Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas mince pies in a cupcake....

Coming this weekend...... Christmas Mince Pies in a cupcake! 3 delicious variations to choose from:

1) Traditional Mince Pie flavour cupcake with a Brandy buttercream swirl and a festive decoration to complete the look!

2) Cranberry & Port Mincemeat topped with an Orange infused buttercream, finished off with a Christmas bell decoration

3) A Chocolate Mincemeat cupcake beneath a Brandy buttercream swirl and a chocolate truffle on top

Plus a Cranberry & Orange cupcake that boasts a decadent sponge containing fresh cranberries, beneath an orange infused cream cheese frosting and decorated with fresh cranberries...

For any Northumberland followers, you'll find these festive cupcakes on sale at The Corbridge Larder this weekend (20, 21 November) and then at Mary Ann Rogers Christmas Open Days at her lovely West Woodburn studio 26, 27, 28 November and 4, 5 December. You can of course contact me directly if you can't make it along to either of these events.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Beyond cupcakes.....

I'd like to share with you, if I may, a note I received following a Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration at which I supplied the cupcakes and my better half supplied the technical support when the slideshow that had been prepared wasn't exactly going to plan.

Dear Fiona,

I cannot thank you enough for the beautful cupcakes and display for Saturday. Everyone was completely in awe of them and said how gorgeous they looked and what a spectacular display it was. My dad phoned last night and said he was tucking into his little take-home cake and said again how delicious it was!

I was also really touched by both your support on the day with my technical issues and your readiness to help out. I hope you got some good photos, I took some lovely ones too. I've passed on your details to my friend Claire, who was so amazed and may want to commission you herself.

Thank you so very much again for everything. It was perfect!
With very best wishes,
Jude x