The best thing about this week ? I got my little article about Cocoa & Heart published in the Craftseller magazine ! I obviously knew, that it was going to be published, but it was still a surprise, when last Friday I opened the magazine and the promotional leaflets fell out from the page about me !
And this is the full article !
Cocoa & Heart
Cocoa & Heart was created out of a real passion for
all things handmade, whether it’s working with fabric, making soya candles in
vintage teacups, baking bread or creating fabulous chocolate truffles.
I started Cocoa & Heart in January 2012, after being
made redundant from a senior and stressful management job and decided to have a
complete lifestyle change.
I have always liked sewing, but also love baking. I
started to bake bread ten years ago and have not bought supermarket bread since
then. So, I set up ‘The Bakery’, providing local people with delicious bread
and cakes. I also run Bread Making and Cupcake Decorating courses from home.
Since starting, the business has taken on different turns
and every day brings something new. To launch the business and our new website,
I held a successful Open House Day and now I sell through local craft fairs.
Recently I held my first Cupcake Decorating Birthday
Party, after a surprise phone call, from a lady, who had been on one of my
Bread Making Courses. The party was a great success, and will now be added to
I have been busy developing new flavours and plan to completely rebrand my
chocolate range. I have been making chocolate truffles for a while now, but recently
picked up extra skills, whilst training at the famous Slattery Chocolatier in
Manchester. I would like to become better know locally and the next step is to
start supplying my products to local shops.As it's Monday I'm heading off to Handmade Harbour to find out what everyone else has been up to !