Monthly Archives: April 2011

I Do

Dum dum de dum, dum dum de dum. Oooo I do like a veddin and Kate’s and Will’s is just around the corner! A joyous celebration of magical romance and sparkling Britishness just wouldn’t be the same without some super snazzy Royal Wedding themed cupcakes from CRUMBS! Couture Cupcakes! 
Ex-city worker, Lady Cupcake left the rat race to set up this rather delicious company, which has skipped from strength to strength with swirly sugary fondanty ease. And let me just say right now that these are no ordinary cupcakes. Ho no – these vintage style babies are adored by the stars far and wide and were even shipped to India, (how?) for the nuptials of Monsieur Russell Brand and his pretty warbler Katy Perry. And how they loved them; the ooohs. The aaaaahs.
Their selection is dazzling; with banoffee, blueberry and white chocolate sponge and fondant flavours of baileys, lemon, oreos and rose, whatever your beating heart desires your wish is their command…and  if there’s something which doesn’t float your boat, gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free…allergies back in their box please –  they have got it well and truly covered. They’ll magic it up in a cupcakey haze and even pipe your name on it should you require. (Unless your name is really long).

They’ve swirls and sprinkles, fondants and twinkles… and with their cake pops, (yep), vintage sweets, belgian chocolate and a candy bar too, it’s a miracle Alice didn’t shop here for the Mad Hatter’s do.
I’m so terribly excited. I have to lie down.
WIN a BOX of 24 Royal Themed CUPCAKES!
I’m thrilled to the tips of my Poppy toes to offer you all the chance to WIN a box of 24 Royal Wedding themed Crumbs Couture Cupcakes for you and your pals to devour at your street party. Or for breakfast. Whatever you like. All you have to do is just one of the following things. However, each one you do counts as an additional entry, so you can be counted up to 5 times! (If you are already doing any of the below they will also be counted as entries).


2. Leave a comment below
3. Follow me & @cupcakes_london and RT the competition on Twitter
4. Follow my blog publicly, by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button, top left of my blog, (under the Twitter sign)
5. Become a fan on my Facebook page
Winner to be picked on Monday 25th April. 
Good luck popsicles! 
Where do Crumbs! deliver to?
They currently deliver to London and the South East only, but if you win and are outside of the area, you could always surprise a London pal with your winnings…depends how much you love them ;-)
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Ooooo, Crafty

Clever Kari Chapin has written a very clever book. And it’s not just me that thinks so – with a 5 star ranking on Amazon (is true), the reviews from around the globe are glowy and gushy and all from the mouths of creative, crafty tinkers whose products have flown off their virtual shelves since they came across her wonder words of wisdom.

‘The Handmade Marketplace’ is bursting with knowledge and experience of the charming, inspiring, (and sometimes rather tricky) world of the artycrafts trade. Whether you sell tea cosies, cushions, handmade cards or clothing, this bible guides you through every stage of your business, from the magic bean of your idea through to selling at fairs, packing a punch online, clever marketing ideas right through to generating jaw dropping, joy jumping, high fiving sales.

Kari’s book is packed with top tips, snazzy guides, sanity checks and calming words of wisdom. If your website or blog is driving you bananas, (or you have no idea where to start) or you just need some business management ideas and inspiration, Kari Chapin has come well and truly to the rescue. Ta da.

Her book will not leave your side. You will sleep with it under your pillow and if anyone attempts to nab it, you may be forced to pelt them with Hula Hoops. Or worse. Gasp.

The Handmade Marketplace
by Kari Chapin

Win a signed copy of ‘The Handmade Marketplace’!

The lovely (and super clever) Kari Chapin is giving my lucky readers the chance to win a signed copy of her wonderful book! Hurruh!

If you’d like to be in with a chance, all you have to do is one of the following things:

1. Follow my blog publicly, by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button top left of my blog, (under the Twitter sign) 
2. Follow me and RT the competition on Twitter

If you do both, you’ll be counted twice!

Winner to be picked Friday 8th April. Good luck cupcakes! x