Friday, 23 April 2010

Baby Sock Cupcakes

Got a telephone call on Tuesday night - thanks to all the flight disruption, one of the stall holders that should have been attending a gift fair tomorrow (Saturday) was stranded in Dubai and would I like to take their place?

Well, considering I've been on the waiting list for while I jumped at the chance. Then, get a phone call Thursday evening to say that as flights are now running again the place has been taken by the original attendee. Oh typical!

The woman who called must have felt sorry for me though as she said I could set up a table outside the hall and bearing in mind this weekend is meant to be warm and sunny I said I may as well.

So, I then decided I needed an alternative to just the nappy cakes and decided to try my hand at making baby sock cupcakes. I got myself on the old world wide web and ordered some cake boxes and cupcake cases and settled myself down for a quick lesson.

They have actually come out much better than I hoped so I am going to take them along tomorrow and see how they sell.

I'll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend all.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Attended another fair on Sunday

As the title above suggests, I attended another gift fair on Sunday.

I thought it had to be worth another try, but whereas the last one I went to the weather was cold and dull, this weekend happened to be the hottest of the year so far.

This obviously showed in the fact that less than 200 people actually attended - I guess everyone was off to the beach for the day or concentrating on their bbqs!

I was also working from Friday afternoon onwards desperately trying to help all the groups affected by the travel disruption because of the flight problems. Basically I was on call 24 hours a day right up until this morning when I went into the office and carried on. Still, according to the news things might start getting back to normal from tomorrow.

So, back to the gift fair. I took 7 of my nappy cakes along in various colours and sizes and managed to sell just the one. Still, I did hand out a lot of my leaflets so you never know I might get something back from them.