Happy New Year!
Goodness... almost at the end of 2014. And what a year it's been. I've been honoured and delighted to have made so many cakes and for such special occasions.
Thank you to each and every one of my customers - both new customers and those for whom I've previously made cakes.
Wishing you all everything you wish for yourselves in 2015.
Here at Pat-a-Cake Parties, we’ve been busy in the kitchen trying new flavours for you. We’re pleased to announce that amongst our newest sponge cake flavours are red velvet, coconut & lime, banoffee (banana flavour sponge with caramel flavour buttercream), mocha (chocolate sponge with rich coffee buttercream - or coffee sponge with chocolate buttercream if you prefer!) And ‘chocolate biscuit cake’ is something quite special, indeed - perfect for those for whom sponge cake may not be suitable due to dietary requirements or just because too much chocolate is never enough!! But it doesn’t end there - if you have a favourite flavour that we haven’t listed, we’re always happy to try to recreate it for you.
Gala in the Gardens
Once again, July saw the ever popular traditional garden fete at Stephens House in Finchley, London. With family favourites such as tombola, bouncy castle, face painting, hula-hooping and juggling as well as book, craft and food stalls, it was a wonderful day! Pat-a-Cake Parties was there, selling gourmet cupcakes and marshmallow pops. We met lots of lovely people and thoroughly enjoyed the day!
In The Media Again
I was delighted to do an interview for an article by the Ilford Recorder.
You can read it by clicking below
Drink Me? Eat Me?
Even Alice in Wonderland didn’t have such a hard choice!
Baileys sponge cake samples!
It was so lovely to be exhibiting at the hugely popular wedding fair at Chigwell Hall,
Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Chigwell on Sunday 12th May.
We met so many lovely couples and look forward to working with some of you to
create the cake of your dreams!
Hold The Front Page!!
Well, maybe it’s actually page 14! But I’m still so excited to see my name in the press!
The Cake & Bake Show, Manchester Central
5th April - 7th April
I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be part of the team, working live in
The Wedding Showcase
within the Cake & Bake Show in Manchester.
I love seeing all the different venues that brides & grooms choose for their wedding reception and a little while ago, I delivered a wedding cake to one I hadn’t been to before. The Royal Regency - in Manor Park - is a stunning former theatre which can now cater for weddings of up to 1,000 guests!
I recently received copies of the professional photographs taken at Louise & Alan’s wedding at Blenheim Palace, by the talented and lovely Kay Clark, of www.kayclarkephotography.co.uk. Thank you so much for the gorgeous photos, Kay.
It was lovely to meet so many people at the Langton’s Wedding Fair on Sunday 30th October.
And don’t forget, there’s free* delivery and set-up of wedding cakes,
for deposits received by 14th November 2011
*Minimum order £350, within a 10 mile radius
OK... so it’s not ‘proper news’...
but I’m ridiculously excited! My 40 year old Kenwood Chef has been given a new lease of life with a full service and restoration. AND IT’S NOW PINK AND GLITTERY!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!
Charity Jazz Evening
On Friday 8th April, a charity jazz evening was held at Finchley Catholic High School. The evening, in aid of CWAC (Children With Aids Charity), was very well attended and over £1,000 was raised, by the 6th Form pupils who both arranged the event and performed on the evening! People were indeed very generous, buying lots of raffle tickets to win a box of our decorated musical notes cookies.
Red Nose Day 2011
The afternoon of Thursday 17th March was spent with staff and pupils at Sanders Draper School, Hornchurch, making and decorating cupcakes to sell to raise funds for Red Nose Day. Food Technology teacher, Miss Victoria Fell and star pupil Hannah Reed proudly show off some of the 150 cakes that we made. Thank you for inviting me into school; I hope that the cupcakes you sell raise a huge amount for this very deserving charity, as well as the Red Nose Cupcakes that were being raffled!