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Westpoint 2011

30 Oct

Morning Everyone

As promised here are some pictures of the recent Wedding Fayre we did at Westpoint, Exeter at the beginning of October (http://south-west.weddinglink.co.uk/home).

The lovely Sarah Lauren Photography took some pictures of the cakes and the stand with our smiling ugly mugs – so please just relax and enjoy.

 

 
 
 
 

Me, Laura and my Mum on the stand

I couldnt do the fayres without the help of lovely people like my Mum, Laura and Nicky all of whom gave up their weekend to help me, so a massive thank you to all of them and obviously also to Mr ESC for keeping me vaguely sane in the buildup to each event.

 
Have a lovely week everyone
 
Nicki x
 
 
 

Wedding Fayres

11 Oct

Hi my lovelies

So now we are at the end of wedding season it is that time of year that see us busy with all the Autumn wedding fayres.

So far the Eat Sleep Cake express has booked themselves in to five wedding fayres where we had / will have our scrummy fairtrade, organic and locally produced cakes to sample. And we have on show some of the new techniques and design ideas that have been buzzing round in our heads for months.

The first show we did was at the Thistle Hotel (the old Rougemont) in Exeter on 4th September. We did our first wedding fayre there last year and had a blast, and now we are their preferred cake supplier as well. It’s a great central venue with plush furnishings and the added bonus of being right opposite Central station (easy to make that get away for your honeymoon with no driving!) and opposite Northernhay Gardens, which can provide a great back-drop for photographs.

Next we did the Debenhams two-day wedding event on 17th & 18th September at Debenhams in Exeter city centre. Luckily I remembered to leave my purse at home for that one or I think I would have spent far too much money – me and Designers at Debenhams cooped up together for two days is never going to end well!

Then we had the big one – the South West Brides wedding fayre at Westpoint Arena on 7th & 8th October. We had a larger stand than last year and really set it up with lots of delicious details as well as our show cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other delicious delights. We saw so many lovely brides and now it is a case of working my way through all the enquiries so don’t worry I will get to you soon if you havent heard from me already!

Sarah Lauren Photography  took a photo of the Eat Sleep Cake crew on our stand on Sunday so when I manage to get hold of it I will get it posted up.

The last two fayres we are doing are both the weekend of 12th / 13th November. The first one is a two-day fayre out at Killerton, the National Trust property nr. Exeter, and the other is on Sunday 13th November at the lovely Buckland-Tout-Saints hotel down near Kinsgbridge.

I hope to see some people there. I am going to finish this now before it takes me another month to finish (started this post on August 19th!!!)

Take care

Nicki x

First Wedding and Cakes Galore!

6 Apr

Evening All

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been, just so so busy with lots of cake making.

It was the first wedding cake of 2011 for me last weekend. Sophie and Anthony picked a three-tier version of the blossom Eat Cake design (www.eatsleepcake.co.uk/eat-cake) in soft gold and ivory to match their colour scheme. To top the cake they used Sophie’s Mum’s topper, which she had kept since her wedding in 1979! It was a totally sweet touch.

They also had some cute cupcakes for the kids AND two Mother’s day cakes for the Gran’s for the following day, which was a lovely idea.

Talking of Mother’s Day my lovely friend Laura asked me for a cake for not one, but FIVE mother’s who were all celebrating Mothering Sunday together.

We celebrated these gorgeous women by icing all thier names round a pretty champagne and yellow cake covered with icing details and champagne and yellow icing roses.

My lovely graphic designer friend Deb (who designed my beee-utiful logo) is due to give birth to her first child in the next week or so. Fingers crossed I will get to make her a cake for her first Mother’s Day next year. Good luck to her and Dave for the next couple of weeks. I am so looking forward to cuddles.

I am at the Buckland-Tout-Saints Wedding Fayre (www.tout-saints.co.uk) this Sunday alongside my lovely friend Sarah Lauren (who took those totally gorgeous photos for the photoshoot we did back in January) and I am looking forward to a lovely catch up and planning session for our next photoshoot (as well as meeting lots of lovely brides obviously!)

Have a lovely week everyone

Nicki x

Powderham Castle

27 Mar

Morning Peeps

Well here I am sat up watching the opening race of the F1, whilst baking some more taster cakes for the second day of the Powderham Wedding Fayre (www.powderhamweddingshow.co.uk).

Laura Hingston Flowers and I decided to share a stand again as it makes it so much more fun when you can have a giggle with your mates as well as meeting loads of lovely couples.

We were so busy yesterday I am almost out of my flyers and  we did run out of both Chocolate Fudge and Traditional Fruit cake tasters. Subsequently my nostrils are being tempted as I type with the smell of Carrot and Orange Cake, and some more Chocolate Fudge. It’s making me VERY hungry.

Anyway here are a couple of pics of our stand that the lovely Laura took on her phone. I will post some more photos on Facebook later for you all to feast your eyes on

Have a good day everyone

Nicki x

Inspirational Diamonds and Sweets

21 Mar

Evening Everyone

What a hectic week it has been (hence not many posts) but I did two cakes this last week that I thought deserved a mention.

The first was a Diamond Wedding Aniversary cake with real diamante detailing. I felt so honoured to be doing a cake for a couple that has managed to survive the ups and downs of marriage and still be going strong 60 years later.

Their son, Graham, who commissioned the cake is getting married next year to a totally gorgeous girly, Antoinette. I get to do the cake for their weding as well and am so looking forward to it!

The other cake was for a little girl at the other end of her life. Minnie was 9 last week and had a fab day out at Crealy. Her mum Jo is totally crazy (but in a good way) and braved taking ten kids for a day out. As if that wasnt crazy enough she also commissioned a cake and cake pops covered in sweets! Sugar overload – but it totally suited Minnie’s girly style.

As well as these I did two wedding fayres and now have to get prepared for the Powderham Wedding Fayre (www.powderhamweddingshow.co.uk) which is all next weekend.

Strangely I have been persuaded to do a small demo on each day on how to stack a three-tier wedding cake – so if you are thinking of doing your own cake (or are just curious) then come along at 12.30 and see how I do it!

See you soon

Nicki x

Wedding fayres and flowers

6 Mar

Happy sunday everyone!

Do you like the new layout? I have had some feedback that the photos were not big enough in the smaller columns so decided to go for a re-vamp!

It has been a crazy busy couple of weeks with a gorgeous wedding fayre at the Thistle Hotel, Exeter. I was lucky enough to share a stand with Laura Hingston flowers (www.laurahingstonflowers.com) and we themed the different areas of our stand.

First area was pretty pink and white….

Second section was full of rich plum colours….

A gorgeous vintage inspired section (I am very proud of the first photo – almost looks professional!)…

And finally a gorgeous spring yellow inspired section (the flowers on this one smelt AMAZING) and contained some of my favourite flowers – the yellow ‘balls’ (which I can never remember the name of!) – so funky yet cute.

Laura and I had an amazing day. Not only did we meet loads of lovely brides planning their special days but we met some lovely suppliers – Rachel who does lovely clay cake toppers (www.caketoppercreationsbyrachel.co.uk) and the delightful Antonia from Antonia’s Kitchen (www.antoniaskitchen.co.uk).

The next wedding fayre Eat Sleep Cake is attending is at Broadclyst Victory Hall on Friday 18th March between 6pm – 9pm (www.broadclystweddingfayre.moonfruit.com). I have some free tickets to give away so if anyone wants one please let me know!

Have a fabulous rest of weekend everyone. I am going for a well deserved dinner with friends tonight to celebrate my friend running under 2 hours for a half marathon… I can only be in awe from the sidelines!

Nicki x

Busy Weekend

13 Feb

Evening All!

Well it’s been a very busy few weeks in Eat Sleep Cake world. It’s been very cakey indeed….

Today I was at The Fairwater Head Hotel Wedding Fayre (http://www.fairwaterheadhotel.co.uk/) which was a lovely friendly day in a sweet rural venue with great views. It was lovely to meet all the gorgeous brides (and grooms) and there was lots of lovely exhibitors too.

The next wedding fayre I am attending is on Sunday 27th Feb at The Thistle Hotel, Exeter http://www.thistle.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/exeter/the_rougemont_hotel/weddings/index.html which is being held in aid of South West Children’s Hospice. I am doing the show in conjunction with Laura Hingston Floristry (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bouquets-and-Buttercups) and we are planning on creating a fabulous display to inspire brides with ideas for their big day – so come along and have a peek!

In other cakey madness I have done three cakes in the last couple of weeks for birthdays culminating in a mega helicopter cake for the lovely Jamie, which was delivered to the back side of nowhere yesterday.

Jamie used to fly one of these R22 helicopters and loved the cake.

Other cakes made last week included a cake featuring a remote control car and a leg in a plaster cast (complete with hairy toes!) So some very divers cakes but all of them really enjoyable to complete.

Also check out Boho Bride’s Blog this week. It features the photoshoot that I, Laura Hingston Floristry and Sarah Lauren Photography did back in January (http://www.bohobride.co.uk/)  Boho bride is a Devon based Bride to be who blogs about ideas and inspirations that set her world alight. Totally gorgeous and I love what she does – well worth a peek!

Till next time x