I like the idea of a homespun children’s party: I’d string up some pretty polka dot bunting, bake a slightly wonky but creative cake and make some delicious cucumber sandwiches.
But when the stark reality of chopping and filling sarnies for 30 (slightly unappreciative) five year olds kicks in, it’s really not much fun; do it too close to your deadline and you get in to a mayonnaise sweat, do it too far ahead of time they go horribly hard around the edges.
Cue the lovely Rose who I met through my no-carb (there’s something vaguely amusing about that bearing in mind the main component of a sandwich), die-hard trainer Hayati (Rose is Hayati’s Aunt). And Aunt Rose makes a damn good sandwich. Trays of them in fact and at wonderfully reasonable prices that include delivery.
As I try not to eat carbs, when I do I want them to count. Rose’s sandwiches are super fresh, (I am not sure how she manages to do it considering she’s delivering them too – they taste like there were made just minutes ago) arriving in very professional-looking boxes so that there are no squashed surprises waiting for you as you plate them up.
Her menu of fillings is quite extensive but my favourites are egg mayo (she uses perfectly boiled eggs mixed with a mayonnaise that’s not overly sweet – a lot of them can be), tuna mayo as well as philly and cucumber (made with rounds of cuc, not those carrot peeler strips of it that some people use).
Rose’s sandwiches come in the form of crustless mini sandwiches (one mini sandwich is a quarter of a whole slice of bread, if that makes sense) and there are 56 in a box .
She also made the birthday cake for me this time around and went above and beyond her brief (which was to make a simple chocolate brownie heart-shaped cake for a Valentine’s Day children’s party). In the throws of all the excitement, I forgot to take a proper photo of it.
She charged just $40 for it and it was so good, most of the Mummies snaffled some too (despite it’s pre-requisite pinkness).
In the interests of sharing and supporting her (and getting some darn good sarnies to boot), Rose can be contacted on (+65) 8428 5750 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.