Mimi is too cute for words.

Meet Mimi, one of my very affectionate cat. She crawled into my arms seeking attention.

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She was so comfy and relaxed, she had a little snooze!! Its not a particularly comfy position. Mimi’s nearly ‘vertical’.

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Awwww bless! Look at her contented little face.

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You have to excuse my pyjamas. Haha!! Hope you enjoyed these pictures. Xxx

Hello everyone

Big wave hello! The blog has been slightly neglected of the late. We have been busy with eating 😅😂 whoops I mean new goodies! Look!!

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Yes I update loads on our other social media sites mainly Facebook & Twitter. Since I started Instagram though.. I have to admit that it has been wonderful not only for my entertainment but also for Baked By Me. There’s no limit on words like Twitter and its very image focused and I am sure you have realised by now I enjoy taking photos especially of food and desserts.. erm and my cats. Haha! I have made new friends on there and love having a nosey at what they cook and bake! An added plus point would be the orders that come our way :) Thank you. Facebook has always been kind to us although it is frustrating that we have 9500 people that are interested in our page, goodies etc BUT most of our posts is only seen by 300-500 people. We understand as Facebook is a business too and Baked By Me does not pay FB for advertisements. Nothimg to fret about :) I will update our sites as much as possible and perhaps you can drop by our page from time to time too.

Oh yes, I wanted to share some ‘order packing’ pics. Enjoy xxx

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Home cooked meals.

 

Just a mish mash of meals I have made this week :) Enjoy!

Stir fried vegetables and Beef Kurma.image

Here’s the Beef Kurma simmering in the pan.

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Noodles and condiments for a little Prawn Mee tea for the husband and myself.

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Mmmm! Very enjoyable meal. Ps. the soup paste is not made from scratch. If you go to the Asian supermarket, you will be able to find this brand called Tean’s Gourmet. Buy the Prawn Noodles one. Saves you so much time and they taste really good. All ready in 30 minutes. (Whoops, the secret is out. I don’t spend lots of time cooking)

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Pasta. Fridge was pretty bare. Found some Passata, chopped tomatoes and a can of tinned tuna and crab meat..

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Rosemary Potatoes to go with steak.

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Hope you have a lovely Friday ahead and happy weekend xxx

Homemade Chocolate Lollipops

I LOVE testing out our products and taking pictures to show you that they not only work, but they are easy to use and they work well! I had so much fun playing around with one of our new moulds, a chocolate lollipop mould! Here’s a picture of them together with our new speckled Easter Egg mould.Baked By Me moulds

I had plans to decorate my chocolate lollipops with different chocolate designs. I used a mini letter mould and an embellished heart mould. Filled the mould with beautiful melted strawberry choc (it’s pink!). Best to use a syringe of some sort to fill the mould :) Pop in fridge for a while and voila. All done! I made a little Instavideo on HERE if you want to have a peek.
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Love the different flower designs on the embellished heart mould! Pretty and versatile.

I had some Butterfly Confetti from Sainsburys on standby too. I had no clue what I was going to use just yet. Just made it up as I went along.

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Freeze dried raspberry pieces are the BEST. I love them as it makes whatever you make look really ‘posh’ and I do love the idea of having some fruit to balance out the chocolate ;) I got them from Sainsbury’s. Sprinkled the raspberry pieces on the mould.

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Scooped heaps of wonderful milk chocolate into the mould. Remember to gently tap the mould on a hard surface to release air bubbles.

Decorate according to your taste or theme. Look! I used the strawberry flowers as well as personalised some of my choc lollies with the alphabet made from earlier :) Fabulous?? I was so pleased with myself. *happy dance*

Chocolate Lollipops

Promise this did not take very long :) Very satisfying considering that so little effort is put in to make such professional looking lollipops. A very thoughtful little gift too. Try making yours. Have a browse on our website to have a cheeky browse at all our moulds.

Embellishment moulds available from here.

Mini letter mould from this link.

.. and the star of the day! Our Chocolate Lolly mould from here.

White Rabbit Teahouse, Nottingham

Tucked away on Bridlesmith Walk, is a little gem of a teahouse. I went on a Saturday afternoon just before they closed and they were packed to the brim. Warm, welcoming and charming especially when it’s wet and windy outside. White Rabbit is done up beautifully. I do have a soft spot for duck egg colours :)

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White Rabbit Teahouse

My friend had a slice of lime and elderflower cake. He did mention that the cake was a tad dry but JUST look at how its presented.

Lemon Elderflower Cake

I picked the best cake. Warm apple cake served with cream!! It was lush. Strong flavour and you cannot fault cream.

Apple cake with cream

Gorgeous China

Apple cake drowned in cream

Just look at the china! There was much cooing about how their tea and cake is served. Love the mismatched vintage china. Every table had a different set too! All too pretty for words. We didn’t opt for afternoon tea as we were so full from lunch at Delilah’s. The people next to us did and as soon as they left, I whipped out my phone to get a picture of this cake stand! I wanted to take this home badly. Oh dear, just cannot bring me anywhere. I shared this picture on Instagram and Twitter and quite a few people commented that they should have ‘doggy-bagged’ their leftovers. What a shame.

Gorgeous cakestand

We stayed till closing time in this lovely little place. Oh yes, I wanted to add that White Rabbit will be even better if they served loose leaf tea instead of teabags. They served excellent bagged teas but I personally feel that if one is to enjoy tea in such a pretty shop, loose leaf is the only way to go :)

White Rabbit Teahouse Nottingham

Aaaah, time for another cup of tea. Have a lovely Tuesday everyone.

Don’t look if you are craving for chocolate.

Be warned. This is going to be one delicious post filled with talented makes by our very very kind and talented customers.

This is just super duper adorable. “Mummy & Me” Chocolates made with our Russian Doll moulds by Chocolate Baby.

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I let out a little squeal when I saw this little hairy coo! I used to LOVE them so very much when we passed them on roadtrips to the Highlands. (I still love them) This is a wonderful 18th birthday cake made by The Pantry Door with our giant number moulds. The details are just amazing and the colour combination is girly but not too girly. How lovely and what a lucky girl.

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Lisa Evans made this for her son Olly’s first birthday! A little one who loves dinosaurs. Roar! What a lovely picture to show him when he is slightly older :) Peek at our dinosaur mould HERE.

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Campervan birthday cake made with lots of love and a little help from our campervan mould by Ellen Smith’s mummy. Her mum is so sweet :)

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This is a baptism cake made by Archielovescake with help from one of our bestselling moulds, our button mould! They have a FB page on here.

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This features one of our latest moulds. Our chocolate lollipop mould! Emma Fryer made this lovely chocolate lollipop featuring chocolate ragdolls also made with our mould ;)

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Who doesn’t love Disney at some point? A very fun cake made by The Pantry Door with our giant number mould.

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These are just so sweet! Chocolate Baby makes gorgeous goodies with our moulds and they are always so kind to us. Thank you very much :) They tagged us in their picture and said “Can’t get enough of these moulds from @bakedbymenet :) won’t be going anywhere else – chocolate lolly with mini birdhouse, flower and heart” Our birdhouse mould is available on HERE.

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Till next time, we have loads and loads of posts lined up. Just need to find the time complete and publish them :D Stay tuned and thank you for taking the time to read.

Of Social Media and Steak at Beefeater

Yes, I eat out and order takeaway quite a bit and no, I do not write about all of them as its not paid for by the establishment. If its good, of course I would like to share as when I just moved to Nottingham, some of our lovely Twitter and Facebook friends actually messaged me a whole list of places to eat and drink. I also know lots of you that just can’t help but enjoy looking at pictures of food. Haha!

When you get acknowledgement or a little thank you. You feel like doing something more for them. It is nice that they take the time to reply or they have a good social media team.

Just received a lovely thank you note from The Bishop Langley from an old post about a meal there.

Bishop Langley reply

Have you ever tweeted Just Eat? You don’t even have to tweet them, they will still reply. Even if you send them an angry tweet about late delivery, they are quite hilarious and helpful .

Just Eat reply

Here’s another from Just Eat.

Just Eat tweet

I manage our social media platforms for Baked By Me and we try and reply as quickly as we can :) Got to say it, we do love sharing our chocolatey goodies with you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our blog as well as Pin on Pinterest.

Back to ‘replies’, the husband and I had an unplanned meal out yesterday after doing groceries. We were suppose to stock up our fridge and then cook a meal but we succumbed to steaks at Beefeater. I never thought I would write a foodie post about Beefeater as we tend to just drop by and enjoy a meal without giving it much thought. Ho and behold, we got a reply from them… so here goes…

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This was recommended to us by our lovely waitress. We had no clue what we ordered as we thought she mentioned garlic  bread to start and we just said yes. It was LOVELY. New to the menu, its called Tear and Share. Lovely flatbread with a balsamic dipping sauce. You must try.

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When you are at the Beefeater, of course… one must order….image

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Hope you did not drool too much.

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