My First Market!

I’ve been thinking of doing a market for  good 6 months now and when I saw Love your Love Market Week I had to give it a shot!

Love your local market week meant I could try the Market at Bolton with my insurance and stall hire covered and also would be trading with other first time traders.  I would highly recommend it for anyone thinking of doing it.  Decorated these cookies as a special thank you to the love your local market team.

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After a Mad wednesday, thursday and friday bakingIMAG2564IMAG2565

I was ready to go to Market at Bolton Victoria Square on Saturday 18th May.  I decided to bake some of my favourite artisan bakes including cupcakes, cookies, meringues and a larger sponge cake.

It was hard to estimate how much to bake but I just went for roughly 20 of each with more cookies and had plenty.  In heinsight I would have made less so wouldn’t have been so tired on the day but he insight is a beautiful thing!

Was greeted by Phillipa, assistant manager at Bolton Markets, who was lovely and showed me to my stall. Once car was unloaded and parked , it was time to set up and start selling.

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It was a quietish day at Bolton and think mr Rain was largely to blame.  IMAG2569

Despite this had a lovely day speaking to customers and selling my bakes and also meeting other traders who were trying for the first time.

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Best sellers of the day were my lemon sponge with lemon buttercream and coloured white chocolate gnash speckles and vanilla cupcakes.  My favourites were scrabble cookies and Japanese Doll Cookies.

I had help from my lovely friend Ngozi, would definitely recommend taking someone to help if your doing it for the first time.

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My thanks go to Ngozi, Love your Local Market and Bolton Markets for making this happen.  I look forward to my next cake adventure!xxxxxxxxx

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2 thoughts on “My First Market!

    • Thanks the larger cake is lemon art cake , double lemon sponge with layer of lemon buttercream, coated in lemon buttercream and multi coloured white chocolate ganash speckles xxxx

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