Sunday, 27 February 2011

Wedding Fayre at Spread Eagle

Lovely Day at the Spread Eagle in Sawley, seen some lovely brides and caught up with some of our favourite Suppliers.









Sarah Cox Had a lovely selection of Table wear, and Special wedding cars, cars looks just as stunning as even, Some lovely photos of display by CW Photography, Lulu Browns of Clitheroe supplied the amazing Bridal gowns. I will update with the rest of the suppliers shortly as they were a lovely bunch.

Thanks for looking

Joe and Janine

Friday, 25 February 2011

Sneaky peek at Wedding Fayre Cakes

We will be attending 2 wedding fayres on the next 2 Sundays, First will be The Spread Eagle at Sawley on 27th February and the second is at Salmesbury Hall near Preston.

Both Really Lovely Venues and really with a visit if you are planning your Big day. Here are a few of the cake we will have on display, as well as having sample cakes to Eat and pictures of our large portfolio of cakes.



Plus many a few more!! Hope to see you there and thanks for looking

Joe and Janine

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Just a couple of cakes this week

Nice change of pace this week with just a couple of cakes. One engagement cake for Keiron and Laura at the Pendle Inn and a 40th birthday cake for Hayley’s partner (one of our past Brides)


Anyway thanks for looking will be plenty more next week as we also have the wedding fair at Spread Eagle Sawley to prepare for.

Joe and Janine

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Couple of Big Cakes!! This Week

Starting with Fridays Cake, 3 tiers of individual hearts with topper cake. Decorated with handmade sugar Lillie's in Burgundy and Ivory with a touch of Black and Silver looks great set up at Eaves Hall in Clitheroe, and although I didn’t get to speak the the bride and groom Lyndsay & Marc they looked like they were having a great day with their guests and sure they will be happy with their CakesIndividual-hearts-with-burgundy-and-ivory-lilliesBauble-cake-in-Burgundy,black-and-ivory

Next Cake was at the very grand Hoghton Towers for Paula and Matt, Bauble cakes in Burgundy, Black and Ivory with mostly handmade sugar rose’s to decorate, with a lot piped work to finish off.Looked really good with the castle back drop and fitted in great with he theme of the room.

Anyway Thanks for looking we hope this give others ideas for their big day and remember there's a lot more cakes on our website at or if your prefer follow us on Facebook at

Joe and Janine

Friday, 4 February 2011

Mitton Hall Supper Club

Had a lovely evening  at Mitton Hall with some of the best wedding suppliers in the Northwest.

And before I go on I must give credit!! as all photo’s of the Event on here were taken By the Photography Super Hero’s at Jonny Draper Photography stunning pictures, really knowledgeable about what they do and most of all just nice and very    helpful people!!

Anyway on to the event which was  sold out for over 60 guests mostly brides , grooms and their friends and families who wanted to try the great food with great entertainment and talk about all things wedding and hopefully get some great ideas to take away with them from the supplier or wedding “Superheroes” as we were all  dubbed!!

Guests arrived and enjoyed reception drinks and canapé's before being seated at their tables – which is when things really got started…!!!

Flutterby Couture had created all of the stationery for the evening, including the seating plan, table names, place names…


Flower Design had created these amazing table centre pieces – every single one was different with the aim of showing off just how creative you can be on your big day…


Mitton Hall served a full 4 course menu  of all their dishes (in smaller portions thankfully!) in a tapas style platter service and of course the food was just as good as expected.  We were lucky as we had places at the tables so we got the chance to talk to all of the guests personally and give them the opportunity to chat to us about their big day and all things wedding! as well as tuck in to the lovely food on offer!!


Top wedding entertainer Howard Wing was the man with the mic and really kept everyone entertained all evening – even letting Dave, Mitton Hall’s Maître d’, blast out a chorus or two!  (He was awesome!)


The Big Reveal!  was set up at the beginning of the evening when the full team of wedding superhero’s were introduced, special guests – the ‘brides and grooms’ for the evening, Olivia & Dan and Sarah & Be ware introduced in their ‘normal’ clothes and then during the course of the evening backstage. Sheree from One & Only Bridal Couture (who also did an amazing job on Sarah & Olivia’s hair!) and Emma Draper Make-Up Artist gave them a full make-over, dressed them in some amazing wedding gowns and suits and presented them to our guests at the end of the night!









The man who coined the phrase ‘Wedding Superhero’s’ Tom Harrington from Silk Wedding Videos shot some amazing footage throughout the evening – which will be coming soon…


Now I have covered all the stuff our fellow wedding “Super Heroes” did, I should now tell you about our small part in what was a great evening!!

As well as displaying a Bauble Cake and talking to a great bunch of Brides, Grooms, Friends and Family about their wedding plans(Mostly Cake Talk of course!) I set the Guests a task of making their own Cup Cake wedding Flavour!!. I think everyone really enjoyed the task and of course got a cake to take home and eat, Just hope I did not train too many up! as some did really well making a superb job of the task even after a few glasses of Champagne!!!


Along we ourselves were Flower Design, Howard Wing, Silk Wedding Videos, One & Only Bridal Couture, Flutterby Couture, Creative Cover Hire, Jonny Draper Photography, Peter Jackson The Jewellers so all in all a talented bunch!! who had every part of the wedding well and truly covered.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Enjoy a Meal Cooked by me and my Students!! at Nelson & Colne College

A lot of you know that I teach at Nelson and Colne College, but did you know what I do!! and that you can come and have a lovely meal to try it out for yourself!!

Both of my Classes are run by work based students from  local eateries such as Fence Gate, Sparrow Hawk, Banisters, Crow wood, The Eagle at Barrow and Red pump in Clitheroe to name just a few!!

The restaurant is open for Lunch most days and for Dinner on Thursday Evening, If you want to sample the food I produce with my students book for Tuesday Lunch in the Restaurant, or Thursday Dinner in the Bistro I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Below are just a Few of the Dishes prepared by my students over the last few weeks!


We are currently offering a special offer of

Tuesday, Wednesday and  Thursdays -  3 courses for only £7.50

Dinner in the Bistro (Thursday Nights)

During February and March -  2 courses for £9.95

To book Call 01282 440334 or 01282 440332.

Although the Menu Changes weekly here are a few of the dishes we have had on the menus over the last couple of weeks

Royale of Chicken with a Leek and Wild Mushroom Ragout

Spicy Smoked Haddock and saffron Velouté a soft poached egg and grilled asparagus

Black pudding-stuffed lamb with minted broad beans, fondant potato and rosemary jus

Steamed Duck Breast with a Parsnip Tart, Beetroot and red wine reduction

Triple chocolate brownies with warm chocolate fondue and White Chocolate mousse

Hope you can come and Join us and tell them I sent You!!