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Sassy Mama Awards 2014 WINNER!

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A few weeks back, a friend texted me to congratulate Red Carousel’s win…my response was “what win?”…unbeknownst to me, Red Carousel had been voted “Best party shop for planning and supplies” in Singapore by Sassy Mama readers! And to think I didn’t even have to bribe anyone! hehe…

 

Well I can say that it was a really wonderful surprise! I’m totally blown away by all the support we have received in the short time we have been in business (9 months). Red Carousel has gone from strength to strength, not just with the online shop, but in all areas. Great news is we will keep expanding the product offerings in the shop and in our props hire section. We will continue to fill up the shelves of Monday’s Off, our new stockist in Haji Lane Singapore. Our sell-out cake decorating classes has expanded with the addition of Cake Pops courses. But sadly it means we have to say no to a lot of cake, dessert table and party styling enquiries, since we can only take on a very limited number of bookings – there’s only so much one woman can do! Which leads me to another topic…

 

I need an admin assistant. Soon! So I am on the hunt if anyone wishes to contact me about job opportunities, please email hello@redcarousel.com. Singaporean or PR status required. 

 

In June we will be celebrating Red Carousel’s first birthday, which can only mean one thing…Party time! And…a new website! Oh yes, that is in the works too. I plan to shut the online shop for a week or two in May to make this all happen…so be forewarned. If you need pretty party supplies during May, do your shopping early! 

 

Thank you everyone, really, thank you! It’s been a lot of hard work, but so worth it! I’ve had the time of my life. I’ve loved working with/for an amazing bunch of people and really looking forward to the projects coming up. Thanks again x

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Recycled Craft Series for Young Parents Magazine

It’s been really exciting working for Young Parents Magazine again. They comissioned me to create a three part ‘recycled craft’ series. The January edition was Chinese New Year Inspired, with hobby horse, pineapple rattle and a fish lolly box. February was about Valentines Day, where I made heart crayons, a candle holder and paper heart decorations. The March edition, which was just released, included crafts for kid’s bedroom interiors.  

The team at Young Parents are uber professional and I loved how the photos turned out. Great to see our ideas come to life. And of course a huge thrill to see it all in print! young parents March 2014youngparentsfeb2014youngparents_Jan2014

Featured: Young Parents Magazine

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When I first arrived in Singapore (pregnant), Young Parents magazine was one of the first magazines I read. I was hooked from the start and I still buy it now. It’s a great read with lots of eye candy too.

 

So, imagine how exciting it is for me to see my work in the August edition – on the shelves right now. I have a 6 page spread with 3 cakes and recipes/instructions for each one. 

 

I had a lot of fun working on this project with the Young Parents team. The brief was quite specific, which was challenging – in a good way. Coincidentally, the magazine requested for a carousel cake! Some products from the Red Carousel store also made it into the shots.

 

Hope you enjoy the article. Do let me know if you try out one of the recipes! 

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