July 1st 2014
The Year So Far
November 7th 2013
National Cupcake Competition
Well its been far too long since I last updated this blog but the Stephanie Almeida kitchen has been so busy lately!
We have had quite a few orders to fulfil and we have been out and about delivering cakes in Penn, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe.
We are also thrilled to announce that we are now supplying our delicious cakes to two new locations, a deli in Wendover that you may have heard of; No.2 Pound Street and also a pub in Butlers Cross called the Russell Arms.
We are proud to supply both of these new locations as both are renowned for their high quality food and local produce.
Our Autumnal Toffee Apple cake has proven to be a huge success with everyone that has tried it, it is fast becoming our most popular cake. With layers of spiced apple sponge, apple compote and and sea salt caramel Italian buttercream it is easy to see why!
We use all local apples, hand picked by ourselves from Peterley Manor Farm to ensure that we use the tastiest, highest quality and freshest ingredients possible.
Right now in the kitchen we are busy preparing for the National Cupcake Championship taking place in Birmingham.
This annual event has snowballed in popularity over the last few years with some huge bakery names competing, and we are delighted to announce that we have made it through to the finals after entering for the first time!
This Saturday our cupcakes will be taste tested by a panel of top judges including Fiona Cairns and John Whaite, and we will have our fingers crossed that we get a mention! We have created two new flavours for the competition as well as entering one of our classic cupcakes.
To see how we get on, and to get your hands on our brand new flavours, make sure you check the website and read our blog on Monday morning!
October 6th 2013
ITV Sponsorship and Love Food Festival = Busy Week!
This coming week is a very exciting (and busy!) week for me.
I am an official sponsor of ITV’s News Rooms Got Talent!
It is a very exciting opportunity that we have been given, and we are going to be providing my classic Lemon Meringue Cupcake for all the VIP guests at the red carpet event!
It is going to take a lot of organisation on my behalf, the cupcakes have to be baked fresh (obviously), decorated and packaged in just a few hours in the morning. They then have to be transported from our kitchen in Buckinghamshire into the heart of London; the O2 Arena.
Blue are performing at the event and we get to see all the normally ‘serious’ news presenters making fools out of themselves in the name of charity, it is sure to be a great show!
The event is taking place on Thursday, and there are still a few remaining tickets available to buy on this website.
We will definitely be tweeting pictures of all our cupcakes and of any celebrities we spot at the O2 so make sure you are following us on Twitter @S_A_Kitchen.
If this wasn’t enough action for one week, on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday I am taking part in the wonderful Love Food Festival in Little Missenden (near Beaconsfield / High Wycombe) for a weekend of food and fun selling almost our entire range of delicious layer cakes and some of our best selling cupcake flavours.
We will also have on display our Christmas range which is available to order and will feature a special 15% discount on all product orders placed over the weekend!
Also stay tuned for a possible new and extra tasty Christmas product making an appearance soon that would make a wonderful present for your loved ones.
Recipe testing is in progress as we speak and I am hoping to announce it at some point within the next month!
Hope to see you soon,
September 28th 2013
Marlow Food Festival – 10% off orders tomorrow with the mention of this post!
Tomorrow we are off to the Marlow Food Festival with a selection of our most popular, and extremely delicious, layer cakes and cupcakes!
I spent yesterday in my kitchen in Penn, near High Wycombe, baking cakes and today I have been decorating them ready for the market.
For those of you planning to attend, the event is taking place in the Compleat Angler Hotel, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Let us know on twitter or via email if you are coming so we know to save a slice of cake for you!
We will be taking a selection of our most popular cakes and also a ‘show piece’ 5 tiered wedding or celebration cake, coated in our signature Italian buttercream and decorated with real roses!
As mentioned previously, we will be bringing along some of our christmas range, christmas cakes, stollen, and mince pies, and we will be taking orders on the day.
Preparation is key to a stress free christmas, so don’t leave it too late to order!
As a special treat, if you place an order for Christmas on Sunday and mention this blog we will give you 10% off your order!
Hope to see you there,
September 23rd 2013
Marlow Food Festival – preparation begins
Today I am preparing for Marlow food festival which is happening this Sunday 29th September in a town local to me, Marlow Buckinghamshire. I have cooked up some of my signature tasty treats and I’ll have some samples of Christmas cakes.
Now I know you might be thinking you’ve got a while to wait until Christmas, but as a cake baker I’ve already started baking trials of my fruit cakes, mince pies and stollen.
Although this sudden change back to warmer weather has not been so welcome in the kitchen! I hate to say it but I was enjoying the cooler days and today was back to a hot day in the kitchen.