Monday, 24 December 2012

Thank You & Happy Holidays!

Whilst I hang up my hat and reflect on the beautiful year that has passed and how all of you who have given me a chance in this past year and how many of you were so supportive and let me spread my wings - I want to wish you all a very wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break x 

Miss Lulu's Dessert Parlour will be closed from now and will re-open Australia Day xo

May the coming year bring all of you every happiness in the world - thank you from the bottom of my heart xo 

Lots of love from Miss Lulu xo

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Rabbit Cake!

Evie wanted a rabbit cake for her birthday :)  This is what I made for her :)  It's all gluten free, dairy free, soy free & yeast free :)

Happy Birthday Evie!

Monday, 17 December 2012

We're packed to the brim!

I'm so sorry to everyone who has missed out - but we are now packed to the brim with orders and can no longer accept anymore for Christmas xo  

Gosh - your support has been so overwhelming - I am so grateful to all of you xo  Thank you so much for supporting my little adventure xo  

Love from Miss Lulu xo

Carolyn & Matt - 8 December 2012

A week before the 8th December 2012, I got an email from the beautiful Carolyn who just casually announced that she was getting married to Matt on Saturday and was going to have a picnic wedding... I just couldn't believe my eyes when I read it!

I knew she was a sweetheart already but it was such an amazing surprise to hear how she would love to have some of our treats to be a part of her big day - namely our egg free, vegan apple crumble cupcakes.  "OF COURSE I will make them for you!  Are you kidding?! I'm so honoured your even thought to have me play a little part in your big day!"

I've written about Carolyn before - the first time she found us she ordered a box of 5 apple crumble cupcakes for delivery to her place.  The beautiful memory that most strikes me everytime she gets in contact with me is when she saw me arrive she skipped towards me in excitement with her dog Columbo.  It's a memory that always makes me smile - because it encapsulates what a beautiful soul she is.

When she contacted me - I really couldn't believe my luck - another bride with such a refreshing attitude and such kindness in her heart.  It was obvious all she was thinking about was making it easier for me - which is beyond generous!

So on the Friday I went over to deliver her wedding treats - including these gingerbread hearts with their names emblazoned on there.  I got a big hug, met her wonderful sister, had a wonderful chat, saw the AMAZING wedding dress and wished her all the very very best on her big day. 

Later on I got a message from Carolyn saying that she got her nails done and the colour happen to match the pink on the gingerbread!  I have to admit I quietly (okay, not so quietly) squealed with delight!

The next day while I was baking away - my thoughts drifted towards Carolyn & Matt - I wondered whether they were getting married right that very second - and the thought made my heart sing!  And then all of the sudden my phone beeped and I checked my messages - only to find a seriously thoughtful gift from Carolyn & Matt.  A photo of them chomping away at the gingerbread I made for them!!  What a gift!  How on earth did they manage to be so thoughtful just before they were about the get married?!  Most couples would be completely consumed by their big day... I truly couldn't believe it - I was so touched.  I did a little dance because as you can see - the photo above is so precious and beautiful!  I will treasure it always...

So Carolyn & Matt - THANK YOU for having me be a part of your special day and CONGRATULATIONS on getting MARRIED!!!!!!!! Yaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

Lots of love xo
Miss Lulu xoxoxoxox

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Pink, Purple & Turquoise Butterfly please!


It was Mia's birthday today - and she loves butterflies, pink, purple & turquoise! Here is the birthday cake and mini cupcakes I made for her ♥ All gluten free, dairy free, soy free, yeast free and all natural colours xo Happy Birthday Mia!! xo

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

All I want for Christmas is You!

This can't help but make me smile!

Lots of love xo
Miss Lulu xo

Monday, 3 December 2012

Maria & Adam - 20th October 2012

There are times in your life when you can't believe how blessed and lucky you are.  Meeting Maria for the first time at the Northside Produce Market at our very first market was a delight - and she has since then become a very important part of the Miss Lulu family - including being the very first bride to come through our doors (and what a perfect bride she turned out to be!)

Knowing that a wedding is one of the biggest occasions in a person's life - I was extremely concerned about doing this for her and her lovely hubby Adam - the thought of ruining their wedding struck terror into my heart!  So - I actually tried to send her elsewhere - but the beautiful Maria persisted and I distinctly remember her telling me "no pressure - just one of those 'eat me' cakes you make would be great"... Essentially - she was trying to tell me that anything would be perfect - and I defy anyone to show me a more gracious and giving bride.

So as the months passed - she would visit each month at the market and we all got to know her - and it was very apparent even from the beginning that she was a very special, gorgeous soul. A few months later I got to meet her now husband Adam - who was equally as kind and gracious.  Watching them together is so beautiful - they're one of those couples where you know there is such pure love and adoration for each other.  It reminded me of my own hubby and our wedding day - and the wedding was even more special as it was 3 days before my own wedding anniversary.

So as the day approached and given this was my first time for a wedding - I did a practice run with the "Queen of Hearts" cake stand her lovely friend Ann-Marie discovered for her and sent her a picture.  And she wrote:
"OH MY GOD! I mean this from the bottom of my heart... they are AMAZING!!!!!!  AMAZING! I can’t believe you! I was more than happy with the original ‘eat me’ design. You honestly didn’t need to go to this much trouble! I feel like crying! I just love them. They are too pretty to eat!"

I felt like crying myself when I read her reply!  There is nothing more wonderful than being able to exceed the expectations of someone who doesn't ask for much at all - but deserves so much more because of their humility and kindness.

Once the wedding came around - I sat down to decorate it all and my heart was full of joy and fear all at once! And on top of all of that - it was also market day!  So I was baking for everyone!!!  Just when I was wondering if I was going to survive Maria's sweet dad came by to introduce himself at the market - and his pride for his daughter was beaming all over the place!  It was so heartwarming and the sun began to shine even brighter - nothing could stop me from smiling even though I was exhausted.

So as I walked through the magical Luna Park to the venue with Mr Lulu - and passed over the cake & 100's of cupcakes - my heart was shining at the thought that Maria and Adam were getting married at that very moment. Walking away hand in hand with Mr Lulu - knowing that we had played a part in someone else's special day was a big blessing indeed.

I then proceeded to fall onto the couch and went into the deepest slumber!

The next day - the new Mrs Montana took the time to write me this message:

"Dear Miss Lulu, I can't thank you enough for the absolutely amazing effort you went to on Saturday. They were the most amazing cupcakes ever. People actually told me they were the best cupcakes they had ever tried and I swear people said our wedding display was the most beautiful one they had ever seen. I can't thank you enough. I will never forget the effort you went to for us. It was the icing on the cake!!! Hee Hee! Love in tonnes, Mr and Mrs Montana xxxxx"

I am still thanking my lucky stars that she came along and gave me this chance to play and use my imagination - the freedom she gave me was an incredible gift.

Thank you so much Maria & Adam - for letting me be a part of your wedding celebrations x  CONGRATULATIONS ON BECOMING HUSBAND & WIFE!!!

With lots of love xo
Miss Lulu xo

PS Amazing credit goes to Cavanagh Photography for the incredible photos!