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Cookie Girl launches new cupcake book 23 March, 2010

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The sweet-toothed residents of Notting Hill have loved her from their first delicious mouthful and she now has the likes of Annie Lennox, Take That, Russell Brand (‘I’m in love!’), and Grecian Princesses amongst her fanbase. Even Scrooge will be licking his lips before Christmas. No, it’s not Mother Theresa’s cook whisking up good cheer, but Cookie Girl taking the world of baking by a buttercream storm.

Cookie Girl and her new cupcake book

Image credit: Ebury Press

Otherwise known as Xanthe Milton, (above, left) Cookie Girl started off by donning Alice in Wonderland-esque costumes and knocking on the doors of Notting Hill. To cut the story short, since then her success and popularity has risen as perfectly as her delicious cakes. (I’ve gobbled a few myself so this analogy is spot on, believe me).

She’s just launched her very first book, EAT ME! – a self-confessed ‘stupendous, self-raising world of cupcakes and bakes’. mydeco got in touch to ask her about the launch’s Alice in Wonderland theme: ‘I couldn’t think of a better venue than the Paradise By Way of Kensal Green pub with its over sized lampshades and whimsical interior; it was just magical and fitted with the book’s fairy tale style.’

delicious Eat Me! cupcakes by Cookie Girl

Image Credit: Eat Me! cupcakes from Ebury Press

‘At the launch I read a couple of pages of scene setting [from the book] which made people realise that this was no ordinary recipe book,’ enthused Xanthe. And it really isn’t – from the cocktail inspired (pina colada, margarita), to desert inspired (tiramisu? Yes please!) to seasonal Easter nests – there are 80 delicious and imaginative recipes to drool over.

‘What made it extra special was having so many people there that know me as ‘Cookie Girl’ from back in the days when I was knocking on their doors selling them cookies,’ she added. ‘It felt like we had all been on this journey together.’

chic cakestand by Undergrowth Design at design boutique

Image credit: Undergrowth Design at design boutique

When you embark upon your own cupcake journey, make sure the presentation of your delicious wares do the Eat Me! recipes justice. mydeco has a huge selection of cute and stylish cake stands and our design boutique cake stands, (above, by Undergrowth Design) are my favourite.

WIN today’s Alice in Wonderland prize: a ceramic cupcake pot 2 March, 2010

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Today’s prize is this irresistibly kitsch ceramic cupcake pot by JP ceramics, from our exclusive design boutique:

To win, go to our Gifts for Alice page and look for the item with the ‘we love’ logo. Then, hunt for that prize in one of our amazing Alice in Wonderland images on mydeco’s Facebook Fan page . When you find the hidden prize, just tag the image with your name.

Get hunting and good luck!

Deal of the day – 50% off Geraldine Mattis plate in our design boutique 12 January, 2010

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We love this cute side plate from Geradine Mattis – not only is it a bargain at just £8.50 (was £17), but it provides us with the perfect excuse to indulge. After all, when your crockery looks this good it’s only right that you use it to serve something delicious!

Image credit: Geraldine Mattis at Design Boutique

The quirky, unique design is actually a collage made from paper and magazine cut-outs. As part of mydeco’s design boutique, you’re unlikely to find a product like this on the high-street, so it’s perfect for adding a little individuality to your kitchen.

If you think you can you find an even better bargain–busting deal you should take part in mydeco’s Outlet bargain challenge. Finding the best bargain will also win you that product, courtesy of our brilliant Outlet section! What are you waiting for?

Browse more great discounts on mydeco’s special offers page. In addition to the Deal of the day, check out the top ten deals this week and for all the latest deals and offers, sign up to our Sale Scoop. Happy bargain hunting!