There’s nothing better than devouring something sweet with a good brew whilst admiring your gorgeous flowers
Spring is just around the corner, so we’ve teamed up with Bloom & Wild, the UK’s most-loved online florist, along with the iconic brand, Tea Pigs to give you the chance to win something delicious and beautiful.
To be in with a chance of winning our bestselling Afternoon Tea for Two, the most beautiful bouquet and a bundle of expertly made tea, just simply follow the link below to enter.
*Giveaway ends Tuesday 6 April. One winner will be selected at random and notified via the @bloomandwild account only. We do not own any external accounts and will not contact you before the closing date. Good luck
Let’s make Mother’s Day memorable for all the good reasons.
When Mother’s Day comes round, you want to gift her with something special, something that shows her just how much she means to you. Whether it’s something to eat, drink, wear or smell, this is a gift you want to get right.
And because we know it can be hard to find something special when there are pages of endless choices, we decided to collate together our top picks for Mother’s Day this year.
Time to eat!
Cutter & Squidge – Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Home
Let's enjoy the special day by delivering a celebration to her doorstep. Our Mother's Day Afternoon Tea is filled with the most luxurious treats from buttery scones, Rodda's clotted cream, homemade fruity jam, mini raspberry and orange loaf cakes, indulgent cheesecake brownies and our fine loose leaf tea. With a beautiful floral designed box, this treat can be sent Nationwide and is the perfect Mother's Day gift to make her day special and memorable.
£29.90 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
NOVELTEA – Classic Bottle Party Pack
We all know a good cup of tea makes everything better. But when it’s Earl Grey with Gin, you know you’re going to finish that cup of tea with a big smile on your face. Introducing NOVELTEA – the original alcoholic tea producer! It’s vegan-friendly and won 3* for the Great Taste Award in 2020. Their Classic Bottle Party Pack has everything a mum could need for a fun night in. Simply fill up the teapot with your choice of NOVELTEA and light the tealight to keep it at the perfect temperature, now just kick back and relax with your very own NOVELTEA party!
Time to relax!
Sculpd – Pottery Kit
With Mother Day plans not being what we originally thought they would entail, we like to think we can still have fun this Sunday 14 March. With the brilliantly created Sculpd Pottery Kit, you and your mother can sculpt, carve and paint your own plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candleholders, wall hangings, coasters and everything in between. So make a day of it and have a clay day spent together over zoom, plus when we can finally reunite, it can be a lovely gift to exchange to each other to remember to unconventional Mother's Day.
£39 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Katie Loxton – Sentiment Candle, Wonderful Mum, White Orchid and Soft Cotton
With the year we've had, it's now more important than ever to take time out and look after ourselves. So treating your mother to the dreamy Wonderful Mum Sentiment Candle by Katie Loxton is perfect for creating that special wellbeing wonderland. This candle has pure notes of soft cotton and white orchid that evokes a blissful aura and a dreamy scent. With a beautiful blend of essential oils, this candle is perfect for creating soft, comforting and heavenly me-time moments, something all mothers need right now!
£16.99 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Time to pamper!
Edinburgh Skincare - Golden Rosewood Gift Box
Does your mother love creating a zen space for a pamper-filled day? Then she'll love this beautifully handmade created gift set by Edinburgh Skincare, full of 100% natural skincare products. With a choice of the finest golden rosewood hand cream bar, anti-ageing formula scented with lavender and frankincense, geranium and sweet orange lip balm and the unique Scottish porridge and honey cold processed soap, your mother can pamper morning, noon and night, feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
£39 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Time to feel grateful!
bloomon – Flowergram Crisp Cotton
Make her day shine with the gorgeous floral arrangements sent by bloomon. With the Flowergram Crisp Cotton selection, you could be sending the most beautiful dried flowers from papaver, icy blue Echinops, snowball from the cotton branch and a soft rabbit's tail, the Lagurus along with the wooden platform to carefully place each flower into for decoration. With deluxe wrapping, this gift can be safely delivered through the letterbox making this an easy, but a perfect gift to spoil the special woman in your life.
£22.95 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Don’t Buy Her Flowers – The Mother’s Day Package
Gifting your mother to a box full of delicious, calming and pampering treats will be sure to make her day this March. So why not head over to Don't Buy Her Flowers for The Mother's Day Package. It's full of their bestsellers from the past year, including the de-stress balm, self-heating eye mask, tealights, lavender hand cream and of course some indulgent treats of Montezuma's milk chocolate bar and Bloom gin.
£45 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Time to get prepared! – New mums
Jo Jo Maman Bébé – Mama Hug The Arrival Survival Gift Box
Let's not forget how special Mother's Day is for new mums-to-be! After taking on the incredibly empowering adventure, new mums need extra loving and caring, so treating them to the wonderful Mama Hug The Arrival Survival Gift Box from JoJo Maman Bebe is going to fill her with joy! Packed with all the needs and wants a new mum can think of after giving birth, from a sweet relief of a bath soak, to a peri bottle that hits the sore spots with a gentle spray, every single item has been carefully chosen to smooth her way to motherhood!
£85 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Mama Mio – Mama Mio Bloomin Lovely Perfect Pamper Pack for New Mama-to-Be
New-mums, whether it's your partner, daughter, friend or quite simply you, deserve a box filled with treats. The Mama Mio Bloomin Lovely Perfect Pamper Pack for Mama-to-Be is the perfect gift to send this March. Filled with natural, plant-based treats from Tummy Rub Butter to Lucky Legs, Boob Tube and the Megamama Shower Milk, this is a gift that will make the incredible new-mama feel amazing.
£50 (worth £72) - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
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Let’s be creative and play with Pancake Day to be in with a chance of winning a delicious treat from us!
Here at Cutter & Squidge, we love to have fun with our food and with Shrove Tuesday just around the corner we want you to have fun and get creative with your pancakes this February!
So, whether you’re a fan of delicately rolled crepes or a sucker for thick, fluffy American pancakes, we want to see your most creative pancakes topped with your favourite treats!
Upload onto social and tag #LetsPlayWithPancakeDay to be in with a chance of WINNING one of our irresistible Postable Cakes delivered to your door in a beautiful bespoke tin. Plus, we'll be sharing our favourites at @cutterandsquidge too!
Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe for thick, fluffy pancakes, but feel free to follow your own.
200g self-raising flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
25g butter, melted
Plus toppings of your choice, for example, maple syrup, chocolate chips, berries, yoghurt, peanut butter etc.
- Mix the self-raising flour with the baking powder, golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
- Using the back of your spoon, create a well in the centre of the mixture and add the eggs with the melted butter and milk.
- Whisk together the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth and then pour in a jug.
- Heat a small knob of butter and vegetable oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Carefully pour in rounds of the batter, making sure to leave enough space between each as they will spread whilst the cook.
- Cook the pancakes for a couple of minutes on each side, or until lots of tiny bubbles start to appear and pop on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for a further minute or two on the other side. Repeat this process until all the batter is used up.
- Assemble your pancakes on a nice plate and top with your favourite treats.
Now you’ve got the recipe and you know what to do, what are you waiting for? Let’s get flipping, stacking and rolling the most creative pancakes! Don’t forget to tag #LetsPlayWithPancakeDay to enter!
Competitions ends 17/02/21 at 9am. The winner will be contacted via DM on Instagram by @cutterandsquidge 18/02/21. UK based only.
The most romantic, but affordable, Valentine’s gifts to send this February.
The most romantic day is fast approaching. Love letters are being written for soul mates, chocolates are being devoured with friends and flowers are being sent to the family. With Valentine’s being a little different this year, we wanted to make sure whether you’re near or far to the loves of your life, you can still send the most charming, but completely affordable gifts this February.
Something Sweet for your Sweetheart
Cutter & Squidge – Vegan Biscoff Postable Cake
When it comes to something sweet for Valentine’s, we’ve got you covered with our heavenly Vegan Biscoff Postable Cake. Yes, that’s right – a cake that can be posted to your darling! Our golden, fluffy sponges flavoured with Biscoff are layered with an irresistibly smooth vegan Biscoff buttercream and dreamy spread. Finished with crunchy Biscoff pieces and delicately decorated with the prettiest flower petals, cute sugar hearts and a raspberry crumb. Delivered in the most beautiful bespoke embossed Cutter & Squidge reusable tin, this is a gift you won’t be able to stop yourself falling in love with.
£29.90 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Love Cocoa – Letterbox Chocolate Bar & Truffles Bundle
Who doesn’t love receiving a chocolate delight through their letterbox for Valentine’s? Love Cocoa have created the most tempting treat where your chosen friends, family or colleagues can receive a stylish slim box filled with delicate Raspberry Champagne Truffles, luscious Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate, perfectly balanced Maldon Sea Salt Dark Chocolate and smooth, velvety Peruvian Dark Chocolate. Now that is a gift I would love to receive through my letterbox!
Something Fancy for your Friends
Nio Cocktails – Mini Cocktail Box of 3
Nio believes everyone deserves perfectly crafted cocktails at home, and with Valentine’s just around the corner, this couldn’t be more important. They’ve designed exquisitely sophisticated Cocktail Boxes to hold 3, 6 or 9 cocktails of your choice. They are conveniently delivered through the letterbox and have uniquely designed sleeves, so you can create your own cocktail bar in the comfort of your home. Who needs a night out for Valentine’s when you can have a superior tasting experience at home with Nio!
From £19.50 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Something Yummy for You
Amara – Cheese Baker Set
Valentine’s is all about delving into something deliciously indulgent and a little bit naughty – luckily for you, the Amara Cheese Baker Set can bring you just that! The beautifully designed ceramic oven dish is perfectly sized for you to bake your favourite Fromage for a special night in. Plus, with the feature of the tea light on the base, you can keep the Fromage warm and gooey all night long.
£17.00 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Something Luxurious for your Lover
Floom – Grace
Everyone knows a bunch of flowers will make you smile. So why not send the most beautiful, luscious bunch of orange Roses with Statice and Limonium to your loved one this Valentine’s. Elegantly arranged in an chic glass vase for maximum impact, this bouquet will be sure to make you fall in love. Plus, for an extra £10 why not add a box of the all-time favourite Roses Chocolates – because what’s Valentine’s without a bit of chocolate!
From £29.99 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
Something Fabulous for your Family
Not-Another-Bill – LOVE Candle
With many families being apart this year, we know how important it is to send a little something to our mums, dads, sisters, brothers and everyone else who is close to our heart. So, this year, why not send them the exclusive LOVE Candle from Not Another Bill. Delicately created in a stylish frosted glass jar with a signature gold foiled stamp, these candles infuse any room with a tasteful tranquillity with the fragrant blend of rosemary and juniper. Plus, with a generous 40 hour burn time, this candle is a gift that keeps on giving.
£26 - CLICK FOR MORE >>>
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Christmas isn’t Christmas without delving into a hamper of festive treats. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of the best hampers to gift (or put on your own wish list) this year. From indulgent treats, to tempting drinks, to luxurious self-care goodies, we have everything you need for a truly special Christmas!
Cutter & Squidge’s Afternoon Tea Hamper
The Afternoon Tea Hamper is the must-have hamper for 2020. Packed with the most delicious collection of irresistible treats from gingerbread to mince pies to scones and more. Not forgetting the bottle of bubbly you get to enjoy with your treats. Plus, you get a showstopper Christmas cake that arrives in its very own beautifully embossed reusable tin, making this a gift that just keeps on giving!
Perzola’s Classic Wine, Cheese and Pate Hamper
If you enjoy nibbling on after-dinner bites, then the Perzola Classic Wine, Cheese and Pate Hamper is the one for you. Filled with deluxe snacks that will have you going back for more… and more! Including Verduijns black pepper wafers, Snowdonia black bomber and a choice of Rendles pork or chicken liver pate. What more could you want to nibble on after your Christmas dinner?
Cowshed’s Ultimate Hamper
Treat your friend, family or loved one to the Cowshed’s Ultimate Hamper this Christmas. Beautifully packed with nine of their most loved face and body products for happier and healthier skin including gentle face wash, refreshing toner, antioxidant facial oil, hydrating hand cream and so much more! All products are made in Somerset using natural ingredients and are all suitable for vegetarians. This is a gift that can be enjoyed all year round!
Neom Time For Real Luxury Gift Box
If 2020 taught us anything, it would be the importance of taking time out and being kind to ourselves. With Neom’s new de-stressing range, you can do exactly that. The Time for Real Luxury is a beautifully wrapped gift box full of calming goodies such as hand balm, bath oil and a delicious smelling candle that is expertly blended with lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood. Whether you’re gifting this to a loved one or yourself, this is a gift box that will be enjoyed from start to finish.
Not Another Bill The Finest Gin Gift Set
Got a gin lover in your life? Then we’ve got you sorted with their present. The Finest Gin Gift Set has everything a gin lover wants from the beautifully botanical Sipsmith gin to the hammered mugs to enjoy your cocktail in. Plus, you even get sent a cocktail recipe card, so you can start shaking and get the party started straight away!
BookBlock’s Mulled Wine Gift Box
With the cold nights, warming drinks are essential, meaning this Mulled Wine Gift Box is definitely essential this Christmas! Beautifully packed with Forty Liquor’s infusion jars containing organic mulled wine herbs and spices along with Wildcard Shiraz Cabernet, for an extra fruity mug of deliciously spiced mulled wine. Not forgetting the additional sweet treats of Choco Chiquito’s white chocolate coated almonds and citrus crisps.
Petersham Nurseries Luxury Green Hamper
Gardening became a big thing this year. So, treating someone to the Petersham Nurseries Luxury Green Hamper could be the perfect gift this year. Wrapped in the Petersham Nurseries branded box and filled to the brim with gardening goodies including a heart-shaped trowel, gardening gloves, an embroidered apron and many more items that will make any garden flourish!
Not On The High Street The Lover’s Flower Garden
Maybe you’ve got someone special in your life and you want to help their garden bloom. So, why not treat them to the wonderfully romantic growing gift of The Lover’s Flower Garden Box. Filled with a collection of flower seeds that exudes beauty, along with a personalised slate to hang inside their flourishing garden. A beautiful gift that can be enjoyed all year round.
Pump Street Chocolate
It’s December. So chocolate is a must, but not just any chocolate – Pump Street Chocolate. They have the most irresistible collection of festive chocolates, which are perfect for gifting. Their Christmas Chocolate Gift Box is curated with the most festive flavours from, Eccles, Grenada Milk and Nutmeg, Panettone and Gingerbread. Perfectly indulgent for a cold winter's night!
Not only are these chocolates totally delicious, but they are also 100% sustainable, ethical and traceable – so this truly is a feel-good gift! Plus, they have a brilliant gift with their Christmas bundle, which has something for everyone. Including, drinking chocolate drops which make the most indulgent hot chocolate, chocolate buttons which are perfect for decorating your gingerbread house and milk and dark chocolate bars, because you can never have too much chocolate over Christmas!
Pip & Nut
Whether you’re crunchy or smooth, Pip & Nut is a gift worth giving! With special bundles including their delicious Nut Butter Cups, Squeeze Packs and Jars you’ll be spoilt for choice. Plus, their very appropriate limited edition Christmas flavour of Gingerbread Almond Butter makes the perfect gift – the only problem is you won’t be able to stop yourself from spreading, dipping and stirring it into every meal.
From £3.95 https://www.pipandnut.com/collections/jars
Gifting someone with the deliciously unique Fiasconaro Pistachio Cream is always going to be a good idea. Perfect to dollop on top of panettone and croissants – because let’s be honest, December is all about indulgent treats!
Need a Drink?
A Christmas tipple here and a Christmas tipple there. For all the gin lovers, you’ve got to get your hands on PUD PUD Cask Gin – rated 1st place in The Telegraph’s Christmas Gins 2019. A perfectly wintery flavoured gin with Christmas pudding seasonings such as Macedonian juniper, Spanish orange peel and Hertfordshire-made Christmas puddings. This drink is a must this December!
Need an energising drink that is also warm and comforting? Niche Tea is the ideal gift. Made with delicious herbal infusions that promote a whole range of benefits, from feeling energised to aiding weight management and restful sleep to even promoting beautiful skin. This is definitely a drink everyone needs over the festive period.
The Fine Cheese Co
The cheese board is just as important as the Christmas Day meal itself, so we highly recommend you check out the deliciously, impressive Cheese Celebration cake. Yep, that’s right, it’s a four-tier cake made entirely from cheese. Plus, it’s beautifully gift-wrapped and includes sparklers, so it is the ideal gift to make sure you, your friends and your family indulge on the ultimate cheese board!
The year 2020 is the year we stayed in – date nights, movie nights, boozy nights – we were all in! So, gifting someone with this wonderful Pasta Making Kit can make the nights even more entertaining and delicious. Complete with Italian flour, Italian salt flakes and an eight-piece tool set, from a pasta cutter, ravioli stamps, tagliatelle rolling pin and so much more. You have everything you need to create your own Italian dishes in your very own home – bliss!
Want a Showstopper?
This beautifully elegant porcelain cake stand finished with a simple gold band on the rim is the prettiest gift this winter. Whether it’s a mountain of mince pies or the showstopper Christmas Pudding, this cake stand will make everything shine!
Christmas is all about cheering and celebrating together. So why not spoil someone with these beautiful Lina Champagne Saucers, with clear ribbed glass and chic purple stems. The much-need gift, so you and friends can celebrate in style.
Love to bake? Yes, us too! Baking at home is such a joy, whether it's whipping something up for your family and housemates, or perhaps creating something special to gift to friends. But there are certain tools and kit that we cannot do without that make baking at home a breeze!
Read on to find out our top six recommendations for must have baking essentials. Once you try these you will wonder how you went so long without. Tip: If you don't bake yourself, some of these will make wonderful gifts for the baking fan in your life!
1. Electronic Stand Mixer
It mixes like a dream, and can knead dough, cream butter, whip egg whites, and more. Set it to one of the 10 speeds and let it do its thing – cutting down on your prep time and delivering exceptional results, it makes baking at home almost too easy.
2. Cake Leveller
Put the serrated knife down! If you are looking for a quick and easy way to create that beautifully smooth, flat surface on your cake sponge to decorate and layer, you can’t go past this super neat piece of equipment, the cake leveller.
Levelling a cake is no mean feat, but with a cake leveller you can adjust the height of the cut and get a clean and even cut. If you plan on layering your cake or even stacking it, this is your baking essential.
3. Kitchen Scales
Where would we be without our trusty kitchen scales? Not somewhere with cake, that’s for sure.
We don’t need to tell you how to use scales but let us stress: Accuracy is key in baking. It can be the difference between sponge supremacy or disaster! When it comes to precision and speed, both things that matter quite a lot to professional bakers, we don’t think you can beat digital Salter scales. They also look quite fetching in black.
That said, if it’s purely looks we are after for a bit of Sunday home baking, old fashioned cradle scales certainly win out on style.
4. Eco-friendly baking matsWe are always on the lookout for ways to make our kitchen eco-friendlier and to reduce waste. Silicone baking mats not only tick the eco-friendly box, but they are also so super-duper handy you will be asking yourself why you didn’t make the switch sooner.
Whether you are using them straight up as non-stick surface for baking or lining your pans with them (no greasing needed plus a quick clean up!), they can even help improve your baking results, create less waste, and save money and time.
We use Silpat in our Cutter & Squidge kitchen, but for a pop of colour or if you have any keen young bakers in your house, check out Silchef.
5. Offset Spatula
The humble offset spatula, once you discover this magical item you can’t be without it. Always have it on your person in case disaster strikes, because 99% of the time, the offset can pull you out of it.
Perfect for spreading frosting onto a cake, smoothing brownie batter into an even layer, popping muffins and cakes out of their tin, and cradling gooey cookies from their sheet onto a wire rack.
These are some of the ways you can use it as a baking essential, but honestly, it comes in handy in all manner of dishes and cooking methods, and being lightweight, small and affordable, it deserves a spot in your kitchen drawer.
6. Silicone Spatula
Such an underrated piece of kitchen equipment! You probably already have this in your drawer, but are you still using a spoon to scrape out batter from a bowl? Please! Time to put this bad habit to rest and fall back in love with your silicone spatula.
Nothing comes close to scraping, whether its frosting from a bowl, or sauce from a pan. It keeps things quick and clean, and gets every last drop used. Also works beautifully for stirring and folding anything you put in front of it and will not cause any scratches on your other pieces of equipment.
It may not have the variety of uses as the offset spatula, but the amount you will use it in baking and beyond (scrambled eggs, hello?) and the fact that it saves every last bit of cake batter makes it essential to us.
With many of us finding more time on our hands whilst we stay at home, we can find the small pleasures in life that often get overlooked as well as enjoying hobbies that we may not have had time for.
We know so many of you are getting into home baking, so today we are sharing with you a super easy, no-knead bread recipe, that can be made in less than 3 hours! Honestly, other than cake, what is better than the smell of freshly baked bread?
You will need:
- 450g all purpose flour
- 400ml lukewarm water
- 1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
- In a small bowl let the yeast, 100ml of the lukewarm water and honey sit for 5 minutes to let it foam.
- In a big bowl add the flour and make a well in the middle.
- Add the yeast mixture, remaining lukewarm water and salt.
- Stir it all together, then cover the mixture with a tablespoon of flour.
- Cover the bowl and let it rest for 2 hours.
- Pre heat oven to 220 degrees C. Move the mixture to a parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Bread is done when tapped on the bottom and there is a hollow sound.
We love to see your pics, so remember to tag us on Instagram @cutterandsquidge, and stay safe! Team C&S x
Delight your better half with a mixed box of our 2 vegan loaf flavours!
Flavours include five Chocolate Velvet loaves, filled with caramel and topped with velvet chocolate buttercream and drizzled with caramel and dusted cocoa, and five Vanilla Strawberry loaves filled with strawberry jam and topped with strawberry buttercream, strawberry powder and a fresh strawberry.