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  1. We've all been there, it's getting close to our child's birthday and the thought of throwing a party fills us with dread. Organising a children's party is hard work when you're doing it alone, you will find the costs mount up and the stress levels rise just as fast. What you need is a company who does it all for you, then you simply send out the invites and call in a pizza or some ready made food for after the main event. 

    Last night's Apprentice on BBC1 see the two teams organise and run children's birthday parties. Despite one team winning I feel it was an epic fail on both teams for many reasons, the first being they had huge budgets but seemed to not provide very much for it. The parent's all looked very stressed and when you're paying £2000 for a child's party it's really not how it should be. 

    What they should have done is come to see me and book in for a cupcake party, not only is it just a fraction of the cost but you get so much for the money too. A parent doesn't need to worry at all as I provide everything they need to have the best birthday party for their child. 

    Our party packages include: 

    Cupcakes for the children to decorate, 

    Aprons and hats for the children to wear during the class

    All the ingredients needed to make the cupcake decorations and icing

    Tools to help them produce show stopping cupcake toppers. 

    Full instruction by a professional cake designer on how to turn their cupcakes into something awesome. 

    A fun box decorating activity that lets the children show off their artistic flair. 

    A certificate to prove they are now one of my budding bakers and can decorate their cakes just like me

    Hand outs to take home with not only top secret tips for them to use but some wonderful recipes to try too. 

    Parent's love the parties I provide and I have had many mums go on to visit me for a class for themselves. The parties give a great introduction to cake decorating and better still is a stress free, mess free way to host your childs birthday party. I bring everything with me and I clean up and take it all away too. 

    On last night's Apprentice the teams didn't have a clue on how to host the party, with children looking like they were not having fun and paren't feeling like hey were forever handing over more money. With my children's birthday parties you simply choose the package you want and once it's paid you can forget about it all until the day when i take care of it all. 

    The teams last night were providing very poor party bags and charging £10 each with my party package there is no need for party bags, each child takes home their cupcakes to tuck into and a certificate and bundle of recipes and top secret tips which will be much more exciting for them than a glow bracelet or a party blower. 

    The majority of parent's just want a stress free solution to a children's birthday party where everything is provided under one price and without any extra costs. So for your child's next birthday party give me a call and let me take care of it all. 

     childrens cupcake party collage 1

  2. Every year Halloween falls around the children's school holidays and we find ourselves in need of something to entertain them. Today I'd like to share with you my super easy Halloween cupcakes which you can complete in just 3 simple steps. 

    What's great about these cupcakes, is that if you're starting up in business selling cakes you can increase your sales with these and they are very speedy to make. Maximising your profits for very little extra time. 


    blog halloween set promo shot

    If you enjoy this tutorial, get sharing it with your friends and have a spooktacular Halloween this year. 

    Shelly x 

  3. 5 Reasons to love this series of bake off

    We've had only one episode of the Great British Bake Off this year so far and already the nation is gripped. From the very start of the theme tune to those end credits everyone is gripped by what goes on. It seems much like other years it's not just about what goes on in the show but the whole excitement and scandal that goes on around it too.


    Its early days still but here are my five reasons for loving this series so far.


    1. Bookies are already halting bets on the show's winner amongst rumours that the name of the winner has been leaked. Whoops, someone’s in trouble.


    2. Flora's face when she realised the oven hadn't been turned on was a treat, more so when she proclaimed “we have an Aga at home" so many Aga lovers will have cheered at this point.


    3. Poor Dorret's Black forest gateau when it fell apart, I'm sure the whole nations hearts were in their throats and we were all there feeling her pain with her. It's not like we haven't all been there with a few disasters of our own.


    4. Marie has been all over the tabloids with them calling her the professional in the show and asking if it's fair. Let's face it baking is something that evolves year after year and as soon as you think you know it all there's a whole heap of new things to learn. I'm sure Marie will have a head start on some, if the story is true, but I doubt she will know everything either. Many articles are calling others semi-professionals because they have a twitter or instagram account with around 1000 followers. I'm not sure followers make you an expert, sharing a photo of something doesn't mean it tastes nice or hasn't been altered before showing either. As they say the proof of the pudding is in the taste so let's let Mary and Paul decide. 


    5. Mary Berry's beautifully posh accent and her pronunciation of Layers makes my week with each episode. Mary can make even the most common of cakes sound posh with her beautifully eloquent voice and with my Wiltshire accent, I'm never going to be able to do the same.


    Whether you are a diehard fan of the show or are watching it for the first time you are sure to find something you love about it.

    As for who will win this year? My money is on it being a baker!

    sorry guys, no guesses from me just yet.