Great Rollright French Patisserie Stall

It’s Thursday, and I’ve just about recovered from the weekend now! What a challenge it was for me… cooking four different types of tarts (strawberry & patisserie cream, banoffee, crème de marrons & pear, mini tarte tatin) and two types of éclair (chocolate, and almond) in just one day… putting many of the components together on the morning of the stall to ensure it was fresh!
Great Rollright French Patisserie Stall

I was starting to feel a little frantic at certain points (I slept around half midnight and was up again before 6am) but it all came together on the day, specifically before 9am on Saturday… My dad, the resident cameraman, has filmed a sweet little tour of my stall for you to see!

Such a friendly and welcoming little community! And free tea for the stall-holders… a dream…

Great Rollright French Patisserie Stall

Here are the banoffee pies, my parents’ particular favourite. I got out some napkins I bought in France (which read “Petits Plats Maison”) and my checkered picnic basket, plus a wooden wine-crate that my brother got for my birthday. I think it looked rather sweet!

Great Rollright French Patisserie Stall

To finish, I put on a mad collection of prints – a flowery dress (New Look, charity shopped!) my home-made apron, and a colourful hair band… just so that I looked as crazy yet cheerful as I felt.

Great Rollright French Patisserie Stall

It was pretty successful… I covered my costs and made a little money before we had to clear away & pack up at 12.30, despite the fact that the market was quieter than usual due to the glorious weather & lack of residents staying at home for the weekend. Which meant that I slightly overestimated the number of cakes I needed to make. But then, having lots of cakes left over was the best bit really…. 🙂

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