attractive surroundings.

Superb Setting - Quinton House School is now licensed for Wedding Ceremonies that are held in the Ballroom, which will also be on show.

Brides to-be can pre-regiseter at

Has it been nearly a month???

I've just come back from a much needed rest at Centerparcs, Elveden Forest... when I say rest, my first day there started with a run, then taking my boys bowling, a spot of lunch then a game of Adventure Golf, then a swim in the 'tropical paradise' followed by dinner... doesn't seem too restful, no!??  It was a change of scenery/pace and most importantly my boys loved it!

The week before my break I was ridiculously busy, I don't think I got to bed before 1am most nights as I was up doing cupcakey work of one sort or another.

I had orders for an 18th birthday girl who likes fashion and her red VW nicknamed 'Poppy'; a 30th birthday girl who is into football, particularly Cobblers (Northampton town and England); some Hello Kitty cupcakes; and finally a Tinkerbell cake with matching cupcakes. All were for celebrations Friday/Saturday so I had to get them all ready Thursday and deliver to my mum first thing Friday morning for everyone to collect there... bless my mum!

This week I will be working on some Easter creations... watch this space!!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Recipe for Rocky Road bars

I made these for the bake sale at school last week and have been asked by a few people for the recipe, so here it is;

Makes loads.... about 16 generous portions

1.2kg milk chocolate
6 regular Mars bars or Snickers, chopped (I used Mars as it was for school age kids)
100g mini marshmallows (not the mini-mini ones)
175g Maltesers (I used one of the pouches)
100g raisins
icing sugar for dusting

a 33 x 23cm lined deep baking tray

  • Melt the chocolate in a pan over a medium heat or in the microwave, whichever you prefer
  • Put the chocolate bars, marshmallows, Maltesers and raisins in a bowl and pour over the melted chocolate
  • Mix until everything is covered and evenly dispersed
  • Press mixture into prepared baking tray and flatten with the back of a spoon, give it a few taps to release any air pockets
  • Leave to cool before putting in the fridge to harden
  • Dust with icing sugar and cut into nice big chunks
You can put any assortment of chocolate and fruit in these, maybe add some chopped apricots or some nuts, or digestive biscuits, whatever you fancy I'm sure it will still taste yummy.

Most importantly...

Enjoy xx

Spring is in the air!!

... I know this to be true because the little baby lambs have started to appear in the fields around my house, and there are snowdrops speckled in the grass, it's such a lovely site.  That means it's nearly time for the bluebells and our regular trip to Everdon woods where the Bluebells come out in abundance! I will post some pics to show you just how beautiful it is there.

So, what's been going on in the Angelina Cupcake house? I've been experimenting with some recipes and some new products... don't want to give too much away at the moment but I will tell you that the first recipe I tried was a complete 'flop'! So it definitely needs some tweeking before I release it to the general public

I've now signed up for the farmers markets in Newport Pagnell (3rd Friday of the month) and Stony Stratford (4th Friday) where I will sell a selection of flavours and seasonal cupcakes and gift boxes.

The next diary date is Mother's Day. I am selling boxes of 6 or 12 cupcakes in vanilla, lemon, raspberry & chocolate flavours, all decorated with a selection of hand made flowers such as roses, gerberas, sunflowers and daisies. I will have some boxes made up to sell at the Towcester market this Friday (12th March) but I'll also be taking orders for delivery over the weekend.

Friday will be the last order day for Mother's Day gift boxes.

More diary dates;

Saturday 8th May - Spring Fayre at Towcester Town Hall
Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August - Holdenby Food Show

More dates to be confirmed as I book them... watch this space!!

I seem to have done a lot of pink recently....

Fairy cake and matching cupcakes; flowers and butterflies; baby feet and blossoms for a baby shower

I'll be posting a recipe later of some Rocky Road bars I did for the bake sale at school...

Yes, they thought I'd do cupcakes!!