Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Giveaway #395 : Win a children’s baking-set & a case of delicious elderflower cordials - closed - winner Samantha Ripley


The elder tree is steeped in folklore and magic. For our ancestors, its blossom was a powerful symbol of the change in the seasons, heralding the arrival of summer. It is said that if you want to see fairies, all you need do is stand under an elder tree on Midsummer’s Eve at the peak of the elderflower season. The Elder Fairies are only visible at this time of year and are most active at dawn or dusk, preferring to keep out of the bright light of day so as not to be seen! Tread lightly and you might just catch a rare glimpse of them, flitting among the Elder trees, sprinkling their yellow fairy dust over the elderflowers, filling the air with their enchanting fragrance - but be careful not to fall asleep, or it is said they will carry you off! 

Inspired by a little help from the Elder Fairy and Belvoir’s elderflower cordial, Sophie Conran has conjured up two easy-to-make recipes for elderflower fairy cakes and spell binding wand biscuits which are just perfect for introducing children to the magic of cooking.

It might be believed that the Elder Fairy has played her part in Belvoir Fruit Farms’ success too, sprinkling a little magic dust over the business perhaps. Belvoir was the first UK company to recognise the commercial potential of elderflower cordial, a drink as quintessentially English as vicars’ tea parties and village fetes, and this summer celebrates its 30th anniversary producing the ‘original’ elderflower cordial.

To mark their anniversary and the six week annual elderflower harvest, Belvoir will stage the first ever Elderflower Festival, to be held at Belvoir Cricket Club in Knipton, Lincolnshire, on 13 July. Open to everyone, this fun-filled, family event will also play host to Frances Quinn, BBC Great British Bake-Off Winner, who happens to be a local. She’ll not only do a cookery demo but will judge the cake baking competition too.

In honour of the occasion, Belvoir have provided a lovely prize for one Madhouse Family Reviews reader : a children’s baking-set, along with a case of six delicious elderflower cordials, in total worth £45. Fill in your entries on the Rafflecopter widget below.

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274 comments:

  1. We made cupcakes at the weekend.

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  2. #ReadCookEat recipe : Lemon scones (inspired by Above All Things by Tanis Rideout) - commented!

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  3. Muesli cookies with added apple and cinnamon just this afternoon. They taste like the best hobnobs you've ever had!

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  4. Cup cakes with my grandchildren for Easter tea.

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  5. Fairy cakes with white chocolate chunks in x

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  6. I have added klout to parenting!

    Ashleigh

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  7. I commented on Test : Le Petit Marseillais Douche Baume de Soin Nutrition Intense

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  8. We baked today. Gingerbread men and quiche :-)

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  9. chocolate brownies hubby helped too as i was reading the recipie wrong

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  10. Cupcakes - we love making cupcakes, ours were vanilla last time :)

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  11. Buns with my twin grandchildren.

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  12. Gluten free banana cupcakes for my mother in law's partner

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  13. We make some mean chocolate brownies, haven't made them for a couple of weeks though :)

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  14. the last thing we baked was fairy cakes topped with red and blue icing for my eldest sons 'spiderman' birthday party on the 3rd june :)

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  15. I don't have kids so I've never cooked anything with a child.

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  16. Ginger Snaps

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  17. Chocolate oaty biscuits
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  18. sticky toffee pudding with my son x

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  19. commented on What did you win in May ?

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  20. I made some banana & nutella muffins yesterday with my 4 year old :)

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  21. Chocolate Fridge cake - easy quick and fun!

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  22. My 21 month old grand daughter & I made cakes & iced them last week, sadly I was too poorly to have her this week, but hopefully, fingers crossed I get to be a almost 2 year old again next week.

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  23. Strawberry and white chocolate cake :)

    Stacey Melia

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  24. We made blueberry muffins and butterfly cakes - Becky Duffy

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  25. I've commented on Amy's Kitchen Broccoli & Cheddar Bake review.

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  26. We did cupcakes a few weeks ago for the church's open day :) x

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  27. Commented on Kitchen Brazil Challenge x

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  28. cupcakes with a bit of help from myself

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  29. I've commented on Fun Facts about our four-legged friends (and their owners !)

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  30. fairy cakes with my grandaughter x

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  31. Lemon drizzle cake :) messy but yummy

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  32. Lynsey Buchanan8 June 2014 at 18:51

    Rainbow cake

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  33. fairy cakes with the grandchildren

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  34. Yorkshire puddings today, and we had pancakes for supper, with the left over mixture.

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  35. we baked some cookies for my lil girls uncles birthday party with his name on them :)

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  36. crispy cakes and brownies

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  37. Banana cake, although tomorrow we are making brownies yummm!

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  38. We had maple syrup cookies (from a packet mix - as she's only 2-and-a-half). :)

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  39. We made Fairy cakes on Sunday!

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  40. Gingerbread men

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  41. Charmian Filewood10 June 2014 at 00:48

    Chocolate Brownies

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  42. Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle cupcakes!

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  43. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES :)

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  44. A chocolate cake!
    @Dorothee77

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  45. Biscuits with 'windows' (boiled sweets) in them.

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  46. Chocolate cupcakes

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  47. Rice Krispie Cakes

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  48. We made a peach pie last weekend.

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  49. My daughter and i always bake rock cakes, neither of us like them, but my dad loves them and my daughter loves her Grandad he is her favourite person in the world (after me i hope)

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  50. Peppa Pig cupcakes

    Stacey Guilliatt

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  51. Rebecca Gransden13 June 2014 at 14:43

    Ginger cookies

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  52. Chocolate brownies, they were awful

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  53. Chocolate chip cookies with white and dark chcolates.

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  54. I Baked a Cheese Tart and some gooey brownies with the kids Yesterday!!Mmmm Scrummy for our tummy!!(carroll marsh)

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  55. We made a pavlova this afternoon

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  56. Red velvet cupcakes

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  57. Lisa brandling15 June 2014 at 14:00

    Daddy's birthday cake.

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  58. Renee Armstrong15 June 2014 at 14:39

    Jam Tarts

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  59. Nanaimo bars!

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  60. We made diabetes traybake....just from all the sweeties that seem to get left in the sweetie box! :) x

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  61. Gave you a Klout point in Food!

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  62. We made some cakes together x

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  63. I made lemon drizzle cakes with the kids on Sunday yum!

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  64. A birthday cake for daddy.

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  65. I baked spinach & ricotta canelloni with my daughter last week - not a cakey family x

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  66. Tobys proud mummy16 June 2014 at 16:41

    we love baking summer cupcakes decorared with chocolate bits and smiling suns

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  67. welsh cakes

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  68. Cupcakes last weekend

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  69. peanut butter brownies on Sunday for dad
    debbie jackson

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  70. We made Mars bar crispy cakes the other day xx

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  71. Gingerbread men!

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  72. Chocolate chip butterfly cakes.

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  73. I commented here http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/Applewood-Spreadable-pumpkin-pork-risotto.html?showComment=1402996788554

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  74. Banana bread and oat cookies

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  75. Fruit Brownies :)

    @jamiecomps

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  76. cookies

    trevor linvell

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  77. My twins are only 18 months old but we have done crispy cakes and they like helping cook a roast on a Sunday

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  78. Fairy cakes for the school summer fete :)

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  79. I don't have any children but I did bake a heart shaped birthday cake for my gorgeous boyfriend today.

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  80. we baked scones last week

    kay panayi

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  81. Crunchy Cheesecake :)

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