It is time to announce the winner of this weeks great giveaway with thanks to Milla Cordial.
We have had some wonderful suggestions for Aussie bush and fruit ingredients for their next flavour of cordial – we are really blessed to live in a amazing country that has so much to offer in the way of interesting and wholesome flavours.
Today’s winner will receive this great etched Mason drinks dispenser as well as both flavours of Milla Cordial and a pack of fun stripe straws.
One other thing I am always asked about is what to do with the left over cordial that sometimes is left in the bottom of the dispenser once your guests have left for the day!
The perfect solution is to freeze it! Just tip it into ice cube moulds and freeze so that next time you are after a refreshing drink you just pop a few cubes in some ice cold water or some lemonade to give it a hint of that delicious cordial flavour!
And so to our winner
Congratulations to Charlie Lees
Here is Charlie’s comment:-
I would host a party just to use that gorgeous dispenser and to try those delicious looking cordials.
Oh and my Aussie bush flower flavour suggestion is – sweet tasting Banksia and a dash of honey.
OR sweet Wombat Berry (you can use the lavender purple flowers as a design on the bottle)
Charlie please drop me an email so we can get your goodies posted out to you.
Also one final note about a fantastic one day sale we are having in the online store today!
All cake stands and footed bowls have been reduced! This is for one day only so order now for Christmas deliveries!
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE STORE
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
My sweet and talented friend Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes in joining us today to show us her picks for a perfect Christmas stocking! Such a lovely selection with the perfect amount of bling – I might add some of these to my list!
1 DRESS :: 2 PERFUME :: 3 EARINGS :: 4 SHOES :: 5 PRINT :: 6 CAMERA LENSE :: 7 DIARY :: 8 CAKE STAND
I am excited to show you today’s Monday Favourite as these gorgeous cakes are by a lovely customer of mine who I have gotten to know over the years when she comes to pick up her Sweet Style goodies. Liv fell in love with the party industry and has decided to take the leap into the cake industry!
After showing me some of her beautiful creations I am sure you will all agree she is a natural so today I introduce to you jack + hunter by Olivia Munn.
Here is what Liv has to tell me about her new business.
I have only started decorating cakes in the last 12 months. My interest started after I had my two boys and a desire to be able to make them ‘cool’ cakes for their birthdays and other occasions. Friends and relatives started asking me to make cakes for them, and it has literally snow-balled from there.
My business, jack+hunter, is still technically only a ‘hobby’. I initially created a Facebook page to display my handmade (sewn) baby/kids goods, but now use it to also promote my cakes. I don’t really have a preference for the type of cakes I prefer to make, although I do like a good challenge. My favourite cake to date would have to be the one I created for my brother and sister-in-laws wedding – just love how the cake turned out and the navy/orange colour combination.
By far the most popular flavour of cake is white chocolate mud cake!
To see more of Liv’s great work visit her Facebook page here
I have another fabulous Friday Giveaway for you this week – perfect for summer entertaining and one I know you all will love!
Let me start by introducing you to MIlla Cordial, a wonderful gourmet cordial company who make the tastiest cordials from 100% Australian fruit, flavoured with unique tastes of the bush.
Milla Cordial is based in the fruit growing area of Orange in New South Wales and they have taken inspiration from old cordial recipes and added Aussie bush ingredients to produce unique and delicious flavours that will warm the heart.
The delicious flavours really are fabulous and include Lemon, Lemon Myrtle and Kakadu Plum as well as Apple, Ginger and Rosella. Both flavours of cordial are available to purchase on their website here and their cordial packs make the perfect Christmas gift.
Today Milla Cordial would like to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to try their cordial by entering the giveaway. This fantastic prize includes a bottle of each flavour of cordial, a pack of fun stripe straws plus this beautiful etched Mason drinks dispenser. Your summer parties will be looking perfect with this great prize!
To enter the competition you need to do two things – firstly leave a comment on this blog post letting us know which Aussie bush ingredient or fruit you would love to see in their next cordial. After you have done that just visit their Facebook page and hit the like button!
Entry is only available for Australian residents for postage reasons and we will draw the winner next Friday 6th December.
In conjuction with this great giveaway I have also reduced all drinks dispensers in the store! Our stock levels are getting low on all remaining dispenser so get in on this great offer which will end next Friday when we draw the giveaway. CLICK HERE to shop now!
That is it for another week everyone – we have been very busy on the blog this week sharing lots of interesting things so do check out all that we have been up to over the past few days.
Have a great weekend – see you next week!
Photography: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
My lovely friend Sharnel from Sharnel Dollar Designs is popping in on the blog today to share with us what she is Loving Right Now. Sharnel always has impeccable taste and this selection is just that!
1 Gold Confetti Napkins :: 2 + 3 Invitations :: 4 Clutch :: 5 Nail Polish :: 6 Champagne Flutes :: 7 China :: 8 Cocktail Shaker :: 9 Bar Cart
The 4th Annual Tomkat Studio Gift Guide is here once again this year.
Kim always puts together such a beautiful and stylish publication that is filled with wonderful gift ideas, delicious Christmas recipes and a wonderful selection of free printable gift tags.
I was once again fortunate to be included in the line up sharing a yummy french macaron recipe – you can see it on page 49. These delicious treats when given a touch of bling make the perfect addition to either your Christmas table or wrapped up in a cute box and given as a sweet gift! Dewi from Sweet Bloom Cakes make the lovely Macs and the gift tag by Paiges of Style is also available for free download in the magazine.
CLICK HERE to view the 2013 Tomkat Studio Gift Guide
Macarons :: Sweet Bloom Cakes
Photograhy :: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
Back in September I had the pleasure of spending a few days working as styling assistant with the lovely and talented Katie Quinn Davies on a shoot for Delicious Magazine.
I met Katie last year when she borrowed a number of props for her Delicious 2012 Magazine Christmas shoot so this year when she asked me to work with her propping for the shoot and on shoot day I was more than thrilled!
We shot everything in her backyard until a nasty storm hit mid afternoon and we had to move indoors – never a dull moment when shooting in the outdoors with food on a deadline!
The magazine is out now (and yes my name is in there!) so here are a few shots from the magazine plus two behind the scenes shots I snapped with my iPhone on the day. Let me also tell you after a bit of taste testing on the day – the cheesecake is to die for!
Hello Friends – it is Friday once again and another busy week has passed. We are headed into a big few weeks of end of year concerts for all manner of activities and this weekend we plan to put up our Christmas tree – I know it is a little early but I like to get it out and go through what we have and see what extra bits and pieces we need!
We have also been really busy here on the blog with lots of fun posts you may want to check out from Christmas Gift ideas, Gillian’s latest gluten free recipe plus some very cool drinks inspiration.
So now it is time to announce the winner of the Harry’s Ice Cream Giveaway. Thank you to everyone who entered and from reading the answers it looks like the Pavlova flavour may have been the most popular of the three flavours although the Raspberry Cheesecake flavour has had a last minute surge in votes!
And so without further ado the winner of the Harry’s Ice Cream pack is
Please email me Nicole and we will organise to have your gift sent your way.
Images: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
Visit Harry’s Ice Cream on Facebook
With the party season now in full swing, catching up with friends for drinks is on everyones calendar. I have pulled together a selection of my favourite drinks images from my Delicious Drinks Pinterest Board to get you in the mood.
I am working on my very own delicious drink recipe to show you next week but in the meantime enjoy this lovely selection. Would love to know if you have a favourite Christmas Drink you always serve?
To see what else is inspiring me visit my Pinterest boards here.