Merry Christmas

The last of the festive cake reservations have been collected, business orders delivered, surprise birthday cakes dropped off, the festive food shop is done and the chickens are out the freezer and thawing in the fridge, yes we still have presents to wrap, gifts to deliver, pigs in blankets to make however we did it, lots of 15 hour days this week and I still find it amazing that All Mine Cakes is part of your Christmas, be it as gifts or to be part of your Christmas celebrations so it’s here! Does anyone else know what happened to this year? It has flown so quick that I am not ready for it to be Christmas, me and Si were chatting this morning saying if we could have the cold crispy beautiful sunny days with frostiness it may help but he’s convinced once we start peeling potatoes with festive tunes playing the Christmas feeling will arrive? Who knows which film we will watch but its usually Elf (again) or It’s a wonderful life (again)… I have to say thank you to everyone who has supported AMC this year from the businesses I supply, to you lovelies who have purchased via Friday cake club and the events we have been involved with, to people who make smile with the gluten free happy dance to friends who have let me jabber away, work through my stresses and laughed with and at me. So with 2018 on the horizon and all the amazing, craziness which is going to happen with the tearoom development and opening I have had to make a couple of decisions…As some of you may be aware I have stopped joining the lovelies at Country Home Interiors on Saturdays, they still stock my cakes however I am not there myself, simply to try and grab a few hours to work on the tearoom however the second decision has been a tough one as so many of you guys support it, we have our Friday afternoon chats and putting the world to rights however as of January 2018 I am suspending Friday cake club and direct orders, there may be the occasional Facebook post saying I have a few cakes available depending if I have been creating a new recipe or feel the need for cake but don’t panic as all the businesses I supply will continue to have All Mine Cakes (which can be found on my Stockist page of the website). The last few months especially the last fortnight have highlighted that I can’t keep snatching 30 minutes here, a quick meeting there for the tearoom, what I am trying to create is going to be truly amazing however I need to give it the time and attention it deserves and requires to make the dream come true, if you knew the list of stuff, people, ideas, designs, samples, research, people on standby and the overall how the bloody hell do we do this, how much money conversations, it would keep you awake at night, Si the other night woke panicking because he forgot how to make a cappuccino, I am stressing because one of my biggest worries other than will people visit so I can pay my staff and bills) is creating the team!! In January/February this is going to begin because people have to work notice periods and I have to teach people how to bake All Mine Cakes and have a bit of help to create the tearoom, I have baked for almost 5 years and know the sound of a mixer, whether the mixture just doesn’t handle right so know that something is wrong and all the tiny details which comes with experience and attention to detail so I hope you understand the decision? Friday cake club is such a lovely thing but I do have people who can’t make Fridays or want cakes on Wednesday or Sunday and with the tearoom this will be possible….Depending on how progress we may be able to restart or launch the All Mine Cakes by the Gate however no promises…We had our place confirmed this week for Fabulous Places Spring Market on the 4th March 2018 at Derby Roundhouse and who knows what will happen between now and then however I have the motto from the film Field of Dreams…”If you build it, they will come”
 
Merry Christmas
 
Hayley x

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Lisa King