September already? How did that happen?! I hope you’ve all had a good Summer and the children have enjoyed their break from school. My girls certainly have!

The start of a new school year always feels like a big milestone, but once the shock of the first few days are over and everyone is settled back in to the old routine, it’s great to have exciting things to look forward to (such as Christmas!!). I know, I know – you can’t bear to think about the festivities just yet – but it’s only 15 weeks away, I’ve been baking Christmas Cakes throughout the summer and I even know someone who has started their Christmas shopping! I’ve received my first Christmas order already too. Some people are just super-organised.

Before we get too carried away with talk of mistletoe and mulled wine, I’ve got some really interesting projects coming up over the Autumn – and a very exciting development here at Velvet Fig HQ that I can’t wait to unveil next month. Watch this space!

In the meantime, as well as making 2 beautiful wedding cakes, I am taking part in 2 events this month. The first event is the Food Festival at G-Live in Guildford this Sunday (11am – 4pm, 10th Sept). It’s a celebration of fine food and drink, organised by Local Food Britain.

If you’re in the area or fancy popping over to Guildford (perfect chance to combine the food festival with a bit of retail therapy), please come and say “Hello”. We’ll have our fabulous Cake Sundaes, Gin Cake Sundaes, Cupcakes and Mini Loaf Cakes for sale – why not come and treat yourself and your family?

On Saturday 16th September we’re at the Big Field in Brockham for Dorking Rugby Club’s Ladies Day. If you are there for the Ladies Day Lunch or come down to watch the rugby in the afternoon, you’ll be able to buy some of our delicious cakes and gin sundaes – plus there’s live music from Ecletix after the rugby – a great excuse to make an afternoon or evening of it! More details here…

Good luck to everyone getting back in to the swing of school and work. Don’t worry, it will soon be half-term…

Love Emma


PS there’s still time to be in with a chance to win a delicious Velvet Fig chocolate drip mirror glaze cake. Just head over to facebook, like our page and we’ll let you know if your luck is in!