Today was my 5th market and, again, it was lots of fun and I sold out. Hooray!
Going with the seasonal theme- it being Halloween today and all, I had special cupcakes with spiders that sold out in double quick time. Special thanks do need to go to Handsome husband who was enlisted to make spiders bodies, as I just knew I had so much work to do after we got back from work, I would never do it all myself. I can't say he totally enjoyed his craft activity- it's probably not what he was expecting of a relaxing Friday night, but he chipped in and is a total sweetheart for doing so.
As well as the cupcakes, I had the triple chocolate cookies which went down well. Alongside these cocoa beauties I had sticky date and cranberry slices which appealed to the non-icing people out there.
However, perhaps sharing star billing with the spider cupcakes were the sticky toffee cupcakes which were something I had started planning all those months ago when I made Sister in Law's birthday cake and had thought 'this would be good as a cupcake, but with the sauce on the inside'.
I made up the base, and made the sticky toffee goo- made with extra cream to keep its gooey consistency. Then using my new squeezy bottle, I injected this ridiculously toffee-ey nectar into the cupcakes and then topped them with a fudgey toffee butter icing. OH MY WORD. They were really good. I sold six beforeI had even unpacked them, and another four a few moments after they hit the stall.
As well as getting to see my 'regulars' who I'm getting to know bit by bit- which is really lovely, and one of the things I really enjoy about doing the stall, I also had my first famous sale. An actual real local celebrity wot has been on telly and everything. Mrs Harcourt-Cooze, wife of local chocolate guru Willie Harcourt-Cooze came by with her cute kids and bought 3 boxes of cupcakes. I hope she liked them!