Treacle Market is 4!! Let’s have CAKE!!


I’ve analyzed the weather forecast for Sunday’s Treacle Market & it’s not looking to shabby, not too hot, which is great for deeply dark chocolate ganache covered fairy cakes, they’re such delicate creations you know, but very naughty so we definitely need those, not to mention all the other not quite so naughty cakes available, we need those too! There looks likely to be a slight breeze & some cloud cover, all shaping for a nice day for ambling round the best market there is. You’ll all be there of course, because it’s treacle Market’s 4th birthday, party time, & of course CAKE!! So break out the party poppers, don your party hats, put a spring in your step & grab your Treacle Trolley, it’s going to WILD!

Right then, here’s the menu, as usual you can send me a message to reserve yours, which is sometimes quite a wise thing to do as they go-go-go!

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!’

Email me on cocoanokos@hotmail.co.uk (BEFORE 5pm SATURDAY) , detailing what you’d like!

All Fairy Cakes are priced at £1.50 each or the special Treacle Market Box Price of 4 for £5.00. 

SUMMER SPECIALS

WIMBLY WOMBLES – Fresh British Strawberry & Vanilla sponge with lashings of Vanilla Buttercream topped with delicious Strawbs!

RASPBERRY RUMBLES – Raspberry & white chocolate sponge with White chocolate buttercream, dark chocolate & raspberry drizzle

LEMON QUEENIES – Lush lemon sponge Mini Vicki Sponage, with Lemon Curd & lemon Buttercream – Lemon Heaven

BLACK MACCFOREST – Deliciously Chocolaty sponge with Morello Cherry centre, rich Vanilla buttercream topped with dark choc & a cherry!

Anyone for a Wimbly Womble!

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Double Trouble – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

 

FAIRY CAKES

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of dark chocolate & caramel

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with crunchy brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff

FlutterBy Choc – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream

Deepest Darkest Chocolate – Divinely moist chocolate sponge with serious dark chocolate ganache! Only seriously chocoholics need apply!

ChoccyCaramel Flutterby – Gorgeous chocolate sponge with lashings of caramel buttercream

Simon’s Coffee Cake – Rich Coffee layer cake, with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream & chocolate coated coffee beans!

Fairy Cakes Galore!

SLICES 

£1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough!

Victorious Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam, dusted with golden caster sugar!

Sticky Treacle Cake – Delectably sticky ginger & treacle cake, with bursts of tangy orange!

Infamous  & Luscious Lemon Drizzle

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

I Should Coconut Macaroons!

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Hearts that will only be available while stocks last!!

Buttons, Moustaches, & Crowns 

Hearts & Flowers Lollies

(All Gingerbread are priced individually)

It's all about the buttons in Macclesfield!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

I’m not completely obssessed with cake you know, chocolate has it’s place & currently mint choc cones cornettos thingys from Sainsburys, life savers as far as I can see. My love for gingerbread is legendary too, & I do have a soft spot for proper old mini’s too….
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Barnaby Festival (I may even wear a Hat) Treacle Market!!


It’s been a fabulous start to the Summer with Barnaby Festival kicking off in Macclesfield these last few weeks! There’s still an awful lot of things to see & do before the amazing festival closes on Sunday Night! Highlights so far have been the brilliant ‘Industry’ Parade on Saturday; amazing floats, toetapping music, visionary costumes & masses & masses of happy Parading folk (including me!)! It’s rumoured to have been The Biggest Parade ever! I like that!

Treacle Market Paraders! Thanks to Macclesfield Physio Pilates for use of this Excellent photo!
Treacle Market Paraders!
Thanks to Macclesfield Physio Pilates for use of this Excellent photo!

Other highlights have been Morella, Passages from a Gothic Opera at the hauntingly beautiful King Edward St Chapel, it was phenomenal! Given this is essentially a working project it really was fantastic & I cannot wait to see this again & possibly again! Tim Peaks Diner was great too, live music, great food & incredible atmosphere, & then there was Acoustic Sanctuary,  intimate, yet astounding gig with Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) & Stephen Morris (New Order – Macclesfield born & bred no less!) or so I’m told, sadly I didn’t get to go to this….The less said the better … Moving on.. So the Big Weekend was truly Big! I fear I may run out of superlatives to describe how amazing it actually was! I felt like I was on holiday, the sun shone, the atmosphere all over town was perfectly brilliant & I am in awe of the team who have created such a fantastic, fun filled, phenomenal festival! Hats off to you all!

Luckily for us all, there’s still a lot more to be packed into this weekend with the Music Fringe kicking off around town in all the superb pubs & bars – who needs Glastonbury! And then there’s Treacle Market, perfectly positioned & timed for you to forage & gather all the your favourite Treacle Treat to round off an truly spectacular fortnight of cultural fun!  Baskets, bags & Treacle Carts at the ready!!

Treacle Market!
Treacle Market!

Which invariably & inevitably brings your attention to Cake!! particularly CocoaNoko Cake of course! I shall be shamelessly tempting you with my wares on Castle St, who can resist!! See you on Sunday!

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!’

You can order in advance if you wish so as not to miss out, just email me on cocoanokos@hotmail.co.uk (BEFORE 5pm SATURDAY) , detailing what you’d like!

All Fairy Cakes are priced at £1.50 each or the special Treacle Market Box Price of 4 for £5.00. 

SUMMER SPECIALS

WIMBLY WOMBLES – Fresh British Strawberry & Vanilla sponge with lashings of Vanilla Buttercream topped with delicious Strawbs!

RASPBERRY RUMBLES – Raspberry & white chocolate sponge with White chocolate buttercream, dark chocolate & raspberry drizzle

LEMON QUEENIES – Lush lemon sponge Mini Vicki Sponage, with Lemon Curd & lemon Buttercream – Lemon Heaven

BLACK FORESTY – Deliciously Chocolaty sponge with Morello Cherry centre, rich Vanilla buttercream topped with dark choc & a cherry!

Anyone for a Wimbly Womble!
Anyone for a Wimbly Womble!

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Double Trouble – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

FAIRY CAKES

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of dark chocolate & caramel

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with crunchy brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute as button Gingerbread

FlutterBy Choc – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream

Deepest Darkest Chocolate – Divinely moist chocolate sponge with serious dark chocolate ganache! Only seriously chocoholics need apply!

ChoccyCaramel Flutterby – Gorgeous chocolate sponge with lashings of caramel buttercream

Simon’s Coffee Cake – Rich Coffee layer cake, with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream & chocolate coated coffee beans!

Fairy Cakes Galore!
Fairy Cakes Galore!

SLICES 

£1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough!

Victorious Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam, dusted with golden caster sugar!

Sticky Treacle Cake – Delectably sticky ginger & treacle cake, with bursts of tangy orange!

Batty Battenburg – Lovely almond sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

Infamous  & Luscious Lemon Drizzle
Infamous & Luscious Lemon Drizzle

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

I Should Coconut Macaroons!
I Should Coconut Macaroons!

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Hearts that will only be available while stocks last!!

Buttons, Moustaches, & Crowns 

Hearts & Flowers Lollies

(All Gingerbread are priced individually)

It's all about the buttons in Macclesfield!
It’s all about the buttons at Blue Buttons!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

Happy May Treacle Market!


IMG_0319It’s the final Bank Holiday of May, it’s the start of Whit Week & that means Spring Half Term! Holidays for the children & hibernation time for me!! I’m hoping the weather will hold, well one can dream! Talking of weather it has been quite wonderful of late, well it has in Macclesfield which obviously pleases me no end! The grass has been trimmed to perfection & by the sounds of things over the garden fence, it’s not the only lawn being rather noisily sliced into submission! The weeding is well underway, yes yes I’m sure everyone else is well ahead in the gardening stakes, producing veg & fruit in abundance already by now, well, good for you, I’m more the trim things when they a)get in the way, b)if they cause me a problems or c)try to garrote me, kind of gal, nature as nature intended. I definitely not the type to trim the lawn with nail scissors unlike some people I could mention. However I do dream of a little veg patch but I’m planning to do that next year, again… Or maybe the year after, well one day, I’m ever hopeful. . .

So that’s the lawns sorted (oh how posh, the lawns, really it’s just 2 patches of grass which is mostly moss & if I’m honest it’s not actually my job, I delegate this one to the boys… The lawn mover has wheels…) The laurels have been tamed(ish), they certainly don’t tower as much, so lots more lovely sunshine rains down on our little patch. I’ve been waging war on the suspiciously abundant dandelion too. Is it just me or is there a veritable riot of these much maligned weeds this year? They appear to be EVERYWHERE! (I cannot be blamed for this, I’m not one of those urban jungle gardeners, well not recently, there was one summer where I may have been a little generous with some poppy seeds, but nobody can prove anything & the less said the better…) Anyway, getting back to the dandelions, specifically in my garden, specifically you understand (what the wind does is none of my business), I see them more of a semi-cultivated crop, given we have a pair of particularly cute & characterful but essentially greedy pair of bunnies living with us, a win win situation don’t you think?

All this talk of gardening has made me feel a little peckish. What would be nice now would be a nice pot of tea & a small(ish) cake, but alas, the cupboard is bare, not even a crumb… Good job it’s Treacle Market this then! I’ve heard on the grape vine that this month, the Market will be even bigger & even better! Is that possible? Too blinkin right it is! It’s going to be rather smashing you know! So wend you way from the Market Pace, pop along Chestergate, scoot though the Grovensor Centre to Castle St, pop by my stall (of course!!), mooch down Mill St, all the way down to Exchange Square! You’re going to need lots of bags, baskets, trugs, small suitcases or even trailers, it’s going to be AMAZING!! Which brings me neatly & inevitably to my proposed menu! Here we go!

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!’

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You can order in advance if you wish so as not to miss out, just email me on cocoanokos@hotmail.co.uk (BEFORE 5pm SATURDAY) , detailing what you’d like!

All Fairy Cakes are priced at £1.50 each or the special Treacle Market Box Price of 4 for £5.00. 

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Double Trouble – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

FAIRY CAKES

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of dark chocolate & caramel

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with crunchy brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute as button Gingerbread

FlutterBy Choc – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream

Deepest Darkest Chocolate – Divinely moist chocolate sponge with serious dark chocolate ganache! Only seriously chocoholics need apply!

ChoccyCaramel Flutterby – Gorgeous chocolate sponge with lashings of caramel buttercream

Simon’s Coffee Cake – Rich Coffee layer cake, with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream & chocolate coated coffee beans!

 SLICES 

 £1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough!

Victorious Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam, dusted with golden caster sugar!

Sticky Treacle Cake – Delectably sticky ginger & treacle cake, with bursts of tangy orange!

Batty Battenburg – Lovely almond sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Hearts that will only be available while stocks last!!

Buttons, Moustaches, Crowns & Dinosaurs

Hearts & Flowers Lollies

(All Gingerbread are priced individually)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

* (As usual, this is the intended menu for Treacle Market & is subject change.)

* (Please note morsels are created in an environment where nuts, wheat products, dairy products & eggs are present)

 

April Treacle Market!!!


Easter has arrived at CocoaNoko's with Bertie the Bunny hoppity skippiting all the way to Plum's Kitchen in Macclesfield!!
Easter has arrived at CocoaNoko’s with Bertie the Bunny hoppity skippity!

Well Easter has been & gone, I can’t tell if it was early or late or right on time this year. I know the school holidays were a little askew, which I admit has been a little confusing, I know I’m not the only one! I’m probably not the only one that feels a little cheated too, I mean there we were, Easter Monday, beautiful sunshine & then Tuesday all back to normal!! Just like that!!

There is light at the end of the tunnel, taking the perfectly formed shape of Treacle Market, well at the end of the week to be precise! What could be more perfect than that! Weather wise, it looks like it could be a mixed bag kind of day, a bag for your umbrella, one for you raincoat, a waterproof & sunshine proof one or two or three for your Treacle Treasures, that kind of day! I’m currently contemplating foot wear, I may just to err on the side of caution bringing out the snowboots, I do get cold feet! But then again it could easily be a flip-flop kind of day, don’t you just love the British Weather!

And so on to the cakes & bakes I have in store for you! I’ve decided to be defiantly Easteresk & use up all the mini eggs I have left, (this has the added bonus of them not be in the cupboard, calling to me & tempting me & given my weakness for all thing chocolate this has been a difficult decision, I feel most grown up!!) Talking of chocolate though, we have a new Dark Chocolate supplier, only Pure Origin Chocolate of course, another wonderful Treacle Market regular! I can think of one particular customer who will be very pleased!!!  Of course there will be the usual suspects, blatantly tempting you but there’ll also be a few specials, & may involve rhubarb as it’s in season at the moment! There will also be the most wonderful Treacle Cake, making a return! Apparently this could be better than the legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle… So I’ve told, I couldn’t possibly comment either way of course…

As for the Gingerbread, we shall be celebrating a little this month, so not only will there be the usual hilarious Moustaches & Hearts & Flower Lollies, there will some lovely crowns, a nod to ole Queenie who celebrated her 88th birthday this week & of course the Dragons are back for St Georges Day!!

ROOOAAAARRRRR!
ROOOAAAARRRRR!

Anyways, on with the Menu!!

Lots of delicious mouth-watering flavours as always, so do pop by Castle Street, on your Treacle Travels, where I’ll have my stall strategically positioned to tempt & tease. Given I’ve not been to Treacle since February I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday, even more than usual! So wrap up warm & bring shopping bags & baskets aplenty!! And don’t forget –

‘First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!’

You can order in advance if you wish so as not to miss out, just email me on cocoanokos@hotmail.co.uk (BEFORE 5pm SATURDAY) , detailing what you’d like!

All Fairy Cakes are priced at £1.50 each or the special Treacle Market Box Price of 4 for £5.00. 

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Double Trouble – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

FAIRY CAKES

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess!

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

I Should Coconut – Unbelievably moist Coconut Cake with lashings of Coconut Buttercream with snowy white Sprinkles!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute as button Gingerbread!

FlutterBy Choc – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Deepest Darkest Chocolate – Divinely moist chocolate sponge with serious dark chocolate ganache! Only seriously chocoholics need apply!

Rhubarb & Ginger – Lightly roasted fresh British Rhubarb & ginger sponge, topped with delicious Vanilla buttercream

ChoccyCaraHoneyComb – Gorgeous chocolate sponge with lashings of caramel buttercream & home-made honeycomb

Simon’s Coffee Cake – Rich Coffee layer cake, with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream & chocolate coated coffee beans!

  SLICES 

 £1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough!

Victorious Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam, dusted with golden caster sugar!

Sticky Treacle Cake – Delectably sticky ginger & treacle cake, with bursts of tangy orange!

Batty Battenburg – Lovely almond sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Hearts that will only be available while stocks last!!

Buttons, Moustaches & Crowns

 Hearts & Flowers Lollies

Dragon Lollies

All Gingerbread will be priced individually!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

* (As usual, this is the intended menu for Treacle Market & is subject change.)

February Teen Treacle!!!


Love is all around & made of gingerbread...
Love is all around & made of gingerbread…

I feel like I’ve experienced a moment of déjà vu whilst I’ve been creating the menu for February Treacle Market. Here I am again, wondering what the weather will hold, still conscious I’ve not had a stall at what has become the normal bustle much love Macclesfield Market, and being slightly nervous of all of that, again!!! The weather was awful last month wasn’t it, so much weather in one day was enough to try anyone.  It was amazing to see the hardy Treaclers & stall holder braving the elements & sad to see the damage the weather took on some of the stalls, it was a brave day for all…

But it’s a new month, a month of LOVE!! Love has been all around during February around Macclesfield, thanks to the hard work of the Totally Locally Team!  Lovely Hearts of love have been popping up everything, declarations of love of all things Macclesfield! So it’s only right, logical & really about time the much loved Treacle Market returned for another outing don’t you think! Oh Treacle Market what incentives have you for us this month! Well let us count the ways! Well, there’s the amazing inaugural Teen Treacle market in St Michael’s church yard, brimming with young entrepreneurs! I’ve heard on the grape vine there’ll be  design technology students from Fallibroome Academy, showing off their skills, Macclesfield Community ArtSpace be there will some fab creative activities, the amazing Macc Youth Club will be there & Macc College! Plus all the amazing stalls with an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, clever creations, must have treasures, to die for/can’t live without artisan edibles to list but a few, something for one & all. There’ll be spanking brand new stalls, old favourites, new favourites, yet to be discovered favourites, all there to make an amazing day out, what’s not to love!

Which brings me neatly & predictably to Cake! Lots of delicious mouth watering flavours for you this month, so do pop by Castle Street, on your Treacle Travels, where I’ll have my stall strategically positioned to tempt & tease. I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday, wrap up warm & bring shopping bags & baskets aplenty!! And don’t forget –

‘First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!’

Fairy Cakes are priced at £1.50 each or the special Treacle Market Box Price of 4 for £5.00. (You can order in advance if you wish so as not to miss out, just email me on cocoanokos@hotmail.co.uk (BEFORE 5pm SATURDAY) , detailing what you’d like! 

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Double Trouble – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

FAIRY CAKES

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess!

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

I Should Coconut – Unbelievably moist Coconut Cake with lashings of Coconut Buttercream with snowy white Sprinkles!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread!

FlutterBy Choc – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Deepest Darkest Chocolate – Divinely moist chocolate sponge with serious dark chocolate ganache! Only seriously chocoholics need apply!

  SLICES 

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! £1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Victorious Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam, dusted with golden caster sugar!

Simon’s Coffee Cake – Rich Coffee layer cake, with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream & chocolate coated coffee beans!

Sticky Ginger & Blood Orange – Delectably sticky gingercake, with bursts of tangy orange!

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Flowers that will only be available while stocks last!!

Buttons – 50p each, 3 for £1.40

Hearts & Flowers Lollies – £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

Moustaches – 30p each or 5 for £1.40

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

* (As usual, this is the intended menu for Treacle Market & is subject change.)

Autumn Light


Autumn

I love Autumn! It’s such an amazing season, so much change, so much colour & so much seasonal yumminess! We’ve got three pears on our tree in the ‘orchard’, 2 fruit trees make an orchard don’t they? They’re hanging on in there, it’ll be our first ‘crop’, too excited for words!  The alleged ‘Pink Sparkle’ apple tree is having an amazing year with a bumper crop, I’m growing inpatient waiting for them to be ready to pick & it seems so are the squirrels! This may be war!!  The brambles have been making a run for it, they are prolific growers are they! I thought I had it all under control, relegating it to a patch under the fruit trees, but no, they are EVERYWHERE!!! Given that my gardening ethos runs along the lines of ‘the natural look’ with the emphasis on ‘slightly wild’ it really should come as no surprise! The benefits are a bountiful crop of rather delicious blackberries!! Once again I’m thinking impossible thought of growing my own, of working the ‘land’ and the book on self-sufficiency is out again… Maybe it will get done… Maybe..

Blackberries!

The season of Autumn brings with it a change in our needs & wants with regards to food.  No more calling for refreshing salads, thoughts turn to hearty soups, veg laden stews & streaming hotpot, of crumbles & pies, syrup pudding & custard, & treacle pie & custard, of wholesome things & filling stodgy – warming, cosy comfort food & custard! And lets face it Autumn has well & truly arrived, like a switch, suddenly it was here! Cold, wet & cloudy, outdoor adventures to be rewarded with cake & hot chocolate & indulgence – it’s chilly, we need the extra calories to keep warm! Yep, of course we do…

The first crumble of the season has been made & it was divine! Apple, pear & blackberry with lashings of fresh homemade vanilla custard! It was the food of kings, with just enough let over for breakfast! The perfect amount made! I did forget the oats, but it just means I needs make it again to aim for perfection, with custard.

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The change in flavours brings about a change of menu too & I’ve been having great fun, looking for old Autumn recipes, mouth drooling as I work and now I have the daunting task of putting it all into the menu.  Simply, there’s just too much loveliness to choose from. Old favourites such as sticky toffee are back with a potentially explosive twist, apples feature hugely starting with apple & cinnamon & ending with Queenies!! And Treacle, Autumn without a mention of Treacle is just wrong! Or pumpkin! Lovely, squishy, squashy pumpkin with hints of spice! Are you drooling, you should be! I haven’t even mentioned gingerbread yet, my utter delight! I LOVE to make gingerbread, & my modest (ahem..) collection of cutters is ready & waiting to tease into fantastical shapes & things, if only for my amusement!Silly Moo

Hugely looking forward to the traditional activities, the Autumn season creates, Harvest, gathering in the fruits of our labours! So pleased to see this becoming something we talk about again.  It seems to have become something taken for granted over the years, but with the resurgence of interest in where our British food comes from, it’s logical Harvest should now get a mention! The glorious taste of carving the pumpkin, although I remember it being a swede when I was youngun! How things change! I can’t wait for Hallowe’en & Bonfire Night!! And all the food & yumminess associated with them! Glorious feast of apples & spice & treacle!! I just can’t wait!

So I will try my best, to create the best Autumn Menu I can, full of warmth & delight, of morish mmm’s, & magical morsels, perfectly resplendent in the lovely Autumn light! Ready & waiting to tempt you at Treacle Market, at this seasonal time of year!

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JULY Treacle Market Menu!


Luscious Lemon Drizzle

Luscious Lemon Drizzle

JULY Treacle Market Menu!

This is the intended menu for July’s Treacle Market! Boxes of 4 (£5.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday! 

FAIRY CAKES 

Gluten Free ~ Simples ~ Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with a swirl voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Crazy Caramel ~ Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home-made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess, topped with a homemade caramel!

Simon’s Coffee ~ Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilli ~ Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon ~ Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate ~ Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

Minty Chocolate ~ Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterBy ~ Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with chocolate secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Summer Strawbs ~ Fresh British Strawberry laced sponge with vanilla & Strawberry buttercream topped with chocolate coated Strawbs

Raspberry Rumble ~ Raspberry & white chocolate sponge with seriously gorgeous white chocolate buttercream – delish!

SLICES 

Luscious Lemon Drizzle ~ The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! 

Regal Victoria Sponge ~ layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam!

Batty Battenburg ~ Lovely vanilla sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

(£1.50 per slice or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons ~ Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! 

Queenie V Cakes ~ Individual Victoria Sponge Cakes with a Royal Twist of Lemon

(£1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread~- Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread shapes that will only be available while stocks last!!

Prince George & the Dragon Lollies £1.50 each

Also, ‘must have’ Gingerbread Moustaches!!! 30p each 

And in honour of the new Royal Baby Prince George – Gingerbread Crowns!

Time permitting we’ll see what other gorgeousness can be created – just for you!!

(*Menu subject to change)

(Please note produce is created in an environment where Wheat/Gluten, Dairy & Nuts are present)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON TREACLE SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!

Special Barnaby Festival Treacle Market Menu!


Deepest Darkest Chocolate!
Deepest Darkest Chocolate!

Special Barnaby Festival Treacle Market Menu!

This is the intended menu for June’s very Special Barnaby Festival Treacle Market! Boxes of 4 (£5.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday!

FAIRY CAKES 

Gluten Free ~ Simples ~ Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with a swirl voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Crazy Caramel ~ Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess, topped with a homemade caramel!

Simon’s Coffee ~ Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilly ~ Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon ~ Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate ~ Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

Lemony Ginger ~ Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread biscuit!

Deepest Darkest ~ Chocolate sponge with gorgeous dark chocolate ganache swirls topped with chocolate treat!

Minty Chocolate ~ Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterBy ~ Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with choclate secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Summer Strawbs ~ Fresh British Strawberry laced sponge with vanilla & Strawberry buttercream topped with chocolate coated Strawbs

Sticky Toffee ~ Seriously yum sticky toffee sponge with Treacle & brown sugar butter cream

Raspberry Rumble ~ Raspberry & white chocolate sponge with seriously gorgeous white chocolate buttercream – delish!

SLICES 

Luscious Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! 

Regal Victoria Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam!

Homely Honeyed Fruit Cake ~ Old fashioned fruity honey cake – perfect with a cup of tea!

Batty Battenburg – Lovely vanilla sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

(£1.50 per slice or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MUFFINS

Triple Trouble Chocolate ~ Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

Strawberries & Cream ~ Summer sunshine in a muffin!

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread shapes that will only be available while stocks last!!

Summer Flowers & Hearts £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal) 

Dragon Lollies £2 each

Also, ‘must have’ Gingerbread Moustaches!!! 30p each 

Time permitting we’ll see what other gorgeousness can be created – just for you!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON TREACLE SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!

First Treacle Market of 2013!


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JANUARY 27TH 2013 – It’s Treat Yourself  Treacle Market!

This is the intended Valentine’s menu for the very first Treacle Market of 2013!  Boxes of 4 (£5.00) & 12 (£15.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday! (Valentine’s goodies can also be order for local delivery on 14th February 2013)

GLUTEN FREE Fairy Cakes

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

 Gluten Free Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla GF Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

FAIRY CAKES

Valentine’s Love – Heavenly Chocolate & raspberry sponge topped with wickedly whipped chocolate ganache, chocolate hearts & Valentine’s sprinkles

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess!

Simon’s Coffee – Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

 Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

 Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

 I Should Coconut – Unbelievably moist Coconut Cake with lashings of Coconut Buttercream with winter white Sprinkles!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread Heart!

 Minty Chocolate – Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate Butterfly – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & vanilla buttercream, topped with Valentine’s sprinkles

SLICES

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! £1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Marble Fudge Dream – Rich, moist vanilla & chocolate marbled sponge layered with wonderful whipped chocolate fudge icing! Wicked!!! *NEW* per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

 MUFFINS

Triple Chocolate – Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Hearts that will be available while stocks last!!

Small Valentine heart biscuits – 75p each, 3 for £2.00 or 6 for £4.00

Valentine Heart Lollies £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!! 

12 Days Left Till Christmas… DON’T PANIC!!!!


cropped-dscf65823.jpgSo me hearties, today is the 12th Day, of the 12th Month of 2012, an auspicious day.  A date the likes of which we’ll not see again for another 89 years… Wow… In the meantime and more importantly there are only 12 days left till Christmas, time to put the sprouts on I think!

I’m guessing most you out there will have completed you’re Christmas shopping, wrapped & labelled it, trimmed the tree, the house and basically anything that was in your eye-line at the time; food has been ordered, festive drinks have been settled into the drinks cupboard (after a thorough taste testing of course or is that just me?)) and all you’re waiting for is the children to finish school, make some last-minute mince pies, tie a ribbon in your hair and wait for the Big Man himself to arrive.  If this is you, well there’s nothing for you here. Run along with you, with your perfect life! Those of us who are not you have some work to do!

I’m currently decorating the dining room and a wall in the front (2 currently painted, the other can wait!) like you do 2 weeks before Christmas.  This means the tree purchased lovingly from the forest on Sunday, is currently lay on the patio, covered in hoar-frost, most probably home to some wildlife or other soon to be homeless.  My gorgeous parquet flooring looks as though we’ve been visited by a flock of pigeons with the novaris virus and the front room is still covered in boxes filled with toys I optimistically hoped to sort out long before now.  This is all before I start preparing for the final Christmas Treacle Market of 2012, and I’m sad to say the holly is still firmly attached to the tree as is the laurel and fir bows, all the Christmas lights & decs are still carefully wrapped and filed from last year and the Christmas cards, erm well they are written out – I did that last year…  Panic is beginning to settle in for the long-term…

I feel I’ve been a little ambitious this year.  I do have a wonderful mantra though which I frequently offer to others and occasionally use myself  ‘All will be well’.  I think I may have been saying this in my sleep of late, even my subconscious is yet to be convinced!  And when I am awake, I’m alternating between stressful weeping (quite pathetic!) to hysterical laughter (scary…)!  But you know, things WILL get done! The original plan may be a little different in the end, there will be an element of not opening certain cupboards (in case of avalanche and injury) until after the holidays, the ironing pile filed somewhere unusual and the garage stacked with things that really should not be in there but really do I care?  Well yes I do now, but come Christmas Eve, when we plate up the Big Man’s Mince Pies, a small port and carrots for the Reindeer, I will have (hopefully!) resigned myself to what hasn’t been done, can either wait or be added to the ‘List of Things I WILL Do Next Year’.  I (hopefully) will not care a dot and not because I taste tested the whole bottle of port just in case.

So in the meantime, I’m going to battle with that last patch of dining room ceiling, plan some very swift and unfortunately necessary trips to busy shopping places, plan some enjoyable shopping visits to some lovely shops in Macclesfield, Make, Bake, create myself into Christmassy Frenzy and at the end of the day ALL WILL BE WELL!

So bloomin nerrrr to you of the organised inclination! I’m taking a rollercoaster to Christmas this year and it’s going to a fantastical, hysterical and a somewhat bumpy ride, and that’s just fine by me!

So Merry Christmas to Everyone!  Have a good one, be loved, be merry and be very jolly this Christmas! Only 19 days till New Year!

Love CocoaNoko

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