Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Halloween in the Cotswolds..

Henry wanted to look as scary as possible, so I went to town on him.. some of the neighbours were a little upset, but I think he looked rather impressive for an 11 year old Zombie!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Charlottes 10th birthday Cake

This is the cake that charlotte made for her birthday party - she made all of the cup cakes, and frosted them too - the only thing she did not do was ice the main cake!

Friday, 30 September 2011

Quentin is working on Espresso Coffee Company - Aromo Coffee

I have spent the last few weeks working on a new business venture with two friends - both with huge experience in business. Together we have launched a new company selling E.S.E 44mm espresso coffee pods that can be used in any espresso machine that had a group handle. The coffee pods are foil wrapped for freshness and this ensures a fresh cup of coffee every time you want one. Priced from 20pence per pods they are competitive. The website for aromo coffee will start taking orders in Novemeber.

We have also created a coffee blog which talks about everything to do with espresso coffee.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lynnes latest macaron creation

Yes - yummy is all we can say. Lynne made this macaron tower for a wedding cake last weekend. The client was obviously over the moon with the beautiful creation. If you want to see lynnes cakes and more fantastic wedding cakes then take a look at here website

Some of the best summer pics all here

Here are a few pictures from our summer. We visited friends in somerset and went to Montacute house, Hidcote and Stourhead - all national trust houses and gardens of note - please visit them if you have not been to any of them, they are well worth the day out.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Walt Disney World Resort - Reunion Resort Orlando Florida

We have just come back from a holiday of a lifetime in Orlando Florida. We stayed at the lovely Reunion Resort just South of the main Disney Parks and about 20 minutes from Downtown Orlando. We arrived the week the SPace shuttle launched and the state was in the middle of a heatwave with the average temp at a hot 94 degrees!!

The parks were fantastic, and we were lucy to see the opening of the new start tours Star Wars ride in Disney's Holywood Studios.

A great time was had and we all want to go back!! Here are some pictures and a link to see the whole album by clicking here

Monday, 7 February 2011

Wow - Jamie Oliver's Sausage rolls made easy are Delicious

Wow - Lynne just made these - we saw Jamies 30 minutes quick sausage rolls form the programme - easy to make and 100 times better than the way we used to make roll- try them they are the best -- But you MUST put in the fennel seeds - they make all the difference.

Here is the link to his website for the recipe

SAUSAGE ROLLS Dust a clean surface with plain flour and unroll the puff pastry. Slice the pastry in half lengthways. Beat the egg in a little bowl, then use a pastry brush to paint the pastry halves. Line the sausages up so you get 6 on each half (just like in the picture). Bash 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds in a pestle & mortar and sprinkle over. Finely grate a layer of Parmesan over the sausages.

Fold the pastry over the sausages, then use a fork to quickly crimp the edges together so you end up with 2 long sausage rolls. Paint these with the rest of the egg wash, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Drizzle olive oil over a baking tray, then roughly cut each long roll into 10 smaller rolls. Lay the rolls on the oiled baking tray and put into the oven on the top shelf for around 15 minutes, or until golden and puffed up. Wash your hands, then put the loaf of bread for the pâté into the oven to warm through.

Happy eating 
PS: I was only allowed 2 because of my diet, but could have eaten 20... Also I think that a great after sausage drink is a cup of espresso based coffee from aromo coffee.