A Cookie to Say it All


Image courtesy of VintageHolidayCrafts.com
Messages to lovers and loved ones called valentines have been around since the Middle Ages, and centuries later they are a part of pop culture because they transform with the times.
The oldest valentine still in existence is a poem dating back to 1415 from Charles, Duke of Orleans, written to his wife after being captured in the Battle of Agincourt and imprisoned in the Tower of London. In the 1700's handmade cards eventually became fashionable as people turned crafty to carry out all sentiments of the heart until advancements in printing began to replace them with ready made cards and written messages on confectionery in the 1900's. Candy hearts manufactured by Necco in 1902 sweetly said direct messages that for the time would have made anyone blush, with "kiss me" and "be mine."  Modern valentines are much more secretive since 2010 with new sayings like "text me" and "tweet me" where you can tell someone how you really feel behind the walls of a phone or computer.

At Luminary Bakery we're carrying on the tradition by making personalised sugar cookies on February 14th between 4pm-6pm. There will be a limited supply of heart shaped cookies and we're looking to you for what they should say! Tweet us your ideas or a custom message @luminarybakery #valentine.  Quirky, cliche and blue Valentine sayings welcome (this is 2014 after all...) See you this V-day at Kahaila Cafe and bring a date because these cookies are not for the faint of appetite ♥.  

Persimmon Crumble

This mysterious winter fruit eludes us no more after we baked it into a crumble bar!


Among other baked goods from the Luminary Line our vegan friendly persimmon cinnamon bars (say that five times in a row) with a hint of coconut are available this weekend at Kahaila Cafe, 135 Brick Lane, London.
See you there!

We Have Arrived!

After several meetings, emails and planning we have held our first event as the baked goods provider of Glimpse of Christmas.  As you can tell we were all quite pleased to finally be sharing our products with the public.  In the new year we have plans to be selling on a regular basis so be on the lookout for us! You can follow our progress here, on Instagram, Twitter, and soon to come Facebook.  

We hope you had a lovely holiday season and wish you all the best in the New Year!


Glimpse of Christmas


Come join us as we make our public debut at Glimpse of Christmas located in East London on Brick Lane!  You can begin celebrating the holidays early with our winter morsels from bread filled with butternut squash and chicken, cinnamon buns,  mince meat pies to cardamom rose cupcakes and much more.  There will also be Christmas inspired live music, poetry readings and artwork.  For more details look below.  Hope to see you there!




Glimpse of Christmas
Sunday, December 15, 2013
135 Brick Lane
E1 6SB
London
Doors open at 19:00
Free entry!

Luminary Bakery


Hello to the world! We are Luminary Bakery, a small market stall baking team located in East London who would love to invite you for over for a visit. We make home-style baked goods that will brighten any grey day we commonly experience in London.

Grab a cuppa and enjoy pictures of this luminary inspired lemon rosemary tart. Full of zing, it is the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon tea and one of the many things amongst bread and biscuits that you will find hanging around our table. Please check here often and Instagram for market locations and what we will be offering for the day. Thanks for dropping by!