Thursday, December 31, 2009

Perry Twins 40th!

We had the pleasure in making a really fun cake for Jason and Adam Perrys 40th B'day bash (and were also lucky enough to go along to the party which was fab!) We created an effective and interesting cake using tons of pics relating to their lives including family, friends, fave things and random stuff that sum them up. We think it is a cakey version of 'This Is Your Life'!! It went down a storm, and after we were all treated to some live music from Jason and Adam with some 'A' hits and other songs perfomed with Tom, Dougie and Dannyfrom McFly (my fave was the Michael Jackson one!) every one chowed down on the vanilla cake. Yum. Heres a pic of the cake.....Happy Birthday to Jason and Adam x

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Eamonn!!

We wished Eamonn Holmes a very happy 50th birthday with a cake for him presented on This Morning! We went up to This Morning studios to deliver a yummy lemon football cake for Eamonn who is Man U mad! It was very exciting. We made a sugary version of him wearing their kit! Many happy returns Eamonn!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Festive Fun at Harvey Nichols!

We had a fantastic evening at Harvey Nichols in Birmingham yesterday. There was a magical festive atmosphere with carol singers, mulled wine, mince pies and many gorgeous products to indulge in over the holiday season and we hope that all the budding cake decorators who came along and tried their hands at piping and embelishing our gingerbread cookies enjoyed themselves as much as we did too! It was fab fun, and really interesting to watch everyone coming up with totally different designs on their cookies! Each customer had the opportunity to choose a snowflake or tree cookie and decorate it with funky colours, glitters and dragees and best of all take their creation home at the end of the evening. A massive thanks to all the customers and also the all the friendly staff at Harvey Nichols for making the evening so enjoyable and succesful. We are really looking forward to the next event.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Perfect Wedding Awards

We are really excited to have been shortlisted for Perfect Wedding Awards 2010! It is wonderful news, the issue is out from 2nd December, but votes can be placed online.......please check out the website and show your support by voting for Fancy Nancy on the Perfect Wedding website and pick up lots of useful info and tips for your wedding day too!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fancy Nancy at Harvey Nichols

We are really happy to announce that we have created an exclusive range of organic Christmas cakes and cookies for Harvey Nichols food markets across all 6 of their fantastic stores. Pop in soon to pick up yummy stylish gifts for the lucky people in your lives!! We will be attending the Xmas Fete event at the Birmingham store on 30Th November where we will be holding a masterclass in decorating gingerbread cookies for the holiday season, and also the Knightsbridge event on 17Th December.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bride Ideas and Frock-Ups book Launch

We had a fab evening recently at a church in Notting Hill.....We were lucky enough to be involved with the launch for Bride Ideas and Frock- Ups, an absolutely fantabulously funny and entertaining book by Sim Canetty Clarke, Amanda Lockhart and Susannah Frieze. The book is choc full of beautiful photographs and witty anecdotes, stories and jokes, a cracking read for anyone, particularly if you are a potential bride and/or groom!! We have a copy on our coffee table in the boutique for our customers to peruse whilst indulging in an organic cupcake and coffee but we are always reading it rather than busy working!
We made a Belgian Chocolate Rose cake covered entirely in handmade Belgian chocolate roses as a centerpiece, one of our signature designs..... After a very enjoyable and successful evening, perfectly orchestrated by Amanda Sherlock of Giles Sherlock Event Design indulging (too much!) in gorgeous canapes from Eventuate whilst surrounded by spectacularly beautiful flowers from Euphoric Flowers, the speeches followed and the cake was cut amidst a flurry of confetti and applause!! Congratulations girls!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ian McKellen's 70th Birthday Cakes

Thanks to Sky Arts for letting us use this clip of Ian McKellen and his 70th Birthday Cakes that we made.

The clip was first shown on their Theatreland programme. It was great to see Ian's reaction. He loved them.

Waiting for Godot End of Show Cake

Wyn, the company manager on the play, asked us to make the end of show cake for Waiting for Godot; complete with firework candles!

Thanks to Sky Arts for letting us use this clip - it appeared on their Theatreland programme.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New facebook

We've just added a new profile to Facebook - why not become and friend and stay in touch. We'll let people know of any offers and upload photos of some of our customer's fab cakes.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Our boutique is closed from 11Th Aug until 15Th Aug for our annual holidays. We will be back with a vengeance after recharging our batteries, baking on Friday for a cupcake frenzy on Saturday! See you soon. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lipstick Royalty

Check out our latest interview in Liptick Royalty this all about our fun and games in the world of cake couture and get the latest info on the hottest fashion, art, music and lifestyle. FAB!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blingtastic Eltonjohn brief!!

Hi everyone, we thought you might like to see one of our latest creations, we LOVE it. The brief was a birthday cake for a 30th......sparkly, over the top, as ELTON JOHN as poss. She loved the cake, it was a 2 tier organic chocolate truffle torte and a vanilla bean cake,with organic vanilla bean cookies too, a perfect cake for a party, call or email for more details or to order a cake like this in any colourway!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

We hear our cupcakes went down rather well at a bbqthis weekend, Tom Fletcher from Mcfly has tweeted about their deliciousness! Check it out! Check these out. Got given some cakes!! from web

Pop into the store if you are looking for a fab pressie to take along to any party, a box of 9 organic cupcakes in assorted flavours.

New cupcake flavours appearing weekly, this week we have experimented with a new, yummy Baileys buttercream on a coffee sponge recipe, it has been going down a treat! If you are in Leigh-on-sea, check out our vast array of organic cupcakes, best to come on a Friday or Saturday for the most choice of flavours!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grant-Riley Weddings

We had the pleasure of the lovely Tiffany (of Grant-Riley Weddings) for company last week. She came to our boutique to get some ideas and tips for a cake she is creating for a friend, and we roped her into a bit of cake decorating for us too of course!! Check out the website at Grant-Riley Weddings . If you are looking for friendly and expert help with with planning and styling your dream wedding day, their unique vintage service gives brides with a taste for the past a chance to indulge themselves in vintage wedding design. Gorgeous! Check out their blog too to see pictures and to find out all about the day. Grant Riley Weddings Blog

Monday, June 8, 2009

Leigh Art Trail...

We're taking part in the Leigh Art Trail this year.

Check out the Trail Website for more information.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thanks for all the custom and support....

Here are some photos of the new shop taken by Dena Robles.

We were so busy on our first Saturday that we sold out of cupcakes by 3 o'clock!! We'll make sure we've got plenty more this week.

Thanks to all the customers who came in and bought some and thanks for all the kind words and support too. It's much appreciated.

Juliet x

Friday, May 8, 2009

Our cake boutique is finally open!

Our new boutique in Leigh on Sea

After a huge effort from everyone involved - you know who you are; thank-you very much - our new shop in Rectory Grove, Leigh on Sea, is open for business.

We opened yesterday. The reaction was amazing. It was worth all of the hard work.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

You and Your Wedding; Vintage Wedding Competition

Fancy Nancy have joined forces with the fabulous Luellas Boudoir and Grant Riley Weddings for a smashing vintage wedding competition for You and Your Wedding magazine! We are really excited to be involved with such a great competition for prospective brides looking for an unusual vintage style wedding. Check out You and Your Wedding website to find out more info.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The kids LOVE it!

Our organic cookies are very popular with children, and are fab for treats, presents, kids parties and much more, so as soon as our new boutique is open, make sure you pop by for our vast array of organic cookies, gift packs and edible cookie cards. YUM! Our wonderfully talented friend Dena took some adorable shots of the children enjoying our heart cookie lollies (a huge thanks to Dena as always!), for more wonderful pictures check out her website

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fancy Nancy's new boutique......opening very soon!

Well....we are almost there with our new boutique! We were hoping for a wonderfully chocolaty Easter opening eggstravaganza....but with various hiccups, building work etc etc, it's taking us longer than we hoped, so sorry to all our prospective brides who have had to wait for their consultations! It will be worth the wait we are sure, it's looking pretty fab already, so we'll keep you posted with news on the opening date. We'll be displaying all our signature cake designs including some brand new cakes too, plus there will be gorgeous cakes, wedding favours, pretty cake stands, stylish candles, doilies and napkins and cookie gift boxes to buy off the shelf...... and lots more.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Caryn Franklin's

Fancy Nancy's 'Fashion Targets Breast Cancer' cakes are featured on style guru Caryn Franklin's site........our little cupcakes caught Caryn's eye at the FTBC event and she talks about them on her blog. Check out her website, it's full of fab ideas and styling tips about how to look good what ever your shape and includes a fantstic bridal section too!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fashionable cupcakes

We had a great time at the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer party ...........we went along armed with our fashionable cupcakes, decorated with their iconic logo and our signiture edible buttons and some sugar bows. They went down a treat!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Supporting Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

We are proud to support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Fancy Nancy have been asked to create some scrumptious cupcakes for the launch party later on, we are very excited about it, it's sure to be a fantastic bash. Check back to our blog for pictures later.......It's an extremely worthy cause helping to raise money and awareness towards helping to fund research into the UK's most common cancer. Check out their new website and register to be one of the first to see who's fronting the campaign this year.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pastel Rose

If you are looking for an unusual chocolate cake perfect for a summer wedding, check out our new Belgian chocolate Pastel Rose cake. We created this cake especially for Wedding magazine and we love it!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Introducing our brand new Ivory sugar Buttons cake! Fancy Nancy has been lucky enough to be asked by Squires Kitchen to produce a new cake design using a wonderful new button mould that they have created....we love it! Perfect for a chic but contemporary style wedding cake, gorgeous in ivory but would also work well with other colours for a more quirky look.....we even have some edible button cookie favours to match. Contact us for more info.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Exclusive Patchwork Cake!

Fancy Nancy is proud to introduce our new Patchwork cake design, currently featured in Wedding magazine. We have created this beautiful design using a new technique with exclusive prints from our favourite designer. It has proved extremely popular (and caused quite a bit of interest from the cake making industry so we hear!) with brides looking for an unusual cake to fit in with a country garden, vintage style or shabby chic wedding reception. As an introductory offer for all Patchwork cake orders (other prints available upon request) placed in August 08, we are including a free matching organic cookie gift pack, perfect for the mother of the bride or any helpful member of your wedding party, or of course the happy couple to enjoy! Keep watching Fancy Nancy, the originator of the Patchwork cake, for more trend setting cake designs .......scrumptious!