Saturday, 24 November 2012

Diary of A Marshmallow Maker

7th November - visit to 3 Men and a Suit to discuss designs for labels. I have to say, I was really pleased with the result - Stephanie from 3 Men came up with a cracking design, and I think the bags look fab with the labels on.

7th November - 16th November - mad marshmallow making! Every evening and all weekend.  Discussions with the lovely Coffee Room cafe in Shirley, who decide they would like to sell some of our bagged marshmallows, as well as some Christmas cake pops!

17th and 18th November - our first ever go at selling marshmallows direct to the pubic - and it was a great success! No one had ever tried homemade marshmallows before, and everyone loved them. We sold 100 bags in two days. Whew!

19th November -22nd November - marshmallow making in preparation for a visit from a couple who are thinking of buying marshmallows for wedding favours, and for the wedding fayre we are attending on Sunday. Trying to squeeze in some Christmas cake pop making too for a school christmas fayre we are attending next Friday....

23rd November - visit to see the lovely Matt, Restaurant Manager at the Nuffield Theatre, to see if our marshmallows might be of interest. Matt liked the taste and the packaging, and is considering an order for marshmallows as well as for pirate cake pops (can you guess what theme the panto is??). Delicious Dave is working on the website - soon we will have a proper Paypal-enabled shop, so you can buy marshmallows online (its almost ready - check out Facebook to see when it goes live).

24th November - called in at Cafexpresso in Southampton to show them some sample bags and cake pops - they placed an order too! 

24th November, 6 pm - Wine O'clock.

And here's what's coming up......

30th November - school christmas fayre
8th and 9th November - Pop-Up Christmas Shop from our base in Bursledon, Southampton. Come along and pick up some treats for Christmas! Open house, 10 an - 3 pm both days.

15th November - Attending the Christmas Craft & Vintage Fayre at The Treasury in Southampton. There will be over 40 stall holders, selling quality gifts for Christmas - pop along and see us!

22nd November - Attending the Farmer's Market in Fareham, Southampton. This should be a good event - and a perfect opportunity to sort those last minute presents!

So I reckon we need to make around 700 bags of marshmallows before Christmas. That's 50kg of sugar! I definitely need more storage....  

2013 - oh my goodness! sooooooooooo excited about this one! We are attending a Meet the Buyers' event which may lead...who knows where??? 

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