Our famous GBC member!

You may have seen on our facebook page a few weeks ago that one of our members won a competition to create a new recipe for Borders Biscuits.  Our very own Kirsty Montgomery was selected to have her recipe (Chocolate, Fudge & Peanut Cookies) produced for sale!  At our recent Pink themed event she brought along a sample box to show us before they go into shops at the end of this month and we even got our own mention on the side of the box!

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I love the illustration of Kirsty on the bespoke box!

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Kirsty and her biscuits

Kirsty and her biscuits

 

Super exciting, huge congratulations to Kirsty!

You can read more about the competition on Kirsty’s blog, Bake Good, and see what happened when she visited the factory to oversee production of her cookies!  And don’t forget to go and buy your own box when they appear in Tesco in a couple of weeks!

 

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#GreatPinkBakeOff Event – The Report

A couple of weeks ago we held our event to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Great Pink Bake Off campaign at The No.1 Chocolate Factory.  The theme for this event was Pink as it was for the Pink Bake Off and we managed to raise a fantastic £97.50 on the night (and I sold a few tasters the next day at work so that bumped it up to £100)!

Here are the amazing bakes we got to sample:

Bex Pink Raspberry Meringues with Sweet Basil Cream
Kirsteen Battenburg
Tracy Bradley Perfectly Pink Cupcakes
Gillian Pink Coconut Cake
Liz Almond and Blackcurrant Sponge
Shuna Raspberry Bra Cake
Fiona Mini Empire Biscuits
Alison Hutton Cava & Chambord Cupcakes
Sandra Honey Cream Gateau
Ruby Pink Jam Squares
Kyla Strawberry Surprise
Kirsty Montgomery Orange and Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberry Meringues with sweet basil cream - Bex

Raspberry Meringues with sweet basil cream – Bex (recipe here)

Battenberg - Kirsteen

Battenberg – Kirsteen
Pink Cupcakes - Tracy

Pink Cupcakes – Tracy

Coconut Cake - Gillian

Coconut Cake – Gillian

Almond & blackberry cake -

Almond & blackcurrent cake – Liz

Pink Bra Cake

Raspberry Bra Cake – Shuna

Pink Empire Biscuits

Pink Empire Biscuits – Fiona

Cava & Chambord cupcakes -

Cava & Chambord cupcakes – Alison

Honey Cream Gateau -

Honey Cream Gateau – Sandra

Jam Squares - Ruby

Pink Jam Squares – Ruby

Strawberry surprise cake - Kyla

Strawberry surprise cake – Kyla

Muffins - Kirsty

Orange & Raspberry Muffins – Kirsty (Recipe here)

It was a brilliant evening at The No. 1 Chocolate Factory at St. George’s Cross.  As well as being an ACTUAL chocolate factory where you can learn to make chocolates, it’s a lovely bright cafe with loads of space and was an ideal venue for our meeting.  Their hot chocolate is immense and their coffee’s pretty good too 🙂

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Latte

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Our next meeting will be held on the 11th November, find out more details and how to get involved here.

Vintage event

Hi everyone, we’ve now secured a date and a fantastic vintage themed venue for our next meeting in Glasgow.

As usual, more details will be sent out about a week before the event.  The theme for this event is Wartime Bakes and we will again be taking donations, this time for Poppy Scotland.  If you’d like to join us on the 11th November from 7-9pm please email olivedragonflybex@gmail.com with your choice of bake and we’ll add you to the list.

 

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