Wednesday, 29 June 2011
The Baking of an Empire
The tea is brewed and there are PLENTY of cakes so take a seat and join us for a chat with Louise from Jelly Tots and Dolly Mixtures
Her company came to my attention during the early part of 2010 when I noticed a shop very close to my home undergoing refurbishment. I would frequently pass and watch as the shop was gutted and transformed from a drab unit into a beautiful pretty pink palace. It's the kind of shop I wish I owned (my small issue of poor baking skills aside).
With a beautiful product and her passion for customer service her business has grown from day one. So what has been your proudest moment...." I think my proudest moment so far has been getting the contract to supply cupcakes to Selfridges. With nothing to loose I contacted Selfridges and by July 2010 my cupcakes were in store."
And what are your plans for the future......."The future of the business is looking very exciting. We have just agreed a huge contact with the high end supermarket Booths. Our cupcakes will soon be stocked in the Knutsford branch, followed by Media City and gradually expanding to their 26 stores!! We are also in correspondence with other companies and we are looking into opening another shop."
As I have already mentioned Louise is passionate about customer service and when I asked her what is the best part of her job, she said........"After the baking which I will always love, it has to be meeting my customers. Whether they are just popping in for one cupcake or booking their wedding, each cupcake and customer is special to us!" No matter how busy Louise is she always makes time to go to the front of the shop and say hello and chat to her customers.
So let's tuck in and talk CAKES!! Jelly Tots & Dolly Mixtures create high end quality cupcakes for customers to enjoy everyday of the week and for those of you on diets - Please look away now!!
Louise admits her favourite flavour has to be the RED VELVET. She temptingly says..."It is a deliciously light vanilla cupcake with just a hint of cocoa. It really does have the texture of velvet and melts in the mouth. It is topped with a smooth but rich cream cheese topping. It is the best seller in our boutique and has also become the best seller for Selfridges.
For those of you who are now salivating and need a cupcake 'fix' Jelly Tots & Dolly Mixtures cupcakes can be purchased from their beautiful pink boutique and in the food hall at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre. Standard cupcakes are £1.80 and specials are £2.00. Or treat friends and family and choose 12 from across their range of flavours for £20. They also deliver so give them a call or check the website for details.
IT'S COMPETITION TIME !!! So Hands Up if you would like a cupcake.......?!!!!!!!! ( Can't believe I just asked such a daft question!!!!)
We have a box of six absolutely gorgeous Jelly Tots and Dolly Mixtures cupcakes to give away to one lucky person. However please note - As these cakes are delicate they cannot be posted and so this competition is open to the lovely folk of Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Jelly Tots and dolly Mixtures have a large delivery area including up to Bolton and over to Knutsford Big apologies farther flung friends!
So to be in with a chance of winning simply add a comment to this post or email me or tweet me @rosaandco with the reason why you deserve this 'Sweet Treat'!! - Good Luck!
As for me I have really enjoyed my tea and cake, so "Thank you Louise" I say as I wipe my sticky fingers and the sweet crumbs from the side of my mouth.....oh go on then just one more....