Saturday, 30 January 2010

The final salute

This will be our last post on this blog - we have now moved our blog to our website and you can still find us, with all our news right here

Thank you for following us here, we appreciate your support everyday....we salute you!! and we hope you will continue to follow us there.

Lots of love, Boo x

Monday, 25 January 2010

Food Allergy & intolerance week 2010

This week - 25th-29th January 2010, it's food allergy and intolerance week. It seems the perfect time to tell you, for those who don't know, that we offer a wide range of cakes suitable for those with food allergies and intolerances. We specialise in gluten free and dairy free cakes, and we have a selection on offer daily, we also make birthday cakes and cupcakes and slices to order for any special occassions you may have, or just to enjoy at home. We also offer a gluten and dairy free alternative to our traditional afternoon tea at bake-a-boo, which must be booked in advance.
In addition to the gluten and dairy free cakes, we also offer egg free and sugar free cakes as well. As I am gluten and dairy intolerant, I know how hard it can be to find foods which you can enjoy, and how it is especially hard to eat out. When I created bake-a-boo I wanted to create a place where there would be something for everyone, and I hope most food intolerances are covered cake wise, so that most people can find something to eat safely at bake-a-boo. Unfortunately as we do cook with nuts in our kitchen, we cannot offer nut free, but we hope to make life more enjoyable for the time that you are with us, for the gluten, dairy, egg and sugar free-er's amongst us!
Happy cake eating to those with food allergies and intolerances this week x

Gluten & dairy free lemon cupcake pictured above

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Ballard & Boo!

Further to my last post about the photographic exhibition at bake-a-boo from the 24th February, documenting the glamorous life of my Grandfather Ballard Berkeley, I wanted to share this photograph (not part of the exhibition) with you of my Grandfather and I in his garden when I was very little.

'Years of Romance' - a photographic tribute to a glamorous life - 24th Feb-8th March 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010

A photographic tribute to a glamorous life, at bake-a-boo

From the 24th of February until the 8th of march, at bake-a-boo we will be hosting an exhibition 'Years of Romance' - a photographic tribute to a glamorous life. A collection of remastered and digitally enhanced photographs taken from the glamorous life of the actor Ballard Berkeley. The images cover the period 1920-1939 and include publicity photographs for the theatre and cinema. Hosting this exhibition is particulary special to me as Ballard Berkeley was my grandfather. My father recently dug out several old photographs of Ballard for a documentary 'Fawtly Towers re-opened' which aired in 2009. He then digitally enhanced and restored several of the photographs and has now compiled this exhibition. Seeing these photographs has allowed me to learn so much about my grandfather's acting career and life, as I was very young when he died and I only really knew him as 'the major' in Fawtly Towers, it has been lovely to experience some of his other chararcters through these photographs. I hope that you will enjoy the photographs in the shop during this time.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ruth's hen tea party

Sorry for the utter silence in blogland lately - sadly in November we got broken into at the shop and our camera was stolen, so we haven't been able to take any pictures to keep you up to date with our goings-on, so I have been quiet - anyway -I'm back, new camera and back in action, we have so much going on in the next few months that I have so much to report, so it's good to be back.
Anyway here's some new pics from the weekend - we celebrated Ruth's hen party on Sunday and here's some pictures of her afternoon tea party, before the hens arrived to devour the lot. They had full afternoon tea and rounded off the afternoon decorating cupcakes. Congratulations Ruth x

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Boo's back!

It may be cold.....but we're back! Back in tea and cake action. Yes it's january, it's diet time, save the pennies time. But with this snow, the january blues and misery - surely tea and cake is the only way?? We're here on hand to serve you yummy cakes and piping hot tea - there's a choice! Although hot chocolate does seem to be the order of the day......did I mention we have that too! Come and see us - get caked up! x

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody....hope you all had a fabulous night of partying. We hope to see you in 2010, I've got a feeling it's going to be a good year, bake-a-boo has a few exciting things going on this year, and I look forward to sharing things with you thoughout the year.

This image is dedicated to Vicky aka clarabows (check her out) made me think of you....I hope this year we can create a most fabulous collaboration xx

Thursday, 31 December 2009

the bake-a-boo fairies!

We are currently closed during the festive period, as it is such a quiet time for us on our hideaway street! But in the mean time the bake-a-boo fairies are looking after the shop for us. They are all pretty special to me, in fact the first fairy here has been with us since day one, she was a gift when we opened the shop and has hung from the chandelier ever since, although she did tragically loose her legs, she lost none of her power......and yes I do believe in fairies! Happy new year everybody from us and them x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Eve

bake-a-boo will be open today (Christmas Eve) at 9am-1pm for those collecting Christmas orders, and for last minute cupcake fixes, edible gifts and stocking fillers......then I'm off to go and wait for Santa! Hope to see you there xx

Monday, 21 December 2009