My favourite bit about Christmas is...

...making gingerbread ! It's a great traditional pastime to undertake in this festive season and there is nothing more enjoyable to me than sitting down with my 5 year old son and decorating our own little gingerbread house.

I have done this since he was a baby and although he might eat more sweets than he sticks to the house, the anticipation on finishing it is sometimes too much for him and he begs me to start eating it as soon as we've stuck on the last sweet.


Christmas time, mistletoe and....cake??

The last minute orders have been flooding in over the last week. It seems that, like me, many people leave the festive food shopping till last (the Christmas toy list comes first!) so I shall be up to my ears in glitter, cookie cutters and gingerbread to fulfill all the orders of my lovely customers..

And I can't think of a better way to be spending my time.


Stalls, newsletters and the next phase

Star Bakery is officially entering a new phase. As some of you might be aware I work full time alongside running this business but my workplace is currently making redundancies and I have opted to volunteer for redundancy. Today, my requested was accepted so into the new year Star Bakery will finally be becoming a fully fledged full time business for me!

This year has seen lots of up and downs for me so I go forward full of optimism for 2010, it can't get worse than 2009...I hope!