Etsy Wedding Pop up at West Elm, London

I was really excited to be asked to take part in the recent Etsy wedding Pop up at the flagship West Elm store on Tottenham Court Road. The  wedding pop up featured a number of exciting Etsy sellers showcasing their wedding themed wares to brides and grooms. 

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We showcased our wedding favour cookies alongside our ‘will you be my bridesmaid’ gifts and other biscuit treats for the big day.

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Pride of place in our display was our showstopper wedding cake – bedecked with all manner of wedding favour biscuits – it was a highlight of the event and got much love on social media!

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As always at these events it was great to put names to faces and meet some fab bloggers and wedding industry friends. I was super chuffed to finally meet Charley from London Bride – warning – if you find yourself on Charley’s blog you’re sure to lose a few hours finding all sorts of wedding delights and London based gems. I also finally met my long time instagram friend Madeleine whose amazing francophile blog I just love.. !

We also delivered some wedding themed cookie decorating workshops at the event – the workshops sold out within a few minutes of being listed and proved to be great fun.

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And I took part in Facebook live with Etsy Success talking all about how I started my business and launched an Etsy store.  You can see the full video here or click on the image below.

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Here’s another pic of that amazing cake!

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We had a great time – huge thanks to the Etsy team for inviting us and for all their support!

Nila x

Logo biscuits for Flymo & McCulloch UK

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Just dropping by to show you some corporate biscuits we made recently for our client the integrated PR, Digital and creative communications agency OPR for their clients Flymo and McCulloch, brands owned by Swedish company Husqvarna

OPR were looking to source some biscuits as freebie giveaways for an industry event. Both McCulloch and Flymo logos and brands have great market awareness and the Flymo logo in particular is very easily recognisable. 

Seeing the Flymo branding took me right back to my teenage years and endless hours mowing my parents lawns (front and back!) with our hover mower. I’d always load up some tunes onto my cassette walkman – Aha and Duran Duran were real favourites for mowing duties and walk up and down the garden with the Flymo hovering and gliding across the grass. 

In discussions with OPR, we decided that the most cost effective design would be go with a neutral icing topped with the printed logos. When you have such iconic, instantly recognisable logos this approach is often the most impactful and gives a clean unfussy finish to the biscuits.

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The biscuits went down a treat and we had some great feedback from our client OPR:

“The biscuits did indeed arrive in good time, all the biscuits were in good order and they tasted delicious! The event was a great success and the client was really pleased. We’ll be sure to keep in touch and bear you in mind should we need any biscuits again….”

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If you’re looking for corporate gifts for your event, goodie bag or to gift to your staff or clients, then we’ve got lots of ideas and biscuits designs to suit. If you’d like more info then pop over to the corporate biscuits pages of our website or send us a message via our corporate biscuit enquiry form and we’ll get straight back to you.

Nila x

If you’d like to see more examples of our corporate biscuit / logo biscuit projects for our corporate clients then do check out the following posts:

Biscuits for the Suffolk Coastal District Council Staff Values Launch

Corporate Christmas Biscuit Gifts for your business

Corporate Logo biscuits for Epson UK 

Corporate biscuits for Notonthehighstreet.com Corporate Strategy Day 2016

 

 

 

Easter Corporate Gifts for your staff & clients

 

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Just dropping by to show you some Easter corporate biscuits that would make for a perfect gift for your staff, clients or prospective customers this Easter.

We have some super cute Easter chick and Easter Egg biscuits which can be personalised with a logo or iced in colours to match your branding. Wouldn’t they make a great gift and a fab alternative to the tried and tested chocolate fayre offered by some many companies to their staff and clients every year…?

With a minimum order of 50 biscuits for a bespoke logo design and each biscuit would come individually wrapped in clear cellophane.

Or if you’d like to go for a simple iced Easter biscuit without branding, we also have the following Easter themed biscuits which might be suitable for your Spring events or marketing giveaways.

 

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EAS002 Assorted Easter Chick Biscuits. Individually wrapped. Case of 12 biscuits.

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EAS001 Assorted Easter rabbit Biscuits. Individually wrapped. Case of 12 biscuits.

 

If you’re looking for corporate gifts for your event, goodie bag or to gift to your staff or clients this Easter then we’ve got some lovely ideas and biscuit designs to suit your needs.

If you’d like more info, then pop over to the corporate biscuits pages of our website or send us a message via our corporate biscuit enquiry form and we’ll get straight back to you.

Look forward to hearing from you

Corporate logo biscuits for Epson UK

We were super excited to make corporate logo biscuits for our client ReallyB2B recently for their client Epson UK. Epson UK have been undertaking a series of events and roadshows and was seeking some awesome branded goodies to give away to visitors.

The brief was for us to produce some sleek, sporty & colourful car biscuits based on the Epson corporate branding. We came up with these blue sports car biscuits complete with the Epson logo.

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The biscuits went down a real treat with Epson, who pretty swiftly reordered another batch! Earlier this month we made a third batch of biscuits. The brief this time was to make some car biscuits but with some tweak to the design as the team at Epson have been working on a new marketing project.

This time we made up the biscuits in white icing, and added blue detail and the Epson logo as before. Each biscuit was individually wrapped to make it super easier to hand out or include in goodie bags.

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We had some fantastic feedback from our client ReallyB2B “Hi Nila, we’ve just received the cookies and they look amazing!  Thank you SO much!! You are number 1 on our list if we ever need anything similar in the future…”

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Always great to hear such good feedback.  If you’d like more info on our corporate biscuit range or would like to have a chat about how we can help with your corporate gifting requirements then do drop us a line via our corporate biscuit enquiry form.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Nila x

If you’d like to see more examples of our corporate biscuit / logo biscuit projects for our corporate clients then do check out the following posts:

Biscuits for the Suffolk Coastal District Council Staff Values Launch

Corporate Christmas Biscuit Gifts for your business

Corporate biscuits for St Mary’s University

Corporate biscuits for Notonthehighstreet.com Corporate Strategy Day 2016

 

 

 

New Cookie & Cupcake decorating classes by Nila Holden

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We’re an artisan bakery based in Bedfordshire, UK and we specialise in beautiful iced biscuits for life’s special occasions.

We have a growing wholesale biscuit range – we supply some of the big London Department stores like Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges, we make corporate & branded biscuits and also wedding & party favours biscuits. To sum up, we know a huge amount about baking biscuits. What to do – what not to do and how with a simple recipe and a few tips & tricks, you too can make beautiful iced creations.

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We specialise in fondant/sugarpaste decorative biscuits – its just a personal preference of mine – I’ve never really got on with using royal icing. I find it fiddly & messy and am totally in awe of the likes of SweetAmbs & Arty McGoo who are so talented and do magical things with tubes of icing, couplers and nozzles.

For a long time now, my friends and customers have been asking me if I’d consider doing cookie decorating classes, and while I’ve done the odd one here and there, for corporate team building events or like the cookie decorating class I put on at the Etsy Wedding Pop up at West Elm I’ve never really had the time to get a proper timetable of classes together.

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Til now! I’m so super excited that I’ve finally listed some beginners cookie decorating classes and also some cupcake classes too! You can get all the info and book your place direct from our website.

I’ve started with some short 4 hour classes for beginners but hope to expand the range of classes over time and add a few longer ones and maybe even some professional courses too.

So if you’re a budding baker, or are looking for a fun, relaxing activity for a couple of hours or a different take on a hen party, baby shower or birthday party – then do sign up.

Happy Baking..!

Nila x

 

Forget chocolate this Easter – think iced biscuits!

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It’s nearly the end of February.  Christmas & New Year are but a distant memory and even though its a bit dull & grey here in the UK, our thoughts are starting to turn to all things Spring.

At the Nila Holden Bakery we’ve been thinking about Spring for a few weeks now as put the final touches to our Easter wholesale Biscuit Range.

This year we’ve gone full on with cheeky rabbit biscuits, chick cookies, Easter egg biscuits and some stunning 3D biscuit constructions.

First up we have the traditional Easter chick & rabbit biscuits in soft pastels all hand baked and decorated – delicious vanilla shortbread with pastel fondant icing.

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And these gorgeous Easter Egg Biscuits – a great alternative to a traditional chocolate egg (and definitely less messy for little hands!).

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We try to offer our trade customers at least 2 3D designs per collection as this seems to work well, so this year we have a brand new Easter basket with biscuit easter eggs which when paired with our Spring birdhouse will make for a stunning retail display and is guaranteed to bring the crowds in for a closer look!

Our wholesale biscuits are perfect for you if you have a farm shop, deli, gift shop, food hall, coffee shop, tea room or garden centre or any other discerning foodie outlet!

If you’re interested in sourcing our Easter wholesale iced biscuits for your department store, food hall, deli or farm shop why not sign up to become a stockist by filling this online form and we’ll send you our trade catalogues and terms & conditions.

Or drop us a line hello@nilaholden.co.uk – and we’ll get straight back to you.

Look forward to hearing from you..!

Nila x

Wholesale Mother’s Day Biscuit Gifts

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As you will recall, we exhibited at Top Drawer Food Emporium a few weeks ago. Trade shows are always a huge investment and lots of hard work both in planning and post show follow up – but also 3-4 days of standing on your feet – and talking.  Lot of talking..!

But being able to meet your buyers face to face and chat to them about what they’ve seen at the show, what they might be looking for -and crucially how your products have sold, or might sell in their store, food hall or tea rooms is really enlightening.

One of the areas that cropped up a few times for our buyers, was gifts for Mum and Dad, birthdays, baby showers etc and when we did a range analysis back at the bakery, we realised that we needed to develop a few new products so donned our aprons, picked up our rolling pins and got to work.

The first of our new designs is biscuits for Mother’s Day. If you’re a retailer looking for general Mum gifting lines, tea rooms planning a Mother’s Day afternoon tea, or a restaurant looking for a cost effective gift to give to Mums enjoying Mothering Sunday lunches with the family, then we’ve got just the thing for you.

Firstly, this beautiful iced Mum loveheart biscuit – in vanilla shortbread with “Mum” text. Individually wrapped in cello with a ribbon bow tie.

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Secondly, this set of 3 mini iced biscuits spelling out “MUM” – again wrapped in cello with a pretty bow.

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These are completely new products this year and we think you’ll love them. These Mother’s Day biscuits are now available to pre-order from our online store. A matching Father’s Day range will launch later in the year so do check back.

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If you’re looking for Mother’s Day biscuits & gifts for your department store food hall, deli or farm shop why not sign up to become a stockist by filling this online form and we’ll send you our wholesale catalogues and terms & conditions.

Nila x