WOW what an event, this weekend I had a stall at the Christmas Market, organised by Fabulous Places. It was SO busy, I have no idea how many people visited. I sold all but 6 of my cupcakes and took a number of orders for Christmas, and a birthday gift box, as well as two new baby gift boxes. I met so many lovely new people, both stall holders and new customers alike. The new flavour; "twinkle twinkle" vanilla topped with a white chocolate & cream cheese with white chocolate star sprinkles was a huge hit, selling out fast, and my new all time favourite cupcake "cherry on top" based on a cherry bakewell, with ground almonds, no fat, filled with a dollop of cherry jam and some grated marzipan inside, was very popular indeed. I also picked up - care of a wonderful shop BOW in Cromford, just next to Scarthin Books - a totally gorgeous vintage tea set, in pale pink & gold, I can't wait to hold my first "grown up" tea party with it!!! Well better go really, I'm totally exhausted having been busy baking and selling since last Tuesday, and it's another early start tomorrow, with a busy baking schedule for Kniveton School Fair Xmas Sale - pop by if you can x
Lucky me, the Food & Drink iNet Awards for Innovation are taking place this evening at Athena in Leicester, the evening will commence with a drinks reception followed by a three course dinner before the winners are announced and presented with their awards by entertaining writer, presenter and foodie, Hardeep Singh Kohli. Hardeep is a Celebrity Masterchef finalist, author of Indian Takeaway, and a passionate food fan. Cupcake Corner is one of three shortlisted businesses up for an Innovation Award. My sister Steph & I are already looking forward to a fun evening, what a good excuse to get our glad rags on! Will post an update tomorrow morning with some photos, when I can tell you all what a good evening we've had x
New event: Xmas Shopping Night at Hulland Ward Millennium Hall Wed 18th Nov from 7.30. Gorgeous collection of goodies to buy including Cupcake Corner! I would love to see you there, I'll be selling cupcakes, taking orders for xmas and have gift vouchers available too. Be sure to stop by and say hi if you're in the area x
trick or treat? well it was a tricky halloween this year, I'd planned a little get together with a couple of our friends and their kiddies. Trouble was, my OH woke up with a headache, and our daughter seemed exhausted - I put it down to her getting over a cold and burst ear drum and lack of sleep earlier in the week - poor thing :o(
ten minutes before the party was due to start, she feel fast asleep, and I didn't have the heart to wake her. We enjoyed some drinks and snacks and I woke her up for all the kids to play a few spooky party games inside and out, as soon as she'd filled her cup with treats after the outside treasure hunt, she started to cry and Rich took her to the lounge for a cuddle to settle her down. Well, that's where they both feel asleep for the duration of the evening!
We had more Trick or Treaters than usual, maybe that's something to do with the cupcake sign at the bottom of the drive??!! I greeted the door in my red devil mask - but do you know what? Not one of our tricksters actually had a trick planned, they just expected treats!
The rest of us had a nice time, eating Lamb Tagine gluten free naturally, and kids had a wonderful party tea, care of Luisa. Followed by a yummy lemon posset care of Lynne and gluten free cupcakes of course. Favourite cupcake was the spooky ghost who topped our little stand, which one would you choose? Leave me a comment and I'll know which designs to keep for next year
Luxury fairy cakes & brownies all of which are gluten free. Our cupcakes are all entirely handmade, with the finest ingredients including free range eggs from our neighbouring farm in the peak district, fairtrade sugars and cocoa. What a lovely treat, cupcakes baked just for you & personalised.
Based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire Charlotte is currently expecting her second little girl, but is usually busy preparing cupcake giftboxes and party towers, hope you were one of the lucky ones to be thrilled with your very own personalised cupcakes!
Phil Vickery, TV Chef, loves Cupcake Corner cakes, he said "I have to say I am very impressed, the packaging, colours and style is great and as for the cakes...they are very good indeed, seriously good in fact. Your ideas sound very exciting, I'm sure you'll go far"
Charlotte moved back home to Derbyshire in 2004, and had a little girl a year later. Since being diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2008, she has been frantically baking in order to still eat her favourite cupcakes, and she hit on a winner of a recipe! Try for yourself