So..after 2 successful trial runs (thanks for the support
folks!) The Treehouse market stall has decided to sign up for a regular pitch :)
But-first there was an ultimatum to be had! The choice was...either return to the original (nice) pitch where the stall was launched (Culver
street) but NOT sell cupcakes, or, move to Long Wyre street (not so nice a
pitch) and continue selling cupcakes.
The reason for the whole cupcake debacle is basically
that there are rules stipulating how many stalls can sell the same things in the
same vicinity of each other, and there is another stall that already sells
cupcakes on Culver street. Now I know,
and you know, that vegan cupcakes will more often than not, be bought by
vegans, who wouldn’t have shopped at the other stall anyway. But apparently that doesn’t matter…rules are
So, after much deliberating we all decided for the
future success of the stall that it needed a good pitch, and we all think Culver street is the best pitch.
Which means…no more cupcakes! Now as scary as that sounds to me (I am a
cupcake girl through and through) -I am trying my best to look at it positively and see it as a window
for new cake opportunities (as this blog title suggests..”necessity breeds
The rules are very clear “no cupcakes".
the be all and end all of culinary cake delights!
So let’s start new trends!
(Gather 'round close, here is the top secret plan..)
of cupcakes lets try…
-Brownies! Chocolatey brownies, Nutty brownies, minty brownies, coffee brownies,
-Tray bakes,cake slices,cake squares, in lots of flavours! Lemon?
Bakewell?! Date and oat?
-Cookies! Choc chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies ,espresso cookies-,coconut
macaroons- every other kind of cookie!
-Whoopie pies! (I’ve yet to try them, but see here, they look awesome-like cakey
-Mini sponge cakes!(maybe like these?-once I've bought the special tin!)
-Muffins! Coconut banana muffins, lemon blueberry muffins,double chocolate
muffins, choc raspberry muffins,choc orange muffins,strawberry spelt muffins,apple
muffins,no added sugar muffins...? Every other muffin!
-mini loaf cakes?
These are just a few ideas I’ve had so far..obviously I won’t
be doing them all at once, but these are the sorts of things you can expect
over the coming weeks. I’ll try and have
a good variety on offer each week (something chocolatey, something fruity,
something (slightly) less sinful!)
I’m sorry if anyone is upset at the loss of the
cupcakes! (they are darn cute and I will miss making them!) but I hope you will still support the stall and
try my new goodies! Please let me know if you do, and let me know what you
think, as I always appreciate good honest feedback! :) Also let me know if you have
any ideas for new products, or if there is
anything in particular you would like to see :)
And as a footnote…don’t forget you can still order cupcakes
in any flavour or design, for collection from my house :) (so all is not lost!)
As always, many thanks for your continued support-it really
is invaluable to me! :D