May 9th, 2012

Coco&Me stall images

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So sorry that I’m posting events in such a non-chronological way, but here are some pictures that photographer Andy Andrews took back in July 2011.


I’ve known Andy from about 6, 7 years ago. We used to take our children to the same playgroup run by the local church! He’s taken these for an image library – so if there’s any of you out there who want to use these, please contact him for usage rights! :)



  1. How lovely! Sure glad it’s close to lunchtime….now I’m starving ;)

    Comment by Jonquil - May 9, 2012 3:53 pm

  2. Jonquil, he he, thank you!! xx

    Comment by tamami - May 9, 2012 4:04 pm

  3. Hello! What a lovely set of pictures! Of-course the subject (the cakes & you) being so pretty helps! ;) Take care!

    Comment by Louise - May 9, 2012 4:08 pm

  4. Louise! (…blush!) Oh how you make me happy! Cheers!

    Comment by Tamami - May 9, 2012 4:10 pm

  5. Yes, I agree, very lovely and colorful pictures. They made me smile. Thanks for posting!

    Comment by Heidy - May 9, 2012 4:33 pm

  6. Heidy, that makes me smile too! Cheers! xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 9, 2012 11:07 pm

  7. How gorgeous (as usual)… am glad I just ate before looking at these ;) Are the heart-shaped tarts to the right of the lemon tarts pear and frangipane or apple? xx

    Comment by Rachel - May 10, 2012 11:21 am

  8. Hi Rachel!!
    Cheers!! :) :) :) The tart in question is indeed pear and frangipane!!! One point to you! xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 10, 2012 12:08 pm

  9. Oh my god Tamami, this is beauty and feel good together in a nutshell. Everything in the photos, is so gorgeous, I cannot stop staring. Thank you for posting these, loved looking at your stall (at least virtually, for now).

    By the way, I thought you were a mother of two? Are you sure you didn’t pay some young, pretty college girl to pose for the pics? :D


    Comment by Poornima - May 10, 2012 11:14 pm

  10. Poornima! (blush!) ha ha ha!! :) That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you…!! xx That’s made my day! – Am off to bed now, it’s past 3am. Just had a shower to wash off the smell of baking for the market tomorrow (I mean, in 5,6 hours time)!
    Good night!

    Comment by Tamami - May 12, 2012 2:13 am

  11. I’m not a big baked goods person…but I know art when I see it. Your creations are amazing as is your dedication . Thanks for blogging

    Comment by Anne - May 12, 2012 9:24 pm

  12. Anne, wowwww…. really…, wow… that is such an amazing comment you wrote… thank you Anne. Your words mean a lot to me…! THANK YOU! xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 12, 2012 10:29 pm

  13. Hi Tamami!

    I must say I’m very impressed with your baking! I can’t imagine anyone walking past your stall and not succumb to your bakes! There are so many things that I like in those photos that you’ve posted. The intricate bird pattern on your cheesecakes, the way you placed some sliced cakes on top of remaining cake to give this rustic look of a block of cheese in a fromagerie..

    I’ve been reading your other posts as well and have since assimilated the techniques and tips that you so kindly share with us into my baking. I’m a complete amateur but I’ve definitely learned a lot just by reading your blog entries!

    Thanks for this blog!


    Comment by Adel - May 15, 2012 6:58 pm

  14. Hello Adel!! Ah! Thank you! I’m especially glad you noticed the way the cake slices are displayed. :) By the way, I’ve read your blog! I’m impressed that you can make macs so well! You’ve got a talent there!! xx

    Comment by tamami - May 16, 2012 2:27 am

  15. I am in awe of you. Can’t wait until we return to UK/London so we can visit your stall. Will come bearing gifts. Any requests from US?

    Comment by Roxanne - May 16, 2012 4:52 am

  16. Roxanne,
    oh my, that is so cool that you’ve said that!!! xx Thank you!! xx Thank you!! xx Thank you!! xx It’s so amazing…, I’m touched. But please don’t worry about gifts!!!!!!! I can’t think of anything I’d want from US, and besides, your presence alone would be a good enough gift for me!!!!! All the very best to you Roxanne!! T xx

    Comment by tamami - May 17, 2012 1:14 am

  17. You know what I actually picked up some tips from your blog entry on macaron making, i.e; the temperature (190 first then down to 160) because my oven’s doesn’t produce enough heat from the bottom. Your other posts have also inspired me so much especially in regards to decorations! I am not really a fan of fondants and prefer simple yet elegant decorations. Most of your bakes really capture the essence of those two criteria. Can’t wait for your next blog entry!

    Comment by Adel - May 20, 2012 10:37 pm

  18. Adel, I’m super happy that you’ve been picking baking tips from my recipes!!! :) Thanks for letting me know, it’s super important for me to hear that my recipes are received well – it keeps me going! Cheers! xx

    Comment by tamami - May 21, 2012 10:56 am

  19. Wow! These pictures are gorgeous! You have an amazing talent. I love the bird stamped on top of the cake, it is so precious.

    Comment by Kelli - May 22, 2012 5:13 pm

  20. Kelli!!!!! Thank you very much!!!!! Hope to hear from you again soon!! xx

    Comment by tamami - May 22, 2012 8:52 pm

  21. Lovely seeing you yesterday – and the tarts were the perfect reward for the effort of carrying the coffee table home! xx

    Comment by Rachel - May 27, 2012 9:24 pm

  22. Hi Rachel!! Likewise, was happy to see you last Saturday! You seemed very well & happy! xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 28, 2012 9:54 am

  23. Hi Tamami, I adore your blog and hope to pay a visit to your stall one day (I’m in Australia).

    I just wanted to thank you for the macaron recipe! I made them this weekend and they turned out lovely :) May I ask if you have any other suggestions for fillings? Thank you very much.

    Comment by Renee - May 29, 2012 10:25 pm

  24. Hi Renee!! OOOOH! Thank you for trying the recipe! The first filling I can think of – which is also the most easiest is creme chantilly! (Whipped double cream with sugar & vanilla)
    Other ideas might be buttercream – here, you have different flavour choices too – like coffee for example. Associating the colour of the macaron shells to the filling flavour will be best I think.
    Thanks Renee, seriously great of you to try my recipe! Happy days filling!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 29, 2012 10:34 pm

  25. Obviously, the creme chantilly has less shelf-life than buttercream so perhaps that also comes in to play when deciding!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 29, 2012 10:36 pm

  26. I stumbled on your blog by accident – through the vanilla extract test you did ages ago. I used to live in London fr about 6 years and I really do miss it, and now I know about you, I miss it even more! I was particularly blown away by the birds stamp on the cheesecake. How did you do that?

    love from Singapore

    Comment by Aurora - June 12, 2012 6:39 am

  27. Aurora, thank you for revisiting my blog! :) London is rainy every day at the moment, yesterday for example it rained heavily all day. Despite that we are now in June, it is winter coat weather. Perhaps the weather part of UK life you won’t miss huh?! :) About the bird stamp – please take a look at this link:

    Comment by Tamami - June 12, 2012 3:47 pm

  28. Those look so delicious. Can’t wait to visit your stall. Too bad I live so far away. Have to wait a bit.

    Comment by The Mouse - June 19, 2012 2:31 am

  29. The Mouse! It’ll be fab to one day see you!! xx

    Comment by tamami - June 19, 2012 9:05 am

  30. I was visiting London and missed you at your stall, unless I was at the wrong market! Anyway, your blog is lovely.

    Comment by J - July 16, 2012 2:42 am

  31. Dear J,
    I am very sorry to hear that I have missed your visit to the stall… Was it by any chance last weekend? – I took that Saturday off because it was my son’s sports day at Japanese school. – I always write on my twitter if I am to take that Saturday off, so it’s worth checking prior to coming. – – Dear J, once again, so sorry to have made you journey there but not find me, I just hope you had fun at the market anyway.
    All the best, Tamami

    Comment by Tamami - July 16, 2012 11:33 am

  32. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing – Broadway market is one of my faves, will have to make sure I grab myself a cake or two next time I’m there!

    Comment by Maya - July 16, 2012 8:31 pm

  33. Hello Maya!! Thank you for checking out my blog!! Hope to see you there one day!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - July 17, 2012 10:39 am

  34. Hi Tamami~
    We bought a chocolate tart from your stall this Saturday, really enjoyed it! It’s my second time at Broadway markets and I really do need to go more. But I always loved your display of prettily decorated cakes! You’re definitely inspiring me to follow my dream to bake although I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Reading your blog is helping me to think about it.

    Just wondering did you do any pastry courses to get to where you are? you seem very knowledgeable! Love to hear your thoughts and words of wisdom. (p.s. if you had the time I would love to get your advice via email if it’s better? Oh not sure if you remember but I was the Asian girl that asked if you take orders online…)

    Comment by Diana - July 22, 2012 8:47 pm

  35. Oh wow, hello Diana! I’m glad you liked the chocolate tart!! :) Especially coming from a keen baker like yourself!! – I didn’t go to any pastry course, learnt all my stuff from books, & trial n’ error, test-baking numerous amounts at home, learning from practises. – If you’d like, you’re always welcome to hang out with me at the stall! I’m not always busy there & I could do with some company!! xx

    Comment by Tamami - July 22, 2012 10:18 pm

  36. I would love to do this.

    Comment by Holiday Baker Man - August 28, 2012 4:57 am

  37. Thanx! :)

    Comment by Tamami - August 28, 2012 8:10 am

  38. Dear Tamami,
    Such a pleasure to read your blog, I admire your wonderful creations… I am particularly fond of your truffles and brownies (with I tasted back in 2009) and crazy for your berry tarts. As I am a baker myself (in France), could you please let me know where you bought your heart-shaped pans? I would love to find the same when I travel to London next May… and of course visit your stall again!! Thank you so much for inspiring me…

    Comment by Caroline - February 27, 2013 3:24 pm

  39. Dear Caroline! :) :) :)
    Sorry for the late reply…!!
    I really appreciate your kind words, thank you very much!!!! The heart shaped little tart tins, I bought them in local store, but I have seen them sold online also. Please check out the link below, it is exactly the same as mine:
    Hope this helps!!!! :) :) :)
    T xx

    Comment by Tamami - February 28, 2013 7:14 pm

  40. Thank you so much Tamami! Very useful!!
    Looking forward to seeing you again !

    Comment by Caroline - March 1, 2013 5:44 am

  41. no probs Caroline! Hope to see you again soon too!! x

    Comment by tamami - March 1, 2013 8:55 am


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