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

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas shopping evening part 2

This Thursday 17th December we will be open late again for more last minute Christmas buying and cheer. Join us, in conjunction with inside story (gorgeous shop...also on mill lane) and browse gifts, home accesories, Christmas decorations and edible gifts, whilst sipping on mulled wine (god I love it!) and nibbles, of course. See you between 6pm and 8:30pm on Thursday x

Sunday, 13 December 2009

pretty postcards

This is a gorgeous photo that my very talented sister took of some of our mini cupcakes. She always takes beautful photos, not just of our cakes, but of everything. She captures many precious moments through her lense and I only wish I could take photographs like her, but I make cakes and that's my thing I guess?

Anyway I am telling you this as we are now selling this image on postacrds in the shop, and hopefully many more.

In the meantime, please check out my sister's Etsy shop where she is selling some of her wonderful postcards here

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas late night shopping evenings

This Thursday 10th December, bake-a-boo is having a late night opening with Inside story (50 Mill Lane) We may not be Oxford street!! But both shops offer gorgeous home furnishings, Christmas gifts, art and cards from local artists, Christmas decorations and edible gifts, as well as decorated Traditonal Christmas cakes, and on this evening, as well as the following Thursday 17th December - you can browse whilst enjoying complimentary wine or mulled wine and nibbles. Come and visit us both between 6pm and 8:30pm, and you may just find the perfect gift without all the stress! See you there xx

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Cakes, Prizes and Christmas fairs....

Catch me this Saturday afternoon at the Beckford school Christmas fair, where I will be judging the cake competition! How funny is that?! Beckford school is one of my favourite places in the world and somewhere that is very close to my heart (as well as being very close to my shop) many of our lovely customers are Beckford mummies (and daddies), but also I used to be a pupil there, and both my first and last days at Beckford are still vivid memories, and I can honestly say that I had the most fabulous time there, even though it was school, and I guess that's saying something!! I judged the competition last year and took my sidekick Leon (our sconemaster) along to help me, and we found it so hard to choose the winners.

Happy baking to all the kids and mummies who are involved - good luck!! xxx

ps. It's also Emmanuel school's (also on Mill Lane) Christmas fair on Saturday, and we have donated prizes to both fairs, so we look forward to seeing the winners at bake-a-boo soon x

Monday, 30 November 2009

Wedding cupcakes

Here's some pictures that the lovely Anjana sent through to us of her wedding cupcakes. We did these back in August, but have just receieved her gorgeous photos. Thank you so much Anjana for keeping us updated and for sending us loads of great shots. We're so pleased that your big day was so fabulous.

Thank you Anjana and congratulations once again xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

bake-a-boo closed - 26/11/09

Sorry all, we will be closed today, Thursday 26th November, as we are working away from the shop at a private function, back to normal tomorrow.......x

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Wedding cupcakes for Erica

Sorry for a recent lack of posts, things have been a bit stressful lately following a break in at the shop last week, in which we also lost our camera, so I am not able to take new pictures at the moment to share all the things we are making, but we hope to be back on track soon! In the mean time, here's some pink and cream cupcakes we did recently for Erica's wedding, Congratulations Erica xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

A few pics from our 3rd birthday celebrations...

and ps....thank you so much Jason & Janice for the beautiful flowers, all that banana cake I've been feeding you has made you both sweeter than ever! xx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Happy Birthday bake-a-boo.........

Happy birthday to our lovely tea room......3 years old today!! Thank you to everyone who has supported us for all this time. May our tea and cakes live forever!! Hoorah!! x

Friday, 13 November 2009

3 is the magic number....

On Monday the 16th of November it is bake-a-boo's 3rd birthday, but we like to milk it, so we're celebrating in the shop all weekend, and we want to give something back to you for all your loyal support over the last three years, so we've hidden some number 3 stickers around - under plates and saucers and if you get one under yours you will be able to choose a prize. We've also put some under our cupcakes and if you find one under yours you will be able to choose another of the same cupcake for free. Come and celebrate with us.........from today until close on Monday xx

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Black and white mini cupcakes

Here's some black and white mini cupcakes we did for my cousin's exhibition of Monichrome art at Burgh House last month. I hope they went done a treat. Well done Nicola x

Monday, 9 November 2009

Pictures of Jonathan & catherine's vegan wedding cupcakes

Here's some pictures that Jonathan & Catherine sent us of the vegan cupcakes we made for their wedding in September. They had vegan chocolate and coffee cupcakes in gold and silver cases, topped with cream and orange icings to match their flowers and topped with daisies in orange and cream. Then they had a cutting cake for the top which was a vegan fruit cake. Thank you Jonathan and Catherine for sending through these great pics and for the lovely card you sent us too. Congratulations! x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Halloween and birthday party for Connie

Here's a halloween themed birthday party we had for Connie, on halloween, at bake-a-boo. Connie and her gang decorated some spooky cupcakes in a cupcake decorating workshop followed by a halloween tea of spooky sandwiches, slimy jelly, cat and bat cookies and much more treats, followed by a birthday cake decorated to look like a pumpkin and of course spooky party bags for all the girls. Happy Birthday Connie xx

Friday, 30 October 2009

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Love is in the air....

Just a quick note to say congratulations to our very own team Boo-er Leon (AKA Our scone master) who got engaged this weekend to the equally fabulous and utterly gorgeous Vanessa (can you tell that I love her too!!??) Leon got down on one knee at Kings Cross station (there is a reason behind this) and then off they went (much to Vanessa's suprise) to Paris for the weekend. Congratulations to my two favourite drama queens! Huge love from all at the Boo xx

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Pictures from Purni....

Here's some pictures that the lovely Purni sent us of the cakes we did for her wedding back in September. Purni had a small civil service as she was having a bigger do in pananama, so she had a small amount of cupcakes and a bigger cake to cut, all in a white and lilac theme. Congratulations Purni, the bake-a-boo girls think you look gorgeous in your dress!! We wish you and Sharm all the best for your furture together....may it be filled with happiness and cupcakes!!! xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Cupcakes for Em's Hen party

Here's some recent cupcakes we did for Em's Hen party......she likes butterflies, and apparantly they matched the balloons. Congratulations Em x

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Birthday tea at bake-a-boo for Mira

Last week we had absolutely LOADS of parties! It was a popular birthday week. Here's one tea party we did for little Mira's first birthday. She had tea with family and friends at bake-a-boo. Sandwiches, cupcakes and much more, a girly tea for a lovely litle lady....happy birthday Mira xx

Friday, 2 October 2009

Sunday 4th October - Closed for private party...

Please note that this coming Sunday the 4th October that we will be closed all day for a private tea party. Sorry for any inconvenience xx

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Goldie's Hen party tea at bake-a-boo

This weekend we celebrated Goldie's hen party at bake-a-boo. The girls had afternoon tea with a few extras, and goldies friends brought lots of things to add to the fun. Perhaps the funniest 'extra' was the fact that after we closed Goldie and co stayed a little bit longer....waiting for the arrival of a very special guest!! A man dressed as a police man arrived, but he was no ordinary policeman!! He was a STRIPPER!! I can't believe we had a stripper at bake-a-boo! It was very amusing, and the squealing of the girls and chanting 'off off off off' was even more hilarious! It was very 'un' bake-a-boo, but gave us something to giggle about, although I was probably more concerned about my chandeliers than looking at him, when he started swinging his shirt around the place! Typical me, but we had a laugh and Goldie and her girls were all so lovely. Congratulations Goldie xxx

The special guest....

The aftermath....

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Wedding cupcakes and cake for Purni

Here's some wedding cupcakes and a top cake that we did for Purni. The colours were white, lilac and silver and Purni chose to have her and her husbands initial on some of the cupcakes too. Congratulations Purni x

Friday, 25 September 2009

1st birthday party at bake-a-boo for Iris

Here's some pictures of a 1st birthday party we had at bake-a-boo for little Iris. The party had exclusive hire of bake-a-boo on a Sunday morning so the little'uns could have free reign. Guests drank tea and coffee, and some champagne to toast Iris, whilst nibbling finger sandwiches, salads, mini pitta pizzas and lots of mini cakes and scones - as well as Iris's giant cupcake birthday cake. Happy Birthday Iris xx