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Monday, 28 November 2011

Childrens workshop Fairy Making



When the shop opens its doors in January we will be holding many events and workshops for all ages and abilities.... one of our first workshop booked is hanging fairies workshop.

This workshop is for children and will run on Sunday 5th February 2012. At The Cupcake Queen in Stafford.

The photo above is a fairy made at a workshop, they are very cute.... Lisa will be running the workshop and after you will be treated to a drink and cupcake...yummy :)

We have slots available for the workshop but places are limited.....

11am - 11.30 am

11.45 - 12.15pm

12.30 - 1pm.

All children must have a parent/carer stay with them through out the workshop ...we'll even switch our coffee machine on for you :)


To book your place please leave a message on my facebook page

www.facebook.com/thecupcakequeenstafford

or email me

kelly@thecupcakequeen.co.uk

Then in January I will send you out an information sheet with booking details and then take payment to secure your place. (no payment is needed until January, although all payment must be made before the workshop date)

Look forward to hearing from you soon

Happy baking

Kelly xx
The cost of the workshop is £6 per child, in which you will make your fairy and have a drink of squash and yummy vanilla cupcake

Monday, 21 November 2011

Children In Need Pudsey Bear Cupcakes !!



I was recently sent a lovely package from Baking Mad inside the package was lots of lovely goodies to make children in need pudsey bear cupcakes.

For those who don't know about baking mad you have to check out their website so many fab recipes and hints and tips really is worth a look. To take you to their website just click here

As some of you may know Allinsons flour have decided to donate money from each of their bags of flour sold to children in need. Next time you pop out to get some flour pick up a bag with pudsey on :)

I love Allinson's flour it makes such lovely light fluffy cakes, here's a link for the pudsey bear cupcake recipe....
http://www.bakingmad.com/recipes/cupcakes/pudsey-bear-cupcakes



I had decided that instead of making and selling the cupcakes for children in need I would make the cupcakes and then take them to a local nursery for the children to decorate.
They decorated the cupcakes with yellow buttercream and then used chocolate beans and a small tube of black icing for the smiley face . The children made a donation to decorate their pudsey cupcakes, they had a great time and here's the final results.....

much better than mine :)


putting all the butter cream on ....



yeah lovely pudsey cupcakes, lots of spots !!

loads of fun and a great cause :)

Happy Baking everyone !!

Kelly xxx



Sunday, 20 November 2011

My Lovely New Shop

     I know a lot of you already know that I will be opening my new shop. But there was so much I wanted to say that my status on facebook will only take so many words...and as you all know i talk a lot!!

I've wanted to open a shop for as long as i can remember... I've had an amazing response from everyone i'm so over whelmed thank you all. I cant wait to get my keys now and start making it mine. I have so many ideas and wanted to share a few with you.....

The shop / cafe  / cupcakery....(I really don't know what to call it, its all those and more)... will have a very homely vintage feel as you know I am a huge cath kidston fan... firstly because her prints and beautiful products are amazing but mostly because she started her business very small making/mending doing up, and selling vintage items before the word vintage was really heard..and with only £15,000 opened her first shop.Her story is an inspiration.
So the shop will have this feel to it wooden dressers, floral prints, pretty wallpaper and a lovely open plan kitchen with open shelves.

I've ordered the most beautiful handmade cards and gift tags from Little Patch and kelly has also made some lovely aprons.
I will also stock lovely gifts for the home and for presents for family and friends at great prices too.
Some of these have been handcrafted by some very clever people... i feel its great to support other local business's too.
I will continue to stock cupcake and cake equipment moulds, cutters, boxes, boards, glitters etc so if you love to make cakes/cookies too then you can pop by and get some supplies.

I will still continue to make cakes and cupcakes to order for all occasions and have been very busy making lots of fake cakes for my window display. But as well as orders I will bake everyday fresh cakes, cupcakes, cookies, scones and cake pops for you to stop by and have a drink and a cake.

There are 2 floors to the shop and upstairs will also be open for the cafe with table and chairs and sofas but there will also be a children's area with plenty to occupy the children whilst you catch up with friends(there will be a stair gate across the top to use if you want your child to play without worrying about the stairs)

Out of cafe hours the shop is going to be used for many events.... children's birthday parties, workshops mine and other craft people, hen party's, baby showers and also for smaller occasions such as christenings with vintage tea and coffee makes a change to going to the pub after.All these occasions will be made extra special for you all.... Details and price lists for all these occasions will be put up very soon although you can email me to note your interest and then i will contact you with all the information...

email me at :  kelly@thecupcakequeen.co.uk

During the year we will celebrate all the occasions whether it be valentines, mothers day..etc you will be able to pop in for your gifts/cupcakes but also we will be doing lots of little offers and workshops some for children make mummy a cupcake for mothers day for example. As a mummy of 5 children i know that child friendly is so important and children love to play and join in with making things so I promise never to forget the little ones and always put plenty on for them too.

I'm hoping that you are all as excited as i am about opening and cant wait to welcome you all in... being stuck in my kitchen for the last year has been lovely but i cant wait to see you all and catch up properly you will always be made to feel welcome..because if it wasn't for all of you i wouldn't be writing this today so thank you...

and whilst writing my thank yous i also wanted to thank my family who have faith in me and put up with the endless phone calls when i come up with a new idea!!
 especially my poor sister who has quit her job to work for me and who is made to trawl around everywhere with me.
my children for bouncing off the walls with excitement
And lastly to my husband for today looking at me whilst I baked and said" you make me so proud of you"
Richard I love you always xx

Happy baking everyone!!

kelly xx

Saturday, 5 November 2011

NEC Cake International Nov 2011



Yesterday I went to Cake International at the NEC in Birmingham.  I had brought my tickets back in June and couldn't be any more excited!!! I made my sister Amie come with me although she really enjoyed the day too.

I have to say I did think it would be bigger inside than it was but there was still plenty to see.

We made our way around the show although the crowds were huge so it was difficult to see the stands properly and you had to be prepared to be elbowed and pushed (so many rude people!!)

I ended up spending a small fortune on lovely new cutters, moulds and tins. We got to meet the lovely Mich Turner and Debbie Brown both were very lovely and also Lindy Smith who was actually really rude to her staff.

Any way after doing the stands we went to have a look at the competition entries there were some amazing cakes....I was particularly amazed by the children's categories if they are this good as a child goodness knows what they will make as adults!! 

I have took some photos to show you but to be honest I was so busy looking (and shopping) I kept forgetting to get my camera out :(














The show is on from 4 - 6 th November if you are going this weekend have a fab time

happy baking

kelly xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Photo Shoot With Lotty Blue And Sara Moseley.

  I was asked by Lisa from Lotty Blue if I would provide some cupcakes for a vintage photo shoot.  The photo shoot was with the very talented photographer Sara Moseley to promote and photograph Lotty Blues beautiful home ware collection.  The results were stunning and I just had to share a few of the pictures with you.


I particularly love lotty blues cute vintage aprons take a peek !!





Click here to find Lotty Blue

And if you love Sara's pictures as much as I do you can find her here...Sara Moseley have a look at Sara's beautiful photos I wish I'd seen these whilst I was pregnant with my children i love the baby bump pictures just stunning.