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15 / 05 / 2017

Geronimo Festival 2017

Hello there, my little buttercups!

I’ve been awfully busy recently organising some exciting things for this summer. Want to hear about the best thing I have planned? Ralph, Tiffany and I are going on an adventure to Geronimo Festival! It’s our first ever time so I’m hopping with excitement!

Geronimo Festival is in the lovely green countryside of Cheshire and has something for everyone to enjoy – live music, a funfair, book readings, a circus, comedians, activity workshops, tasty food stands and much, much more! Make sure to come see our extra special performance on the main stage, with lots of catchy songs and fun dancing. Don’t worry if you miss it though, as we’ll be wandering around the festival throughout the day - why not come say “Hello” and have your photo taken with us?

The acorn on the cake is that we have some exclusive goodie bags to give away, but hurry, as we only have a limited number! I’d love to see you there so take a look HERE for tickets and more information.

Freya Chocolate



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Unboxing

09 / 05 / 2017

Village Cake Shop

The Toy Poodle Family has moved into Sylvanian Village and opened a brand-new shop – the Village Cake Shop! Doesn’t it sound delicious?

The whole village was intrigued about what the new shop would be and the children peeked through windows every day, hoping to get a clue. All they could see was that the shop was very grand with white-as-snow walls and a pink pointed roof, the same colour as candy floss. It made their tummies rumble with excitement!

Then, one fine day when the tulips had bloomed and the sun had his hat on, the delicious smell of cakes baking wafted through the village and the secret was out! Oh, what joy it bought to the village.

Shall we take a look inside?

The Village Cake Shop has 90 pieces including all the equipment you need to get baking, like a piping bag, tongs and a whisk for mixing. It also includes Veronica Cakebread, the Toy Poodle Mother.


The set comes complete with 11 varieties of cake, various cake stands, and lots of beautiful decorations like strawberries, picked fresh from the garden.


The cakes are beautifuly decorated and can be built up into tiers or displayed as layers. It’s up to you!

 

There are lots of individual pieces to help build the cake - shortbreads, strawberries and chocolate toppers which can be embellished with golden stickers to give a luxurious touch. Gosh, maybe we should try one? 


This charming cake display table and traditional shop counter are important assets, so that all the delicious cakes can be displayed proudly.

Like the houses and buildings in Sylvanian Village, the Village Cake Shop is connectable to help build your community. It connects easily to the Cosy Cottage, Beechwood Hall, Cedar Terrace, Brick Oven Bakery and Boutique – why don’t you give it a try?

There’s lots of space inside the shop, mostly for cake, and frames which you can stick the ‘Today’s Specials’ stickers to.


Also included in the set is Veronica Cakebread, the Toy Poodle Mother, who is the best baker in town. She comes with The Special Cake story book which can tell you all about the opening of the shop and the adventure Veronica embarked on to create her first cake.

Hip, hip, hooray! The Village Cake Shop is now open for business so why don’t you pop by and say “Hello”? Grab yourself a little treat while you’re there! Remember to eat it after you’ve finished your lunch, though.

 

The Village Cake Shop is now available to buy HERE.



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Baking with the Brambles

03 / 05 / 2017

Making Bread

Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning – particularly in the Sylvanian Village!

Would you like to learn how to make your own loaf of bread as a special surprise for Mother when she wakes up? Let’s get started then… pop your apron on and off we go.

 

What you’ll need to bake bread:

500g strong bread flour

7g sachet fast-action dried yeast

1 tsp salt

300ml hand-hot water

2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 tbsp honey

 

STEP 1

Tip the flour carefully into a bowl and mix in the yeast with the salt. Stir in the water, oil and honey - try really hard not to spill any! Now, using your paws, bring the mixture together to make a soft dough. Tip on to a lightly-floured surface and knead for 10 minutes – if your arms are starting to hurt, you can always ask an adult to help.

 

STEP 2

Put the dough into an oiled bread tin and cover with oiled cling film (this part is a little bit messy so make sure you’re wearing your apron!). Position in a warm place until the bread fills the whole tin; this should take between 1-2 hrs which will give you enough time to go and play while you wait. Squee!

 

STEP 3

Uncover and bake your bread at 200C/gas 6 for 30-35 minutes until it’s turn golden like a sunflower.

 

STEP 4

Tip your bread out of the tin and tap the base of the loaf. If it sounds as hollow as a tree, then it’s perfect!

 

Mmmmmm, my tummy is rumbling just thinking about it! Stop by my house with a slice when it’s ready, would you?



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27 / 04 / 2017

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For Sale

03 / 04 / 2017

Village Cake Shop

Oh hello there, it’s been a quite a while since we last saw each other! How are you enjoying that little Convertible of yours? Oh, splendid, you drove it here today, did you? How wonderful, I’m glad you’re having lots of adventures in it.

You’re looking for something extra special this time? Well, look no further! The new Village Cake Shop will have you busy as a bee!

The Village Cake Shop comes complete with all you need to get your paws baking straight away, including a selection of utensils such as a piping bag, tongs and a whisk for mixing. We’ll even throw in some pretty gift boxes as a little treat for you, how does that sound? There are some delicious toppings too and 11 varieties of cake to get you started.

All this talk about cake is making me hungry…

As you’ve probably seen while you’ve been shopping today, the Village Cake Shop has a pretty-in-pink triangular roof which - I have to say - is the icing on the cake! You’ll take it? Perfect. If you ever have some spare crumbs lying around, you know where I am.

See you soon!



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23 / 03 / 2017

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Icing With the Poodles

20 / 03 / 2017

Birthday Cake

Did you know that today is a very special day, little one? That’s right, we’re 30 years young so we’re getting ready to celebrate! I’m planning on baking a birthday cake for everyone in Sylvanian Village – here’s what to do if you want to join in the fun and do some baking too….

 

What you’ll need to make your cake:

125g/4oz butter or margarine, softened

125g/4oz caster sugar

2 medium eggs

125g/4oz self raising flour

 

STEP 1

Ask a grown up to preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Carefully line two 18cm/7in cake tins with baking parchment – this is so your cake doesn’t get all stuck to the sides. You won’t be able to get it out of the tin if it does and we don’t want that now, do we!

STEP 2

Cream the butter and the sugar together with your paws until your mixture is as pale as the sky on a winter’s day. Now pop the eggs in and mix them until they all blend together. Perfect!

STEP 3

Sift the flour into the bowl – this stops all the unwanted lumps and bumps getting in - and fold in using a spoon.

The mixture should be of a dropping consistency, just like the rain; if it is not, add a couple of teaspoons of milk, but be careful not to add too much.

STEP 4

Divide the mixture evenly between the cake tins and gently spread out with a spatula. Bake, bake, bake for around 25 minutes until your birthday cake is as golden as the sun. When it’s ready, it’s always a good idea to pop your cake on a wire rack so it can cool down before you start to eat it.

STEP 5

Sandwich the cakes together with jam, lemon curd or whipped cream and berries from the garden. Remember the ones we collected the other day? Fantastic!

 

Hip, hip, hooray! Let’s go and share it with the whole village!



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09 / 03 / 2017

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23 / 02 / 2017

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Dressing up with Tiffany

20 / 02 / 2017

Decorate your house Sylvanian Style

Oh, it’s so lovely to see you again. Are you here for some outfit suggestions? You want to dress your house up? My, that does sound exciting! Let me get a pencil and paper and I’ll jot down the best sets to use to decorate your home.

The Classic Furniture Set is just perfect for the Cosy Cottage; the piano fits snug in the bedroom so it’s right there for early morning practising and playing. The desk also fits in the bedroom, so your little one can do their homework in the peace and quiet. It even comes with a fridge full to the brim with treats and a bedside table so you can put your bedtime reading somewhere safe!

The Luxury Living Room Set is another favourite of mine. The three-piece suite is a strawberry-red colour - very fashionable at the moment - plus the splendid fireplace and elegant grandfather clock create excellent focal points. Extra logs are included plus a range of other pretty decorations: wall pictures, vases of flowers and stylish photo frames – all of which provide the finishing touches and overall homely feel.

If you’ve got a large bedroom in your Sylvanian Village house, the Master Bedroom Set is a best-seller.. just look how inviting that comfy bed looks! Complete with dressing table, stool, bedside table, wardrobe and double bed, it’s perfect for redecorating your bedroom and giving it a cosy, luxurious feel.

Giving your house a make-over is just so much fun! I’m sure it will look as pretty as a flower once you’ve finished. Now, I’m off shopping… do you want to come with me?



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