Saturday, 23 June 2012

Summer Clutter City

I am just in from a lovely time at Clutter City! I am always amazed by all the amazing crafts people we have in Norwich! Thanks once again to everyone who bought cakes and showed their continued support to me, my little business and veganism! And no, I will never get bored with people squealing 'Yay the vegan cake ladies here'! X

All set up and ready to go!

One of my favourite things at the market!
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Longshanks Original Articles
Sue Owen
Sue Owen
The vegan kids did it again! 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Vegan Get Together!

Thanks for a lovely evening fellow vegan get togetherers! I am so full of cakey goodness! Thanks Erika for the banana, peanut choc cookies I love peanuts! Terri for the awesome cheesecake! Rachel for the flapjacks which I will be nibbling on for breakfast! My little niece Vada for the banana muffins so yummy! Carly for the strawberries and blueberries they were much needed after all that cake! And to Willemina, Mark and my mum for coming along and being your awesome selves! And to Kyle for being the official cake eater of the night (he is bouncing off the walls)! See you all next time! :) If you would like to come along to the next get together please email me at for info on dates and meeting places! X

Thanks to Rachel for the lovely photos XXX

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Summer Garden Chocolate Collection

£7 for a box of 6

June is the month summer really starts (hopefully) so to celebrate we have created the Summer Garden Collection. All created with garden produce in mind! The lavender, mint, lemon balm and tomatoes are all grown in the Deerly Beloved garden too, talk about local ingredients!

Tomato and Mint Truffle: Rich tomato (yes we said tomato, well it is a fruit) adds depth and savoury sweetness to this rich truffle and added fresh mint gives it a light summery freshness. Topped with a pinch of mint sugar, this is the new Deerly Beloved favourite!

Lavender Salted Caramel Truffle: A floral lavender truffle combined with a pinch of Cornish sea salt to bring out the caramel notes in the 62% chocolate.

Lemon Balm Truffle: This light lemon truffle showcases lemon balm at it's best. Topped off with a pinch of lemon balm sugar and an orange blossom flower.

Ingredients: All truffles contain organic cocoa solids 62% cocoa butter, non bone char sugar, soya lecithin, soya milk/coconut milk.
Tomato and mint contains: organic tomato and fresh mint.
Lavender salted caramel contains: Dried organic lavender and cornish sea salt.
Lemon balm truffle contains: Fresh Lemon Balm, lemon juice, zest and orange blossom flower.

All boxes can be posted in the UK for £3.30. We use the best ingredients, all our chocolate is organic and fairtrade, and once posted the chocolates will be at their best for a week (if they last that long!) Bigger boxes can be purchased. Ordering can't be simpler! Email your order to and you can either pay by cheque or I can send a PayPal invoice to your email address. Once I have received your payment I will send you an email confirmation and your chocolates will be freshly made and sent!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Clutter City Summer Fair 2012!

We have just had our regular spot at Clutter City confirmed! Yay! We love Clutter City! The summer fair will be on the 23rd of June, 11am to 4pm at The Norwich Art's Centre! We will have Deerly Beloved classics and new seasonal cakes using the best local ingredients! Hope to see you there! See more updates on our Facebook page 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Beautiful vegan shoes
The other night (way past my bedtime) I was reading and hunting out new blogs (a past time I love doing when I am not up to my elbows in whoopie pie mix) and I happened to find these beautiful Parisian vegan shoes! As I have always been a total tomboy, I love shoes that have a feminine feel to them without teetering heels and glitzy bits stuck on every available space. So I am so pleased to find a range of shoes that are in keeping with my ethics without having to change my style!
I then discovered that the lady who designs them, Marion Hanania, is also friends with my good friend Jeffrey Lewis! What a small world it is! So I decided to contact Marion and ask her a few questions about her vegan shoe range 'Good Guys'.

DBB: Why did you start good guys?

MH: Because I've been a shoe designer for 10 years now and a vegetarian, and I always knew that if I created my own line of shoes, it would be without using any animal products. So that's what I've done!

DBB: What are your inspirations?

MH: Basic men's footwear from the 50's mostly. I was looking into styles that I could wear and that my boyfriend could also wear. I designed very masculine styles, but I added a little twist to make them wearable by women and men. The twist could be the "Swedish ribbon" that I put on the most classic design, or the bright and playful colors that I used for my spring summer collection. I put my everyday inspiration in my blog...

DBB: Who is your style icon?

MH: I have Lots of them: Bob Dylan, Amélia Earhart, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Jemima Kirke, Yaya Herman Dune, Madeline Valentine......You should google everyone of them!

DBB: What is your favourite vegan food?

MH: It would be a delicious vegan burger at Loving Hut in Paris!

DBB: How would you sum up your style in three words?

MH: Vintage dresses, denim from head to toe, and a pull over winter through to summer.

DBB: What three things could you not live without?

MH: •A sketchbook and a book to read
       •My twin sister and my boyfriend

Have a good day ! Thanks for the fun questions :o) ~Marion

Thanks so much to Marion for answering my questions! Please check out her wonderful shoes here:

Monday, 4 June 2012

Jubilee Weekend!

Hope you are having a great long bank holiday! The bakery was closed Saturday and Sunday as everyone needs a little rest and time to have fun! We started friday night off with a lovely meal after a long and tiring working day! We had Spicy re-fried beans, potato and onion rosti's, corn, and a coriander, cucumber and tomato salsa. It was heaven on a plate!
On Saturday Kyle had I had a 'date' day and took ourselves of to the cinema to see Prometheus, which we had been looking forward to seeing for ages. It was okay, we were a little disappointed, but it was still great to go to the cinema as it is quite a rare treat in our house, as was seeing a film on a big screen as we don't have a TV! (Well we do have a little one that we watch dvd's on).
We also enjoyed a lovely  hazelnut coffee at The Cherry Leaf. They do a really nice range of coffees and a cherry hot chocolate, which is one of the only cafe's I know of in Norwich to do a vegan hot chocolate!
Then on sunday we went to my mum's house and she made us a lovely meal and a delicious cranberry sponge with coconut cream and fruit on top! I hope you have all had a great weekend! X