What's happening

Friday 16th of November 2012

    Oh shock horror when I realised I hadn't updated the website since the 12th of September ...Ooops! A massive update is well over due ;-)

In the past couple of months there's been (in no particular order^^)....

Lots of French Macarons piped...




Deliveries to "Get Fresh" in Rathfarnham...  




Birthdays ....


Tastings in Arkeen Quality Food Store in Waterford ...


Sleepless nights of packaging and label nightmares ... (still on going^^)


Recipe published in the Goodalls Ireland cookbook *blush* ...

Markets and Crêpes ...

The biggest news of all being that Kenny's Kitchen is no more, transforming itself in what is starting to look a lot like a macaron nursery ... 


I'll leave the pen (/mouse) to Kenny who'll explain the how and why of the move =^.^=


So as you can see there has been lots going on and I'm wondering how we are going to fit in time for our Honeymoon next year! (Kenny here)

One of the biggest changes for us is on the catering side.  We have decided to pause it for now based on the continued success of the cakes.   It makes the most sense to us at this time as there is a saturated market out there of established caterers and putting the time and effort into launching it would detract from the cakes.   I am now looking after the retail side of the business, speaking to the shop managers, doing the deliveries and handling the paperwork etc.   You can find where I deliver to from the 'find us' link on the homepage.  I have a list of potential other shops across the country that I intend to speak to with a view to delivering cakes to them-watch this space!

Recently I started to make the macarons in my kitchen to support the demand and I have to say some of my first attempts were not up to scratch-as I'm using Armelle's recipe the taste and texture was fine but my piping skills were not.  Some of the first ones I piped were as small as a 20 cent, others were as big as half an Iphone (only roundish).  I am now more consistent (phew!)-what do you think?

I can't believe it's been over three months since we got married!  Doesn't time fly?  We haven't even had the chance to sit down and look at the videos or pictures from the day (except for the ones Dave, our photographer showed us when he brought us the CD).   I think we need a PA to help us get through some of the stuff that has been gathering up (have tried to plant the seed in my Sisters ear but to no avail (he)).


I have done a few tastings in Arkeen Quality Food Store in Waterford which have gone down very well with people.  I'm doing my next tasting this Friday 23rd from 11-3 pm so pop by if your in the area to say hi, and taste a macaron or rocher (or two).  Also, I will be doing 3 tastings as part of the Winterval festival in Waterford which runs from 30 November to 23 December-the dates are as follows:

30 November 12-7pm, 7 December 12-7pm and 16 December 12-6pm

The link to the Winterval site is http://www.winterval.ie










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