C&D x Kate Spade decorating workshop

Last week we were thrilled to be invited to host an exclusive cupcake decorating workshop at the beautiful Kate Spade Regent st store. 10 lucky Crumbs and Doilies fans had their finger on the pulse, and were the first to sign up within minutes of us posting the event opening on our instagram feed. Our very own baking extraordinaire Sally took the group through their paces, sharing some of our well honed decorating secrets. The workshop was a great success and I think you will all agree, these ladies aced it!


Tatty Devine and Crumbs & Doilies Team Up!

Tatty DevineThe C&D gang are BIG fans of the awesome Tatty Devine brand, and we’d like to think that the feeling is mutual. We partnered with Tatty Devine to celebrate the launch of their awesome Rainbow Cake Necklace.  We baked some special Rainbow Cakes to feed their lucky (and hopefully hungry) customers, and they created this beautiful range of special C&D necklaces for us to give away to some fortunate followers on Instagram! Here’s a closer look at some of our favourite pieces…

October Competition Winner!

October Competition Cupcake

Hi all – a quick late-night post to announce the winner of October’s super-spooky Name the Cupcake Competition. October’s winner is… Laura, who suggested Black Forest Cat-eaux! Well done Laura – a dozen big and 24 mini cupcakes will be winging their way to you real soon!

The Competition’s going to be taking a well-earned break in November, but be sure to check back in December ‘cos it’ll be back, bigger and better than ever!

Comeptition winner – August

Name the Cupcake August '13

Hi all. It’s that time again – time to announce the winner of last month’s Name the Cupcake Comp. And the top honours (not to mention free cupcakes) go to… Sandra! It was all thanks to Sandra’s suggested cupcake name: Pearl Hunger. Good enough on it’s own, you might say, but then Sandra went and further gilded the lilly with the addition of some extra descriptive parenthesis, making the knock-out full title: Pearl Hunger (starring Bun Affleck)! Genius. Well done Sandra – a dozen big and two dozen mini cupcakes will be winging their way to you in the very near future.

For everyone else we’ll be putting up a new cupcake for naming in the next couple of days, so keep ’em peeled!

Cake & Bake Show Ticket Giveaway

Cake & Bake Show Competition

Great news for cakers and bakers – this September sees the return of the brilliant Cake & Bake Show to London! Taking place at Earls Court from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th September the Cake & Bake Show is the UK’s biggest and best celebration of all things cakey and bakey, featuring a host of celebrity bakers, live demos, classes and of course more cakes and baked goods than you can shake a very large stick at.

Even better news is that we’ve got 4 pairs of tickets to give away (worth £14.50 per ticket) that will grant you and a pal access to the show on a day of your choosing. To be in with a chance at winning all you need to do is help us match up the ingredients to the cupcakes over on our website. We’ll pick 4 winners from all correct entries at the start of September with each winning entry receiving one pair of tickets.

Click here to enter the competition!

Name the Cupcake – August!

Name the Cupcake August '13

Great news – our Name the Cupcake Competition cupcake is up and available to name on the website! Just think of a witty name for the little chap above and in a little over a month you could be chowing down on a dozen big and 2 dozen mini cupcakes, completely free, gratis and for nothing! If you live or work in London we’ll even drop them off for you!

Enter the competition.

Competition winner July!

Competition cake July

Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to enter our Name the Cupcake competition last month. We’ve sifted through the entries, ruled out all the ‘Bubblicious’ suggestions (too obvious people!) and arrived at our winner – Naomi, who suggested ‘Let Them Eat Drake’. What can I say, we’re suckers for a good duck-related pun. Call us quackers.

Anywhoo… Naomi will be the lucky recipient of 24 mini and 12 big cupcakes, delivered free (or she can collect, if desired), for her troubles, and if you’d like to find yourself the proud owner of a similar spongey endowment this time next month you can always enter August’s NtCcC (as no-one’s calling it). We’ll have a new cake available for naming by the start of next week.

Name the Cupcake Competition July

Competition cake July

Psst… Like thinking up witty and/or amusing names for cupcakes? Fond of a pun? Like winning free cake? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions we might have just the competition for you – pop over to our competition page and suggest a name for the bathtime-inspired dude above and you could win a dozen big and two dozen mini cupcakes, delivered anywhere within our standard area (or for collection, if that’s more your style). Happy naming!

Competition winner – June!

Happily Heifer After

It’s competition winner time again – thanks to everyone who took the time to suggest a name for June’s Name the Cupcake cupcake, and special congratulations to Melanie, who suggested the winning name, Happily Heifer After! And as if the aforementioned special congratulations weren’t enough, Melanie also bags herself boxes of a dozen big and two dozen mini cupcakes for her trouble – congrats Melanie, we’ll be in touch today to hook you up with a sweet sweet cupcake delivery. For everyone else there’s always next time, and we will of course be putting up a brand new cupcake for your naming enjoyment a little later this week – keep ’em peeled!

New Name the Cupcake Competition

comeptition cupcake June 2013

Great news for lovers of cake naming (and free cupcakes) – our new Name the Cupcake Competition is back with a brand new as-yet-unchristened cupcake for your naming pleasure. Simply click over to our competition page, think up a clever, witty and/or amusing name for the little guy above and send us your entry! We’ll reward the best suggestion with a dozen big and two dozen mini cupcakes for free London delivery, or collection from our bakery or one of our stalls.

Happy naming!

Competition winner!

Garden of Eaten cupcake

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!

Name the Cupcake competition

Competition cupcake December 2012

Our Name the Cupcake Competition is making a triumphant return for December with this stocking-inspired little chap. If you fancy kicking off January in the right way (New Year’s diets be damned!) in the company of 48 delicious mini cupcakes just take a look, have a think and send us your entry! We’ll pick the best name at the start of next month and reward the lucky suggester with 4 dozen mini cupcakes for free delivery or collection.

Competition winner – October!

Congratulations to Julia, who scooped October’s Name the Cupcake competition with her truly wicka’d (geddit?) entry – Hex-travaganza. 4 dozen devilishly delicious mini cupcakes will be winging their way to Julia in the not-too-distant future.

Thanks as ever to everybody who entered. The Name the Cupcake comp is taking a little break in November but will return bigger and better than ever for December!

Competition Winner – September!

Name the Cupcake Competition September

Avast there! And a special, um, avast to Paul, who I’m unbelievably excited to unveil as the winner of last month’s Name The Cupcake Competition thanks to his piratically perfect suggestion, Captain Snack Sparrow! 4 dozen of our finest mini cupcakes will be winging their way to Paul in the not-too-distant, while for the rest of you scurvy land-lubbers there’ll be a brand new cupcake available for naming a little later today.

Edit: The new competition cupcake is now ready for naming! take a look at the spooky little fella below and send us your entry – the best name at the end of the month will win it’s suggester 48 awesome mini cupcakes.

Name the Cupcake competition – September

Name the Cupcake Competition September

Great news for fans of our regular Name the Cupcake competition – September’s yet-to-be-named cupcake is now up on the website and shiver-me-timbers it’s a beauty. If you can think if a clever, witty name for this piratical little chap then be sure to click on over to the competition page and send us your entry. At the end of the month we’ll pick the one we like best and reward its suggester with a treasure chest of booty (or, er, possibly a selection of 4 dozen of our finest mini cupcakes – I’ll need to check on that).

Happy naming!