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9 Jan

In an effort to no longer confuse customers, please head to the new business page STRICTLY for Bella Pastry…… and the address is:

http://bellapastry.wordpress.com

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Cakes and things

10 Dec

Hey ya’ll! Haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been a little bit busy (and a little bit lazy with the posting), but I’m on it today!

Here are a few pics of my recent work …. It’s holiday season so I’ve been crazy busy. Make sure you guys put in your orders now for all you Christmas goodies as we will be closing up shop on the 23rd of December!

Enjoy the pics…

Half and Half Box for people who want a little bit of indulgence and for those who want a little bit of healthy. These are chocolate cupcakes and on the right are Bran Muffins

Half and Half Box for people who want a little bit of indulgence and for those who want a little bit of healthy. These are chocolate cupcakes and on the right are Bran Muffins

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Pink and White Bridal Shower Cupcakes: Red Velvet, Chocolate and Caramel

Bulie's Birthday Cake

Red Velvet 9″ Cake covered in fondant and decorated with a Cosmopolitan and the Cuban Flag

Well Done Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Crumb Cake made for an 8 year old who had just passed her exams

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Birthday Cupcakes in Red Velvet, Chocolate, Vanilla and S’ more

S'moreCupcake

The totally awesome S’more Cupcake. It’s a must-try.

Zoe Red Velvet Cake

10″ Red Velvet Birthday Cake with Fondant letters

Vanilla Cuppies

Vanilla Cupcakes made for a Natural Hair Symposium recently. These are gorgeous and would be great for a Bridal Shower and/or Baby Shower and even a wedding.

Cupcakes and Flowers

Part of our Gifting Options, these are Chocolate Cupcakes wrapped in a ribbon, with a bouquet of flowers that were given as a gift from one of our customers in Johannesburg. We can help you with all kinds of fantastic ideas on how to surprise someone!

Sino Cupcakes

Pretty Little Red Velvet Cupcakes with edible printed image. Made as a surprise for a special young lady, a gift from her friends.

Milk Chocolate

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes with a luscious Milk Chocolate Frosting

Classic Choccies

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes with our Dark Chocolate Frosting

Kiddie Cuppies 2

Vanilla Cupcakes made for a 3 year old girl’s Christmas Play

RV prettiness

Pretty Little Red Velvet Cupcakes

More Cuppiecakes

4 Dec

It’s almost the end of the year and I’m pretty sure there will be tons of Christmas/End-of-the-Year/School Plays going on at your little one’s schools. We all know the average mother has no time to be baking treats for school events, unless you are Superwoman of course. So in the event that time is not on your side, or you just don’t have the knack for baking, remember we are here to help you.

 

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

 

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

 

Call us at +26774437735 or email us at bellapastrybakery@gmail.com to place your order for all events…..

The Gaborone Food and Wine Show

5 Nov

For the past few weeks I’ve been hectically busy trying to prepare for the 1st ever annual Gaborone Food and Wine Show that just took place on Saturday, 3rd November 2012.

I don’t even know where to start, but I will just say it was an absolutely AMAZING event!! I had soooooo much fun selling and manning that Bella Pastry stall, and just being at the event. Very well put together and very much needed in this somewhat sleepy town of ours!! A big well done to the organizers! And a big thank you to my partner in friendship, Tumiso, for helping me out at the Bella table. It was SO crazy (in a good way) and we sold out of our goods by 3pm. Hectic!!!!

On our menu for the day were Red Velvet Cupcakes (duh), Red Velvet Cake, Red Velvet Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, and Strawberry Cupcakes.

 

Of course all things red velvet were a HUGE hit….people were going crazy over the cake that was going through so much in that blazing Botswana heat. Its always a good feeling to introduce people to the wonder that is the Red Velvet phenomenon and to have them appreciate why a little cupcake costs the amount it costs, etc. Events like this give people like myself an opportunity to not only whet the appetites of many but to allow people to have a better understanding of what exactly gourmet desserts and dessert catering is all about and why it is important and why it should be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully these pics will give you an idea of what Bella Pastry can do for  you in terms of your entertaining needs. Dessert Tables are fast becoming the new “in” thing especially at weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, etc. So definitely be sure to contact us to discuss options. As you can see, Bella Pastry is crazy about detail and its more than just providing edible treats, but also an aesthetically pleasing display to compliment your event.

Lastly, endless thanks to all the people who support Bella Pastry through and through. Family, friends and most importantly customers who give us a fighting chance in this game!!!! I love seeing people happy and seeing people enjoying our treats and I will continue to do my best to ensure that everyone keeps smiling when it comes to the delivery of these sweet treats of ours!!

Today’s Spot Sale

10 Oct

Time for another random Spot Sale!

On offer today:

Red Velvet

Vanilla

Caramel

All for P7 each … Call 74437735 or Email bellapastrybakery@gmail.com

*Spot sale cupcakes are for collection only…

October Specials

3 Oct

It’s a new month and so here comes a new range of special offers from Bella Pastry Cupcakes…

Every week we’ll be selling one of our cupcake flavors at a pretty nice discount, just P5 a cupcake (All other cupcake flavors will remain the same price). Terms and Conditions Apply*

So make sure to continuously check our FB and Twitter pages and the Yummy Chronicles blog every Monday to see which cupcake will be on sale for the week………

First one up:

The Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake

A ridiculously soft strawberry cupcake iced and stuffed with Cream Cheese Frosting. Make sure to pre-order your special Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake well in time so you can qualify for the lovely P5 price.

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • The special only qualifies with the mentioned “Cupcake of the Week”
  • Preorders must be made at least 24 hours in advance
  • Special runs from Monday-Sunday
  • Minimum order of 3 Cupcakes
  • Cupcakes have to be collected (directions will be provided) — No delivery

Every now and then…

6 Aug

…I have to put up a healthy food post. After all, this blog originally started as just a simple food blog where I spill about all my favorite things to eat, and every now and then my unfavorite things to eat.

Well recently, I decided that since this is my very last year in my twenties (dun, dun dunnnnn), I want to be in the best shape that I’ve ever been in in my entire life. I want to enter my thirties like Beyonce and I have the same trainer and chef and life in general.

This meant getting back in it with my secret weapon, my trainer Austin at Energym who is amazing, by the way and most importantly EATING RIGHT!

Luckily, I live and die for gym so it’s never been a problem for me to get up and go work-out, but unfortunately, the other thing I live and die for is food. And it is the most important part, so they say, in getting healthy and not just losing weight!

I am not big on numbers when it comes to kgs/lbs because I believe it’s about loving the way you look and also, BEING HEALTHY. But when I found out my body fat percentage was soaring through the skies and WAY higher than it should be for my height, size, etc., I took that fairly seriously and decided to change my eating altogether in order to get that down, even more seriously than getting my actual weight down.

This means, now I have to “Eat Clean.” I’ve so far cut out a few things, or rather, let me be honest, dramatically reduced the intake of a few things. Those few things being wheat, because of the gluten in it, which is a major contributor to bloating, dairy, refined sugars, fried foods, and anything that is overly processed. Horrendous, I know, but health matters so I am sooooooo ready to take this on! Hope I’ll be able to write back to you all in a few months with some great updates on this whole health kick, but don’t you worry, I’ll still be posting delicious yummy pics of all the goodies I’m baking for Bella Pastry.

But for now, here’s a few pics of very tasty, healthy breakfast pics…..


This I made for breakfast this morning. I bought a really good Gluten-Free Waffle Mix from the supermarket. Its pretty easy to make. You just mix with a little oil and some water and put it on a waffle pan. Voila. Surprisingly it was super delicious and I couldn’t even tell they were gluten-free. I had them with some scrambled egg-whites, a little Slimmer’s Choice Medium Fat Gouda, half a grapefruit and my secret weapon, Green Tea. So filling and SO GOOD.

And this was a similar breakfast, but its Oat Bran made with water, half a grapefruit (I love me some grapefruit), 1/2 an avocado, 2 hardboiled egg whites and again, Green Tea.

It’s important to eat well, but eat enough….hope I’m not the only one on this health tip!! Good luck to those of you who are with me 🙂