Very cool Party Stands.

Hello there! Gosh I have been naughty and neglecting the little blog. I do have lots of exciting news though 🙂 For those of you who follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you probably know! As always, I have taken a million pictures or so documenting my little holiday and ‘journey’. More posts to come *fingers crossed*. On the ‘Baked By Me’ end, we have been shipping lots of unique and oh very very cool party stands! They come in 4 different themes. Fish and chip! A whimsical and fun ice cream van stand! Clever reversible hotdog and popcorn stand and last but not least a gourmet street van that is just perfect for world cup or summer parties. They come flat packed so they are easy to store. Just wipe clean after use. Ps. they also come with little extras. Do browse HERE for our full range.

We are having introductory prices 🙂 Usually £14.99. They are currently £12.50 for a limited time only. Flat rate UK delivery £2.99, free delivery on orders over £25. So if you purchase 2, its FREE delivery. Ps. we had lots of customers purchasing all 4 or multiples of each for their party displays.

Fish and Chip Stand available on HERE.

Create your very own British beach themed party with our traditional party size Fish & Chip Stall.
Includes: 1 x card stand, 12 x paper newspaper print chipcones, ‘A’ board sign and stickers to personalise.

H 40cm x W 30cm x D 24.5cm

Fish and Chips Party Stand

Fish and Chip Party Stand

The Ice Cream Van Stand got to be my personal favourite if I had to choose one. Have a sneaky peek on our website 😉

Add ice creams and treats, sweets and cakes or fill the paper cones with sweets.
Card van stand pack includes 12 x paper ice cream cones, ‘A’ board sign and stickers to personalise.

H 34cm x W 37cm x D 20cm
Ice Cream Van Party Stand Ice Cream Van Party Stand - flat packedOur very clever reversible Hot Dog and Popcorn Stand. Great value for money, its like buying 2 stands! Browse on HERE.

A clever fully reversible stand that will delight guests.
Extras include:12 x paper popcorn holders, chalk board sign and stickers to personalise.

H 38cm x W 32cm x D 18.5cm

Reversible Hot Dog & Popcorn Stand
Reversible Hot Dog & Popcorn Stand

Vibrant and colourful! Introducing our Gourmet Street Food Van! Perfect for the sizzling weather we have at the moment. Purchase from our online shop.

3 Tier card stand includes 12 decorative paper cones to fill with sweet or savoury nibbles, chalk boad sign and stickers to personalise.

H 34cm x W 37cm x D 20cm

Gourmet Street Van Party Stand Gourmet Street Van Party Stand

Do message or email us if you have any queries. We are always on our FB, Twitter or Instagram page.

THE Wedding Cake! – Part 2

So much love for our first wedding cake post. We had so many people checking out the post that my little blog had the most ever ‘views’ on that day. If you have not seen the first part, you can read it here. Thank you everyone xx

This post will be filled with pictures just because no one would want me to describe the cake details when you can ogle at the pictures and the fine work done by The Designer Cake Company.

Here we go, will start with:

Cake specification

Two tier white ruffle and peony wedding cake

6” & 8” tiers to feed approximately 50

Flavours:

6” – lemon sponge filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd and covered in white chocolate

ganache

8” – vanilla sponge filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberry conserve and covered in white

chocolate ganache

*NO ALLERGIES NOTED*

Design/decoration:

Both tiers iced in white with white fondant ruffles and a pale pink peony as per image provided

Design to include fondant buttons (mould by Baked By Me) Have a peek HERE.

Cake to sit on round cake board decorated to match theme and trimmed with ribbon

Delivery

Delivery to The Cellar Door in Durham on Monday 8th July 2013

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Image by the talented Cake Maker : The Designer Cake Company

Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake

The rest of the pictures, sourced from our photographers and kind family guests 🙂

Close up Ruffle Peony Cake  Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake

Back of Ruffle Peony Cake, Button Detail

Wedding Cake at Cellar Door

Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake

Our Wedding Cake

and last but not least a picture of us?

Happy couple with ruffle wedding cake

Am still in love with our wedding cake, thank you very much The Designer Cake Company for making it exactly the way I? wanted it to be. Hehe, the Mr just left me to it. Understand it was quite challenging to bring the cake in safely to The Cellar Door through the steep cobbled streets of Durham town centre and it was a scorcher of a day too.

Would love to ‘document’ and share more of our wedding day with you, so do leave a comment if you like posts like these. Was pretty much a DIY wedding reception in the evening and an intimate ceremony in the afternoon at Jesmond Dene.

x

Iris

The Wedding Cake – Part 1

Hello everyone! How I have missed you, yes I am now Mrs Baked By Me and am thrilled to bits. Will write a little post about the all-important wedding cake.

So many options, so little time! How did you go about choosing THE cake? Everything is gorgeous. I was pretty decisive on cake though to be fair. I wanted a romantic cake which had a rustic feel to it for our outdoor evening reception. A relatively small cake to feed 50 people.

Here’s some of my inspiration for cakes which I found whilst browsing on Pinterest. Scroll down and have a peek at the ‘naked cake’, was actually very keen for a cake similar to that although did not want to risk the cake being soggy as it does not sit well. Birdcage cake was also high on the list. Just so very intricate and will definitely WOW.

Wedding Cake Vintage

Mint Green Ruffle cake

Naked Cake

 

Rustic cakes inspirationDecided on a ruffled cake!

I did not want to add extra stress to the big day by making my own cake and knew I had to get a very talented cake maker as did not want to be let down on the day. Yes, please do your research as have heard nightmare stories. The cake maker must also be very good at gumpaste flowers as I wanted a Peony on the cake just like the ‘inspiration’ picture below.

Gumpaste peony

Also wanted to include a part of ‘Baked By Me’ as part of the design! Settled on our adorable button mould. Design to include fondant buttons 🙂 Yay!

Button Mould

As I was very rushed for time, it was challenging to get a cake maker who had a time slot for me. The engagement was only 3 months!

I wanted Isabelle of The Designer Cake Company to make my cake. Had a browse on her Facebook page and fell in love with her cakes.

This is one of her gorgeous makes:

Designer Cake Company

Just beautiful. I knew her cakes will never disappoint in terms of taste as well as design. Time to beg! As I was very last minute, she had to say No as her schedule was already packed. After a few tweets from us, we actually managed to get Isabelle to say YES!

Woohoo 🙂 Next post will include OUR wedding cake by The Designer Cake Company.

Stay tuned

xx

Iris

 

Wedding planning – Flowers

Eeeks, Ms Baked By Me will be Mrs Baked By Me in less than 2 weeks. Feels like I have just announced our engagement. Cannot believe the big day is nearly here. Panic time! Oh yes, Baked By Me – wise  quick quick get your orders in, we will have to close for the wedding as well as a short cheeky honeymoon. Yes, we will be open when payday arrives and  we close on the 3rd of July 12pm. We will be processing all orders on the 20th of July. Thank you for your understanding. 

Lots of you on our Facebook and Twitter pages wanted more info about bits and bobs about the wedding, planning, etc. So here goes! The first post about my crazy wedding flowers!

Why crazy? Last week, I received a surprising phone call from my wedding florist administrators! Seems our chosen florist went into administration. Our order will not be honoured and looks like we will not be able to claim our deposit back. Thankfully, we did not pay very much up front. This was not great news at all since am an ‘anything goes’ sort of Bride. The thought of having to start again and choose the bridal bouquet and decorations from scratch made me shudder.

Asked for lots of recommendations and Secret Garden in Jesmond, Newcastle came highly recommended.

Secret Garden Florist Jesmond

Off I went with a little print out of my ‘inspiration’ …

Wildflower Bridal Bouquet

No proper colour schemes, all I wanted was a rustic wildflower sort of look and feel. From the moment I stepped in Secret Garden, everything was just beautiful.

Stocks . Flowers at Secret Garden

Flowers Secret Garden

Flowers Secret Garden

Had a little wedding consultation with Terri. She was helpful and lovely. Love that she was very frank as well as I believe my taste can be questionable? Haha!

wedding consultation area at Secret Garden

Wedding flowers can now be checked off the list. Woohoo! Had a very enjoyable time as well. Fingers crossed, they will be very very very pretty. Will get to peek at them the day before the wedding! Will pen off with a wonderful wedding arrangement done by Secret Garden, Jesmond.

Wedding flowers vase jar lace