Biscuits for Farrow and Ball

This January, I made one thousand biscuits for Farrow and Ball (for those who don’t know, they are a paint and wallpaper company). This was our biggest order so far. I was quite nervous about making them all in the time and to keep up with my plan. I organised a little regime as I had to fit them in around christmas.

To start with, I was quite slow but once I got the hang of it, the decorating went very smoothly. The design I was doing was one from their brand new wallpaper collection, called Ocelot.

We got samples of wallpaper from the company for us to make the colours as similar as possible. That part was actually quite hard as the colours of the paper change with the type of lighting you are viewing it under. In natural light, it looked almost grey but in artificial light, it was more of a pinky brown. It was quite a challenge and I learned a lot from the process.

Farrow and Ball Ocelot

ocelot wallpaper

The biscuits were actually to be used as gifts at some of their launch parties, where people are invited to discover the new designs.

As they are an international company, we saw our biscuits pop up on twitter from New York and Toronto! It was a lovely thing to see our biscuits travel all round the world.

I’m now really looking forward to have another similar order, it’s so exiting, even if I had to make the same biscuit over and over again.

Mylène

Radio Northampton with Vanessa Kimbell

What an amazing experience! I passed this last Sunday on the radio!! It was on BBC radio Northampton in the morning.

I was contacted Friday evening so I had a very short time to get the idea. I quickly made some samples to taste for the radio staff and had a bit of time to get nervous!

It’s a lady called Vanessa Kimbell who asked me to be on her one hour show. She wrote a cook book and has a lovely blog called Prepped. It was quite scary to go in the studio and speak in this big microphone when you know that many people are going to listen to what you’re saying.

I finally enjoyed it a lot. The atmosphere was relaxed and lovely, the presenters were very nice too. They tasted my patisseries and looked very happy with them.

Now I’m listening back to the recording online and I absolutely hate my voice and accent (you know this feeling when you hear your own voice) but everybody else looked impressed.

People from the BBC are going to send me the recording so I’ll be able to put it up properly on the blog.

Have a greedy day

                                                                               

Mylène

Welcome to my website

Hi, my name is Mylène.
I come from Finistere, in Brittany.
From a young age I experimented in the kitchen, cooking meals
for my younger brother and sister and I have developed a
particular passion for biscuits, patisseries and deserts…
but I’m equally at home making savouries.
It’s important for me to keep cooking simple yet delicious using only quality ingredients. The blog articles which you’ll find on the site provide practical advice along with an array of no-fuss recipes which I heartily recommend.
Everything to buy from my shop is delivered to you fresh.