Friday 10th of January 2014 The festive season is over ... No more Christmas logs for 11 months ...
No more mince pies ....
The Christmas tree is back in the attic, but not before we ate the macarons ...
The New Year started with a challenge though ... coming from twitter ... Lovely Siobhan was being pushed for time, and answering her son's sense of humour, she went in search of a caterpillar cake for his 21st Birthday.Oh yes, he's decided to have a party only a few days before the date...So you know what's coming next: "Sure i'll do your caterpillar cake Siobhan!" A few ideas were rambling in my head all right, but it only came together as i was doing it really. The result got twitter all excited, Siobhan over the moon and her son in shock ;-) Thanx for the challenge Siobhan, and trusting us with your special order ;-)
Since we were in the creative mood, we thought it was about time to create our own signature cake. Something we've always wanted to do but had never got around to.
So let us introduce you to our ...
Layer of lemon buttercream, layer of apple confit, sandwiched between 2 layers of macaron sponge & deco on top with marzipan, caramel & macaron shell...
Completely homemade of course ;)
Individual cake or bigger version serving 8/10 slices available Let us know what you think!
We wish you a very Happy New Year, Thank You for your continued support and feedback!!!
In the past few months, there's been lots of unfolding tables, folding tables, opening canopy, fighting with it (or canopy surfing as some call it) windy days, rainy days, sunny ones (!!!), early mornings, sore backs ... all for the good of serving yummy treats at festivals and markets:
Zoop, on "macaron wall of fame"
In the past few months, there's been coloured ribbons, favours, cake stands, pyramids, cones, stressful deliveries (blame the speed bumps) , happy brides and grooms ... all for the good of helping make the big day very special:
In the past few months, there's been orders and inquiries tweeted, DMed, messaged, facebooked, emailed, phoned in... and we've tried our very best to make them all special:
(That one is for the "macaron wall of fame" too!!!) ;-))
March had us very busy with Mothers Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter ...
Add a few weddings and just like that it's April :-o
Having started the business from the kitchen of our own house just over 3 years ago, the excitement is right up there when we see the sales doing well in the retail shops we supply, here is the display in Fresh Grand Canal Square in Dublin:
We are now also supplying A.Caviston in Greystones and Hollands of Bray, the updated list of cafes/restaurants and shops we supply is on the "find us!" page. A big Thank You to the shops, cafes and restaurants we are working with for their support, and of course to their customers who have discovered some of our products! After many ups and downs, we have finally launched our new packaging for bundles of 2 macarons for retail, here they are:
We have started taking a stall at the Stillorgan market every Wednesday, say Hi to Kenny if you're around ;-)
More wedding inquiries are coming in, so it's probably good timing to share the lovely pyramid we did 2 weeks ago. The colours were matched with the flowers chosen by the Bride and Groom, I must say I was well happy with the result if I may say so myself ;-))
Just had to do Irish flag Macarons for St Patrick's Day ... clearly!!! They'll be back for the Eurovision song contest =^.^=
And finally I'll leave you with this .... *cough* Kenny's new phone cover.....