Newsletter and Easter Egg Hunts...

It's that time of the month again where we offer up our monthly newsletter for your delectation. This edition features more about our Easter Egg Hunt Cupcakes as well as a little insight into our recent adventures at our first Wedding Fair!

The past few weeks have been a bit jam packed here at Star Bakery towers (well, Star Bakery cul de sac anyway...) so our emails have fallen a little behind so please accept apologies if we haven't got back to you yet - we will, I promise!

As always, if you'd like to order an Easter Gift Box then just drop me an email at liana@starbakery.co.uk and we can get you booked in ASAP. The gift boxes are £22 (inc of delivery) but if you choose to collect then we can offer you the reduced price of £17. Can't say fairer than that can you? (collections are made by appointment only).

Happy Easter cupcake lovers x


My own personal cake!

OK, so a few weeks ago I celebrated my 31st birthday. This alarmed me somewhat as I don't think I had time to get used to being 30 yet, where does the time go??

I chose to take a weekend break with the family to Bridlington in Yorkshire and we had a fab time. The holiday season is just about to kick off so we got all the fun of the beach/amusements being open with none of the crowds! We even found a few isolated spots where we could watch the waves hitting the cliffs as the sunset and it was amazing.
So my birthday came and went in a bit of a blur this year BUT the one thing that will stick with me forever is the cake my son decorated for me. I made a (shhhh) *boxed* cake for him (I can't help it - I love Betty!) to let loose on and gave him lots of my cake sprinkles to work with and he created this masterpiece for me. He was so proud of his work and right after he finished we sat down and enjoyed a piece of cake together.

Now THAT'S a birthday to remember :)


Spring has sprung and Easter is on it's way!

Well, at least in Nottingham it has! This week has started off gloriously and today is my first day hanging out washing...ummm...maybe I should contain my excitement on that one...

Anyway, I shall be off the radar this week as we prepare for our first Wedding Fayre! Taking place at The Premier Inn in Hucknall the day promises to be filled with local businesses demonstrating what they have on offer for your big day.

Star Bakery will have loads of delightful samples to 'oooh' and 'ahhh' over and if you're lucky, we might even have some samples left for you to try! The day kicks off at 11am so some along if you can.

PLEASE NOTE: we are no longer taking bookings for July, August and September 2010 (unless of course you've already booked your date with us!)

And whilst we're busy making wedding cupcakes we'll also be whipping up some pretty special Easter cupcakes. I don't want to give too much away but this gift box promises to be a little different and suitable for men, women and children alike! Watch this space...


Got a cake business related query?

In the last few months a lot more of my lovely blog readers have been in touch to ask questions about starting a cake business and whilst I am always happy to help I though it might be useful to post a few key websites that might be of use:

Flickr - not just a photo sharing website, Flickr has a number of groups you can join to meet other fellow cakers and post questions on a variety of subjects. My top picks for key groups to join include Cake Biz UK and Cupcakes UK. Cake Biz UK has been specially created for people thinking about starting/running a business and the forum is very active so you can get answers to any queries you might have.


March newsletter available now!

Time for your monthly dose of Star Bakery news. Full of information on how to order our Mother's Day gift box and dates of when we are fully booked.

Please don't hesitate to drop me a mail at liana@starbakery.co.uk if you have any queries!

Happy reading :)


Mother's Day aka the eternal question of what to get for Mum

Hello my lovelies! So, I have FINALLY managed to get round to making up a box of yummy cupcake treats that are sure to tickle your Mum's fancy this Mothering Sunday.

This is truly a box full of love. Lemony love to be precise. The cupcakes pictured are all lemon flavoured topped with vanilla lemon buttercream but they can come in any cake flavour (as long as all 9 are the same). I wanted to create a box which summed up the recent springtime weather so we've gone with some nice brights and flowers.