Celebration, Miscellaneous

Chocolate Scotch Eggs – Say Whaaaa?!

Hello hello,

How are you? I’m hoping you’ve broken your New Year’s Resolutions because I am super excited to share some of our Scotch Egg variations with you!

As well as our usual Creme Egg Scotch eggs, this year we have added Caramel Scotch Eggs, Lindor Scotch Eggs, Peanut Butter Scotch Eggs and a few Minis too- Creme Egg, Caramel and Oreo. (There are a couple more to come but I was far too excited to wait till they are ready!)

I’m sure you have heard of these by now, they are Creme Eggs (or some other variant!) wrapped in gooey chocolate brownie, then coated in biscuit crumbs (or more chocolate!) So lots of different textures and lots of chocolate-  definitely for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Don’t worry, these have been taste tested and I think it’s safe to say they pass the test. My favourite is probably the Peanut Butter one, I thought these would be too sickly for me but nope! Anyway, take a look for yourself and if you fancy trying one or two, they are available here.

 

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cake pops, Celebration

In Your Dreams!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’re sure you’re batting away all those admirers with a  proverbial stick. You clearly didn’t get the memo about these bad boys…

 

Never mind, it’s not like they’re still on sale in our Etsy shop or anything.

Celebration

Early Eggcitement

So it may be a little premature but here at Cake Lady HQ we’re very excited for Easter! We’ve had an early egg delivery and are working hard on extending our range of Easter goodies, some of which include these Oreo Scotch Eggs and Caramel Scotch Eggs (more to come so keep your eyes peeled!)

Has anyone else started thinking about Easter yet? It is the end of January after all!

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Miscellaneous, Recipes

Don’t forget the goggles!

I can’t believe I have never made Churros before!

A week or so ago we hosted a ‘Games Night’ (it started with a Movie Trivia Quiz Game and ended with Cards Against Humanity…) It is kind of an unwritten rule that the host puts on a little bit of a buffet/selection of nibbles. Well quite frankly, I’ve had enough buffet food over the festive season so opted for chilli, wedges and nachos, plus something sweet.

So easy to make, I used the recipe from the BBC Good Food Website but added a generous sprinkling of sugar to the dry ingredients before mixing together, and for an extra twist, I used Dark Chocolate with a hint Orange. Don’t be put off by the comments in the Method on the site- basically suggesting you wear full body armour as the Churros can explode when cooking, don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt that they could be pretty dangerous (please always be careful around hot oil!) But none of mine exploded so thankfully I didn’t regret not having any protective eye wear!

Definitely recommend you give them a go, everyone was impressed (well, everyone who got to try them- one person was a little slow and missed out due to everyone else scoffing them!) and I have even been instructed to make them again!

cake pops

Love is nearly in the air

We’re nearing the end of January already, how can that be?! Thoughts have already turned to upcoming ‘events’ such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter. We have already relisted our most popular item of last year-  the Creme Egg Scotch Egg, but more about that and developments to the range later.

It’s Valentine’s Day in a matter of a few weeks, why not get some ‘Sweets for your Sweet’ and treat your other half to half a dozen Cake Pops (see here). This year we are offering you a choice of Chocolate, Lemon, Vanilla or Salted caramel Irish Creme. Each one is topped with either Milk, White or Dark Chocolate and topped with sprinkles. Alternatively, for those of you not lived up, or for those of you wanting to gift something to your bestie we have these Loveheart Message Cake Pops (see here) which can be personalised with a message of your choice, think ‘Single Again’, ‘No Chance’, or ‘U.G.L.Y’ for a little inspiration!

Miscellaneous

New Year Resolutions

Did you make any resolutions this year? Are they the usual, must lose weight/eat healthier/make time for friends and family? Have you broken them already?

My Resolution is to make time to share a few blog posts, unlike last year where they were virtually non-existent. I aim to write at least one a month, but preferably one a week- let’s see how long it lasts!

So hands up, who has caved and has been munching the Christmas chocolate already? Maybe you don’t feel guilty because you were lucky enough to get your hands on our Scaredy Sprouts and Boozy Brussels- at least you can pretend you’re eating healthy!

 

Celebration, Wedding

New Year, New Name

First post of the year- Happy New Year and all that jazz!

The title of this post doesn’t refer to us, but to some recent customers. If you follow us on Instagram (@twolittlecakeladies) you will have seen the lovely little email I received from Mary, now married to Phil. Those crazy people decided to get married on New Year’s Eve (because there aren’t enough parties going on that night!)

I had an almost last minute request for 100 pops for NYE, luckily I had almost cleared my Christmas orders around the time of enquiry and I no longer have a social life so I agreed.

Their theme was black tie (it couldn’t  really be anything else at that time of year could it?) and they opted for a simple black suited chocolate groom with a little black dickie bow, and a lemon bride wearing a sprinkle dress.

There were a few times where I wasn’t sure if I was going to complete the order- I thought I had run out of 6″ lolly sticks but luckily found another pack hiding away in my drawer. I also had a mad panic about not having enough pearl white balls for the Bride’s little necklaces but luckily I just about did, though I really should put in another order for those as they are used a lot for bridal pops!

Anyway, back to Mary & Phil, can you imagine the stress of organising your wedding during the festive period? Not only have you got presents to wrap, dinner to prep and family to visit, you have RSVPs to chase up, outfits to sort out, tables to plan, flowers to arrange and cake pops to order among many other things! Surely anyone doing such a thing is insane?!

Mary and Phil if you are reading, I hope you had a Wonderful day and that everything ran like clock work, also, here’s to you and anyone else about to spend 2018 as ‘Mr and Mrs’ xxx