May the 4th Be With You – 30 Before 30 Update

may the 4th be with you 30 before 30 update

It seemed an appropriate day to update and say I have now crossed off number 16 on my 30 Before 30 list – I’ve finally watched all six star wars films!
 
I’ve also set up my own online cupcake shop www.tastyorgeous.biz, sold something I’ve made, passed my hygiene certificates and got new meds for my crohns (which seem to be working!).
 
I’ve also got plans for getting braces (off to the orthodontist in a few weeks – eek!), getting my make-up done (appointment made for 24th May!), learning photography at a local college and taking burlesque classes with a local group later in the year. Things are progressing well this year but I feel my blogging has lapsed so I’m adding number 31 to the list and keep on top of blogging is my extra goal :)
 
In other news: On Sunday I am off to Rutland Water to do a sponsored walk to raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and if you would like to sponsor me, I have a justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/Liz-Randell – they are a charity who have really helped me and so many people after their diagnosis of an IBD. I’m soooooo hoping it’s just not tipping it down after all this wet weather!
 
Do you like cake?
I have a new shop, Tasty Gorgeous Cakes and Bakes. Offered are cupcakes, cake pops, biscuits and other yummy treats which can be delivered UK wide. This week I made corporate cupcakes for an Anglian Water and WIN event. Here are some examples of cakes so far:
chocolate cupcake with butterfly
easter egg cupcakes
strawberry and red velvet cupcakes
vanilla cupcakes
 
Well that’s just about it for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed my update and will consider Tasty Gorgeous Cakes and Bakes for your next event – I can cater to all tastes, dietary requirements and budgets, plus I am currently offering 10% off all orders until the end of May – just quote reference: TGBlog when ordering :) See you next time…the 5ith is fast approaching… ;)
 

Updates Updates

This is something of a combination post about what’s been happening recently and my 30 Before 30 list which coincidentally has been the inspiration for some pretty major changes in the last month.
 
So you may have realised that I haven’t posted here for a while and that’s for several reasons. One is that someone hacked the website and planted a nasty trojan virus somewhere and I’m very thankful to my tech team for sorting it out and lucky that no content was compromised in the process. However because of this I didn’t want to post anything and direct people to the site incase of this so I’ve left it until I know the site is safe to use.
 
Secondly it’s because I’ve been beavering away at my newest projects and unfortunately had a bout of illness (ended up in A&E with sprained ankle which took 3 weeks to heal, followed by cold and flu and conjunctivitis and complications with my crohn’s – it’s been a fun month!) but I have managed some items which are on my 30 Before 30 list.
 
Pass 3 food hygiene certificates – After a little research I found out I don’t need to pass all three. Level one isn’t a pre-requisite for level two so I went straight for level two and passed my food safety and hygiene course last weekend with a 100% pass! Level three is only for those wanting to supervise those in a food environment so I won’t be needing that one so I can tick this off the list!
 
Open an online store – Well, this is the reason I needed to get my certificate. I’ve opened my own online store and now have a registered business – Tasty Gorgeous Cakes and Bakes! (www.tastygorgeous.biz) I decided to turn my love of baking into a proper business and now own my own company which is both scary and exciting! I’m now selling cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cake pops, brownies and iced biscuits and will begin trading on 23rd April (but I’m accepting pre-orders in the meantime if you fancy a look :)) This has taken up most of my time recently as I have been tying up the loose ends and making sure everything is registered and above board so I can start trading. Hopefully this will mean in the next few weeks I can also tick off ‘Sell something I’ve made‘ too!
 
Lastly here are some competition updates:
Well done to Jo Orr for winning the Afternoon Tea prize from our Mother’s Day competition.
And congratulations to Carrie-Ann Copper and Gemma Hood for being the last two newsletter winners. Gemma please get in touch at liz@tastygorgeous.com with your address details and I can send your prize out.
 
To keep up with the latest Tasty Gorgeous news and for a chance to win a mystery prize sign up to our newsletter http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tasty-Gorgeous/214207215277340?sk=app_100265896690345. Each month a member chosen at random from that month’s sign ups wins a prize and this month it could be you!
 
More updates coming soon including reviews of some Rodial beauty products and a competition prize that includes a sexy way to shape up!
 

Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two – Mother’s Day Competition – CLOSED

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Please note this competition is now closed and a winner was drawn 16th March 2012.
 

Do you fancy a Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two?

The prize includes…the opportunity to indulge in a touch of elegant British tradition and treat yourself and your mum (or a lucky guest!) to a delicious Deluxe Afternoon Tea for 2 at one of many charming venues located around the UK. The specific menu at each location may vary but your Afternoon Tea will include tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and a delicious selection of cakes.
 

The locations available include over 50 locations UK wide

In the Midlands: Hereford and Worcester, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire. In the South East: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, London, Guernsey, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex. In the South West: Gloucestershire. In the North: Cheshire, Cumbria, Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wirral, Carlisle. In Scotland: Argyll, Kinross, Dumfries, Isle of Mull, Highlands, Oban, Perthshire, Ross-shire, LothianWales: Ruthin, Gwynedd.
 

How to enter:

Leave a comment below answering the following question: What’s the best or worst present you’ve ever received?
Competition closes at 3pm on Friday 16th March 2012.
 

Terms and Conditions:

A winner will be chosen from all eligible entries at random using random.org.
One entry per person only.
Open to the UK only.
The winner will be sent a Wish.co.uk voucher for the Afternoon Tea and will be required to phone to book a convenient time to redeem the prize.
 
Good Luck!!