May 31, 2014

Eat the Art Trail Post: Buzzing launch party with baked treats!

The E17 Arts Trail launch party last night was in full swing when I arrived - and it seemed I had arrived just in time! As you would expect from your resident food blogger, I made a bee line straight for the food table where I had just enough time to admire the creativity of Aura Rosa's specially made cupcakes before the final one was snaffled!

Especially decorated for the Launch Party
Final cupcake left, going...

The generous spread was donated by Honey and Thyme ( and Aura Rosa ( Skye from Honey and Thyme lined stomachs with some protein and carbs in the form of fragrant chicken skewers, curry and delicate star canap├ęs.

Spiced chicken skewers with guacamole
Tasty little stars
Aura Rosa’s cupcakes nicely loaded the revellers with a sugar rush for the evening activities, which as you expected were creative, musical and artistic. Here's me with my pink and fluffy headband creation!
Quite restrained in comparison with other people's creations with feathers and lights!
The evening concluded with a bustling auction for the final iconic items from the tombola. These included two tasty treasures. The first: another beautifully decorated cake, this time by Tudor Cakes. This was won by a plucky 5 year old for a princely £22, thanks to Mummy for the pocket money advance!

Another talented cake maker, Tudor Cakes
The second was a retro and now ever-so-on-trend pineapple cooler with complementary coasters. I had been told that it had garnered a lot of interest throughout the night. This was evident by it's handsome £35 winning price.  

Star prize of the evening

Coasters inside, also escaped the tombola for the starlight of a live auction
If pineapples are also your thing and you're green tinged with envy, remember there's a whole day dedicated to the tangy regal fruit: and follow @E17pineapple who may be able to give tips on where to find more pineapple paraphernalia.

For other edible events coming up at E17 Arts Trail, have a look at the following links including an article in the local Guardian:
I will be updating my experiences as I go along. I'm currently particularly looking forward to the Kids' Kitchen with Artillery's very own Rebecca ( who wrote a post earlier this week to tantalise your tots' tastebuds.

Also I'm getting excited about Cocomera's supper club ( by doing a pre-interview with Silvana Gambini later this week. Silvana was kind enough, along with others, to donate a prize to the tombola, a very lucky person who got that prize!

Until next time, have fun on the Arts trail - Natasha

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