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Julie πŸ’™ Soulful Baker  Wife, Mum, cook, baker. Cookbook author. Soulful Baker is available in stores πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ and can be shipped world-wide via online retailers

For all those not watching the football (like me), I thought I'd say πŸ‘‹

Also wanting to let you know that the last spaces for my upcoming London events are yours for the taking. There's only 3 places left for the supper club (4th July) and 4 places for the workshop the morning after. Both are being held at Divertimenti in Knightsbridge. The main focus for both events is to share our love of food, cooking and baking in a relaxed and friendly environment. I'll be cooking up some comforting treats for you on the Wednesday night then sharing my decoration and baking techniques at the workshop on the 5th. I might even include this one in the session, what do you think? It's one of my favourite tarts of the year so far.
What do you say....will I see you there?? I do hope so xx

For booking, hit the link in my profile and scroll down to the dates mentioned and come join in the fun πŸ’š

At Club Tropicana the drinks are free. Can some one call me a cab please. I wanna go. 🍸🍸🍹🍸 Sorry....it's all I could think of when I was editing the photo. And why not hey @beverley_bull fun and sunshine there's enough for everyone πŸ’ƒπŸΌ Happy weekend folks 🍸🍸 Peach and nectarine tart. Recipe is in my book.....it's just had a restyle πŸ‘

**Raffle CLOSED and the winner has been announced** You can win this pie! I'm raffling it at Β£1 per entry in aid of #cupcakeday for @alzheimerssoc

This pie can be yours....as long as you can come and collect it (from Carlisle). I'll bake it just in time for your end of meal dessert tomorrow. It's a rhubarb, apple and cherry pie with brown sugar and spices. Perfect hot or cold with what every accompaniment you prefer.

How to enter. Hit the link in my bio profile - which will take you to my justgiving page. Donate a minimum of Β£1 and leave your Instagram name and the word PIE. Multi Β£'s = multiple entities. I will draw the winning entry at 5pm tomorrow, just as the pie is being taken out if the oven when it will ready for collection!

For those that live too far away, you can also take part by entering a signed book raffle (I'll happily post worldwide) just do the same. Hit the link for the fundraising page and in the comments leave your Instagram name and the work BOOK. I'll also draw this raffle at 5pm tomorrow and post out within the week.

Good luck to all and thank you for supporting me and my fundraising for the Alzhiemers Society. Every 3 minutes someone in the UK is told that they have dementia. That is a frightening fact and something needs to be done. Let's help find a cure. Lots of love and thank you xx


My next post will be a special fruit pie - the prize of a raffle. I'm doing my bit for the Alzhiemers Society annual Cupcake Day which is this coming Thursday. You're probably thinking a pie has nothing to do with cupcakes!? Personally I don't think it matters what you bake, it is all about making something you love, with love, to share with others - all while making a bit of money for the charity....bringing people together while doing so.
So I'm thinking a rhubarb, apple and cherry pie will do just that. It will be wonderful served hot or cold swamped in either cream, ice-cream or custard.

I'm going to post the pic of it on here on Wednesday morning. I'm encouraging all those who can come and collect the pie (once it's been baked) to enter the raffle at just Β£1 per entry. The more Β£1's the better the chance of winning. The raffle is open to entries now and will be drawn at 5pm on Thursday - when the pie will be just out of the oven and ready to collect! I live near Carlisle....way way up in the North of England so I know this isn't something everyone can enter - but to all the Cumbrian's out there, hit my link in profile which will take you to my Just Giving page. Donate as little as Β£1 to enter (multiple Β£'s = multiple entries) and in the comments box add your Instagram name and the word PIE. For all those that live further afield you too can still enter, but instead put your Instagram name and the word BOOK and I'll raffle a signed book too, which I will post worldwide.

Hey, It's just a bit of fun to raise money for a charity and cause that is very very close to my heart. Please do join in if you can spare a pound or two, wheter for the pie or the book.

Good luck everyone and please keep an eye on my stories and posts up to and including the 14th xx

Please tag anyone you know that you think would like to get involved.
I hope one day there will be a cure xxx

#letsfindacure #cupcakeday #alzhimers #dementia @alzheimerssoc

@thebakefeed have only gone and included me in their Bakers Dozen this year!! What a complete honour! In their own words the list is made up of "bakers, millers, makers and mavens that embody the exciting world of baking today" - a list complied of "this year's most influential and innovative bakers in the business." Oh I'm blushing πŸ˜„ I'm just a Mamma that likes to bake and faff on a bit, but I'm thrilled that I get to share my creations through the wonderful baking community that @instagram has given us, connecting us the world over.

I am completely bowled over to be a part of the 13. Thanks to everyone at @thebakefeed for including me and a big shout out to all my fellow Bakers Dozen who I am delighted to be on the list alongside. It really is such an honour. Please check out their Instagram feeds (you'll love them all) and do get a copy of the magazine Bake from Scratch. It's a great issue with some really cool and interesting recipes to try.
@cloudykitchen @mollyreeder @foodieinnewyork @lokokitchen @bellegardebakery @bobsredmill @emcdowell @sarah_kieffer @mahzedahrbakery @zoebakes @realbakingwithrose and Tan Jakwani. Love you guys βœŒπŸ’– Happy Baking and have a great weekend xxx

It's exactly 4 weeks today until my London Supper Club!! I'm so excited about it. Feeding people and bringing joy through food is what I love most. There's limited spaces left, so if you'd like to come along and let me cook for you, get your space booked! You can book online via the @divertimenti website (I'll pop a link in my bio profile). The evening supper club is on the 4th July and starts at 7pm. Within a relaxed atmosphere you'll be served all the foods I love to cook (I don't just bake), handmade pasta will be sure to be on the menu. There is also a pastry / decoration workshop the following morning at the same venue, 11 to 1.15, where I'll show you how I bring my bakes to life, sharing all the tips and tricks I know.

I can't wait to meet you, to cook for you and to bake with you. Book soon to get your space! If you have any further questions or queries leave a comment or a DM and I'll get back to you asap xx πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

A square chocolate cake with lots of chocolate....and caramel in the middle. That was the birthday cake request from Myles this morning. I'm pretty sure I hit the brief.

It's actually his birthday tomorrow but we had a little party today, just round at the house with a few of his pals from school. They all made their own spaghetti, rolling it through the pasta machine, selecting what they had with it. I was hoping to get pictures but the truth was it was completely chaotic, Myles threw the strop of all strops, wouldn't sit at the table, wouldn't blow his candles out and even called my cake 'pathetic' then marched of screaming "I hate you for all of my life" Great...Nice....thanks son. Where do they get these things from!? πŸŽ‚
Back off to school they go tomorrow, and I have to say its a good job. Another day of listening to them argue constantly I think would completely send me over the edge. It's been a tough old week, juggling every thing - as we do. Weeks like this I miss my Mum even more. She'd have been here helping me out, saying "it's ok love, you're doing your best, they are just being kids" she'd help me to see the funny side and hand me a glass of wine.....then we'd laugh together. πŸŽ‚
But hey, tomorrow is a new day - new things to plan and move forward with. A day alone to reset and unwind is what is needed and I shall enjoy it.

Oh, and just for the record - the cake was great, not at all pathetic....well in my opinion anyway πŸ˜‚

Children, such little darlings!

Rolling in to June like....
πŸ‹πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸƒπŸŒΌπŸ¦‹ Classic lemon tart, an all time favourite of mine. The recipe is in my book....you know if you fancied trying out my version πŸ˜—Clickable link in my bio profile, if you don't have it already.
Have a super weekend my friends πŸ‹πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸƒπŸŒΌπŸ¦‹

Happy Anniversary Mr Jones ❀


For those that didn't see my stories a couple of days ago, I bring you exciting news! My London supper club and pastry workshop are now open for bookings! With limited seats available be sure to grab your place soon. Here's some more info.... I have been running a weekly supper from home since Sept 2015 - which has been a great success; currently I am booked up until the end of February 2019! For one night I am bringing my supper club to London. On the 4th July at Divertimenti in Knightsbridge London, I'll be cooking up my favourite foods. Think fresh, hand shaped pasta to start, food that's made with loads of love and care yet with focus on careful cooking and maximum flavour. Desserts will be something you usually see on here and of course there will be a couple of glasses of wine to accompany the meal.

The workshop is on the 5th July at the same venue from 11.00 to 13.15. It will be a small class in which I will be showing you some of my decoration techniques, sharing my pastry tips tricks and know how, and of course there will be tasters too.

Both will be fun, relaxed events and a great chance for us to meet and embrace our love of cooking, baking and feeding others! I am really looking forward to both. I know quite a few of you have booked already which is amazing! I can't wait to feed you, bake with you and have a great time. For those wanting to book I've popped a link in my bio profile which will take you to the cook school calender on the @divertimenti website. You'll find my events under the relevant dates. There are loads of other really amazing cookery days planned too, so if you can't make my dates be sure to take a look at what else is on offer.

I can't wait to meet you.....and feed you. Bottom line is feeding people makes me very happy!

Lots of love and have a great weekend! πŸ’–πŸ’–

Wedding inspired.
I can't deny the fact; the royal wedding has left me with a whirlpool of emotions. Wasn't it just beautiful? I'm actually enjoying it more now as I reflect upon on the occassion, looking back over the thousands of pictures and videos that have flooded Instagram since. I'm finding I'm seeing things differently - more detailed. Beautiful composed Meghan - the dress in it's simplistic beauty....the veil! Harry's face, his eyes full of love for his bride. Meghan's Mum, the lump in her throat you could visibly see her swallow. The venue and the weather, the choir and the cello player.....wow. Everything was so perfect.
It's left us full of hope for romance (chance would be a fine thing), love for our Royal family, our country and for good things ahead. Yet on the flip side I imagine it's left a few of us feeling a bit 😩 why can't everyone have such bliss?
It's my 8th wedding anniversary soon, a week today in fact. Sadly we will be apart but will celebrate our marriage when Jonah returns. I'll use this post to wish my husband a very big thank you, for being my partner for 15 years.... for supporting me through all of my cooking and baking adventures and for never tiring of me feeding him pastries! He's a true hero (and although he's not romantic at all) I do love him very much and I appreciate everything that he does for us as a family.
See you when you're home JJ πŸ₯‚πŸ’–

Ahead of tomorrow's Royal wedding celebrations and the anniversary of my beautiful Carla's last goodbye, I post this in tribute to her.
Forget-me-not. We most definitely will not.....not ever, my beautiful friend. Love you my darling Buffet. You are and will be forever and ever in our thoughts and hearts.xxx

Miss you πŸ•Š

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