Friday, 1 July 2011

Friday's Rule!!! Cupcake for Life!

Friday's Rule #7
Once a Cupcake, Always a Cupcake!

This week is one tinged with sadness in Cupcake Land.
Our lovely Cupcake Eva is going international and is now based in Amsterdam!
It's hard to put into words how much we will miss her every week,
but she has promised she will be back and 
has already booked a holiday to come home for Cupcake Mimi's wedding in July!

On the upside though... Cupcake Roadtrip to Holland!!

We know that we will hear from her regularly and it will be like she's hardly away but
to express our best wishes and remind her where she belongs,

Boss Lisa has put our feelings very eloquently into this fabulous poem...

Cupcake Eva we love you,
And we know you love us too,
But as you are a clever girl,
Go share your talents with the world.

Although we'll miss you very much,
We know you'll always keep in touch,
And when you can you'll head back here,
And take a break, from counting beers.

You'll take your place on the stage once more.
Strike a pose upon the dance floor
As wherever you are & whatever you do,
A Cupcake outfit is always waiting for you!

Remember... a Cupcake is for life,
Not just for Christmas!
Toodle Pip,
Cupcake Linz

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Our Hunny Bunch!

Sometimes I have to step back in amazement at the lovely, memorable things that we are fortunate to  experience as Cupcakes...

We meet all sorts of people, of all ages and walks of life at the events we attend and a huge part of our role as Cupcakes is to mingle, meet and greet with guests at parties, charity balls and with the crowds at open air events. We have came across some real characters along the way...from Mr Boom at Belladrum to Chico from XFactor. We love chatting with the public, as they always have questions about who we are, who started the troupe, where we get our outfits from....and we're happy to tell all! We love to hear stories of the 40s and 50s and memories of the Golden Era that we love so much!

On Sunday, at Glasgow Armed Forces Day, a lady approached us as we mingled with the crowds that had gathered on George's Square, to ask if we'd say hello to a man who wanted to meet us. A lovely gentleman made his way across to us, draped in medals, as the lady explained he was of an age that he was now waiting on a telegram from the Queen!

Well, from the outset he had us charmed. What a true gent he was! Ronnie, aka, Hunny Bunch (what the ladies in his carehome call him), was just a joy to talk with and he appreciated our attention to detail...saying how authentic we were and how it took him back. He asked how one would be able to get in touch and so I wrote down my mobile number..not thinking we'd hear from him...

I thought wrong!
As I was walking Arnie (our Rottie) tonight, an unknown number came up on my was Ronnie! I knew it was him straight away as he is so well spoken...

I answered "Is that hunny bunch?", much to his delight!

We gabbed for a good 10mins. He'd called to apologise that he'd missed our performance as he was being entertained by the Lord Provost and wanted to know where he could see us perform next! 
I think we'll be seeing him next week at the Tall Ships Event in Greenock!

He was happy to chat away with extremely learned man, yet down to earth.  I now know that he is infact a Bishop but we believe that he may have been a doctor as he did mention this to us on Sunday. He was a guest of Charles and Camilla on Saturday at Edinburgh Armed Forces Day and actually appeared on the same page as me in the Sunday Mail....coincidence or what! (photo above)

I think Ronnie is a new friend made and I'm rather chuffed that he decided to call.

 We'll let you know if we see him again...

A special man indeed!

Lisa x

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Cupcake Crazies! Cocktail Catastrophe!

This weeks 'Crazy' is a quick one.

Cupcake Carol once dropped a cocktail into her handbag, 
ruined a wedding invitation and didn't know 
when or where to attend said wedding!


Monday, 27 June 2011

The Armed Forces WE SALUTE YOU!


 At ease...get a cuppa and catch up on what we've been up to...........

What a weekend The Kennedy Cupcakes have had, performing at not one but TWO Armed Forecs Day celebrations! After a soggy but fabulous day at Stirling's Military Show last weekend, we headed for Edinburgh's Holyrood Park on Saturday to be part of the main stage entertainment, then on Sunday, George's Square for Glasgow's event!
Me and a lovely veteran at Edinburgh's AFD
Being part of Armed Forces Day events is something we really do treasure, feeling extremely honoured be be invited to entertain the troops and the public. Armed Forces Day aims " to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces".
It's a chance to show appreciation for the hard work, dedication and sacrifice made by the Armed Forces community. 

I have many friends who are in the Forces and sadly lost two very close mates who were Scots Guards a few years ago, therefore showing support for our Armed Forces is something that is extremely important to me.
Paul and Fergie-always in our thoughts!
Edinburgh were the host city for this year's event and so, we were overjoyed to be invited to perform as we knew it would be a memorable and special occasion!

It sure was!!! We had such a fantastic time, meeting lots of lovely people, civillians and Forces personnel, performing 3 sets to great crowds each time! We even got some Royal Highlanders dancing a Cupcake Stroll to a packed audience!
Wish we'd had the camera to hand-they were awesome!
We ended the day, dancing in the rain to the amazing sounds of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers! Superb!

The atmosphere at both Edinburgh & Glasgow's events was just wonderful. We got such a fantastic response from everyone we met. It was so nice to mingle and meet some of the veterans and learn how they were awarded their medals. We met a true gentleman by the name of Ronnie aka Hunny Bunch (that's what the ladies in his care home call him he said) In his 90s, he amazed us with his charm and his lovely stories...he also told us he was the Fred Astaire of his care home and we believe him!

As many of you will know, when we host our own events we like to try to raise funds for Armed Forces charities, the last event raising £1300 for The Mark Wright Project

Our next venture, aims to raise more money for the Armed Forces...

So, get mailing us now to secure your very own Kennedy Cupcakes T-shirt...ONLY A TENNER!!!

Do it....that's an order!


Lisa xxxxxx