Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about how Rosehip began…
Hello! We are two vintage-loving cooks and crafters, Emily Wade and Wendy Bell, and we both live in Lewes. We met through our young children being at the same nursery. One day while chatting in a cafe over tea and chocolate brownies it became clear that we both share a passion for food, flowers and styling. One thing (well, brownie) led to another (brownie) and from there we decided to create a bespoke vintage catering and event styling company together.
What do you enjoy most about Rosehip?
We relish every opportunity to be creative and dynamic. Our different styles of working are complementary and bring further dynamism to an already highly creative process. All of what we do is creative and that is what we love!
What is your most popular cake or yummy treat?
One of our most popular cakes is our 6-layered ombre cake with homemade passion fruit jam and white chocolate ganache frosting and for treats look no further than our melt in the mouth macarons!
Can we find you at any other events over the festive season?
Yes! We will be at the Christmas Vintage Fair at Middle Farm – 23rd & 24th November, and the Artists and Makers fair in Lewes on 30th November, where we will be selling our homemade iced Christmas biscuits, homemade crafts and vintage wares.
Before all that we’ll be running a pop up cafe as part of ‘Carnivale Creative’ at the Lewes Town Hall on Thursday 5th December. Doors open at 5pm, as this is the Lewes’ Late Night shopping evening. Some vintage circus-themed delights we are planning include rainbow confetti cake and candyfloss topped cupcakes, as well as—of course!—moustache cookies on sticks. As well as the cafe there’ll be live music, stalls and various other acts. Another fun date for the diary!
We really look forward to seeing you at the Fairy Tale Fair; come over and try out our Pomegranate jewel cake (gluten free) or a slice of Italian chocolate and nut Christmas cake with whipped cream, or maybe a slice of Lime and pistachio cake (also gluten free). Or if you feel like something savoury, how about our hand-raised turkey, bacon and apricot pie or maybe our pea, tarragon and cream cheese pithivier. There will be plenty more on offer too.
Describe what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less:
Celebrate all that you treasure!
This is your first fairy tale fair, are you looking forward to it?
We are delighted to be part of the Fairy Tale Fair, do pop along and see us. We promise to delight your taste buds and provide you an enchanting festive experience.
To find out more about us visit our website www.rosehipsussex.co.uk and facebook page www.facebook.com/rosehipsussex or twitter@RosehipSussex
Full menu for Fairy Tale Fair:
Menu for Fairy Tale Fair
Cheese and rosemary scones
Festive ploughman’s lunches
Hand raised turkey, bacon and apricot pie; or
Potted stilton with port, served with a spiced pickled pear; or
Pea, tarragon and cream cheese pithivier.
Served with a selection of salads, chutneys and pickles, and a slice Flint Owl artisan bread with butter.
Salads: Spiced brown rice salad with nuts and seeds
Dressed green salad with sprinkles
Chutneys etc: Christmas chutney
Pickled shallots in sherry vinegar
Italian chocolate and nut Christmas cake with whipped cream
Spiced apple cake with brown sugar frosting
Chocolate Yule Log
Cranberry and white chocolate cake
Pomegranate jewel cake (gluten free)
Lime and pistachio cake (gluten free)
Snow flecked chocolate and sour cherry brownies
Spiced carrot cupcakes
Star topped mince pies, with homemade mincemeat
Mini apple and cinnamon pies
Angelic star florentines
Vanilla shortbread snowflakes
For the kids
Star shaped jammie dodgers
Mini vanilla Christmas cupcakes
Selection of teas and coffee
Hot chocolate with marsh mallows.
Mulled winter berry cordial
Selection of fruit juices
Water (Still and fizzy)