Biscuits for the Suffolk Coastal District Council Staff Values launch

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We really loved working on this corporate biscuit commission from Suffolk Coastal District Council.

The Council recently launched its staff values and wanted a little something to give out to staff as part of the launch.

The Council provided us with beautiful artwork for each of the values: truthful, united, good value, dynamic & proud. All values chosen by the staff themselves!

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We then made up biscuits with edible printed toppers.  The finished biscuits looked so bright and cheerful..!

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Some images from the launch courtesy of @emmaj_lockwood.

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To see other branded / logo biscuit commissions we’ve worked on be sure to check out these posts:

Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer 2016 Sale

Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer Sale

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s Bold is Beautiful Campaign

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s High Rollers Club

Cookies for Colour Saturday

In the meantime if we can help with a bespoke commission or logo biscuits for your next charity campaign, corporate event, trade show or product launch please drop me a line via our  corporate biscuit enquiry form.

Nila x

Beautiful Biscuits for Berin Made

 

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We were super chuffed when the lovely Erin Hung from Berin Made asked us to get involved with the #Berinmade Book Launch.

Berin Made was founded upon a love of fanciful illustrations and beautifully crafted lettering resulting in beautiful paper goods for the loved and the cherished. The studio specialises in stunning stationery, custom stamps and wedding paper goods.

Erin was putting together some Thank You baskets/hampers for sponsors and friends and was looking for some special sweet treats to include.

Erin shared some sneak peaks from the book with us, and if they are anything to go by, the book is going to be stunning!

Inspired from the stunning images from the book, we came up with gem biscuits, sweet biscuits and some branded logo biscuits using the beautiful hand drawn font featured in the book.

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Cookies in vintage sweetie style.

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Love this stunning hand drawn font!

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We loved working with Erin & the team on this fun and creative commission.

If you’re looking for something similar and you think branded or logo biscuits could be just the thing, then do get in touch with us via our corporate biscuit enquiry form.

To see other branded / logo biscuit commissions we’ve worked on be sure to check out these posts:

Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer 2016 Sale

Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer Sale

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s Bold is Beautiful Campaign

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s High Rollers Club

Cookies for Colour Saturday

In the meantime if we can help with a bespoke commission or logo biscuits for your next charity campaign, corporate event, trade show or product launch please drop me a line via our  corporate biscuit enquiry form.

Nila x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Gingerbread Houses for Fortnum & Mason’s Ice Cream Parlour

The bakery was filled with the delicious aroma of Christmas spice this week as we were making gingerbread houses for these amazing gingerbread sundaes served at The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason.

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This sundae is inspired by the Hansel & Gretel house and is made up of four ‘deconstructed’ sides of gingerbread filled with all manner of delicious ice cream treats, sweets & sauces.  Simply stunning!

For the order, we baked hundreds of mini gingerbread pieces – four for each house. Here are the side pieces on sheets of baking parchment waiting to go into the oven.

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Once all the pieces had been cut and baked, we started the delicate task of assembling the shell of the houses. It’s tricky work constructing gingerbread and takes time and patience and light fingers!

 

 

Once they had dried overnight, the houses were carefully packed and shipped off to the parlour at Fortnum’s for the chef’s to work their magic.  We were really chuffed to play our small part in creating these delightful and delectable desserts!

If we’ve inspired you to turn your hand to making some mini gingerbread houses then you might like our mini gingerbread house kit – each kit comes with all the pieces you need to construct the mini houses already baked. Great fun and super yummy tasting too! We have lots of other gingerbread gifts available too.

If you’re a retailer looking to source gingerbread biscuit products for either your foodservice or food / gift halls then do drop us a line via our wholesale iced biscuits enquiry form and we’d be happy to send you a copy of our Wholesale Christmas Iced biscuit brochure.

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You may also be interested in reading about our Gingerbread U turn earlier in the year!

Happy Baking!

Nila x

 

 

 

 

 

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Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer 2016 Sale

At the Nila Holden Bakery, we have a lot of expertise in creating 3D biscuits, based on our experience of making our unique 3D biscuit birdhouses and christmas gingerbread houses so we were super excited when Harrod’s commissioned us to make some 3D biscuits to launch their Summer 2016 Sale.

Together we came up with the idea of making some 3D replicas of their iconic green bag all made entirely of biscuit and completely edible. This coincided nicely with the installation of a giant Harrods Bag outside the store, and tied in with  one of the campaign hashtags #mygreenbag

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Each bag was made up of 5 individual biscuits, beautifully iced and carefully constructed as you can see in the video below:

We also decided to fill the bags with some mini fashion treats including dress, shoe and lipstick biscuits.

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And here’s the finished result!

 

Don’t they look amazing? We were so pleased with the finished biscuits, they certainly provided the wow factor the sale launch and proved a real hit on social media alongside the smallerHarrods Bag & fashion biscuits we made!

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Click here to read all about the smaller Harrod’s Bag and Fashion biscuits we made as part of the commission.

To see other branded / logo biscuit commissions we’ve worked on be sure to check out these posts:

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s Bold is Beautiful Campaign

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s High Rollers Club

Cookies for Colour Saturday

In the meantime if we can help with a bespoke commission or branded biscuits for your next charity campaign, corporate event, trade show or product launch do drop me a line via our corporate biscuit enquiry form.

Nila x

 

 

 

The Big Curry 2016 – Chilli Cookie Roulette

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This Autumn we’re joining forces with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army to support their annual Big Curry campaign. By ordering a box of the Chilli Cookie Roulette you will be helping our soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need. Each box contains 6 cookies, but one of these will be laced with super (super) hot Carolina Reaper chilli powder – but which one? Sit down with a group of friends or colleagues, take a cookie and on the count of 3 take a bite.

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From every box sold, we will donate £2 to The Soldiers’ Charity.

The Rules:

  1. Only the brave need apply – get together in groups of six
  2. Everyone puts in £1 in the pot* (or more if you are feeling extra generous)
  3. Everyone takes a cookie
  4. 1, 2, 3… bite! One of the cookies will knock your socks off!
  5. Take cover and remember to get a photo of the winner/loser

 

*To pay your money in, please send it to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Mountbarrow House, 12 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RB or call 020 7811 3202 to pay it in over the phone

OR why not use your phone and text DISH44 £1 to 70070 to make your donation (you can donate up to £10 by simply adding your chosen amount after DISH44)

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To find out more about The Big Curry visit www.soldierscharity.org/thebigcurry, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebigcurry or Tweet them at @BigCurryTSC

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You can buy your biscuits for the chilli cookie roulette from our online store.

Good Luck..!

Nila x

 

Biscuits for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

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It was such an honour for our little bakery to have the opportunity to make biscuits for our future King & Queen when they visited Luton last Wednesday.

During their visit to Luton, William & Kate visited Youthscape Charity, Keech Cottage and Hayward Tyler.

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We made some branded logo biscuits for Youthscape to serve at their coffee reception for the Royal couple and invited guests.

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We also made some of our personalised biscuits for William, Kate and Prince George & Princess Charlotte which were presented to the Royal Couple during their visit to Youthscape.

 

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We hope William & Kate enjoyed their visit to Luton and loved their personalised biscuits!

Nila x

 

Speciality Fine Food Fair 2016

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I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be back exhibiting at Speciality Fine Food Fair this September from 4 – 6 September 2016 at Olympia.

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We will be launching our new range of seasonal Gingerbread cookies alongside our wholesale iced biscuit range.

 

If you’re visiting the Fair be sure to come and find us on stand V161 upstairs on the gallery opposite the Great Taste Awards Pavilion.

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If you’re a gift retailer, deli, farm shop or other high end foodie outlet looking to source luxury artisan iced biscuits for your food service or gifting departments, be sure to  visit us.

If you’d like some more info in the meantime, be sure to check out the wholesale iced biscuits  pages of our website.

See you there!

Nila x

Baked Book Launch with BKD London

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I was delighted to be invited to the book launch party of Baked recently.

Baked – the book was created by Adelle provides recipes for cakes, cupcakes and biscuits in beautifully illustrated step by step projects accompanied by stunning photography, ideas for parties and children’s anecdotes.

Adelle was taught how to bake by her Nan, and originally began baking with her son, Cai, in an attempt to get him to eat more vegetables in a fun way. She has always seen baking as a family activity. Adelle says: “I’m delighted to be turning my passion into a gorgeous book. My family and I have spent so much time enjoying creative imaginative and tasty projects together and I can’t wait to share this fun –  I’m hoping BAKED will bring together enthusiastic bakers of all ages to create even more memorable moments.”

Keen to support a fellow baker and Notonthehighstreet.com friend I went along to the launch party hosted at the rather scrummy Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch accompanied by my own teen bakers.

And what fun we had! A delicious & yummy selection of treats and lots of fun baking, caking & crafting activities for children & adults alike!

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My two teenage bakers enjoyed getting hands on with cake decorating and made these super cute burger cupcakes!

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It was almost a crime to cut into that adorable unicorn cake but I couldn’t resist having a slice, it was delicious!

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And we had our very own photobooth moment with Boxless Booth’s and their amazing props! A photo I’ll treasure forever!

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All in all a brilliant morning – so inspiring and so much fun.  Thanks to Adelle and the team for inviting us.  Wishing you all the best & lots of success with the book!

Nila x

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy these posts about our journey in the world of baking publications and the services we offer to the cake & baking publishing industry:

Designing biscuits for Disney Sweets & Cakes Magazine

Sharing our baking expertise with Disney Sweets & Cakes Magazine

 

Corporate biscuits for the Fussy Shopper

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We were so excited when we were contacted by the lovely Sophie at the Fussy Shopper recently.  Sophie was looking for some corporate biscuits to send out to customers.

The Fussy Shopper offers personal shopping concierge and corporate gifting services, focusing on the luxury goods sector, and is a a trusted re-seller of Hermès products (be still my beating heart!).

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The brief for the biscuits was to recreate a shopping bag in cookie form, a little like the biscuit bag cookies we made for Harrods recently, but with the Fussy Shopper branded colours and logo.

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As we are just as particular and ‘fussy’ (pun intended!) about branding, corporate colours and logos we worked hard to come up with just right colour and design, offering Sophie a number of colourways and options to choose from.

In the end, the client Sophie went with the a shade of teal blue with black piped royal iced accents.

The client was super chuffed with her biscuits! If you are a Fussy Shopper customer, be sure to look out for these little beauties on your shopping travels.

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To see other branded / logo biscuit commissions we’ve worked on be sure to check out these posts:

Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer 2016 Sale

Biscuits to launch Harrod’s Summer Sale

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s Bold is Beautiful Campaign

Biscuits for Benefit Cosmetic’s High Rollers Club

Cookies for Colour Saturday

In the meantime if we can help with a bespoke commission or logo biscuits for your next charity campaign, corporate event, trade show or product launch please drop me a line via our  corporate biscuit enquiry form.

Nila x