Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wedding and Jubilee Cake Celebrations by Royal Cake Maker Fiona Cairns

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It’s now over one year since we were all excited about the Royal Wedding and now fast approaching this bank holiday weekend we have the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

We thought we would share with you a fantastic way to get the most stunning and beautiful wedding cake by the lady responsible for the Royal Wedding Cake last Year.

Fuschia last year visited the exhibition at Buckingham Palace and saw a copy of the cake, the detail was amazing and really quite incredible to think this was all hand made.

Fiona Cairns has partnered with WaitroseEntertaining to produce a mixture of cakes for all styles and budgets.  From boldly modern and delicately romantic to timelessly traditional there is something for everyone.

You can pick up a lovely brochure which shows all the different styles and sizes available with price bands.

Fiona Cairns is also involved as a Judge for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee cake competiton which you can read more about on the mail online:


If you are looking to make your own Jubilee cake or cupcakes then we have a few cake stands left which would look great to present them on!

Marmite – Love it or Hate it a Jubilee Special!

Whether your a lover or a hater your love the limited edition Marmite jar to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for yourself or to give as a gift.

We have added ours to the studio collection of designers bottles and limited edition packaging.

For a quick Jubilee snack you can’t beat a hot melted cheese and marmite panni.  If your out and about for the Jubilee weekend head for Costa Coffee as they serve yummy ones with your favourite coffee!

Or why not make a Jubilee picnic for a more personal touch and make home made marmite sandwiches for the kids.  To get them into the celebratory spirit use themed cutters to shape the bread for their sandwiches.

Their love any excuse not to have crusts on their sandwiches!

For more sandwich fillings take a look and the very cool Marmite website at: and for some more information on the product take a look at the website below:

To add the finishing touch to your Jubilee picnic use Fuschia’s disposable plates and platters and for those sticky fingers our regal themed napkins.  But be quick limited stock is left!

Pretty In Pink Pims Birthday Party

Last weekend Nicola at Fuschia held a girlie get together for a pre celebration for her birthday with a group of girlfriends.  The weather was nice but not quite as hot as this week has been!!


Of course it wouldn’t have been complete without gorgeous decor from Fuschia in Pink!!

We wanted to share this with you, to show you how to create a lovely afternoon with friends.  All you need is some pink products, a little imagination and a glass of pims or two…


Fitted stretch chair covers with bows fit perfectly on garden furniture for just £2.75 each to hire with bow!

For ideas take a look at the Fuschia website at:

Henley Town Hall Wedding


Fitted Stretch Chair covers supplied and styled by Fuschia with Vanilla Bow.

A couple of  weeks ago Fuschia dressed a Civil Ceremony Wedding at the Henley Town Hall.  It is now over a year since they gained their licence.  The licence was obtained with the help from wedding and event planner Sarah Ducker from SJD Events Ltd and the Henley Town Hall and Louise Hastings.  Both assisted with the wedding fayre which Fuschia exhibited at to launch the venue to the local community last year.

For the civil ceremony we used our fitted stretch chair covers for our customer with vanilla organza bows.  These look great for a classic looking wedding.

These are a fantastic price at just £2.75 each with bow plus the set up on the day.

View all Fuschia’s chair covers bows here:

If you are looking for a venue to has a civil ceremony or reception then why not check out the Henley Town Hall.

For more information please visit their website at:

For more information about Sarah and SJD events take a look at her website and blog and

Cadburys Biscuits – Celebrate the Queens Jubilee in chocolate style

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee fast approaching in June we will now start to see lots of memorable products in the shops to celebrate this special occasion.

We were really excited to find out that Cadbury Biscuits have launched a limited edition Jubilee range of collectable biscuit tins, cartons and special Jubilee cadbury’s dairy milk!

They are available in supermarkets now.  Prices start from £1.80.

We never need an excuse to have a chocolate biscuit or a bar of chocolate but this occasion certainly causes to stock up on a few.  You can choose from vintage inspired Cadburys Fingers Assortment carton or one of our favourites is the Purple, red and white round tin, which we have at the Fuschia studio should we need a chocolate fix!

What’s great about the tins as they can be reused after you Jubilee celebration or street party.

As these are limited edition products get them when you see them as they will be gone as quick as you can eat a chocolate finger!

If chocolate assortments are more your thing then these fun Cadburys London bus tins filled with Cadburys heroes are perfect for sharing at a street party or giving  as a Jubilee gift.  These would also be great to use for the rest of the year for the sporting events of 2012; if you have any left that is!

Jubilee Gin Cocktails – celebrate in style

Maybe you are holding a drinks party or gathering to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee next month, if so have you decided what drinks you would like to indulge in for the Jubilee celebration?

Why not make Jubilee cocktails.  Waitrose has bought out a great receipe sheet for making celebration cocktails with Bloom Gin.

Our Waitrose favourite is a Bloom Bellini and you will need:

  • 25ml Bloom Premium London Dry Gin
  • 10ml peach juice such as Funkin Puree White Peach Bellini Cocktail Mixer or Granini Peach Juice.
  • SanLeo Prosecco Brut NV Italy, sparkling Wine Prosecco, to top up

How to make:

  • Shake together the gin and peach juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour into open glasses.
  • Top with the Prosecco and serve.

All the ingredients required and recipe cards can be found at all Waitrose stores.

We also found an interesting piece on Bloom Gin which can be found at

Make a splash with this seasons key trends

“Table products:  designed, made & styled by Fuschia.  Photos courtsey of Wendy Aldiss Photography at Monkton Barn Galleries.”

Well, your already on your way to the must have look this summer with the mediterrean sun kissed glow from the new Emilio Pucci collection of makeup by Gueralin and a few key dresses from our “Honeymoon Blog for Fashionista’s.”

So, now heres a few tips for those of you who maybe are in the throws of planning your wedding or celebration and wondering how you can incorporate one of the seasons key looks into your reception.

Key colours are deep sea ocean blues, mediterranean aqua’s and shimmering splashes of blues and greens.

These can be incorporated into your theming by using chair covers.  Use one colour or  pick two colours from the blue and green family and alternate tables.  Use our matching organsa table runners to add that splash of colour across the tables to break up the clinical look of crockery and cutlery.


“Chair Covers & bows: Hired from & styled by Fuschia with Emerald Green At Rivervale Barn with Electric Blue at Bisham Abbey .”

Scatterings of diamond crystals in turquoise will really make your tables glisten like the sparkle from the sun off the sea.  For that extra special touch and detail and matching coloured table favours.


“Chair Covers & bows: Hired from & styled by Fuschia in Mediterranean at Moorhall Cookham, last Saturday .”

If you are really going for the wow factor then our linen coloured napkins with co-ordinating ribbon look great at your guests place settings.  If you want to get your tables talking this summer then add an accent of another of this seasons key colours Pink!


“Table products:  designed, made & styled by Fuschia.  Photos courtsey of Wendy Aldiss Photography at Monkton Barn Galleries.”

Honeymoon Makeup for Fasionista Brides, Guerlain by Emilio Pucci

Images courtesy of Gueralin

As a huge fan and collector of anything Pucci we were so excited when a girlfriend tipped us off about the new Emilio Pucci makeup collaboration with Gueralin.

This collection is called “Terra Azzurra Summer 2012” which has been inspired by the Italian Riviera.  So there is no surprise that the colour palette for this designer cosmetic collection boasts earthy terracotta and mediterranean tones.

Images courtesy of Gueralin

The complete collection consists of bronzing powder and blush, 4 colours of eyeshadow, kohl eyeliner, mascara, terracotta lip gloss and two nail colours.   A must have for any Pucci collector is the blush brush which can be kept safe in the stunning original fabric Pucci print pouch.

Images courtesy of Gueralin

These are a must have for your honeymoon hand luggage to give you that extra special glow!  Also your new hubby won’t bat an eye lid as considerably cheaper than an item of clothing or hand bag!

These are limited edition so don’t miss out, these should be available at Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Images courtesy of H&M

To complete your honeymoon look we recommend packing a couple of different style dresses which will look stunning with the new Pucci makeup collection.  Two of our favourite are from H&M in blues and aquas and at the bargain price of £7.99 and £19.99.

Then with a splash of Miss Pucci perfume your good to go and in the mood for your magical get away!

For more detailed information on the Pucci and Gueralin makeup collection check out this great website:

Celebrity Birthdays in May

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Nicola our Creative Director at Fuschia celebrates her birthday at the end of May so we thought we would look at some celebrities who celebrate their Birthdays in May too.

Lily Alen, David Beckham, Adele, Janet Jackson, Pierce Brosnon, Joan Collins and Kylie Minogue to name a few!

We will do some research and see if we can find out what they did to celebrate to give you some inspiration, so watch this space!

We love the photo of Kylie as she is dressed in Pucci.  To find out more about Kylie’s fashion view her website at we thought this was very apt with the new launch of Pucci makeup with Gueralin.

We know what will be on Nicola’s Birthday List!

If you have a birthday in May, let us know by commenting on this blog how you will be celebrating!