What Nozzles Do You Use?

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“What nozzles do you use?” is probably one of the questions I get asked the most online. I thought it was about time that I put all the information in one place so you could reference it when you were looking to create a certain cupcake or expand your toolkit.

The cupcakes we make in the shop and for orders use a mixture of nozzles I’ve accumulated over the years and tested out to get different styles that I like. Below are a few of my favourites that I use the most for cupcakes and biscuits I make.

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Looking Back on a Sweet 2019

I’m wondering if resurrecting the blog on the day when everyone declares their resolutions or good intentions for the next year (/decade!!) is a good idea or not. I’ve barely posted on here in the past three years since opening the shop. In fact, I’m almost certain I’m going to have to ask Lauren to remind me how to upload a post. But the last day of 2019 seemed like a good moment for a catch up and review, and while I’m not making it an official resolution (I save those for entry level commitments like ‘floss regularly’ etc.) I’d like to try use this space more – it’s where this whole thing started after all.

It can be easy for me to be hard on myself, focus on the list of things I meant to do with the business this year and the mistakes I made, but I think looking back and seeing all the wonderful things we did and achieved is going to be a nicer way to set us up for a new decade. So although it would be an easier task for me to compile my favourite albums/movies/tv shows of the year here are a few of my 2019 Afternoon Crumbs highlights/things I’m proud of:

Weddings:

I made more wedding cakes than ever this year. It started with a gorgeous white wedding cake the first week we were back last Jan and carried on throughout the year. While I made a few of these for some of my sweetest friends who were getting married, a lot this year were for couples I didn’t directly know. It made me feel really good that I was being trusted by strangers to be a small part of their big day and I loved creating something special for them. Lots more lovely weddings to come in 2020!

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Afternoon Crumbs Turned One

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I wrote anything here. In fact I wasn’t even sure I would remember how to upload anything or even write something that wasn’t a short email or Instagram caption. I’ve been having a little break after Christmas and the start of a New Year is better time than any to look back on some of the highlights of last year and take time to appreciate it all.

I’m going to start with the fact that

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Welcome To The Shop!

I’ve been trying to get this blog post up for about three months now but shop life has sort of got in the way! It was amazing to open at the end of November and I loved making lots of treats for everyone including festive things at Christmas, Valentine’s goodies and too many birthday cakes to count! If you haven’t made it to visit me yet then here’s a sneak peak at Afternoon Crumbs’ new home in Claygate – so in a very MTV fashion…Welcome to my Crib!

Most days I can’t believe I decked this place out – it was amazing to take my online business and put it into four walls, to choose paint colours, furniture and things that I never knew I cared so much about like

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