Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to enter our Name the Cupcake competition, and congratulations to Jemma E who suggested our favourite name of the month – Garden of Eaten! Jemma wins herself the grand prize of a dozen big and two dozen mini cupcakes, delivered free within our delivery area or for collection at a time of her choosing.
Sadly there can only be one winner, but we really enjoyed reading your entries and, of course, a brand new cupcake will be available for naming from next week!
Today’s the second annual Food Revolution Day organised by everyone’s favourite cheeky chappie-stroke-nation’s culinary conscience Jamie Oliver, and you can cook along yourself thanks to a day of live streamed foodie fun over on the Food Revolution YouTube channel. What’s more from around 11:45am our very own Jemma will be teaming up with DJ BBQ for a not-often-before-seen cupcake decorating/BBQ skillswap segment. Be sure to tune in!
Pink and girly are words that crop up often at Crumbs & Doilies HQ – to describe cupcakes if not team C&D themselves – so often in fact that we often refer to some orders as being ‘Pink Princess style’. So we were very excited to get to produce some boxes of big cupcakes as gifts for Vera Wang’s new fragrance Pink Princess. Complete with logos and hand-made spangly tiaras too!
Shoes and cupcakes are pretty much a match made in heaven if you ask us, so we were understandably excited when the guys over at Office requested some super-detailed shoe themed cupcakes for one of their stores. We painted several of their top styles onto sugarpaste plaques by hand using edible inks, and finished things off with a few Office logos.
One of our regular corporate clients has meeting rooms named after different areas of London, so what better theme, they thought, for an internal company party than one based on our fair capital. Quite a lot of hours and a whole heap of sugarpaste modelling later we delivered 400 of these cute London themed cupcakes for them to enjoy. Complete with black cabs, tube signs (named after the meeting rooms, not the tube stops, before anyone writes in or starts hunting for the elusive ‘soho’ tube station…), London buses and bright red pillarboxes.
Remember all those sushi cakes we did a while back? We do – we’re still getting over it… Anyway, a slightly different design this time and (thankfully) slightly fewer boxes, but here’s a selection of edible sushi cakes we did for another fund management company, complete with awesome lacquered boxes.
A quick heads-up for anyone likely to find themselves in London this bank holiday weekend, especially anybody who might be close to the South Bank – Friday sees the return of the Real Food Festival in, on and around the South Bank and Royal Festival Hall. With over 100 stalls selling some of the UK’s best food, drink and fresh produce it’s a must-visit for foodie fans, and a short walk from Waterloo station and the London Eye. We’ll be there with a huge selection of some of our favourite cupcake flavours (we’ll be changing up the menu every day) and you can find us right outside Royal Festival Hall (near the South Bank steps).
Need more of a reason to come along? How about a free cupcake? That’s right – just click the voucher below and print/display at our South Bank stall on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday and enjoy a free cupcake on us!
So he might be the Dark Avenger, Scourge of Gotham’s underworld, and he may have the Batmobile, the Batplane and any number of other cool gadgets, but does he have his own set of Batman cupcakes? No – he doesn’t. But Mike does, and on his 30th Birthday too! Batman 0 – Mike 1 I’d say, especially as these little fellas featured the baterang, utility belt and old foes Bane and the Joker. Happy Birthday Mike!
The guys at Metro were celebrating the birthday of that estimable diurnal organ, and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes? Boxes of ‘em – logo’d up and decorated in a suitably celebratory red white and blue. Happy birthday Metro!