Saturday, 24 September 2011

Love vintage: Wanstead vintage fashion and brocante fair: Saturday 4 September

These fairs run every three months and are very popular in this lovely london suburban area. There are over 30 stalls, offering a wide range of vintage goodies from shoes to furniture, from bags to haberdashery from Renee that have all been used on various productions for TV, Film and theatre including the more recent Absolutely Fabulous, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Evita. Woah! Just name it and you'll find it there. Yes, even yummy French Made cakes and bakes for the second time in a row. At last event, my quiches were a success so I was asked to bake some again as well as some traditional British cakes that they would serve on exclusive mismatched vintage china. 

That was some challenge but in a couple of days, I happily, proudly managed to produce a few generous eight sliced cakes (Victoria Sponge, Coffee and walnut, Chocolate fudge and Lemon drizzle) and some puff pastry quiches (Lorraine, Tuna and black olive, Emmental and Cumin seeds and bien sur, my old time favourite: Goats' cheese, tomato and Herbes de Provence). Ta daaaaa!

Friday, 16 September 2011

My first 'English style' Birthday cake.

This time, for my lovely friend's birthday, I decided to leave out the clafoutis and other French type cakes, get out of my comfort zone so to speak and have a go at the English/ American style birthday cake with white icing and cheesy decoration. I chose a victoria sponge base and a sunflower theme to remind her of the native region, Provence. I must say, I am pretty pleased with the result. What do you think?

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Dandy Lion market No 4

Last Saturday, I brought my delectables to The Dandy Lion market at The Boogaloo, hosted by the lovely Leslie from Leslieworks . My carrot and walnut cake was particularly a hit. Sooze from the beautiful Avarae17 bought some and soon everyone wanted a piece of it! What a fun day it was! There were wonderful arts and craft bits such as  Lydia from Lydia Wall Millinery and Girl from Girl From Jupiter Jewellery, a DJ, beer and even a little bit of sun! Really, what more do you expect from a Saturday afternoon in London town. Now, I can't wait for the next one. Bring on Halloween Themed Dandy Lion Market No 5!