Party Favours

Hearts for weddings, Valentine’s or a wedding anniversary. Bunnies or eggs or chicks for Easter. Or choose bagged-up mini shapes as a special treat or gift, with a colourful ribbon and a gift tag. Dinosaurs or butterflies for children’s parties – or both, and they can choose! Stick a skewer in it and you have a…

Language of love…

Yesterday marked the official beginning of spring, with the vernal equinox. It’s the season of growth, new life, and for planning weddings!!! Early summer is a popular time to get married. I’m going to the Wimborne Spring Wedding Fair on the 23rd of April to promote my gingerbread biscuits as the perfect party favour. These mini-hearts…

Magical Dreamy Animals

This series of art prints for kids (and playful grown ups) is created by the Norwegian graphic artist and designer Anne Onsoien, who is a lifelong friend. Her prints are popular in Norway, and are sold in several children’s boutiques in Oslo. In the UK they are uniquely promoted and sold by us. They are currently…

What’s on?

This blog is a place for the business to grow and to show what’s happening in the world of Smoo&Smidler! Read, be inspired, place an order and enjoy with us… Follow the featured contents at the top of the page for news and current activities!

Doin’ it for the kids

Baking the gingerbread biscuits together as a family was a firm pre-Christmas tradition throughout my childhood in Norway. And it still is. My granny (“Mormor”) did a lot of the baking with us, of which I have very fond memories. She lived till nearly 102.  I now use her rolling pin and other tools when I bake,…

Wimborne Spring Wedding Fair

This sunday I attended my very first wedding fair!! It was held at a beautiful Dorset venue; the Orangery Suite at Merley Hall. It was cold but the sun was shining, and there was a steady stream of couples and their tails of mothers, friends and children, looking for ideas for their upcoming weddings, some soon,…

Why Gingerbread…?

I make gingerbread biscuits to an authentic Norwegian recipe, decorated to suit any festive occasion. It’s traditionally something we make and eat at Christmas time in Norway, but it tastes and works well at any time of year, and keeps well. I love the flavour but also the smell when they bake, and the atmosphere…

Introducing…

A new project site calls for an introduction. Smoo&Smidler is a playful reference to a romance or a marriage. Or a dynamic duo – a partnership between two individual components that help each other shine. It also works around the idea that complexity and paradox is what makes things fly; it’s what we need, however frustrating it can be. I…

The Numbers

The standard 9.5cm decorated hearts which feature in most of the photos, cost £2 each. It is a crunchy, substantial biscuit, decorated with royal icing and other optional decorative detail, wrapped in a clear cellophane bag with a twist tie to seal it for freshness and a satin ribbon in your choice of colour. It can…