Thursday, 29 August 2013

Booking up quickly!!

I am always on the look out for new fairs and the books are filling up nicely in the run up to Christmas!   

This was my set up for the fair at Seaton Holme on bank holiday weekend....I had two tables this time.  One for my shabby chic homeware goodies.....

...and another for homemade cupcakes and bakes etc :) 

 Im back at Seaton Holme (Easington Village) for the next fair too which is on the 28th of September - see you there?!
 Unfortunately this giant cupcake didnt sell so we had to eat it ourselves!! lol  Darn shame since it was filled with Jelly Tots too! 
Tomorrow night is Ladies night at City Attic in Durham and Im taking masses of cupcakes for the ladies to try out some new flavours!


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Creative HeART & Soul retreat - November 15/16/17 2013

Did you know we have day delegate rates for our November retreat which is taking place at Ansty Hall Hotel nr Coventry. 

The teachers include the owners/design team/creative team of 

Simple Stories
Bo Bunny
Carta Bella
Heidi Swapp
Pink Paislee

Lots of classes, make and takes, raffle, goodie bags, treats throughout the weekend. All meals and accommodation included and a chance to win a spot at the next retreat! 

This is going to be a weekend you wont forget! Book now and split the payments! 

email me at

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Special offers from my store - Deborah Nicholas Designs!

I have lots of new ideas for things i want to make for the store but cant get the space until I sell the last few pieces from the shop!  
Special offer and once they are gone theyre gone - I wont be remaking them as i have some fabulous new ideas! 

Lipbalms in Very Vanilla or Tutti Fruiti £1.00 each plus 50p postage
Buy 5 and get FREE POSTAGE!

 Large box frame picture - 52x52cm  Beautiful heart pattern and can be personalised
 £45 including postage! 

Large 14 inch rag wreath - ideal decor for bedrooms or nurseries!  Stand out from the crowd with something no one else will have!  (see the one below for true representation of colours!)
£15.00 including postage

Large 14 inch rag wreath - ideal decor for bedrooms or nurseries!  Stand out from the crowd with something no one else will have! 
£15.00 including postage

Small handmade door signs.  £2.50 inc postage (werewolves one sold!) 

Large box frame picture - 52x52cm  Beautiful elephants, ideal for nursery or boys room decor.  Fabulous - BE YOU message!  Can be personalised too!
 £45 including postage! 

 Large 14 inch rag wreath - ideal decor for bedrooms or nurseries!  Stand out from the crowd with something no one else will have! 
£15.00 including postage

Silver lid candles.  White is Baby Powder and Red is Spiced Apple!
£12 each including postage.

Small box frame picture - 25x25cm  Beautiful heart pattern and can be personalised
 £18 including postage! 

Large box frame picture - 52x52cm  Beautiful heart pattern and can be personalised
 £45 including postage! 

I also have some hexagon jam jar candles for £6 inc postage in various scents!  Tea cup candles in either pink or white for £12 each including postage.  

Please comment here or email me on if you would like any of these and i can get them out in the post this week! 


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Cakey update!

I have a fair coming up at the weekend where im selling cupcakes and displaying some of the larger cakes!  So exciting but nerve racking too! 
I recently made this cake for my cousins little one - Alexander - who turned a year old and is obsessed with Hungry Henry. 

Henry is made from Fimo so able to be kept as a reminder too!  The cake was neapolitan inside - chocolate, vanilla and cherry and very yummy if i do say so myself! lol

This was my very first attempt at a shoe cake and i am really pleased with how it turned out.  The whole vanilla and strawberry jam sponge cake is edible - no dowels or anything. 

Edible glue to hold it all together and a little bit of luck meant it turned out just as i pictured.  I really hope the young girl turning 13 likes it - her mum loves it and said she wont want to cut it which makes me smile! :)  

(forgot to take a pic until we were in the car on teh way to drop it off!)


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Busy Busy!!

We visited Alnmouth beach on Tuesday when we dropped Jake off at his Nana Sues for the week.

Thankfully both Nina and Flash got along well, they sniffed each other, cased their own space and decided that both were happy as long as they got on with their own thing! 

They were like chalk and cheese on the beach though - Flash was running non stop and chasing balls etc....Nina was frightened of the water and stayed by our sides most of the time!  She will come around im sure! 

The beach is beautiful - so clean and rock free!  The water was so clear too - and warm! 

I have been baking this past couple of days and here is my latest effort which was picked up today by my cousin for her little ones birthday tomorrow.  Alexander is 1 already!! I cant believe how quickly this year has flown over!!  He has a love for Hungry Henry, a little Mexican cat who has to go food shopping for his meals.....

....the cake inside is Neapolitan.  Dark chocolate, vanilla and morello cherry! Kiddy on the outside - grown up on the inside ;) 

I have a Converse trainer cake to make for next week so wish me luck with that one!! lol 


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A little pooch update!

How well does she look now!

I have so much to say but so little time lately!  I have lots of piccies to share too so will make some time to update over the coming week!

Busy busy busy!


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Range Cookers Cupcake Creative Competition!

P B & J Cupcakes

Bang goes the diet again...well would you take a cupcake from someone who doesnt try their own recipes! No, didnt think so, thats my excuse and im sticking to it! ;)

I followed the same recipe as for my other basic vanilla cupcakes and added 2tsp of peanut butter into the cake mix before baking, it doesnt need much so its just the slightest hint of taste youre after.
After cooling i injected approx 5mls of jam into the centre of each cake. You know to stop injecting when it starts oozing back out of the top! lol

The peanut butter icing was made with 1part icing sugar, 2 parts peanut butter and 4 parts cream cheese (i used philly but marscapone would work just as well) - add more peanut butter if you prefer a strong taste and you can add additional spoonfulls of icing sugar to keep it sweet.
Grind up some peanuts and sprinkle on top.

Once these have gone im starting on the orange flower cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache topping....mmmmmm!

This is my entry into the Range Cookers Competition - go on give it a go too!! :)