Friday, 27 January 2012

Delicious windows

Ice-creams and cherry cupcakes are fighting opposite each other on the P.C. Hoofdstraat. Although partial to a cherry cake I think the ice-creams are winning for me. Love the beige-ness with fluorescent sprinkles at Mulberry but they should remove the handbags from the tops of the ice-creams, what is that about!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Pocket full of Bow-sies

I like bows. I like them in ribbon on dresses, and illustrated on tops. And made from leather on bags. I love them tied on Christmas Trees (will be doing that when I'm 'older'...). I love them on presents, and cards. I love them in gold on jewellery and I really, really like them drawn on peoples wrists or ankles as tattoos. I love them almost as much as I love birds and Dachsunds.... but we'll save those for another blog...

Bit too much for me but lovely and pretty all the same.
My love bought me this for Christmas!
Cupcakes, buy yours at The Darling, Runstraat 4, Amsterdam
Bows at Valentino...

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

La Piccola, Nieuwmarkt 40, Amsterdam

Read all about it, read all about it!!
New to the Nieuwmarkt Square, a lovely little lunchroom-come-tearoom which also just happens to sell quite a lot of Queen of Tarts goodies! Perfect for when you're in desperate need of a cupcake, cookie, brownie, lemon tart, or yummy carrot cake!
Such a treat to have a cuppa in such a lovely designed little place ;)
And don't forget they offer take-away too!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Queen of Tarts Christmas - Sinterklaas workshops

With Sinterklaas and Christmas fast upon us, give your family a different present this year! Or make them with your children for a fun treat on Christmas eve. If you start baking early bake Christmas Cake cupcakes and your work will be done in early December ;)

Workshop dates:23 November, 30 November, 7 December!
Let me know if you would like to join!
€45,- pp

- 6+ cupcakes (depends on work tempo)
- use of all tools
- based at our Taartatelier, Sint jansstraat 61
- tutorials of how to make buttercream and a fondant/marzipan rose
- endless cups of tea!

We will be decorating in Christmas/Sinterklaas/Wintry themes inlcuding Santa (of course), snowmen, Zwarte Piet, snowy scenes, and Christmas carols!

Thanks! X

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Monday, 7 November 2011

Maddie's Garden

Happy Birthday to my niece, Maddie who turned 7 yesterday! Saturday was spent baking her cake together with my sister and Maddie herself, scraping the mixture, mixing it and adding all the ingredients. My sister and I were quite worried she'd lift the mixer out of the bowl whilst it was still turned on allowing for a possible 'sh*t hit the fan' visual of cake mixture pretty much everywhere...but it didn't happen!
And in fact the cake turned out very well! Thanks to my sister, Claire, for making brilliant cabbages, pumpkins and peas (you can have a job anyday!), Maddies sign, and not forgetting the Mud pie, Maddie for making the flowers and carrots, yours truly made the swan and rabbit. I must say if you ever make this for any youngster do make a few more rabbits as they will all want one and if you have extra you can just pop one on their piece of cake!! Saves a lot of arguments...

Maddie was so happy with her cake that she couldn't stop laughing with all the attention when she was supposed to be blowing out the candles ;)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

You ask for gore you get gore!

This customer just loved the cute cupcakes I made, but said they were way too 'cute' and 'more blood and guts' were needed for their halloween party....I was very tempted to make a bloody Barbie cake, stabbed with a knife or a Bye Bye Kitty, teamed with blood and gore...(please can someone order that next year?!) But settled for the finger theme. I thought, since they are a biological company, lots of neatly lined up chopped-off fingers fitted the bill, right?
I think I've been watching too many 'Games of Thrones'...or 'Dexter'!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Baby Shower cake

Baby shower cake for baby Alfred due in January! Top tier chocolate with coconut buttercream, middle tier vanilla cake with caramel cream and bottom tier chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.