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Lick the Spoon Opens Cirencester Chocolate Shop
Chocolatier Lick the Spoon opened their shop in Cirencester, Gloucestershire this month. The shop is situated in historic Black Jack Street and provides a showcase for the company’s award winning handmade chocolates and chocolate cakes. Lick the Spoon was founded three years ago by chef and mother of two Diana Short who’s family roots are in Gloucestershire.
Lick the Spoon have employed two new shop managers and an assistant to impart Diana’s passion for the finest origin chocolate and original recipes coupled with the best of West Country ingredients. “We have a good team”, explained Diana, “and they will be working along side me so I can pass on to them the chocolate journey that I have undertaken in the last three years”. Diana described how the company’s tag line “Creating Chocolate Memories…” came from her first experience of entering a London chocolate shop with her father as a little girl. “We wanted to create a truly magical experience that people would remember for years to come” said Diana.
Lick the Spoon also specialise in Chocolate Wedding and celebration cakes and this will be an important aspect of the Cirencester shop as the business progresses. Lick the Spoon are holding a Wedding cake extravaganza week at the Cirencester shop immediately after Christmas from December 30th. “This is the week that couples getting married in 2010 traditionally get together over the holiday period and start to plan their Wedding cake” explained Diana. “We will be holding cake tastings, design consultations and will also have some fabulous chocolate cakes on display”.
Lick the Spoon have become renowned for their chocolate sculptural work and hope that their chocolate window displays will become a talking point. Their current display is a solid chocolate Christmas Dinner scene with a chocolate table, table cloth, plates, Christmas Crackers, pine, cones baubles and chocolate candlesticks. “We’ve had lots of people requesting to buy individual parts of the scene” says Diana, “so we thought it appropriate to use the sculpture to raise money for the charity for bereaved children - Winston’s Wish, by holding a Silent auction with the winner to be announced on Christmas Eve”.
Lick the Spoon hope that the flagship Cirencester store will become the template for future expansion. “We’re so excited to have finally achieved our dream” said Diana, “we are so proud of this shop!”.
The Lick the Spoon Wedding Cake Extravaganza starts on Tuesday December 30th 2009 at their Cirencester shop, 3 Black Jack Street, Cirencester, GL7 2AA, Telephone 01285 885 266
: 17/12/2009 12:15:43
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