Tag Archives: summer

So Fab!

One the great things about the great British summer, is enjoying long hot, sunny days with a super-cool ice lolly (I think you call them ice-pops in the States). One of my favourite lollies is Fab.  This three-tiered lolly is … Continue reading

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Fab new flavour

We’re trying out some new flavours in the Delights Kitchen.  We think this new one will be a hit, once the sun decides to stay out and it’s officially summertime. Mango and Passionfruit frosting is fresh, fragrant and sweet.  The … Continue reading

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I’m BAKING hot

As much as we love this sunshine, it’s a pretty tricky time for us bakers and cake decorators. Here’s a few top tips to keep it cool in the kitchen and things will run smoothly: • Bake early or late … Continue reading

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School’s out!

Hurrah! School’s out.  Six weeks of summer fun and no school run.  The calendar on the Delights Kitchen wall is beginning to fill up with swimming lessons, playdates and even a day at the Olympics, for one special girly in … Continue reading

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Someone left the cake out in the rain

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this for ages.  But as I heard about the death of the Diva of Disco, Donna Summer, it felt appropriate to write about this today. The first record I ever bought was … Continue reading

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Cherry Vanilla

Marvellous Mavala have done it again, bringing a splash of colour to my beauty box.   These small but perfectly formed nail polish pots (£4.10 each) are fab.  They’re tiny enough for the colour not to  dry-up, by the time you reach the … Continue reading

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Cake Tales: Take my hand

Annabel and Meshach – 9 July 2011 I saw Annabel’s lace wedding dress way back in January, when we began discussing the wedding cake. She wanted the lace element incorporated into her cake.  Annabel didn’t give me a brief for her … Continue reading

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