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Wedding news from Somerset.
WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST, 2012
On Saturday, 25th August, months of planning came to fruition, with the wedding of my friends, Catherine & Adam Turner. Their wedding was held at the glorious Gants Millin Bruton, Somerset – a beautiful venue on a family farm in the countryside.
Waiting with bated breath for the bride.
We created the dessert menu, which comprised three flavours of brownies, a chilled Indian rice pudding, Lemon Polenta Cake wedges topped with some succulent strawberries, and our own original concept, exclusive to the wedding: Thai Rolls in rice-paper wrappers, with a filling of coconut sticky rice, toasted sesame seeds, and a fresh mango-passion fruit custard. All our dessert options were gluten-free, so that the bride could dive right in and have whatever she wanted and really indulge herself.
The wedding guests loved the choices on offer, a fact made all the sweeter because the happy couple are friends of mine. All in all, a really fantastic day!
What a beautiful day it was.
COMPETITION! ‘My Fantasy Brunch Date’
Hello, lovely readers. Here at Mamapie, we’re starting to feel the Autumn chill. Time for hot baths, home-made soup, country walks, and some seasonal cooking….and a competition!
Up for grabs is a copy of ‘Vegan Brunch’, by the fabulous Isa Chandra Moskowitz of the Post Punk Kitchen. Isa has written a number of books on vegan cookery and baking – her recipes are absolutely cracking.
‘Vegan Brunch’ features recipes for 75 scrumptious dishes such as Swiss Chard Frittata, Rosemary Tomato Scones, Blueberry Ginger Spelt Muffins, and Pain au Chocolat with Fresh Fruit. There are gluten-free dishes, too. This would be a great addition to your stash of cookbooks, whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just a lover of really fresh and tasty food.
You could even enter the competition on behalf of the person you’re inviting on your fantasy date, and have the prize sent to them if you win!
Our competition runs until 23:59 on Monday, 2nd December, 2012, so you have plenty of time to concoct your entry! Read on to find out the deal.
We want you to tell us about your fantasy brunch date. There are five things you must include in your entry:
For my fantasy brunch date, I am inviting:
I’m inviting them because:
We’ll be eating our brunch at/in:
I’ve chosen that venue because (Maybe it’s your, or their, favourite restaurant, or one you’ve always wanted to eat at. Or perhaps you’d like to have your fantasy brunch date at home):
My brunch menu:
Recipes, please! Share with us the recipe for your favourite of all the dishes on your menu.
Any supporting evidence? Photos of your dishes? Photos of your venue? Stories of times you’ve eaten there before? Website links to the venue? Drawings? We’d love to see!
Just copy and paste the questions into a comment below this post, and give your answers, by 23:59 on Monday, 2nd December, 2012. All entries will be considered, and we will choose a winner and post the prize in early December. We’ll post the prize to anywhere in the world.
OK – get your thinking cap on, and get your entry to us. We can’t wait to hear about your fantasy brunch date!
Well, well, well. We begin 2012 here at Mamapie with a booking from our friends Catherine and Adam, for a dessert table at their summery August wedding. It’s all taking place at the beautiful Gants Mill in Bruton, Somerset. Brownies and cheesecake are part of the plan so far, and we look forward to dreaming up lots of ideas for other yummy delights to add to the menu. How lovely! It’s great to be thinking of luscious Summer berries already.
Christmas was a time for the (now traditional!) Mamapie Chocolate Brownie Factory. Each year, we get super-busy taking orders for our boxes of assorted brownies, which we then send out, on our customers’ behalf, to their friends and relatives all over the country. If you’d like us to send a box to someone, please just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help. Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, so how about getting your beloved’s gift sorted nice and early? Leave it in our hands, and we will send some gorgeous treats to them in time for the special day!
Hello, cake-lovers! Here, without further ado, is a run-down of the beautiful cakes that will be filling my counter at Mamapie’s Bake Shop this weekend. And celebrity cake-spotting? Read on to find out who will be making an appearance on Friday and Saturday!
Vegan Banana Cake, served in generous squares.
Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake – the return of this double-decker chocolatey delight! Smothered in chocolate fudge sauce.
Vegan Cinnamon-Apple Cake – with a crunchy brown-sugar topping.
Brownies aplenty. Dark Cocoa, Orange, Walnut-Mocha and Gluten-free Cocoa Brownies.
Almond Frangipane Cake, with fresh fruit compote baked into the centre, and topped with toasted almond flakes.
Vanila Swirl Cupcakes, with pretty icing and colourful sprinkles. Come and choose a few different colours to take home – boxes of 4 are available.
Shrewsbury Biscuits – I am told that this local speciality is not to be found in the shops here – c-r-a-z-y! Let’s do something about that.
And a celebrity appearance is also scheduled. Please meet……….Nutella Lawson! Chocolate cupcakes with Nutella icing.
You’re in for a gorgeous treat! And remember that you can take your cakes to a table at Mirage Mezze to accompany your meal, or just to have with a hot or cold drink.
Hope to see you this weekend.
Here is the menu at Mamapie’s Bake Shop for Saturday, 10th September.
Vegan banana cupcakes.
Vegan banana pudding cupcakes: vegan banana cake, filled with raspberry conserve and vegan vanilla custard, topped with more banana cake, custard and jam, and then sprinkled with toasted coconut.
Courgette Cake, with passion-fruit cream-cheese icing.
Seeded cranberry cookies.
Pear Frangipane Cake: a rich, buttery loaf cake with almonds and a baked-in pear filling, finished with a crunchy brown sugar topping.
Vegan Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread: slabs of semi-sweet gingerbread – packed full of butternut squash and spices.
Dark Cocoa Brownies.
Gluten-free Cocoa Brownies. So fudgy and moist! No more dry GF cakes here!
Vegan Chocolate Pear cupcakes: Vegan chocolate cake with chunks of juicy pears baked in the centre.
Come down and join in the cakey indulgence and choose yourself a treat!
GOOD NEWS FOR CAKE-LOVERS! MAMAPIE’S BAKE SHOP is the place to get your cakes in the Market Hall, Shrewsbury. I bake beautiful and delicious cakes, brownies and cupcakes, and my counter is always full of all manner of lovely things. (There’s lots of choice for vegans and those avoiding dairy and eggs, too. Hooray!)
SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL OFFER – show your wristband for a sweet 10% off.
The Bake Shop menu this weekend will include such scrumptious delights as:
Citrus Kick Cupcakes: my zesty lemon-and-lime cakes with a swirl of fresh lemon icing.
Classic Vanilla: Delicious, moist cakes, topped with a velvety Bourbon vanilla buttercream.
Marbled Almond & Wild Damson Cake: take away a slab of my buttery almond cake, with lashings of home-made hedgerow damson compote, and topped with toasted almonds.
Courgette Layer Cake: filled with a zingy lime cream-cheese frosting. Served by the slice.
Homestyle Chocolate-Chip Cookies: as they should be, with white and milk-chocolate chips.
Chocolate-Orange Brownies: Mamapie’s fudgy dark cocoa brownies with fresh orange zest.
You’ll find Mamapie’s Bake Shop at Stall 25 in the Market Hall, next to Mirage Mezze (use the Bellstone entrance). Pop by, say hello, and choose yourself some gorgeous treats! For any enquiries, please call Liz on 07599 819 549. Hope to see you soon!
Well! I am most thrilled to announce that Mamapie’s Bake Shop opened on August 2nd, and is now firmly established as the place for delicious cupcakes, cakes and brownies in Shrewsbury’s Market Hall. I’ve been baking all sorts of gorgeous delights over the past 3 weeks, and the response has been great so far. Customers are coming back for more, and it all feels very positive. With the Summer holidays almost over, the Bake Shop is looking forward to more and more people coming to get some delicious cakes. Autumn is going to be a very interesting time chez Mamapie.
So……here are some pictures of some of the beautiful baking that has graced my counter so far.
It is all so exciting – and I feel that there are so many fantastic things still to come!
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Thanks so much for reading!
CALLING ALL CAKE-LOVERS!
Mamapie is pleased to announce that our new Bake Shop will open for business on Tuesday, 2nd August in the Market Hall, Shrewsbury. We bake beautiful and delicious cakes, brownies and cupcakes to tempt and delight you.
Our opening menu will be:
Peachy Pecan Pie cupcakes – bursting with chunks of juicy peaches, a cinnamon swirl, and munchy pecan nuts.
Black Forest – decadent dark chocolate cakes, filled with fluffy vanilla buttercream and a tart red-cherry sauce, piled high with more cake and cream, and topped with a cherry and chocolate shavings.
Sweet Almondy – tender almond cakes, filled with apricot preserves and topped with an apricot glaze and flaked almonds.
Va-Va-Vanilla – delicious vanilla cakes, topped with a generous swirl of buttercream and pretty sprinkles.
CAKES BY THE SLICE
Triple-decker Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake – filled and frosted with chocolate fudge sauce.
Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Drizzle Cake – squares of beautifully light lemon cake, drenched in a tangy fresh lemon syrup.
COOKIES & BROWNIES
Girl Scout Peppermint Cookies – crisp chocolate-mint cookies, enrobed in thick minty chocolate.
Double Chocolate-Orange Brownies – fudgy, dark chocolate brownies with fresh orange zest and chunks of chocolate.
Did you know? Most of Mamapie’s cakes are made without eggs and dairy products – vegan-friendly, cholesterol-free. Lots of choice for those with food intolerances and allergies. Come and indulge yourself!
Bespoke cake designs for all occasions – fantastic birthday cakes from £30.
Cake on a Plate – your special cake on a hand-painted plate, decorated to match. The cake is eaten, and the plate is to keep as a memento. Come and find out more!
Mail-order service – we can post cakes to any address in the U.K. Come and ask us about what you’d like. Our chocolate brownies and cupcakes in beautiful gift boxes are just lovely for presents, too.
Easy access, right in the middle of town. Please come and see us at Unit 25 in the Market Hall. Entering the Market Hall at the Bellstone entrance, take the lift or the stairs….you can’t miss our shop! We are between Snapdragon Wholefoods and Mirage Mezze. Pop by and choose from the gorgeous treats we have on offer.
We have weekly specials, and an ever-changing menu of heavenly cakes for you to choose from. We’re always open to suggestions for new cakes to have on our menu – let us know!
For more information, please call Liz on 07599 819 549.
We hope to see you soon!