June.... hello (and goodbye again) summer!!!
this is what I started writing;
First, let me say a bit about the weather in the typical British way that we always do....
Unfortunately now our weather has taken a turn for the worse with temperatures plumetting to just 16/17 in the day... makes for a happier baking environment though!!
so now I write;
rain, rain, go away, come again another day
Anyway, back to cupcakes.... I have had a super busy time these last couple of weeks. I had a lovely day at Northamptonshire Country Fair, used to be known as Castle Ashby Country Fair but they decided that a name change was long overdue as they hadn't had the fair at Castle Ashby for 9 years now! I must say a massive THANK YOU to my mum who helped me out on the day, and for scouring the stands for the best coffee!!
I have also done three pamper evenings recently. If you're not familiar with pamper evenings, the primary purpose is to raise funds but by having a nice time while you do. You bring together a range of therapists, be it beauty/alternative/holistic and offer mini treatments at a reduced price. Then while people are waiting for their treatment you have stands available selling bits and bobs like jewellery, cards, books, make-up, candles, cosmetics, cupcakes (that's me!) etc. then they can do a bit of shopping at the same time. It's a really nice evening and I always try and make some time for a little pampering myself.
Plus many, many more...
One theme I seem to be doing an awful lot of at the moment is the baby shower. It's a fairly recent idea here in the UK and seems to have really caught on. I do boxes of cupcakes in pink, blue or 'not sure' and put lots of lovely handmade decorations on such as baby booties, bibs, bottles, toys, teddy bears and rubber ducks!