Chocolate Fountains, Candy Buffets & Fruit Palms… the perfect start to the week!

Based in Luton, Bedfordshire, Boit de Chocolat provide yummy chocolate fountains, delicious fruit palms and scrumptious sweet buffets.  We are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting in the ‘Vintage Zone’ at our Spectacular Wedding Show on 13th January 2013.  Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the company’s owner Venesa Coodien…

Who inspires you? 

My customers. I like the comments I get and suggestions from them all at each event. Without them I wouldn’t really have known what to build on and how. Also the suppliers i have worked with. The comments from them and advise they have given.

What makes you unique?

I think our presentation. We are perfectionists. I like everything to look perfect including how any of the dipping items are cut and displayed on a plate. I like it to be kept clean and tidy so we offer staff as part of the deal as standard. That way the fountain is kept clean, looks lovely all night and the venue are happy with the place not being covered in chocolate.

What influences you? 
Again our customers, how they react, the comments we get. Without them none of this would be possible. They let me know what they want and how they want it. The reactions are what make me think forward and what i can do next. 

What is your greatest achievement? 
My greatest achievement to date is the reputation i have made for Boit De Chocolat. Guaranteed at every fountain job i have been to that someone will say its the best fountain they have seen and tasted. From that word of mouth has spread and we have been so busy, supplying Whipsnade Zoo with all their fountains as well as doing big corporate events again from recommendations from previous customers and venues. 

A Message from Boit de Chocolat to our readers… 
A big hello to everyone. Looking forward to working with all you lovely suppliers, events people and brides. Please get in contact if i can help you in any way. Chocolate fountains are our specialty but we do also do Candy Buffets and Fruit palms.

Do you have a current special offer for Ice the Cake readers? 
Yes, until the end of the year December 31st 2012, if you book (deposit of £50 only required) any of our all inclusive packages you get a free candy buffet for said event.

Haley Jane Events does Essex Fashion Week 2012…

It may have been over a week ago now but the excitement still remains.  Essex Fashion Week has become an annual highlight for one of our Suppliers Haley Jane Events and they are here with a guest blog today to share their account of this VIP event. Looking at the fun they had all we can say is that we are WELL JEL!…

“Ok, so it’s the morning of Essex Fashion Week 8/4/2012. Yes you guessed it, it’s Easter sunday, So while everyone’s indulging in Easter eggs were making the 2.5 hour trip to CEME Venue where Essex Fashion Week is taking place.

We arrive at CEME In Essex to be greeted by security and the longest red carpet I have ever seen and the huge white board with all well known sponsors including: Amy Childs, HeartFM, Marriot, RM Magazine, boohoo, Cinderella Hair, Wags World, Kosho, Lifestyle 24/7,  Plus many more.

We entered the venue and it looked amazing with a huge white glowing catwalk for all the stunning models to take to and strut their thing!
As everyone was preparing for the opening of Essex Fashion Week. We met with Adam & Simon Ryan and the beautiful Danielle Bigaignon from WE BOP who showed us different areas of where we could set up our Candy Buffet & Candy Tree & colour coordinated pom pom trees, so we opted to set up in the VIP drinks & after party area.

The colour theme was black & silver so we have brought the colour & theme to our candy buffet table. Our flower table centre piece was made by the lovely Kris at Fusion Flowers – Where floral designs come to life.

The atmosphere was amazing & exciting all rolled into one and we were so honoured to be asked to join the event for the 2nd year!

As it was Essex Fashion Week we wanted to incorporate our 5ft candy trees into the fashion theme.

The lovely girls from Love Cupcakes also provided their famous cookies which looked lovely and went down a storm.

Lily Sunshine also provided mini cupcakes, which were yummy!.
Jeff Brazier – The Host of Catwalk and an amazing job he did too
Nanny Pat from ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ Said her grandchildren would love our Candy Buffet …. ha-ha

Rylan from ‘Signed by Katie Price’ He was amazed by our 5ft Fashion Candy Tree & couldn’t believe how many sweets there were in our Candy Buffet

We were delighted when Harry Derbridge from ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ posed for press pictures with our Candy Buffet.

Kirk Norcross from ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ & Big Brother & Sugar Hut. Looking REEM!  He couldn’t believe how heavy our Candy Tree was!

David Van Day & Sue Moxley enjoyed our candy treats for their lunch at Essex Fashion Week.

Such a funny man & Sue Moxley was so lovely after she brought the David over to our Candy Buffet! …. Thank you!

ROMEO from So Solid Crew & Big Brother – Nicest person I have ever met he’s so lovely!

Haley Jane Events ….. ROMEO DONE!

Many celebrities attended the Essex Fashion Week including 2 Shoes, ‘Only Way Is Essex’ Perri Sinclair, Jessica Wright, Billi Muklow, Cara Kilbey, and Lauren Goodger.
Joey Bevan Stylist for Americas & UK Next Top Model.

I also managed to catch up with desperate scouse wives at the After Party

I also supplied our popular pom-pom trees on the tables in the VIP tables ready for the after party also our bespoke 6ft pom-pom trees for each side of the catwalk they are all colour coordinated in black & silver and looked amazing.

So as Essex Fashion Week after party was in full swing and everyone was enjoying themselves with the sounds from Heartless Crew.

Also KIG (Heads, Shoulder, Knees & Toes) was so lovely to watch them perform live and catch up with them.

We managed to catch up with a couple of celebrities who were impressed with our work and loved what we did.  It was also lovely & refreshing to be recognized from celebrities who remembered us from the previous Essex Fashion Week and knew all about us at Haley Jane Events. 

                                    As they say: ……….. That’s a wrap! – HJE x
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us Haley!  Maybe you could take us with you next year?! 🙂
Photography Credit:  Daniel Halawi’s Photography
Article Written by: Haley Jane Events 

Christmas Treats for 23rd December – Tamaryns Treasures


Who is Tamaryn’s Treasures?

We are a venue styling and hire company that also makes cupcakes, sweetie tables, sweetie trees and has an online boutique for favours, stationery, real petal confetti and other decorations.


Where are you based?  

We have offices in Alderley Edge and Sheffield and cover the whole of England but we mainly work in Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire. 

What is your greatest achievement so far? 

This year we were very proud to be on Don’t Tell The Bride but in the past Tamaryn won an award for her wedding design for vintage theme wedding which was very exciting! 


What is your favourite Christmas song? 

We love all the Christmas songs but an all time favourite is Maria Carey ‘All I want for Christmas is you!!’ 


How can people get in touch with you? 

Have a look on our website at and you can either send us an enquiry online via our form, call us on 01625 300065 or email us at We will still be working in-between Christmas and New Year. 

What do you love about Christmas?  

Oooo probably the Christmas tree! We are very festive and love making things for Christmas. Tamaryn makes amazing mince-pies and the pastry just crumbles in the mouth. We also make wreaths, Christmas cupcakes, popcorn strings, Lebekuchen and love wrapping presents in creative ways but this year we made our first gingerbread house and that was really got us in the mood for Christmas!