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May the fete be with you

24 May

The sun was shining, the band was playing and the people were out, consequently the Primrose Hill May Fete was a big success! 

This was in part thanks to the beautiful weather – but also because it was really well organised and there were heaps of great food stalls, lending a bit of a carnival atmosphere to the event. I sold a good few cake stands and gave out a lot of business cards (so hello if you’re visiting for the first time as a result…nice to meet you!) and as we were right by the live music it ended up being a really good day out – although my feet were a teeny bit sore after 7 hours behind the stall. The sun must have put me in a good mood, my hired (by that I mean free volunteer) help kept wandering off for Pimms at the Queens pub, but all was forgiven!

Here are some pictures of the stall yesterday, and some of the cake stands which ventured off to nice new homes to deliver cakes in style and bring a little vintage chic to afternoon tea.


If you have popped by after picking up a card at the May Fete and are keen for a stand, I still have a few left from yesterday so if there was one in particular you liked please email me on cariadcakestands@live.co.uk and I can matchmake.

p.s had a delicious hog roast from the stall outside Odettes which reminded me what an amazing place it is for lunch or dinner and in the most beautiful location. Not to mention the interior which has to be in the running for the most stylish restaurant in London (would it be wrong to copy the wallpaper in my flat?!). Am hoping I can wiggle my way into getting treated there for my birthday lunch, preferably by my boyfriend but lets be honest I’d go with anyone, the food there is something else



Primrose Hill Fair

13 Apr

Today equals a good day as I delivered some lovely floral cake stands to Mimco for them to use in a press day to display their jewellery. So that was quite exciting! They’re based on Marylebone High Street so I  decided to walk through Primrose Hill and Regents Park early this morning to drop them off. It was beautiful, sunny morning and the ducks were out. Despite being jealous of the runners (I’ve got a foot injury so can’t run at the moment and it’s driving me mad) it was a treat of a stroll. Got to see an old man in very short shorts too, now if that’s not worth getting up early for I don’t know what is. Walking in the sun makes a bit of a change from cycling in to work and getting my eyes poked out by sleet. Even my hands were out – no gloves!

Walking up Regents Park Road through the beautiful Primrose Hill got me thinking about the fair where Cariad first made an appearance – at a summer fair last year organised by Primrose Hill Community Association. The whole road was closed and filled with different stalls selling jewellery, crafts and heaps of other things.  All the shops along the street were involved and had stalls, along with the local pubs and Primrose Hill Bakery (possibly the best cake shop – ever!) supplying food. I just about managed to remind myself that my profits were for uni…and not for stocking up on cupcakes and cushions. I did come away with a nest of perspex tables but as I use them now for displaying the cakestands on my stalls this surely counts as capex and therefore a business cost (that’s what I tell myself anyway.)



Cariad’s first ever stall, with my brilliant helpers for the day Georgie, Ellie and Jemma.

Incidentally if you’re at a loss one day and find yourself in Primrose Hill make sure you check out the treasure trove that is Judith Michael & Daughter – a delightful shop that sells all sorts of vintage treats. One day if ever I have a house…or even more than 2 rooms…I will fill it with things like lampshades made from vintage maps, union jack cushions and drape myself in Hermes silk scarves – until then I will make do with just looking in their shop and daydreaming. They do sell online, but you’d be missing out by not visiting the shop itself and ogling.


The next fair is provisionally scheduled for 23 May, and will post when it’s confirmed, so you can all come and say hello. The next one will be even better!

(For Mimco see http://www.mimco.co.uk/)