Sunday, 29 November 2009
This week I have been very busy creating cake toppers. One for a Christmas cake, a naming cake and a wedding cake. All were very fiddly and have still yet to be placed on the cakes but they are all finished at last. I found the people the hardest as they had to be sat on chairs with laptops on their knees, getting this to look good was so hard. The couple that requested this met on the internet, hence the laptops! She didnt really want the novelty cake thing it was her partners idea, they are also having 80 cupcakes with blue snowflakes, which will be lovely.
The sheep cake is for a lovely lady who has ordered it for a naming cake for her two sons, she is having some cupcakes too for her Birthday, I convinced her to treat herself!
Lastly the poinsettia is for a Christmas cake for my family this year, it is to be placed on a 8 inch rich fruit cake soaked in Brandy, yum! I will take a photo of the finished thing in December as it is going to be very elaborate!
I have had lots of wedding cake consultations this week, so many for cupcakes, which is great as they are my favourite to make, although when you have an order of 120 with 120 sugarpaste roses it can be... lets say 'a challenge' I have another consultation at 2pm today, no rest for the wicked! then Ben and I are off to pick our Christmas tree, yey!
Next post will be the finished cakes with maybe some vintage tea parties in between! x
Posted by Julie Cliff at 04:52
Thursday, 26 November 2009
My meeting with The Moorside Grange Hotel went really well today, we met with the lovely Rebecca Massey the events manager and chatted about tea, cakes and dancing! I took along some lovely vintage china to show her and we got a date in the diary for the event. It is to be Sunday 9th May 2010 from 2pm - 5pm, the band will play from 3pm and there will be a dance workshop including The Jive, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha Cha and many more!!! It will be fabulous. I will be providing china for each table, teacups and saucers and 3 tier cake stands all laden with scones, finger sandwiches plus there will be some classic cakes such as Victoria sponge and coffee and walnut all provided by Vintage and Cake aka ME! Tickets will work out to be £20.00 each and the hotel is working on a weekend deal, so an over night stay, dinner, breakfast and the tea dance with a few more bits and bobs included, details TBC. The hotel is beautiful, the views are to die for, the sweeping countryside is breathtaking on the drive up and the room that the tea dance will be held in is very in keeping with this wonderful tradition. I am just a little bit excited can you tell? I will keep you posted about this event as everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
I have a meeting tomorrow morning with a hotel to talk about putting on a tea dance, I am so excited about it; tea, cake and old time dancing is my idea of heaven. I have just come back from my dance lesson with my partner Ben, we are going to a ball on the 14th December so need to get ready to actually dance 'properly' on the dance floor. We did Waltz, Cha Cha Cha and the Mayfair Quick Step tonight, the latter is so so fast and it felt like an absolute joke whilst we were doing it, we can do it though and we have a few more lessons before the 14th Dec so we should be ok, I hope! Anyway back to the Tea dance... the hotel is interested in putting these tea dances on quarterly, so I have the crockery, the cakes, the band and the dance teacher to provide the workshop; we are pretty much ready to go, this meeting tomorrow will confirm the dates and the cost of the tickets, so I will keep you posted, as all those who are interested in this kind of thing will love this!
I have discovered Shabby Blogs and how lovely it is! So I have decided to start a blog separate to my website as that is what all of the blogging type techie people say to do, so here I am. It has been a busy few weeks with Christmas markets and lots of orders. The Fabulous Places Christmas Market was great, its a bit harder for me though as I am selling a concept not just cakes, I really want people to be aware that this lovely tradition is out there, the afternoon tea party. You can sit back and relax and I will set up a beautiful tea party for you with my lovely vintage china, it is all stored in the Vintage and Cake room and ready to go, its not really that organised... its in my loft, all neat and tidy I might add, as if I have an actual Vintage and Cake room!!! I now have some bits for sale too, I have vintage cups and saucers for sale with tasty treats inside. The vintage I have ranges from Victorian to War time and its all lovely. Bye for now I am looking forward to doing more blogging on my new blog!