Monday, 19 December 2011

Winner of my Christmas Cupcakes Competition!

I am so happy to announce the winner of 4 Christmas cupcakes is...

Emily Parkes!

Yey! It just goes to show that entering in all the ways possible really does help your chances, well done Emily! I have your address already so a box of glittery, Christmas cupcakes will be winging their way to you just in time for Christmas Eve. Please let me know if you want them to go to another address!

Thank you to everyone who entered and see you all in 2012!


Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas Giveaway!

♥ Hello!

You could be in with a chance to win these lovely Christmas cupcakes just in time for Christmas. You can enter in a number of ways, its really easy I promise... right here we go;

♥ You can follow me and leave a comment here on my blog, leaving your email address
♥ You can follow me on Twitter and retweet about this giveaway using @vintageandcake
♥ You can like us on Facebook and share our giveaway status, leaving a comment on our page to let us know you have done this.

If you do all of the above you will have more of a chance of winning as the winner will be drawn at random from a number generator.

The lucky winner will be announced on the 19th December and your box of cupcakes will be posted out on the 23rd special delivery so they will be with you for Christmas Eve!

Good luck!

Terms: Competition is open for UK residents only due to postage. Deadline is midnight on the 18th December. Winner will be announced on my blog so keep your peepers open for it!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Lovely Lucy's Vintage Wedding

Hello! I received these beautiful photographs from one of my customers, Lucy. I adored Lucy she was so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed her engagement and wedding to the full! Lucy and her hens joined me for a cupcake decorating workshop in July and then for her wedding I provided the vintage teapots for Kerry at The Blossom Tree to fill with gorgeous flowers and vintage teacups and saucers that Lucy's mum, Lyn filled with sweets to treat her guests on each table for the wedding breakfast.

The whole look was beautiful!

Thank you for the photographs Mr and Mrs Hassall and I wish you a very long and happy life together!!

The lovely Lucy enjoying her hen party cupcake decorating!

Vintage and Cake


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Beautiful Snowflake Blossom Cupcake Stand

Hello! I just had to write a little post about these beautiful cake stands designed by Jordan Almond Co. The lovely Shireen contacted me with photos of this stand and I just thought it was gorgeous and so Christmassy! Jordan Almond Co is based in London and this is one of their brand new designs. It is a 4 tier acrylic cupcake display stand and as well as cupcakes its perfect for little mince pies.

Really easy to assemble

A lovely Christmas gift

It is priced at £44.95 and if you would like any more information about it then all you need to do is visit Jordan Almond Co at the following places;


They have lots more designs coming in the New Year and a lovely design blog coming soon too.

I will be posting a little Christmas giveaway post soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Lovely Giant Chocolate Wedding Cupcake Tower

I made a beautiful wedding cake on Saturday for a very sweet couple. They opted for a giant chocolate cupcake with lots and lots of of chocolate swirly buttercream. They then had a tower of cupcakes with a mixture of colours and flowers.

They had a great day and I wish them all the happiness in the world!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Love My Dress Wedding Blog

Hello all, just wanted to share with you the blog that Annabel from Love My Dress wrote all about my vintage wedding, its a lovely feature!


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Vintage Lovliness For Your Wedding

I thought I would share a few vintage ideas for your vintage weddings! I will let the photographs do the talking!

Write your order of the day onto a blackboard

Use lovely vintage china for your tables

Decorate your venue with reams and reams of bunting

Create a typewriter table for your guests to type you messages and leave you cards

Use buff labels for your name place cards and customise with vintage style stamps, string and personal messages

Use antique bottles and jars to fill with flowers

Make your own confetti cones from brown paper, fill them with rose petals and place them into a wicker basket

Make some signs from reclaimed wood and paint with blackboard paint to create a rustic look

A lovely guest table plan, made with wood and painted with a vintage pastel green, then painted with blackboard paint. Use buff labels to write your guests names

Use vintage suitcases for your guests to place their cards in

Pile up lovely old books to create a rustic vintage feel

Fill antique bottles of different shapes and sizes with beautiful wild flowers and herbs, your tables will smell gorgeous

Use jam jars, fill with flowers and hang on the backs of your ceremony chairs

Delightful Living vintage hand painted signs are a must

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Beautiful Rustic Vintage Wedding cake

Well here it is... my own wedding cake! This is what I created for my amazing day. It was 4 tiers of delicious vanilla sponge with a buttercream finish using palette knife techniques topped with hand made sugar roses. I loved the look of it as its so rustic and simple.

I placed lots of my pretty vintage tea plates all around it so people could help themselves to lots of cake. I also had a dessert table with many, many lovely cakes and puddings that I made but also some from my mum, mum in law and best friend, all were so delicious and a piece of art in itself. A wedding dessert table is a great idea for a wedding as you can get your friends and family involved too.

My guests loved delving into such a wide selection including tirimasu, triple chocolate brownies, rich chocolate cake, fruit cake, pavlova, Victoria sponge, coffee and walnut and lemon drizzle... amazing!

I loved my wedding day and was true to what myself and my husband love and that reflected in the cakes we went for too. To all my brides and grooms out there your engagement is such a precious time, take some time to have a good think about what you would like on your day, things that you love and both want and go for it!

All photographs taken by the wonderful Rachel Spivey


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Christmas Cupcake Workshops

As we love Christmas so much and everything about it we are running two Christmas cupcake decorating workshops on the 3rd December and 17th December.

You will decorate 9 cupcakes in a Christmas style, learning how to make roses, bows and mini presents, you can experient with different colours to capture a vintage style, using edible glitter and lustres.

The afternoon will be filled with Christmas cosiness, with music, mulled wine and mince pies as part of our afternoon tea.

The price per person is £40.00 which includes all equipment and afternoon tea served on our best Christmas vintage china!

I cant wait to get into the festive spirit, I hope you will join us, if you fancy it just pop along to the Vintage and Cake website.

Feel free to come wearing Christmas bauble earrings!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Vintage Cupcake Decorating Classes


Just a little note to tell you all that we are running vintage cupcake decorating classes with afternoon tea. We have selected group dates for these workshops which you can book online for, however if you have a hen party or wish to book for a private group then please do get in touch as we have plenty of dates for you.

Come and join us for vintage tunes, bunting, afternoon tea and lots of cupcake decorating fun!

Vintage and Cake x

Friday, 28 October 2011

Host a Tea Party for Ovarian Cancer Month

Celebrate vintage glamour and host a traditional tea party to help save the lives of the women we love - and be in with the chance of joining Lorraine Kelly at the live filming of ITV’s ‘Lorraine’

The Eve Appeal gynaecological cancer research charity is asking women to Make Time for
Tea during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March, hold a tea party and celebrate the
revival of all things vintage to help save the lives of the women we love. Almost 7,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and 4,400 will
die. Grim statistics, yet funding and awareness of ovarian cancer remains low.

The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and by taking part in the Make Time for Tea
campaign you will be helping all women by funding groundbreaking research into this deadly disease. This year’s campaign, now in its seventh year, has a vintage theme and will be spearheaded again by ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly Lorraine has offered ‘money can’t buy’ competition prizes open to anyone holding a tea party – the opportunity to attend the live filming of ‘Lorraine’ at the ITV Studios in London followed by brunch at a top London hotel – and winners of the 3 competition categories will also be treated to a professional cupcake master class.

This year (2012) the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee so what
better time to put on that glamorous ‘tea dress’, get out the porcelain and invite your friends or colleagues to some vintage fun at a quintessentially British tea party - as it used to be. Or what about a tea dance? Girls in pearls, bunting and retro porcelain – vintage glamour amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.

In the UK we drink 165 million cups of tea every day so next time you put the kettle on please think about the 4,400 mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and daughters lost to ovarian cancer this year. Let’s make 2012’s diamond jubilee year the best yet – we’re aiming for 500 tea parties to help us reach our target of £150,000. Says Robert Marsh, CEO of The Eve Appeal “It’s such an easy way to fundraise. All you need to do is put the kettle on and host a tea party – at work, at home, at school, sports clubs and more. So come on ladies… and gentlemen, enjoy some retro glamour, put on a fabulous frock and invite your friends or colleagues to have some vintage fun during March while raising much needed funds for all women”

Lorraine Kelly, is just one of a number of celebrities who will be supporting the campaign. Says Lorraine “I can’t think of anything nicer than a refreshing cup of tea and a lovely slice of cake – particularly when this little indulgence could make such a difference to ovarian cancer research. Help out The Eve Appeal and hold a vintage tea party…. it’s so easy I’ll be putting the kettle on myself - and I’m sure I’ve got a twinset
and pearls somewhere!

“For more information about hosting your own vintage Make Time for Tea party and winning the chance to join Lorraine at the filming of her show, contact 020 7299 4430 or visit for a fundraising pack.

Monday, 22 August 2011

A lovely vintage wedding for a lovely couple

I have just received these lovely images from one of my customers (We forgot our camera on this one!). Their wedding was a couple of weeks ago and they hired all of my vintage cups and saucers and I also made them some colourful cupcakes with a little fruit cake top tier (the little wooden peg topper was made by the mother of the bride, how lovely!)

This couple were the most chilled out couple I have ever worked with and I really enjoyed working with them. Even down to the day before when the bride realised that she hadn't got any flowers for the cake display, did she panic... no not in the slightest and we sorted it all no problem!

Nicola and Marcus you are ace and I hope you have a beautiful and happy life together!

Vintage and Cake