Easter may have been yesterday, but this morning I delivered a very special Easter Egg for a very special occasion. You may remember that last year I created a large Wedding Egg for a Bride and Groom to crack instead of cutting the cake, well this year I was approached by a lovely bride who had see pictures of the egg online. She wanted to present the egg to her husband as a surprise on their Wedding Day- Monday April 9th 2012.
Like last year Jenny Foord made a giant egg up especially for the egg to be presented in, I then had the task to make the huge egg. This year the Bride went for a “rough” finish to the egg instead of the chocolate flowers you’ll see on last year’s egg. The egg was then finished with a light green iridescent shimmer to represent Spring and a nod to Dee’s Irish roots.
I absolutely love the challenge of making these Wedding Eggs, every bride has a different reason for ordering one, they are an instant hit with the guests (probably because they get some of the chocolate), and it’s one of those requests I only ever get once a year. Jenny always does a fantastic job of making the egg cup and always asks if the Bride and Groom would like a special message or finish. The egg cups are a nice reminder and are perfect for planting or keeping things in afterwards.
As you will have a seen a couple of weeks ago I have been making a very special egg for a Wedding which was held this weekend. I was commissioned at the beginning of this year to make the egg for a couple who wanted to crack the egg instead of cutting the cake. The Soon to be Mrs Morris made sure none of the guests new about the egg, so when I arrived at the hotel to set up I had to keep out of site.
I really enjoyed making the egg, and Sarah felt me to add my own decorations, so to represent the time of year and to go with the location I added flowers.
Thank you again to Jenny Foord for making the giant egg cup.
If you follow me on twitter you will have seen me mention how I’ve been commissioned to make s giant chocolate Easter egg. I will be able to reveal all after the weekend, but for the time being here’s s picture of the mould and the handmade egg cup. The egg cup has been made by Jenny Foord.
Toot Sweets has moved to a new location in Shrewsbury Town Centre! The new shop based on Fish Street opened last week and so far has proved just as popular as the previous shop on Butcher Row. The new shop has a fitted kitchen which is ideal for the award winning artisan chocolates made by Julia at Toot Sweets.
“After wining 2 Great Taste Awards earlier this year we were inundated with orders and really need to find premises which would incorporate a kitchen so we could keep up with demand” says Julia Wenlock, the proprietor of Toot Sweets. Plans to serve luxury hot chocolates are well underway as well as offering some new services.
The new shop has a much brighter modern feel with a huge wall dedicated to the 300 jars of boiled sweets on offer and a larger display of Wedding Favours, Gift Boxes and Jars.
Toot Sweets is open Monday- Saturday 10am – 5pm, with regular shopping and tasting events held.
Last weekend we visited the NEC in Birmingham to display our Wedding Favour range. We had a small stand as we’ve never exhibited at the show before.
Like most events at the NEC the exhibiting halls was full of people- excited brides, friends and family.
As well as promoting our favours we wanted to promote our website, chocolates, fudge and retro sweets. As you can see from the pictures below our stand was jam packed with loveliness.
We love making Wedding Favours and it was so nice to take part in a 3 day event aimed at Brides. Every Wedding is different even if people have the same colour schemes there will be at least one element that is different. Speaking to every Bride is an exciting experience and it certainly gets our creative juices following!