Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!

Chocolate bunny

Wishing you all a "Happy Easter"!

Easter table

Easter table setting

Nest cupcakes

I will be back next week with more photos, all the details and recipes...

Have a sweet day!


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

More neon & pastel birdhouses with free print

Pretty Neon bird houses

Last week I showed you three of my Neon & pastel birdhouses and how to make them. After much searching around and not finding a print for the other three houses I decided to design my own. Feel free to download it and use it for your own craft projects like these bird houses, just remember that if you are using it on the bird houses you will need to print it using a laser printer so you can use PVA glue/mod podge on the top, if it is inkjet printed the print will dissapear and smudge when adding PVA glue or mod podge to the top layer!

Mini Easter bird house

Pretty printed birdhouses

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Decorated egg boxes

Easter packaging

Hello sweets! I have been very busy over the past few days trying to get myself ready for Easter. Gluing and spraying bunnies for this years bunny jars, melting pounds of chocolate into lollipops, eggs and carrots etc. Painting and decorating egg cups and dressing my bunnies!
So I am just dropping in to share with you my decorated Easter egg boxes that I shall fill with mini chocolate nests, chocolate eggs and mini cupcakes.

Egg boxes £3.87 for 20 from Chickengear
Washi tape from Superlovely
Neon ribbon from Paperchase
Easter Labels free to download from Friday's post

Pretty Easter egg box

Have a sweet day!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Free Easter Labels

Easter Art

I have been working on some labels for my egg boxes and some tags to add to my Easter gifts...

Easter Art

Easter Art

Please feel free to download them and use them on your own Easter gifts!

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tate & Lyle sugars tasting house

Yesterday I went to the Tate and Lyle sugars tasting house, press preview...

"Coinciding with the launch of their 'taste experience' range of golden and brown sugars, Tate and Lyle are giving Londoners the rare opportunity to visit their Tasting House in Soho - just be sure you don't have a dentist appointment booked for the next day. Visitors will enter a Hansel and Gretel-esque house, where there will be edible furnishings, fluffy macaroon banisters, cupcake fairy lights, carpets made from cake and windowsills built from fudge alone. With eight different tasting rooms, there will be over 100 different types of edible art that are all based around the new range of sugars."

The Soho based cake hotel was created by a team of 14 cake makers that spent over 2,000 hours baking, 900 hours decorating and used more than 600 kilos of Taste Experience sugar. Inspired by regions around the world, the eight new and distinctly different fair trade sugars showcase the diversity of flavour and texture available exclusively from cane sugar.

Upon arriving I got to taste all the sugars from the lightest golden caster sugar to the dark Muscovado all with subtle flavour differences, texture and appearance, my favourite being the Golden syrup sugar!

Sugar tasting

The sugar tasting was housed in the British Inspired room, that had the most fantastic edible vase full of sugar flowers...

Edible vase and sugar flowers

Cake stands full of sugary sweet treats...

Sweet Treats

Then I headed upstairs past the rows and rows of coloured macarons, tasting a couple along the way!...

Macaron adorned banisters

To my favourite tasting room, the Mediterranean inspired bedroom, that had the prettiest edible cushions on the bed...

Edible bed cushions

Meringue draped chandeliers...

Meringue chandelier

A rainbow rug made from 1,081 meringues...

Edible meringue rug

and a bath filled with caramel-coated popcorn...

Popcorn filled bath

Window sills adorned with glittered frilled cupcakes...

Pretty frilled cupcake

and decadent pearly ones...

Pretty pearl cupcake

I can't wait to try out the new Tate and Lyle sugars in my Easter baking!

For a chance to win an overnight stay in the Tate and Lyle Sugars Tasting House in London with a friend.

Why not enter the prize draw, simply tweet a message to @welovebaking, saying why you want to stay at the cake hotel and include the hashtag ‘#cakehotel’.

The competition opened at 9am on Tuesday 19th March and entries close at midday on Wednesday 20 March 2013 and one winner will be selected at random. The winner will be notified via Twitter, Good luck!

Have a sweet day!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Lombok £250 giveaway winner!

Torie Jayne Giveaway

My contest ended yesterday and I just picked a winner using and I am delighted to announce the winner of the Lombok £250 giveaway is...

Oh sow gawjess, who is loving the Moorish iron windlights from Lombok .

Congratulations Oh sow gawjess, you will receive a £250 store credit to Lombok.

Thank you to all of you sweets that entered, to my loyal followers and new friends.

Have a sweet day!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Making the switch to Bloglovin

"Earlier this week Google announced it was to withdraw its Google Reader service due to declining interest in the RSS content aggregator.

The Keep Google Reader Running petition on generated more than 400,000 page views since Wednesday.
At least eight related petitions have been started on the site since Wednesday, several of which also have thousands of signatures.
“People were clearly shocked and dismayed about Google’s decision, and they came to to make their voices heard.” said Charlotte Hill, a spokesperson for the website.
Google made the announcement in its company blog, saying: "There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we are pouring all of our energy into fewer products,"

Looking for a new way to follow and keep updated on your favourite blogs?

Well, let me introduce you to something called Bloglovin'.

"We created bloglovin´ so you wouldn’t have to visit un-updated blogs, open ten windows in your browser, or forget your favorite blogs' web-addresses. With bloglovin´, we wanted to make your blog-reading fun and easy.

Sounds sweet! How does it work?
Just add all the blogs you want to follow, and then you’ll get notified every time one of your favorite blogs has written a new blog post."

Bloglovin' have made an exceptionally great little tool on their site, allowing anyone who has joined up to sync their GFC blogs with Bloglovin' in one easy step.

Follow the instructions to import your followers to Bloglovin' HERE
Follow me on Bloglovin' HERE

Follow on Bloglovin

Have a sweet day!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Torie Jayne Etsy shop now open!

I have often been asked if I would sell any of my crafts and after politely declining for the past few years I have finally decided that keeping all my seasonal crafts neatly stored in boxes is no good for them and no good for me! So after weeks of work designing my packaging and listing all the items, I am so pleased to announce my Etsy shop is now open! I will send the items anywhere in the world and am happy to combine shipping so you get the best postage price possible.

I will of course continue to show you all my crafts here on Torie Jayne with tutorials on how to make them and as always where I get everything from. But rather than putting them away after the Season is over, I will be selling them on my Etsy shop along with some pretty craft supplies.

Please take a look around and I would love to get your thoughts on my new shop!

Thank you sweets x

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Easter Inspiration 2013 part 2

Easter Mood board

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
I don't know if I am coming or going at the moment as I have a list as long as my arm of things I have to do! But it would seem I am nearing completion on a lot of things so I can get back to what I love! Crafting for Easter...

Easter Inspiration box

Easter sequin eggs

Easter ribbon

Easter inspiration wire

Easter inspiration up close

I promise to be back this week with an exciting announcement and lots and lots of new Easter crafting ideas, but until then I must dash!

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

My Linen Cupboard

Linen cupboard with labels
On Monday I showed you all my organization tips for my linen cupboard. So today I am sharing what it looks like now and how it looked before...

I painted the slatted shelves in duck egg blue and added a Trofast shelving unit from Ikea that I spray painted duck egg blue to keep all our spare toiletries in. I used Skubb boxes from Ikea to store our bed linens and towels in and wallpapered wooden boxes to keep my metres of fabric and holiday dining china in. Now we have a super organized linen cupboard that is not only practical but looks cute too!

Glass door handles

Tablecloths & crystal cushion

Gingham & polka dots

Linen cupboard before & after.jpg

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 4 March 2013

No 34 - Linen boxes

Linen boxes

Linen cupboard labels

Have a sweet day!

No 33 - Vinyl Labels

vinyl labels

Storage boxes

Have a sweet day!

No 32 - Book Plates

Book Plates

Wallpapered storage boxes

Have a sweet day!

No 31 - Wallpapered boxes

Wallpapered boxes

Wallpapered boxes

Wallpapered boxes

Have a sweet day!