Woodland Animal Chocolates

Cool, charming yet adorable. Meet Mr Fox! Our silicone moulds are fab for chocolate, ice or even shortbread as they are oven safe. This time around, our ‘large’ slab of chocolate has a space for your lolly stick and the mould also makes 4 smaller identical chocolates.

Mr Fox Mould

If you are a fan of woodland animals, we also have a Squirrel mould!

Squirrel Mould

Have a cheeky peek at ALL our new goodies. They are now available on our online shop. Our website is currently for UK orders. We post worldwide, message us with your order. You can email hello@bakedbyme.net xx

Enjoy!

 

 

Christmas in August?

Yes yes, it is very early but we HAVE to start early as it just gets exceptionally manic closer to Christmas and my baby is due in November. We will just have to be extra organised this year to avoid dissapointing you ;) We have released our new Xmas Combo mould and have posted loads out to you already.

Introducing our new Xmas Combo mould available on HERE. This is a fab buy for £3.99 just because there’s so many designs on a mould. Santa, snowman, stocking, Xmas tree, candy cane and gift or parcel.

Xmas Combo Mould

They are really easy to use. Here’s proof :) We carefully spooned melted choc in the cavities. This can get really messy. Imagine choc all over the mould. Not to fret, I used a little teaspoon and my fingers to clean up the sides haha! Some people prefer piping the chocolate in. Remember to tap the mould gently to release air bubbles. Tempting to overfill the cavities but just don’t :D Oh yes, any chocolate will work. I just melt mine in the microwave and they always turn out shiny like this. You can read up on chocolate tempering tips online too.

Xmas Combo Mould

I popped the whole mould in the fridge for 10 minutes and then popped them out with ease. All details of the mould captured. These sizes are perfect! Great on top of festive cupcakes with a beautiful icing.

Festive Christmas Chocolates

Close up picture of the chocs! Enjoy.

Christmas Homemade Chocolates

Christmas in August?

Yes yes, it is very early but we HAVE to start early as it just gets exceptionally manic closer to Christmas and my baby is due in November. We will just have to be extra organised this year to avoid dissapointing you ;) We have released our new Xmas Combo mould and have posted loads out to you already.

Introducing our new Xmas Combo mould available on HERE. This is a fab buy for £3.99 just because there’s so many designs on a mould. Santa, snowman, stocking, Xmas tree, candy cane and gift or parcel.

Xmas Combo Mould

They are really easy to use. Here’s proof :) We carefully spooned melted choc in the cavities. This can get really messy. Imagine choc all over the mould. Not to fret, I used a little teaspoon and my fingers to clean up the sides haha! Some people prefer piping the chocolate in. Remember to tap the mould gently to release air bubbles. Tempting to overfill the cavities but just don’t :D Oh yes, any chocolate will work. I just melt mine in the microwave and they always turn out shiny like this. You can read up on chocolate tempering tips online too.

Xmas Combo Mould

I popped the whole mould in the fridge for 10 minutes and then popped them out with ease. All details of the mould captured. These sizes are perfect! Great on top of festive cupcakes with a beautiful icing.

Festive Christmas Chocolates

Close up picture of the chocs! Enjoy.

Christmas Homemade Chocolates

Hot Chocolate Spoons

Spotted in Sainsburys, wonderful ‘stir in’ hot chocolate spoons. Beautiful packaging but at £1.50 each, you can make loads with our moulds and store them in the fridge or your cupboard for later use :) They are really little luxuries as they make hot chocolate taste so good. You just need to stir a hot choc spoon into hot milk and voila. Extremely good as it is starting to get pretty chilly now. (Yes it is August)

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Check out the packaging on these wonderful hot choc spoons made with our moulds! They are so lovely :) Made by Tracey Campbell. Marshmallows and perhaps lots of cream .. what a heavenly combination with lush hot choc!imageLove rag dolls? Check out this creative hot choc spoon made by our talented ‘regular’ customer, Thelma Smith. She used our hot chocolate spoon mould and added the rag dolls made with another one of our moulds to the top! Nothing wrong with more chocolate ;)  

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Her labels and makes are just too pretty! Laucotton made these gorgeous birdcage hot chocolate spoons with help with our moulds. She has a lovely business called Cocoa Delicous. Beautiful isn’t it!

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 These fab ones made by another lovely customer, Amy Bugg.image

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How creative is this? Made with our rose mould. Sharon Ludgate (Pupcakes) made these beautiful dog treats. They could easily be mistaken for hot choc spoons ;)

Rose Pupcakes Sharon Ludgate

We have quite a few moulds that could be made into hot choc spoons. These ones are ACTUAL spoons! Brilliant isn’t it. Made by customer, Gill Graham.

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Time for some goodies I made with our Halloween moulds. Made ‘brains’ and ‘eyeballs’ hot chocolate spoons! Oh boy, they were perfection in a cup of hot milk and I had so much fun giggling away ‘melting’ them in the hot milk. Your kids will love them for Halloween.  image

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Ps, I am going to have a go with strawberry jelly on the inside so that the brains and eyeballs ‘ooze’ :D Have a delicious day everyone xxx

Homecooked meal that deserves a blog post on its own.

I have just moved to a little market town for a few months and initially I was really dreading it as yes … I like busy bustling cities which are filled to the brim with lots of clothes shops and Mothercare. Maybe I am just that sort of person who is just generally happy but I have to say it is really rather enjoyable or I am just ‘nesting’ haha. There are not many nice eateries here therefore I am extra diligent in cooking homecooked meals for the husband and I. The markets and fresh produce here are just amazing and oh so cheap (competitively priced).

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There is lots on offer and every bowl is a quid. Brilliant! We have stopped going to the supermarkets for fruit and veg.

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Its not only the food. Amazing flowers and pet accessories too. I would love to learn how to do floral arrangements but I need a vase to start. Haha!

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Yesterday was market day. I came back with a fillet of haddock, some scallops from the trusty market fishmonger. He is my ‘friend’ now. I specifically bought a huge piece of steak for the husband and a variety of fruits and veg.

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I bought 6 passionfruits too and I was totally clueless on how you ‘pick’ them. They will hopefully be made into cookies or a cheesecake *fingers crossed*

Anyways, the point of the post is to share what I whipped up yesterday! Its true..the secret to great food is just fresh ingredients.

Presenting ….

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The husbands mighty rump steak served with new potatoes, grilled tomatoes on vine and topped with scallops seared in a garlic butter sauce.

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I wanted fish.

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Fillet of haddock in a slightly vinaigrette sauce served with the same potatoes, tomatoes and a scallop. I included fresh coriander for good measure too.

Hope you enjoyed the post. I need to get back to packing your orders. Since we shared this gorgeous penguin and reindeer chocs made by our lovely customer Carlie Smallbone with our moulds, lots of them were ordered yesterday :)

Till the next post .. have a wonderful bank holiday weekend.
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Of little kicks and my blossoming bump :)

Hello world! Thought I might document some pregnancy tales and pictures as it must be rather nice to read at a later point. I was one of those crazy women who went on and said ‘I am pregnant’ but I have not actually missed my ‘time of the month’ just yet. The husband is definitely more sensible than I am and insisted we keep it hush hush for a while. Somehow, that did not work very well and we told our families. We were excited. Haha! I did however keep it ‘private’ till the end of my first trimester.

On the 1st of June, I decided to tell the ‘online world’ that I was blessed to be growing a little human. Lots (if not majority) of Baked By Me online friends are mummies and boy, you guys were overjoyed for me :) Appreciate all your love. It was mad, I posted this picture with a teeny bump to share the happy news …image

… and I received abundant love and kind words! 550 likes for that one post alone on Baked By Me’s FB page. Rather overwhelming but so very kind :) Thank you! Facebook and Instagram is such a wonderful platform to ask for opinions like, should I buy this? or that? Lots of mummies took time to write and justify which brand they chose etc.

Going to share some ‘progress’ pictures of my baby bump. I am really enjoying being pregnant other than the fact that I CANNOT fit into lots and lots of clothes even in the early stage of pregnancy. I find myself rummaging through the sales as well as Primark … loads! I cannot justify buying an item of clothing that is more pricey as I get to wear it for like 2 weeks. I have gone from a UK size 4 to a UK size 10 and now a 12! Thankfully, I have been told that I don’t look like a 12 (perhaps they are lying).

I was in the fitting room with my mum and I told her that there is no point picking anything that is smaller than a UK 10. Initially she did not believe me till we both burst into ‘uncontrollable’ laughter as I struggled to put on size 10 jeans AND it was one of those maternity ones. Oh help me (ps. this was still in the first trimester!)

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My new favourite hobby : window ‘baby’ shopping. I never knew I could enjoy walking around Mothercare or Kiddicare with such gusto. Haha! I have been really good though and have not bought anything.. big or small.

Sometime in June, I bought my first pregnancy ‘must have’ ! The pregnancy pillow. It was recommended by so many of you on Facebook and Instagram that I succumbed and went out and forced the husband to buy one for me :D Might as well start using it earlier to make the most of it since its not a cheap ‘bolster’. It is such a brilliant buy.  Its very comfortable and it ‘coaxes’ me to sleep on my left side. I always sleep on my back but recently my back has been killing me and this bolster is a great reminder that I should sleep on my side. ( Shh initially, the husband wanted to head on out and buy another just because he liked it too)image

I was really keen to find out whether baby is a boy or girl just so I can finally start buying one or two items. Lo and behold, the baby crossed his or her legs during the 20 week scan. How cheeky!

We might not be able to find out anymore unless we opt to go for a scan privately. I have not started buying gender-neutral goodies as preferably I would like to dress the baby in pretty florals and very girlish things or very macho boyish clothes. Forget the whites :D Perhaps this is a good thing as I have yet to purchase anything for the baby!

 

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The pram + car seat is giving me a headache as there is just so many brands out there. Lots of different recommendations which is wonderful but I have no clue which one we should invest in. Initially, I was pretty keen on the Quinny but have changed my mind due to the basket size. The Uppababy is just lovely but might be a bit on the ‘large’ side. Oh well, there’s still time to scout around. Ps. still open to suggestions or sponsors (jokes).

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Hmmm, baby book. Keen to purchase one just because it must be quite nice to flip through one and compare growth charts etc. I have zero pregnancy books, therefore I am not that crazy.image

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Let’s just hope there will be lots of offers and sales when we finally start shopping! Excited to welcome our little bundle of joy in November.

xxx

Sacré Cœur & A La Pomponnette

Sacré Cœur

I did loads and loads of walking in Paris. This is the little cobbled street leading to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Sacré Cœur. Second time at this touristy point but ever so amazing sitting and admiring the view. Its at the highest point in Paris on the hill of Montmarte.

Leading up to Sacré Cœur

After a spot of sightseeing, we had the best meal ever at A La Pomponnette! Rustic feel and look AND the food was just AMAZING. Exquisite even. Not pretentious and very authentic French food. Very patient service too as they had to translate their menu one by one just for me :D It was pretty challenging to decide as everyone around me are little fuss pots since I am preggers. Therefore, cannot eat loads of cheeses, raw or undercooked meats etc etc. I settled for scallops since the waiter gave me a disapproving look and a huge no no when I pondered about a well done steak. My husband enjoyed the steak and he thought it was the best ever steak he had in his lifetime and he really does LOVE his steak.

A La Pomponnette, Paris

A La Pomponnette, Paris

A La Pomponnette, Paris

A La Pomponnette

Very very happy customers! If you find yourself in Paris, I highly recommend

À LA POMPONNETTE

Montmartre 42 rue Lepic 75018 Paris
Enjoy :) :)

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