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Love You Mum! But is it Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday?

Have you ever wondered about the history of gift giving on Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday?  History of Mothering SundayLike many traditions Mothering Sunday began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent and exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday,. It was a originally a day to give thanks to the Virgin Mary who was also known as Mother Mary. Such celebrations required people to visit the main church or cathedral in a family's area that they called the 'mother' church. The practice brought families together on this special day and allowed children who generally worked as domestic servants from as early as ten years old, a chance to take a day off to join their family...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sorry this might be a daft question but? Here are the top 7 questions that you ask about Cookie Doodle Doo cookie boxes. 1. How much are your cookie boxes I have 4 popular sizes of cookie box that you can purchase straight from my website. Starting prices are as follows:- Individual £6.95 Small £13.95 Medium £19.95 Large £32.00 If you want something special and would like Cookie Doodle Doo to make you a personalised bespoke unique box of cookies in any of our popular sizes you will need to order a bespoke cookie box and let me know what the person who is celebrating loves to do. I will then create a delicious box of cookies that is completely...

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Polly put the kettle on!

Sugar and Spice and all things nice! Sugar and spice and all things nice are essential ingredients of afternoon tea that has become a lovely English tradition. The History of afternoon tea The ritual of "Afternoon Tea" is thought to have begun in the 1840s by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, prominent in London High Society and a close friend of Queen Victoria. She suffered from afternoon "hunger pangs or something that we all know as that sinking feeling and she put that to rights by ordering a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake. She soon made this a habit and shared tea with her friends and it very quickly became a "thing" with people in high places,...

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Royal Icing isn't just for snowy Christmas Cakes!

Part of my Woman behind the business blog series Why I started the business I have baked cakes for as long as I can ever remember and in 1993 completed a Christmas cake decorating course which I loved. This was one of my first cakes using Royal icing as the main medium. Many Christmas cakes were made with royal icing but done as a snow scene with plastic novelty figures of snowmen and Santa stuck into the icing whilst it was still wet. I am sure many children had great pleasure waiting for those same ornaments to come out year upon year. In our house we took it in turns to put the figures on and over the years a...

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