Monday, 26 January 2015

Facebook Giveaway January 2015

Beat those January Blues and enter our Facebook competition to win this beautiful Disaster Designs Ditsy Pug Satchel Bag! Perfect for doggie lovers this lovely bag is great for everyday use!
All you have to do - to be entered - is go to our Facebook page:
 Like our page and like the post and comment with "Win" and we will automatically enter you into a free draw.
The Closing Date for this competition is 16th February 2015.
Good luck xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Willow In Marie Claire Magazine!!

Our very own Songbird Satchel has been picked by Marie Claire to be on there hot list of this seasons top Gifts & Accesories in the November issue out now!! you can buy the bag here:

and now only £39.95!!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

A Right Royal Affair!

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee we thought we would share this recipe and cake baked by our very own queen of baking Sue Adams, you can also see our wonderful Jubilee cake wraps and toppers on the cupcakes!
Isn't it brilliant! Here is the recipe if you fancy making one for your Jubilee street party:

Sue's Fabulously British Union Jack Cake

For the cake

280g unsalted butter
280g caster sugar
5 eggs
280g self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the sugar syrup

5 tbsp water
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the butter cream

250g unsalted butter
250g icing sugar

To decorate

Raspberries and blueberries (about 400-500g each)
1. Preheat the oven to 180 and line the base of a 18" x 12" baking tray with straight sides, about 1" tall.

2. In a mixer, beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

3. With the mixer going on a slow setting. add the eggs one at a time, slipping in a tablespoon of flour about half way through to stop the mixture from curdling.

4. Sift in the flour and mix until just combined and then stir in the vanilla.

5. Tip into the tray and spread to cover the base, and bake for 15-20 minutes until the top is golden and the sponge springy to the touch.

6.  Meanwhile, make the sugar syrup.  Place the water and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil over a low-medium heat.  Remove from the heat an leave to cool before adding the vanilla.

7. While the cake is still warm, prod all over with a skewer and spoon the syrup over the cake.

8. Leave to cool.  Once cool, you can remove from the tin, but it is tricky.  You can't see the tin so I leave it - it's also easier to transport this way.

9.  Make the butter cream by sifting the flour into an electric mixer and mixing with the butter for at least 5 minutes.  Once it is light and fluffy, mix in the vanilla.

10. Spread the butter cream over the cake.  You do not want to see any cake, as this will form the base of your flag.

11.  With a blunt knife, gently draw four lines on your butter cream - right to left, top to bottom and corner to corner on both sides.  on either side of the lines for the vertical and horizontal cross, place a raspberry so you have two lines of fruit going down, two from side to side.

12.  Place one row of raspberries on the lines making the corner to corner crosses.
(if you want to true Union Jack representation, place the raspberries below the line on the right hand side and above the line on the left hand side).

13. Finally, will between the red lines with blueberries.  This will create the blue background and the butter cream will create the while outline on the red crosses.

So we hope you all enjoy the 4 day Jubilee celebrations and have some wonderful Jubilee parties we would love to see your photos, so please send them in and we may put them on the blog!


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Love Is In The Air...

With Valentines Day just days away there is still time to order your loved one a gift from us and receive it in time for the big day.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Beat The January Blues...

If you are feeling the January blues why not enter our competition to win this gorgeous Disaster Designs Songbird Mini Bag also will make a lovely valentines gift! To enter the competition pop along to our Facebook for all the details

With Valentines day just around the corner why not take a look at some gifts ideas that are sure to make her swoon!
Or a lovely treat for yourself!
All available from

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Time!

The big day is less than 5 days away, but do not panic if you still haven't got your presents sorted we have lots of lovely gift ideas on our website and we can get them to you in time for Christmas just order by the 23rd Dec and we can send special delivery (please email for a quote)
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and thank you for all your support we have some exciting plans for the New Year so keep an eye out xxx

Monday, 7 November 2011

Competition Time!

It's Competition time here at Willow Patterns! For the chance to win this beautiful Cake Stand From Disaster Designs worth £24.95!

 All you need to do is go to our Facebook ( Link can be found on our Website) and to LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page and link with Friends,Family, Colleagues or Anyone else you might know! To be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be drawn on the 1st Of December Good Luck everyone xx