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Get Ready with Freddie Cousin Brown at Pandora HQ

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I was so excited recently to visit Pandora HQ in Oxford Street for a Get Ready with Me event with blogger Freddie Cousin Brown. My daughter is a huge Freddie My Love fan and as soon as she heard about the event she begged me to get tickets as an early birthday present and well, I couldn’t refuse.

So on a Saturday evening in May we headed off to the flagship Pandora store on Oxford Street, and on arrival were greeted by a short queue of attendees all faithfully wearing shades of pale pink (Freddie’s favourite colour).

We were greeted by the lovely Pandora staff (all also wearing pink) and were given a gift box with a preloaded Pandora gift card in a gorgeous ribbon tied gift box, to exchange in the store (squeee!).

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We headed upstairs where the hospitality from the Pandora team couldn’t have been more amazing, they had laid on lots of lovely touches – a cocktail bar, sweetie buffet, manicures, hair styling.

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Freddie did a meet and greet. I have to say she is so lovely and super stunning in real life and I found myself coming over all fan girl too, much to my daughters dismay!

Later, Freddy did a really interesting and useful Q&A, outlining her top tips for getting ready in the morning, her favourite make up brands and how to stay stunning looking all day.

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Freddy’s family – Mum, Dad & sister Coco were also at the event and it was lovely to meet them and chat about Freddy’s amazing success and rise to fame over the last couple of years.

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After a few hours of pampering, indulging and chatting, we headed down to the store where we exchanged our gift cards for more Pandora goodies. I couldn’t immediately see anything I wanted to buy. As a baker, I tend not to wear too much jewellery, but my daughter was more than happy to make use of my gift card.

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Back at the Nila Holden bakery, I was inspired to make some pretty logo biscuits with the gorgeous Pandora branding – including of course some pretty pink themed biscuits!

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My daughter asked me to make some biscuits for Freddy and her younger sister Coco which we gave to them at the event. Some pink (of course!) loveheart biscuits for Freddy and unicorn and rainbow biscuits for Coco.

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All in all, we had an amazing time at the event – huge thanks to Freddy and the Pandora team..!

If you work in PR or marketing for a brand – large or small – and are looking for some extra special yummy treats for your next marketing campaign, product launch or PR event then we can help.

You can contact us direct via our corporate biscuit enquiry form or head over to the corporate cookie pages of our website for more info and inspiration. We’d love to hear from you so get in touch today 🙂

Nila x

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Bus biscuits for Here East’s new shuttle bus.

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We were really excited to make some logo biscuits for Here East recently.  Here East covers 1.2 million square feet in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and brings together business, tech, media, education and data in the pursuit of innovation, surrounded by parks, canals, housing & leisure facilities.

Here East is home to established names and nimble startups alike. “Radicals, reformers, visionaries, industry heroes and like-minded locals – they’re all part of our East London heritage and its geography of innovation…”

We were commissioned by creative design agency We Design who in turn is working directly with Here East, to make some biscuits to launch a new shuttle bus route.

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There was some stunning branded artwork for the campaign which gave us a lot of beautiful content to work with. 

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In discussions with Naomi, project manager from We Design, we discussed the xxxxx and came up with a simple but sleek design for the biscuit artwork. We felt a rectangular shaped biscuit would work well and would be lightly reminiscent of a bus shape.

We made up biscuits with 3 slightly different designs – always something to consider when thinking about branded biscuits. You’ll be keen to get maximum exposure & sharing on social media, and having posts, retweets etc with a few different images being shared is always really good and definitely something to aim for.

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Here are the biscuits all wrapped up and ready to dispatch. Don’t they look great?

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We’ve had some really great feedback from Naomi at We Design:

“Hi Nila, I just wanted to say a really big thank you for the bus biscuits, the client was really happy with them and has messaged me this morning to let me know they are going down a storm on the Here East site…!  Thanks again, it has been great working with you on this project!

Are you working on a new campaign and looking for a little something to make your campaign stand out or be more memorable? Biscuits could be the perfect thing! Why not send us an enquiry today to get more info & prices or head over to the corporate biscuit pages of our website for more info and examples of past projects.

We’d love to hear 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

 

Wholesale Iced Biscuits at Top Drawer SS17

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We had an amazing time exhibiting at Top Drawer SS17 Food Emporium at Olympia a few weeks ago. If you follow our work you’ll know that we make beautiful iced biscuits for life’s special occasions – both wholesale for farms shops, deli’s and food halls, but also mail order biscuits direct to customers.

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We have steadily been growing the number of gift shops that stock our wholesale iced biscuits. And at Top Drawer we met lots of new stockists. Our biscuits are very giftable and perfect for key seasonal gifting events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day & Easter so perfect for gift stores, tourist attraction gift shops or just as a yummy addition to your gifting offer if you run a clothes or bridal store.

We had a very well located stand not to far from the Indigo Buyer’s Club so lots of traffic to our stand and lots of ooohs & aaahs about our easter bunny rabbit biscuits which proved very popular….!

And we’ve been really busy following up and sending out orders since we got back and are really pleased to welcome some amazing new stockists:

Fenwick Newcastle

Haus Interiors – Haslemere, Surrey

Snooty Frox Harrogate

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Beautiful Gift Shop -Mansfield

Eggs to Apples Farm Shop – Kent

Temple Guiting Shop & tea room – Cheltenham

Orange Pekoe Tea Rooms – Barnes

Belle De Jour Florist – Bristol

Yoakes Court High Teas – Kent

So all in all, a really well organised trade show with a great variety of interested and motivated buyers. I hope we’ll be back next year!

Huge thanks to the lovely buyers – old and new that stopped by our stand. It was lovely to meet you and introduce to our products. Thanks too to everyone for their thoughts and suggestions on new products to develop our offering further – we’ve been busy baking and designing since we got back to the bakery and have lots of new products to show you in the coming weeks.

Nila x

Biscuits for your Superheros…!

Here at Nila Holden Bakery we get to work on some pretty fab biscuit commissions. We were super excited recently to work on an super hero themed corporate biscuit project!

The lovely team at Pai Skincare dropped us a line to see if we could help with some logo biscuits for their end of year staff party – but with a bit of a twist!

Pai Skincare are experts in skincare for sensitive skins and have recently launched a Head to Toe Hero balm.

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The Pai staff team had worked really hard to bring the Hero Balm to market and management wanted to “thank all of our staff for their blood, sweat and tears in getting it launched by having a mini party. We’d like to have Wonderwoman and Superman biscuits personalised with each staff member’s name.”

As always, we jumped at the chance to make biscuits for such worthy cause. The brief was to create brightly coloured biscuits in yellow & blue, palm sized so quite a considerable size. With Wonderwoman insignia for the female staff and Superman insignia for the male staff.  Each biscuit was also then personalised with staff member’s initials for that extra special touch. Here’s what we came up with.  Don’t they look great? So bright & cheerful and we loved the idea of adding team members initials.

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After the staff party, the team at Pai shared some great images on social media.

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“When you’re a rapidly growing company it’s easy to forget to stop and take stock of the achievements along the way. We’ve been celebrating the huge effort of our wonder women (and men!) and success of our newly launched Head to Toe Hero Buriti Balm..with a bit of help from @nilaholden‘s cute personalised biscuits.” said Pai on social media.

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And we had some great feedback from the team at Pai Cosmetics. “Thanks again and I will be in touch if I need anymore custom cookies – they were truly amazing!” Trade Marketing Manager, Pai Cosmetics.

Are you looking for a fun & memorable way to treat your staff or thank them for their hard work and support? We’d love to chat to you about our corporate biscuits can help you. Please do get in touch with us 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 logo biscuits for a digital marketing company

Corporate biscuits for St Mary’s University

Corporate biscuits for Notonthehighstreet.com Corporate Strategy Day 2016

Holy lama Spice Cookies..!

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We were super excited when we were approached by our lovely friends at Holy Lama Spice drops recently to work on a corporate biscuit collaboration – with a spicy twist!

Holy Lama Spice drops take herbs and spices (from chilli to cardamom and lemongrass to cinnamon) and distil the essence into a mini bottle. Just one drop adds instant concentrated extract into your cooking, baking, confectionery, without any additional additives or preservatives.

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Gouri at Holy Lama Spice drops was looking for some seasonal biscuits to send out to corporate clients and partners over the festive Christmas period. Gouri asked if there was some way we could incorporate some spice drop flavours into the biscuits. Spice drops are perfect for baking so we jumped at the chance to experiment with flavours and recipes.

Gouri was particularly keen to have an elephant biscuit to tie in the with her gorgeous and exotic looking corporate branding.

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Over a few days we tested and tasted and come up with some gorgeous cardamon flavoured biscuits which were absolutely delicious – and for me a hint of nostalgia as the biscuits were very reminiscent of indian sweets that my lovely Mum used to make for us when we were young (cardamom nearly always featured!).

We iced the biscuits in beautiful red & orange to match the Holy Lama branding. Don’t they look beautiful?

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Gouri presented the biscuits in a box with a beautiful festive Christmas card.  The gifts proved very popular with customers and partners alike withs lots of love on social media.

And some great feedback from the team at Spice Drops themselves!

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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

Iced Biscuits at Top Drawer SS17 Food Emporium.

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We’re excited to be exhibiting at Top Drawer SS17 this coming weekend! We’ll be at Olympia, stand FD-35 Upstairs in the Food Emporium.

We’ll be exhibiting alongside 80+ fine food exhibitors specialising in beautiful and delicious foodie gifts perfect for gift stores, visitor attraction gift shops, or just exciting new products to sit alongside your existing gift offer.

We’ll have all of our year round seasonal biscuit gift products so if you’re looking to source wholesale iced biscuits for Easter, Halloween or Christmas any beyond then do drop by our stand to see the products and say hi.

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You’ll find us upstairs in the Food Emporium on Stand FD35. See map below for further details.

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If you’re visiting or exhibiting, we hope you have a wonderful show and hope to see you there!

Nila x