Thursday, 29 November 2012

Christmas Cake


There are some Christmas traditions that I don't really want to give up - one of these traditions is having a dense slice of boozy Christmas fruit cake smothered with ice cream or custard...  So when my sensitive tummy denied me this - Christmas never really seemed the same anymore.  Inevitably - I was led to make this Christmas cake - and upon testing a successful version it threw me back to memories of Christmas past... and you couldn't wipe the grin off my face!

So here is our traditional Christmas cake - gluten free, dairy free, soy free and yeast free.

It's available now in two sizes - you can order online or if you want to pick one of these up at the Northside Produce Market on the 15th December please pop us an email at orders@misslulus.com.au

Lots of love as always,
Miss Lulu xo

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas is coming!



















I can't believe it - I just looked at my calender and realised Christmas is only FOUR WEEKS AWAY! 

Whilst I try and figure out where 2012 disappeared to - please let me introduce to you our other Christmas Cupcakes from Winter Wonderland :) 

Our White Christmas Cupcake Collection is available in two flavours - chocolate christmas cake or cinnamon christmas cake :)

They're perfect as a gift or as a sweet addition to your upcoming Christmas festivities ♥ 

Order them here :)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Thank You!


A good deed brightens a hairy world – so thank you for supporting us in our role as a moustache merchants for Movember and Sons. We raised a total of $231.25 but Miss Lulu has raised it to $250.00. Thank you so much to everyone who generously donated their spare change and devoured a moustache cupcake! Your donation is helping to change the face of men's health.

For more information about Movember & what it represents - visit our Movember page http://mosista.co/misslulusdessertparlour


Friday, 16 November 2012

I love my dad so much!


I love my dad so much!  I just had a big laugh out loud moment...

When I sent my dad this pic - he wrote back and said:

"If all men were like your cupcakes, there will be no war forever!"

He always manages to make me laugh - even when there is nothing funny at all!

Tomorrow morning at the Northside Produce Market we'll be selling these moustached fellows to raise money for Movember - these are in honour of my hubby, my dad and my dad-in-law.


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Egg Free & Vegan Tummies Rejoice!


Ever since I posted a photo on Instagram of our chocolate donuts (once again a testament to the power of social media!) Vegan Food Share - an instagram profile that features vegan pictures from around the world - approached me to see if we would be interested in being featured.  Once we agreed - our instagram followers grew exponentially - and I was delighted to see how many hungry, appreciative vegans there are out in the world!

To be honest - the reason why I made things without egg was to accommodate the sensitive tummies out there that can't tolerate it - so it didn't even occur to me that vegans would be interested!  But interested they have been - and I've become even more determined to build on our menu and the next thing I've been trying to conquer is an egg free, vegan vanilla cake.

But try after try - I couldn't quite get it right.

Enter one of my gorgeous customers, Carolyn.  Her favourite treat has always been the apple crumble cupcake and I still remember the first time I delivered them to her - she skipped towards me with excitement with her adorable puppy Columbo - it was a sight that was so sweet and beautiful.  And since then - I've seen her come by and without fail it's always been the apple crumble cupcake.

So when she wrote to me and told me she had become vegan as well and whether she could get a vegan apple crumble cake for her birthday - I swung into action and realised I had to tackle this recipe once and for all and conquer it!

I warned her that it may fail and she very diplomatically said she'd be happy with just the apple pie filling, the dairy free cream and the crumble.  So I made sure I had a lovely bowl on hand in case disaster struck. 

All I can say is thank goodness for her willingness to be my test subject!

And did it work?  The picture of the above is the result - which is all well and good - but what did it taste like?  Here is the amazing response from Carolyn which she texted to me 20 minutes after I left:

"I can give you feedback already. You nailed it!! The texture & density is so nice and moist. I think I even prefer this to your normal version of this cake! Absolutely delicious Lulu! I've just had a 2nd piece & stand by what I said above. Your apple pie like filling, cream, and crumble on top is divine. You are a star xoxo With love from your very satisfied test subject : ) Carolyn"

So now - I'm very very happy to announce that ALL of our cupcake flavours & cakes are available by special order for all of my egg free, vegan friends.  All you have to do when ordering online (click here to order now!) is choose the egg free/vegan option or if you want a customised cake - just give me a call xo  And if we're popping up somewhere - just email through to me at orders@misslulus.com.au and I'll fire up the oven for your own little beauties x

With lots of love xo
Miss Lulu xo



Friday, 9 November 2012

This Movember Miss Lulu is a MoSista!

We're returning to the beautiful Northside Produce Market on Saturday 17th of Movember!

During November each year, Movember aims to raise vital funds and awareness for two of the biggest health issues that men face, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health.So in honour of Mr Lulu, Papa Lulu & Papa Lulu-in-law - I'll be selling Mr Lulu's FAVOURITE cupcake flavour CHOCOLATE (with mo embellishments) at the market - and ALL money earnt from these little babies will go towards raising money for Movember.

But we aren't stopping there - cupcake or no cupcake - we have an official MoSista page on the Movember website that is accepting donations right now!  We would be so grateful if you could spare anything to help us raise money for this very worthy cause.


But back to the market - we'll be bringing you all of the usual treats - our cupcakes, eclairs, donuts and loaves!  We'll also be accepting Christmas orders on the day - so make sure you check out if there is anything you might want and book your treats to avoid disappointment!

You can find us in the same place, behind the magical red telephone booth & in front of the charismatic Guatemalan Coffee man which is near Stanton Library on Miller Street.


Venue:
Northside Produce Market, Corner of Miller & McLaren Streets, North Sydney
Date: Saturday, 17 November, 2012
Time: 8am - 12noon
Parking: Free parking in Ridge Street Carpark

If you have any special requests for the day - please let us know so you don't miss out on the treats that you've been craving!  We'll put it aside for you and you won't have to wake up at the crack of dawn xo

Lots of love from Miss Lulu xo

 

 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Our Go-To-Town Christmas Tree!

Let me introduce you to our Go-To-Town Gingerbread Tree (this is our itty bitty mini version :) 
Lots of orders for these already - Miss Lulu is going to be very busy! Can't thank you all enough for the support and encouragement :)

Our Go-To-Town Gingerbread Tree is Gluten free, Dairy free, Soy free, Yeast free, Egg free & Vegan - yay! 
You can order for delivery here http://www.misslulus.com.au/Christmas/ or pickup from us at the Northside Produce Market on December 15 - just send us an email at orders@misslulus.com.au :) 
 Lots of ♥ Miss Lulu xo
 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...



Ohhh how we love Christmas!

Our Christmas Collection is here and we're now accepting pre-orders...

Yes - it's only seven weeks away - I can't believe how the year has disappeared!!

We have Christmas Cupcakes in different colour themes & flavours, Gingerbread Galore and the good ol' traditional Fruit Cake - all of which are gluten free, dairy free, soy free & yeast free (our gingerbread is now also egg free & vegan - you can also order egg free & vegan cupcakes too if you'd like!)

Click here to see our Christmas Collection!

Make sure you get in quickly and book your day of delivery to avoid disappointment! 

Otherwise - you have the option of picking up from us on the 15th December at the Northside Produce Market.  If you'd like to do the pickup option - please email through your order to us via orders@misslulus.com.au 

With lots of love as always, Miss Lulu xoxo

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Two Vegan Girls ♥ Banana Loaf


I was recently approached by a beautiful customer via twitter for one dozen cinnamon donuts.  It still amazes me how the word spreads via twitter, facebook, instagram - social media is incredible... Anyway because of my foray into these mediums there has been alot of vegan love & encouragement out there for Miss Lulu's which has completely blown me away.

On that occasion - I remember distinctly how devoted her husband was - and he turned up to the market with a friendly smile on his face and you could clearly see he adored her.  I really love meeting people who are picking up goodies for their loved one - it makes me feel like the world is a better place with people like that around.  Anyway - because of that I couldn't resist sending him home with a mini banana loaf...

On the next occasion when we were popping up - she asked me to make her a custom large version of our banana loaf.

And the result is that she took this amazing photo and kindly let me publish it here for you all to see.  Not only is she lovely - but she's a great photographer too!

Anyway - she also happens to be on facebook too - under the name Two Vegan Girls - one girl from Sydney and one from Melbourne.  And the review for our banana loaf was completely overwhelming in its generosity - I am blessing my lucky stars right now.

This is what she said:

"One of the best things about being vegan is that you don't need to miss out on things that you enjoyed before going vegan - you just enjoy a slightly different version. Today I was lucky enough to have banana bread made by the incredibly talented Miss Lulu's Dessert Parlour in Sydney.

This banana bread is definitely one of the best that I've ever had. It was so delicious! :)

In addition to vegan treats, Miss Lulu specialises in gluten free, yeast free, soy free goods.

Thank you, Miss Lulu for bringing such delicious food to Sydney! V xx"
 
One of the best that I've ever had...  You can't get better than that...
 
All I can say is WOW and THANK YOU SO SO SO VERY MUCH xo