Thursday, 8 November 2012

Highbury's Handmade Christmas Fayre and some Great Gluten Free/ Vegan cakes...

Some of Cherry Bakewell's handiwork


I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine; Mel, of the blog "Boris and Me" and fb page "Mel Makes". She is a vegetarian, follows a wheat free diet and is also one of the most creative people I know. As well as working with children full time she also makes really cute and pretty cards, photo frames, and the like (aided and abetted by her beautiful cat Boris). If you want to look at her blog and fb page, here are the links: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mel-Makes/160438087422957 
Well, Mel has organised what looks like it's going to be a great event in Sutton Coldfield next month; click the following link to get to the fb page for Highbury's Handmade Christmas Fayre. Details as in the flyer pictured above. There will be cards, cakes, Christmas crafts, recycled furniture and much more.
So what's the link between this and vegetarian food? -Well, a friend of Mel and her husband, by the name of Cherry Bake Well will be at the fayre. She makes amazing gingerbread houses (which put both mine to shame, I have to say...), plus all manner of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free cakes. I have checked out her fb page and blog and her work looks pretty impressive. Here's what she wrote about herself:
Wolverhampton-based
Love making cupcakes but also make celebration cakes, biscuits and gingerbread houses
Have been baking seriously for about 2 - 3 years
Love experimenting with unusual/interesting flavours
Dabbled a little with specialist diet cakes for friends with gluten/dairy intolerances
Diagnosed with coeliac disease in June 2012
Decided to try and specialise in dairy/gluten free cakes
Experimenting ever since!
  So if you are reading this in the UK, particularly the West Midlands, remember to stop by the Handmade Christmas Fayre: support local craftspeople, get some unique Christmas presents- and eat some cake! ;)

Just to whet your appetite, her are some more of Cherry's gorgeous cakes:

Chocolate orange spice cake with ginger icing and dark chocolate maple drizzle (vegan, gluten free)

Choolate, peanut butter and hazelnut cake with maple syrup icing (gluten free)

Ginger drizzle (as in first picture)




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