Sprinkles in (the) Bath

This weekend we had a mini break down in Somerset, visiting everywhere from Bristol to Bath, Weston-Super-Mare to the delightful Cheddar, at the bottom of Britain’s biggest Gorge.

Our (ok my) most exciting find came in the form of this divine little cake supply shop in the back streets of beautiful Bath:

The Happy Cupcake Company only have a couple of stores, both of them in the South of the UK. The Bath store looked extra special because of its setting among the ancient town. You can see that their swinging sign is right next to an old inscription in the wall.

What follows inside is no less amazing; a little treasure trove of cupcake supplies, from themed paper cases and decorations, to ornate stands, and my favourite, an amazing choice of about 50 different types of cake sprinkles.

After fluttering my eyelashes at Rob, I secured the funds to take up their “5 sprinkles for £10” offer – little did he know how long it would take me to decide! Here is my final selection – 3 bright colours of hundreds and thousands, sparkly gold stars, and multi-coloured alphabet letters.

I love the vibrant colours of the hundreds and thousands – deep indigo purple, striking sky blue, and girlie hot pink. You’ll be able to see my cakes from miles away!

Chilli is clearly a girl after my own heart – her favourites were clearly the hot pink ones! Are e-numbers bad for cats…?

While The Cat’s Away…

Rob is in Scotland today & tomorrow doing a couple of gigs, and with him gone I did what any girl naturally would with a free weekend… shop!

This is just what I bought baking wise, I won’t show the rest – (half in hope that I can sneak it into my wardrobe without Rob noticing 😉

Did someone say cake pops….?

But my absolute favourite purchase has got to be these super cute teacup shaped silicon moulds. Just IMAGINE how amazing my cupcakes will look in these!

And the best part? They were the amazing price of £1 for a set of 2! I’m not enamoured by the ‘saucers’ that they came with, they’re quite cheap plastic and don’t add much, but perhaps I can borrow some of Rob’s paints and jazz them up.
At this price I couldn’t resist and bought 3 sets… but am already wishing I got more. Maybe a return trip tomorrow is on the cards!

All in all I’d call it a pretty productive day (Rob will call it expensive… here’s hoping he doesn’t actually read my blog!), and I can’t wait to try them all out. Watch this space…!