Saturday, 20 November 2010

Christmas is coming

35 days today!!

I've been busy the last couple of weeks with the start of Christmas shopping events, pamper evenings and Christmas fairs! I thought, with it still being November, that it was a bit too early to start selling my Christmas flavours so I chose to sell some of my best-sellers instead. Once we get to December then the seasonal flavours will come out! This years tasty treats will include;
  • Chocolate Yule
  • Cranberry and Orange
  • Mince pie with Brandy Butter frosting
  • Spicy Gingerbread
  • Eggnog spice with Bourbon frosting

    I'll have all of my usual flavours available to order but these will be on the menu throughout December.

    Got some more events coming up too;

    Pamper Evening at Wootton School
    Friday 26th November 7.30 - 10pm

    Christmas Fair at Upton Meadows Primary School
    Saturday 27 November 2-4pm

    Ladies Indulgence Evening at Old Northamptonians Rugby Club
    Wednesday 1st December 6.30 - 10pm

    Christmas Fair at Pattishall Primary School
    Friday 3rd December

    Christmas Fair at Harpole School
    Saturday 4th December 11-2pm

    Always love to meet new stall holders and craft sellers, and of course new cupcake fans!

Julie x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Did you know there's only 39 days until Christmas!!

I can't believe Christmas is so close!

Saying that, I am one of those annoying people who has already done half of my Christmas shopping... mostly books for friends and a few family members as we only buy £5 presents and I think a book is the best thing you can spend £5 on!!

Besides, I saw the Coca-Cola ad during an X Factor break so I can officially declare Christmas in our house now... though I won't be buying the tree until the 1st December!!

I'm disappointed as I won't get to go to the Good Food Show this year, I've got so much work on I just can't seem to find the time. I'm going to miss all those yummy goodies... I even ordered my Kelly Bronze from Springfields Farm who were there last year as they were doing a show special!! And they're only up the road from me too!! Maybe I can get my friend to order it on my behalf... what a fab idea!!

I have a very rare weekend off so plan to make something new! I just can't decide whether it will be whoopie pies, macaroons or some old fashioned sweeties, I quite like the idea of some coconut ice but I know I'll eat it all (yum!!). I'll have a look in my recipe books tonight and see which tickles my fancy the most...

I've been a busy bee since the Food and Drink Awards, lots of enquiries (especially for weddings) which is fantastic! Some pictures of what I've been up to...

 Royal Marines; Teacher's gift box 

  Cars; Michael Jackson 

 Ferrari; Ben 10

Marvel Super Hero Squad; Chelsea Football Club

 Toy Story 3

 Christening cake for Lily; Sewing/Knitting theme  

 Treasure Chest cake for Skye; Dinosaurs for Harry 

Twins Rosie and Ted's first birthday cakes 

Thomas the Tank Engine; Divorce cupcakes

Some girlie little numbers....

I've also bought a food grade printer so now I can print all my own toppers... a great idea for putting photographs or company logos on top of cakes or cupcakes! Here's some examples of what you can do...

Twilight theme; Welsh flag with personalised message

Corporate Logo topper; Football badge topper

In the run up to Christmas I have quite a few shopping events and pamper evenings booked, have a look at my website for details (

I'm also working on quite a few new projects for 2011, keep watching this space and Facebook for updates... not giving away anything just yet!!

Take care and happy Christmas shopping!

Julie xx