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Feel Good February

Throughout the month of February, the very talented Baked By Mel will be giving away cake to a worthy cause nominated by you.

Starting today, via the Bakedbymel Facebook page, you are invited to like and share Mel’s status explaining Feel Good February and to reply underneath it with your nomination to receive a free cake.  Every Friday in February, Mel will randomly draw a name from the collected nominees and they will win! If they are local she will deliver, if not, they will receive a barabrith through the post.  You can continue to nominate throughout February, any day of the week, all names will be collected and one drawn every Friday.

Worthy causes can be anyone that you think deserves a cake in their life. Friends, family, strangers (providing you know their address!).

Head over the Mel’s Facebook page to make your nomination.

Feel Good February

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Shameless Plea For A Vote!

Hello lovely followers, I’m writing to ask you a favour. I need your vote!

I have been shortlisted in a competition by Electrolux to win a Michelin Stared meal! I am one of 5 finalists for the UK and the entry with the most votes wins.

The competition involved uploading a food photo which linked to a film title. My entry is for the film ‘Layer Cake’.

I will be eternally grateful to anyone who votes for me. You need a Twitter account to vote and it’s a very simple process. Just click on the link below and scroll down to the entries. Click on my entry (number 5) and that’s it!

https://d1rts87l9itzp2.cloudfront.net/electrolux/flavour-of-film/index.html?region=uk

Voting closes on Thursday 30th at midnight.

Thanks in advance.

xxxxx

I Have Unwittingly Started A Cake War!

As you can see from the previous posts, I have been running a competition to find the most beautiful cupcake. I had a great response and some beautiful entries which were shortlisted and the top 5 were open to you to vote for a winner.

My traffic for this post was 12 times higher than normal which was amazing! However, somehow the whole thing has resulted in an out and out cake war! This competition was intended to be a bit of fun but when I woke up this morning my inbox and Facebook inbox were inundated with accusations of cheating, bribery to get votes and evidence of abusive emails to people.

Due to this, I have had to cancel the competition and unfortunately there is no winner which is a real shame. I’m overwhelmed by the interested this post has received but it’s a shame that it couldn’t have been enjoyed by all in the spirit it was intended.

Thanks to all who entered and all who voted.

Your Last Mouthful’s Most Beautiful Cupcake- Your Vote!

Thanks to everyone who entered my competition. There are some very skilled cupcake makers out there and you can see all the entries in the post above.

Guest judge Alison from Tea Things in Penarth has kindly shortlisted the entries by selecting her top 5 most beautiful cupcakes and now it’s down to you to vote for the winner.

Here is Alison’s shortlist with her comments.

Number 1

Vanilla Pearl Vintage by Nik’s Kakes

Comments: Stylish, elegant and sophisticated. Everything I’m not while scoffing cake.

Number 2

Red Velvet Cupcake by Susie Ryan

Comments: I really like the unusual design, very sensual and romantic!

Number 3

Vintage Cupcake by Love Peace and Cupcake

Comments: This isn’t a cupcake, it’s a work of art.

Number 4

Chocolate Brownie Cupcake by Heather’s Cupcakes

Comments: I love the silver – it almost looks like a book illustration.

Number 5

Floral Cupcakes by Cakes in the City

Comments: Every one of these is beautiful in its own right – I can’t think of
anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a box

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Now it’s over to you! Vote for your winner. Voting closes on Sunday at 8pm. Only one vote per person will be counted.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! 

This competition was due to run until Sunday but it appears that the whole thing has resulted in an out and out cake war! This competition was intended to be a bit of fun but when I woke up this morning my inbox and Facebook inbox were inundated with accusations of cheating, bribery to get votes and evidence of abusive emails to people.

Due to this, I have had to cancel the competition and unfortunately there is no winner which is a real shame. I’m overwhelmed by the interested this post has received but it’s a shame that it couldn’t have been enjoyed by all in the spirit it was intended.

Thanks to all who entered and all who voted.

Your Last Mouthful’s Most Beautiful Cupcake Competition Entries!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Most Beautiful Cupcake competition and submitted photos for the gallery. Below are all the entries I have received. After the competition I will turn this into a cupcake gallery that will stay on the site and people can continue to add to it.

Later this week, a guest judge will shortlist the best 5 cupcakes and I will hand over to you to vote for your favourite.

So here goes, the beautiful entries….

Number 1

Vanilla Pearl Vintage by Nik’s Kakes

Number 2

Red Velvet Cupcakes by Susie Ryan

Number 3

Trio of Picnic Cakes by The Cakehouse

Number 4

Tiger Cupcakes by The Happy Cupcake Kitchen

Number 5

Giant Cupcake by Kifah Suliman

Number 6

Blackberry and Elderflower cakes by Baked By Mel

Number 7

Vintage Cupcake by Love peace and cupcake

Number 8

Chocolate Brownie Cupcake by Cardiff Cupcakes

Number 9

Cherry Almond and Chocolate Orange Cupcakes by The Cakehouse

Number 10

Rose cupcakes by Baked By Mel

Number 11

Butterfly Cupcakes by Peter

Number 12

Floral Cupcakes by Cakes in the city

Number 13

White Chocolate and Pink Champagne Cupcake by Cardiff Cupcakes

Number 14

Vintage Cupcakes by Little Suzi’s Kitchen

Number 15

Christmas Cupcakes by The Happy Cupcake Kitchen

Number 16

Rattle Cupcakes bu Kifah Suliman

Number 17

Cross Cupcakes by Peter

Number 18

Flower Cupcakes by The Happy Cupcake Kitchen

Number 19

Twp Gun Cupcakes by Teleri Jones

Number 20

Vintage Cupcakes by Cardiff Cupcakes

Number 21

Daisy Cupcakes by Kifah Suliman

Number 22

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Butter cream by Susie Ryan

Number 23

Cupcake Bouquet by Little Suzi’s Kitchen

Number 24

Wedding Cupcakes by Baked By Mel

Number 25

Baby Cupcake by Cakes in the city

Cupcake Week 2012: Who Makes The Most Beautiful Cupcakes?

To celebrate cupcake week 2012, I am going to create a cupcake gallery of beautiful handmade cupcakes. Whether you are a professional baker or a keen amateur, whatever your age or your style, I need pictures of your cakes.

All you need to do is send me your photo, your name, the name of your cake and a link to your website or social media page if you have one to be included.

I will feature all of the cakes in the gallery and then I will shortlist the best and put it to you to vote for Your Last Mouthful’s Most Beautiful Cupcake 2012.

You have until the Friday 21st September to send me your cakes. Please email them to me at nikki@yourlastmouthful.com

Get decorating!

The Great Cardiff Cake Off! Get baking for a good cause!

Calling all budding bakers, cupcake creators and scone scoffers!

On 19th May, Cardiff will be hosting it’s very own Cake Off in honour of children’s charity Ty Hafan. The competition is open to anybody and everybody with seven categories to choose from and even a professional category and a children’s category.

Get your aprons on and enter now!

If you are more into eating than baking, it promises to be a fun-filled day with cupcake decorating classes, music, tea parties and children’s activities. You can buy your ticket here.

I am especially looking forward to this event as I am a judge so make my day and bring me some cake!

See you there!

The Great Roath Bake Off!

Last weekend, I was very happy to be a judge at the extremely successful Great Roath Bake Off! After meeting organiser Wayne Courtney at an event recently, I was thrilled to be asked to be involved and it really was a fantastic event and one that I would love to be involved in again.

Leading up to the event, there was quite a lot of hype on Twitter and Facebook but I had very little idea how popular the event was going to be and how many people were going to enter so when I arrived on Saturday to endless streams of people bringing in their baking creations I was shocked!

The event was held at The Coffi House in Roath. Organiser Wayne Courtney raves about this quaint little cafe and it is often the venue of choice for other events he holds to promote independent businesses and causes in Roath. I can see why. The owners and staff were lovely and the Coffi House was perfect for this type of event as it is so laid back and the whole evening had such a wonderful friendly community feel.

I watched eagerly as the cakes and bakes continued to pour through the doors until there was nowhere left to put them. The place was packed to the point where some people just couldn’t get in! My fellow judges and I (Sarah from the Cakehouse, Matt from Roathcardiff.net, and student journalist Emma Gilbertson) took our seats and the competition began!

A selection of the cakes and bakes

We judged on three categories: Taste, Presentation and Originality. With 35 entries in total, there was a lot to eat! There was a real mixture to work through from a beautifully decorated cake resembling The Coffi House, some prawn canapes (someone misunderstood what baking is), pasties, cupcakes, a ‘penis cake’, tarts and many many cakes. Some were delicious and some not so…

The Coffi House Cake

We picked three winners with first place taking the money from the entries and the raffle. We also awarded a special prize to 6 year old Silas who impressed us with his ‘weird cake’ which was smothered in chocolate and green on the inside. Very creative!

And the winners were……..

THIRD PLACE– Stefanie Lehman – Pineapple Praline Creme Torte.

This lovely cake gave us some much needed freshness after eating so many cakes. It was beautifully sweet and moist but also fresh thanks to the pineapple.

Third place- Pineapple Praline Creme Torte

SECOND PLACE- Lisa Watts – Sticky Toffee Walnut Tart

For me this one was very close to being a winner. I liked it because it was different so it really stood out. The walnuts went beautifully with the toffee in what is traditionally more likely to be a toffee and pecan tart. Lovely!

FIRST PLACE- Kate Lloyd Hughes – Earl Grey infused Chocolate Cake

Kate’s cake was a unanimous winner. It was one of the first ones we tried but it stuck in our minds. The subtle tea went beautifully with the chocolate and the moist cake was baked very well. A lovely cake.

Wayne Courtney

All in all this was a fantastic event. Wayne Courtney certainly has a knack for this kind of thing and I hope he does it again next year. Wayne will be the first to tell you that he doesn’t cook and prefers eating out so this really wasn’t something he would usually do but he was a fantastic host and organiser. There were also some great decorations from Crafty Cakes. It was a wonderful thing to see a community come together and to have such a range of people attend. I might even enter myself next year!

Leftovers!


WIN! Tickets to the YOUR LASTMOUTHFUL launch party!!!

WWW.YOURLASTMOUTHFUL.COM is officially launching on Tuesday 7th February.

To Mark the occasion, we are having a launch party at the prestigious Park House Club!

The party will start with a cocktail reception and canapes designed by Head Chef Grady Atkins and will include a chef demo as well as the opportunity to find out more about yourlastmouthful.com. There will also be the chance to network with other foodies and food businesses in Cardiff.

…….and I want you to come……………..

I am going to be giving away pairs of tickets to the launch this week starting now!

There are three ways to enter.

I want to find out what your ultimate last mouthful would be!  The best answer wins!

Tweet it!

Follow @urlastmouthful and tweet ‘I want to go to the @urlastmouthful launch party! My last mouthful is……………………’

Facebook!

Like our page and add to my page ‘I want to go to the Your Last Mouthful launch party! My last mouthful would be……………..’

Mailing List!

Join our mailing. Email Nikki@yourlastmouthful.com with the title ‘I want to go to the Your Last Mouthful launch party!’

In the email, tell me your last mouthful.

Why not do all three and have triple the chance of winning! Each entry must be different.

Competition closes Friday 3rd February at midnight. A winner will be chosen at random. Please only enter if you can make it to the launch party on 7th February at 6pm.

COMPETITION! Win a box of delicious Brownie Boo Brownies!

Following the success of my Pieminister competition, I have another one for you! This time you can win a box of delicious brownies posted straight to your door by Brownie Boo.

I was lucky enough to sample some of these last week and they are seriously good! Arriving beautifully packaged in a box and wrapped in pink paper, these would make a lovely present for someone. They taste fantastic too. They have the essential soft and moist inside which is important in any brownie but these go a step further as they are so squidgy and chocolatey.

Brownie Boo deliver all over the UK with Free Delivery and they are a great alternative to sending flowers. Not only are they at a much more reasonable price point than a bouquet of flowers, which in the current times is really important, but they are also great for sharing, so perfect for the whole family. They can be sent for birthdays, to say thank you to friends for a great weekend, to say sorry for a bereavement and congratulations to a family welcoming a new baby as well as much more. They are great for any age, male and female alike.

So how about winning a box?

There are three ways to enter this competition.

Tweet it!

Follow @urlastmouthful and tweet ‘Deliver me a box of Brownie Boo heaven! RT and follow @urlastmouthful to win’

Facebook!

Like our page and update your status to ‘deliver me a box of Brownie Boo heaven! Like Yourlastmouthful’s page to win-
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Last-Mouthful-Cardiff/164656550288939′ (don’t forget the link).

Mailing List!

Join our mailing. Email Nikki@yourlastmouthful.com with the title ‘Deliver me a box of Brownie Boo heaven!’

Why not do all three and have triple the chance of winning!

Competition closes Friday 20th January at midnight and is open to UK residents only. A winner will be chosen at random.

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