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Pierre’s Pedal Power

18 Jul

Bit of a hectic time this weekend, moving house is always stressful but even more so when you have a party to attend in Oxford on the same weekend and then your removal van and driver doesn’t turn up on the day…meaning you are stranded on the street – although at least we were comfortable as the sofas were outside! On the bright side my lovely friends suprised me in the afternoon with a picnic on Primrose Hill for my birthday, and two more cake stands found a lovely home after an early morning delivery on Saturday. Thanks to Pierre I was able to whizz round on Saturday morning, then freewheel back down Regents Park Road before hightailing it to Oxford for a picnic. This is trusty Pierre in action early on Saturday morning, with his cargo.


Chewies, Haverstock Hill

1 Jul

A Cariad cake stand has found a lovely new home in Chewies Bakery on Haverstock Hill, near Chalk Farm Tube.

There it is! This one was made specially for Chewies using some green, white and gold plates – to go with the theme in the bakery. I’m a big fan of Chewies, it’s a short walk from my house, and I pass it most mornings on a run up to Hampstead Heath – which is a killer as it opens at 7am and it requires immense willpower to not just think ‘ah skip the run I’ll get a croissant instead’ when you run past and smell the coffee. It’s also where I went with my boyfriend at 8am one weekend morning after being in A&E at 6am with a football injury (him, not me!), so you know – fond memories.

Chewies makes their own amazing cakes, breads and all sorts of yummies. It has an outdoor garden so is nice for a sunday morning scrambled egg breakfast, swiftly followed by a cupcake topped with an oreo cookie…

They also do heaps of other homemade cakes…and scones with homemade jam…ooh I could stay in there for days!

The cake stand is sitting pretty by the till, with some of my cards – so hopefully they might get picked up, so to speak. I like to think it’s found a happy home, and gets covered in cakes every day – it’s a dream life.


If you ever find yourself in Chalk Farm, pop in and say hello – and try some of the yummy cakes and excellent service in Chewies, although you might find it hard to leave!  www.chewiesbakery.co.uk

Ooh la la lingerie

8 Jun

The cake stands got a bit of a treat last week, as they were used for a party to celebrate the launch of a new lingerie line by the very talented Myriam Girard for her label House of Girard.

Treat your eyes on http://www.houseofgirard.com/

Myriam is a french girl living in London who launched her business last year by herself, after a career change from banking, and the pieces definitely have a french feel about them – just the type of thing to wear whilst eating teeny little madeleines from your bespoke cake stand whilst entertaining guests in your boudoir…well I can dream. Check out her website, and get someone to buy you some – quick get in before everyone else does!

See some pictures below of the cake stands in their backstage role, complete with handmade madeleines (made by Myriam, she makes yummy cakes and beautiful underwear – what a brilliant combo!)