Stars and swirls

So I've been saying for a while that big plans are afoot for Star Bakery and here it is - we're merging with a fellow cake company!

Heavenly Cupcakes is a Nottingham cake company run by the lovely Maidie Semiras and in order for us to continue on our quest to spread the cake love we've decided to merge and start a shiny new business specialising in premium baked goods.

We've decided to call it Swirls Bakery and you can see our Facbook fan page here.


Time, the one thing I can't bake.

Oh, my poor little blog! When I first started Star Bakery way back in 2009 I decided that I just had to write a blog. It was my way of coping with working on my own for the first time in my life and *talking* to colleagues who were no longer just a desk away...

I never wanted this blog to be a duplicate of all my ramblings on Twitter and Facebook and I was determined to give you all a peek behind the scenes of my little home bakery.

But things have changed. I LOVE writing blog posts and being able to put thought into the subject of my next post but I have become increasingly busy over the last year and now I'm struggling to fit it all in. I also have a whole new host of local competitors out there and in order to ensure my ideas stay fresh and original, I can no longer pre-release ideas here or give sneak peek of things in the pipeline.

So instead of feeling guilty that I'm neglecting another task, I've decided to call time on my blog. For now.

I'll keep it here as I can see from my stats that people are still finding and using my blog regularly but I won't update with posts in coming months.

I've hinted before that things are changing for Star Bakery and I really mean it. As soon as I can share details, I will!

And don't forget, you can still tweet me or message me via facebook. I'm not going anywhere! Or maybe I am...


My gift - to you!

Hello to my lovely readers, how are you all? Well, tomorrow I shall be starting 32nd year of life on this little planet and as I have no colleagues to indulge with cake (in the time honoured tradition of bringing cakes to work) I thought I'd treat you all with a VERY special limited time offer :)


The circle of cake life

I made a cake for my Mother in Laws 60th birthday this weekend. I always like to make family cakes as it means putting some extra love into what I'm doing which always reminds me of how my Mum and Nana taught me to bake: my Nana says "Put love into what you're making and it will always turn out great". How true.


Star Bakery is 2 years old!

Well, my poor blog updates have really suffered in 2011! I apologise to all my readers that my posts have been sparse but I thought I'd make it up today with a little look back at 2010...

Firstly, last month I celebrated Star Bakery's 2nd birthday :) I always had dreams of having a successful little cake business but all of my lovely clients have turned my business into something so much more successful and beyond all expectations.

As some of you will remember I was made redundant in December 2009. Star Bakery was a part time venture for me (alongside a full time role in Marketing and Communications) up until that point and suddenly I had the opportunity to turn my dream into a reality. So, in January 2010 I worked around the clock to get my name out there and was rewarded with my busiest month since I started. I blogged, tweeted and Facebooked until I was blue in the face and it all paid off.


It's all go here at Star Bakery towers!

Just a quick post to say Happy 2011 everyone! Wow, as a kid I was sure we'd be surrounded by flying cars by now...

Well, we're still here and currently working hard on the Valentines range which will be introduced any day now. I'm quite excited about Valentines this year as it provide to be our busiest 'holiday' yet judging by last years figures! We actually ran out of delivery slots last year so I'm hoping that people get the cake bug again and fore go the usual flowers for more edible treats :)

How are all my lovely readers anyway? What are your plans for 2011? I need to sit down and set out my goals for this year as last year proved to me that whilst I have the drive to meet the demands of my life - its hard to judge how far I've come unless I set goals I can achieve and 'tick' them off throughout the year.

First goal? Get my youngest into nursery part time and regain some me time. He's just hit the 6mth milestone and whilst it pains me to lose him for one day a week its been over 7mths since I had a haircut and I can't think the brides at my next wedding fayre will be enthused by my scary mary hairstyle!