Sunday, 21 February 2010

birthday cupcake competition winners

Today hardaker and pope marked it's first birthday, we feel we've come a long way in a year and to celebrate we've had a fantastic day. As I write hubby and I are still bursting at the seams from eating far too much of Sarah's delicious Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puds (we only got through 35 between the two families), then there was the sticky toffee pudding, followed by our very own birthday cupcake. In fact it's not surprising that hubby has dozed off; a few glasses of wine whilst watching golf in front of the fire with Mr H wont have helped! However we did manage to pull them away from the screen long enough for them to cast their votes in the cup cake competition.

Thank you to all of you who entered, we had great fun judging this afternoon, every member of both families got to vote. You can see all the entries here. The overall winner and recipient of a Hardaker and Pope parcel of goodies was Rebekah from Vintage Fairy Tales. This particular cake was Sarah's boy's overall favourite, he liked the reindeer!

Runners up were Cupcake Belle, (she appealed to the daughters!)

and Lesley at Poppy Greens with these beautiful flower cupcakes.

Congratulations winners.


  1. OMG Wow! I had a look at all the entries and Rebekah's are just amazing! So original...I love the bunting especially (but then I would wouldn't I?!) Lucky to win all that fab stuff - well-deserved! Congrats to you guys too - must be nice to share a blog with someone!

  2. Congrats Sarah & Jo on Hardaker & Pope's 1st Birthday!! Yay to Becky and the other winners of your competition, your cupcakes were fantastic:) ~ Tina x

  3. Happy 1st Birthday to Sarah and Jo. Wishing you many many more x

  4. Happiest of Bithdays. Weren't those entries just delightful?

  5. Dear Ladies of Hardaker & Pope!
    Congratulations on the 1st Blog-Birthday!
    I´m a very HAPPY person winning the cup cake competition.Wow!
    Thank you and give a little extra kiss to Sarah´s boy ;)
    I really enjoyed taking those cup cake photographs and I´m so proud that you liked them.
    Have a great day,I know I will,
    eating some cup cakes to celebrate !