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Favour cakes by the slice

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Up until now we sold favour  cakes in sets of 20 or 32 slices. This is perfect if  you have around 20 or 32 guests at your son or daughter’s Christening or First Communion otherwise you may have leftover slices (though you will likely have already over sugared children all too willing to help you) or  worse, not have enough for all your guests.

To help you out we have changed how we sell favour cakes – you can now order exactly how many slices you want, between 15 and 70 slices!



Of course, some of you may be wondering what favour cakes are…

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Favours boxes come in all sort of shapes and colours, including triangular cake slice shape. These slice shaped boxes are arranged in circles to make a cake, each favour box contains sweets( traditionally sugared almonds but any sweets can be used) and a personalisation note.
The boxes are decorated according to the event it is intended for, this being a Christening or a First Communion or indeed a Wedding, and the large centrepiece will match the theme. Generally speaking favour cakes come in a pre set number, we at www.bbbonbon.ie are letting you decide how many favours, in other words, how many slices you want in your cake because our favour cakes are sold by the slice.

When placing an order just add the number of slices to your shopping cart, this includes the cake as a set, decorated and filled with sweets and personalised, as well as the centrepiece. This gives you the freedom to choose the exact number of favours for you guests.

The smallest cake can be made of 15 slices (1 tier) all the way up to 70 slices (3 tiers) or more…

Organising a Christening Party

The Christening of a new born baby is a very special occasion, here are a few of BBbonbons ideas and tips on organising your Christening Party.

Booking the Service

Once you have decided to have a christening, the first step is to talk to your local celergy. You will need to find out whether a special service needs to be arranged or whether the christening will be part of a main church service. Some churches may ask few questions apart from which day you’d like the ceremony on and the names of the godparents, while others will want more details about your own faith, baptism and those of the godparents. Some may request that you participate in a pre-christening course. Six week after the baby is born, is considered the norm for a christening, but really it’s entirely up to you.

Choosing Godparents

Traditionally, godparents were chosen for their own strong Christian beliefs, so that they could help guide the growing child in his faith. While this is still preferable in the eyes of the church, in reality, these days godparents are chosen more because they are close friends of the parents or are family members. However, for the sake of your child, it is worth taking time to choose a godparent carefully. If you are choosing friends, think about what role you would like them to play in your child’s life. Are they likely to still be friends of yours in 10 years time? Are they going to offer you and your child support if needed?
It is traditional to have one godmother and one godfather, although it is up to you how many you have.

The Christening Gown

Both girls and boys traditionally wear a long white or cream christening gown. It’s wonderful if you have a family gown that has been passed down through the generations. If you don’t, you could either try to find one in a shop that sells vintage or antique clothing or buy one new. Many large department stores will sell appropriate clothes for christenings. Alternatively, try one of the many websites that sell everything related to christenings.

The Service

If the christening is being held especially for you rather than as part of a main service, ask everybody to turn up at least 10 minutes before it’s due to begin. Yours may not be the only event at the church that day and the vicar will need to keep to schedule. Everyone will gather around the font, with the parents and godparents at the front. A service sheet will be handed out with the words the godparents need to say usually printed in bold. The whole christening should only take 20-30 minutes.

Remember that even in summer churches can be pretty cold, so make sure your baby is warmly dressed. It may also be wise to take a spare set of clothes in case of an accident.

The ‘After’ Party

You might want an afternoon tea reception of sandwiches and cakes. However, if friends and family are coming from far afield, it might be a good idea to offer something more substantial. Plan your menu so that most things can be cooked in advance, frozen and just heated up on the day. If catering yourself, ask family and friends to help. Or, if you can splash out, consider caterers or a local hotel. If entertaining at home, a bouncy castle or a magician is a good idea, to entertain your younger guests. Pink or blue christening decorations are fast becoming the norm, with bunting, balloons and napkins, readily available online. The giving of Personalised Christening Favours are a delightful and inexpensive little way of thanking your guests for their gifts and their presence. Personalised Favours which include a little thank you note, also save you having to send out thank you cards later.


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Don’t forget:

To invite the priest/vicar as a way of saying thank you for the service!

To order a christening cake from you local bakery. Many high street supermarkets also offer off the self christening cakes.

To charge camera/camcorder the day before.

To have a great time and enjoy!

As always, we would love to hear your ideas and tips. Please leave your comments in the box below.

Personalisation Options Added to BBbonbon Online

We are delighted to announce that we now have online personalisation at www.bbbonbon.ie

Our favours are personalised just for you!

We offer free personalisation of all favours. You can choose the font, colour and message.

Please let us have the wording for your tags in the Personalisation Message box at checkout.

We need the name of the bride and groom for Wedding Favours, the baby’s name for Christening favours or birthday person’s name for Birthday favours.

Please also tell us the date of your occasion and choose your font and ink colour from the drop down menus.

Obviously, you can choose other words, though please try and limit it to 35 words.

For monogrammed tags we simply need the bride and groom’s names, plus the groom’s surname.

To help you make your choice, we will be adding images to the personalisation page, hopefully within the next two weeks!

You can have the wording in any language… just let us know your specific requirements, we are here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

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