Friday, 19 February 2010

Bonding with the chickens

Darling boy's new favourite thing to do is feed the chickens- they seem quite keen on it too...

Sneak preview

Here is a sneak preview of the cupcakes which are ready to rock for the market tomorrow.

Vanilla cupcakes with crystallised rose petals
More vanilla cupcakes, this time with lovehearts.

Has it sprung yet?

Despite the snow we had today, I'm wondering if perhaps spring might be on its way?


Thursday, 18 February 2010

...and then there were two

Our poor chickens have been at the mercy of the local (and for that, read 'hungry') fox population.  Since Christmas we have sadly lost two of our four hens.  Gone in a puff of feathers... they had a happy time whilst they were here.  I only wish it could have been for longer.

But, we do have some more ladies on the way.  Our local representative of the Battery Hen Welfare Trust has got 3 more ladies looking for a new home- and Handsome husband will be picking them up on Saturday.  Electrical fencing is called for, or perhaps a dog?... woof woof

Catch me whilst you can...

Want to know how to boost your immunity, it's easy, have a baby.  They will bring home every single cold, bug and germ going.  Surely after a few years of parenthood, most mums and dads are pretty much germ-proof?  

Darling boy, in his effort to help boost mummy's long term health (?) passed on a bug to me which meant  sadly I had to miss the Valentines market.  It knocked me out for the critical days before the market.  The only problem with being a one-woman show means there is just the one of me.

But, this does mean that I will be at the market this weekend instead.  I'm now in possession of such a huge belly (bump is due in 4 weeks) that this market will be the last one for a while.  Im still going to be doing special orders, but just wont be able to knock up the 150-200 cupcakes each weekend, whilst toddler and bambino entertaining...not for the first few months at least!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Loving the love

Valentines day is this weekend, and being a sucker for romance, I thought it would be a good time to return to the market.  The worse of the chilly weather is hopefully over, and I'm also hoping the universal diet that most people seem to be on after christmas, is also hopefully over.

My plans for the Valentines market naturally include red glittery hearts and dark rich chocolate, but also hopefully some old school glamour and trips back to the playground kiss chases of our childhoods.  Watch this space.