As many of us read these posts on a Monday evening, I was thinking it would be lovely to have a lovely cakey treat…So today I’m going to write a mini feature all about the cake makers who come along to Southampton Community Craft Fair and what they do! I think its nice to share other people’s talents out to a wider audience. It can spark all sorts of creative ideas too!
We have the next Southampton Community Craft Fair coming up on Saturday Nov 3rd and as well as a plethora of creative crafters showing their wares, we also have 3 very talented cake makers coming along. And as Christmas is coming Little Penguin Designs are running a cupcake decorating workshop at the Fair and Cake a Moment are providing something for the little ones, with their decorate a cupcake table! Nagina’s cakes are of course providing all sorts of yummyness for the cafe area.
Nagina provides the cakes for the coffee shop and as a result of her success at the fairs is also supplying the Third Age Centre with cakes for its regular events. She’s only 16 and this is her first steps into starting a business and she’s doing really well.
From carrot cake to coffee and walnut, you get to taste 3 layers of cake, sandwiches with lovely flavoured buttercreams.
As well as making cupcakes and providing workshops, Amy makes lovely bigger cakes too. I first met her when she jumped in at the 11th hour at the Bee Festival when our cupcake maker let us down. She produced fantastic honeycakes and bee themed cupcakes.
We’ve done other events together since and her table is always popular and I’ve never seen her take leftovers home!
At the fair Amy is going to be running mini cupcake decorating workshops, where adults can come along and spend 30mins learning the basics and then have 4 beautiful cakes to take away. You could easily do this as a taster session for her 3 hour workshop on 17th Nov, a sort of try before you buy!
To book a mini workshop slot, go to the Southampton Community Craft Fair page and complete the enquiry form.
Gemma from Cake A Moment is another very creative lady who makes beautifully flavoured frostings for her light and delicious cakes. She’s tried having a decorate your own cake table for children at various events over the summer and its proved really popular. Another lady with very few if any leftovers too! I’ve known Gemma for a good while now, having met her at a very quiet ladies night at a local secondary school. There wasn’t much to do, so all the stall holders got a chance to natter and had a great opportunity to network and make connections. At the time I had no thoughts about the fairs, but meeting ladies like Gemma and Amy at events, certainly made it much easier to find stallholders when I was asked to get them off the ground.
Gemma will be offering children the opportunity to decorate a cupcake with frosting and all sorts of fun sweet decorations. Its on a drop in basis, so if grown ups want 10 mins peaceful browsing, then Gemma will be happy to help out! Plus your little one has a creation they can be proud of!
I’ll be blogging all week, featuring other stall holders, from jewellers to knitters, sculpters to artists. Southampton nurtures so many creatively talented people and I feel really priviledged to be in a position to help in a minor way to get their amazing work out there!