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7 Everyday Occasions When Cake Pops Come To The Rescue!

If you’ve been following this space for a while, you probably know that we kinda have a thing for cake pops, those adorb little bites of heaven that have created a frenzy on the dessert scene. And let’s face it, it’s hard not to fall utterly, head-over-heels in love with these little treats on a stick! Did you know that cake pops are super versatile and lend themselves beautifully to several #cake-pop moments that you simply must try? Read on for more!

1. When dessert boredom strikes and you’re looking for something funky to hit the sweet spot…

It’s been a long day; you’re totally stressed out and you need a quick sugar fix to get your mojo back but you don’t want another brownie or pastry! You need something that’s different; that’s fun; that’s not run of the mill…you need a cake pop! Combining the traditional sophistication of gourmet cakes with the fun quirkiness of lollipops, cake pops are designed to snap you out of those boring dessert blues!

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly!

Stress busting balls have never been this gorgeous…or yum!

Try a signature Con Affetto ‘Have a Ball’ cake pop bouquet and watch all that stress melt away!

2. When you need a quick POP-me-up 😉

Picture one of these scenarios:

*It’s a long, boring afternoon at work and you desperately need something to get through a marathon meeting …gah!*

*It’s been an intense 90 minute sweat session in the gym and you’re looking for something fun to recharge your guns.*

*Manic middle of the day and you’re feeling peckish. Something light and quick that won’t weigh you down…*

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly!

For when you need (sweet) middle of the day inspiration!

Did something go POP in your head yet? We sure hope so, because ALL of the above are perfect cake pop pick-me-up occasions! These bite-sized handy desserts will melt in your mouth, giving you just the right amount of pop-me-up, yet without making you feel like you’ve eaten too much.

Bring back the sunshine into your life with our gorgeous ‘Hello Sunshine’ bouquet; we recommend our succulent red velvet cake pops, wrapped in golden sunshine!

3. When you’re hosting a fancy high tea

The girls are coming over for an evening of goss! You have the perfect finger food menu going; dainty cucumber sandwiches, mini kebabs, crusty quiches….and…you really don’t want an old fashioned tea cake but something funky to add a little…POP! Cake pops are oh SO perfect for afternoon teas, high teas and even for parties; they add a bite sized touch of glamour and deliciousness to any occasion.

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly!

Add a dollop of oomph to your afternoon tea party!

Luxury, decadence, sin! Look no further than our Pop & Drink luxurious cake pop bouquet to add some bubble and fizz and plenty of oomph!

4. And the children just adore them!

If we’re talking parties, can kiddie birthdays be far behind? Yup, those occasions when you have a bunch of picky little eaters on hand and need goodies that are not boring and offer variety. Can you think of anything more fun than cake pops? With a winning combination like cake, chocolate and fun toppings that can be customised to themes from Minions to Disney Princesses, you have a sure shot winner with cake pops. (Psst: And they make for great additions to those goody bags too!)

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly!

Kids and cake pops, a love story made in dessert heaven ;)

Charm the young uns with our adorable Little Pearls edible bouquet; guaranteed to delight mums, mums-to-be and kids alike!

5. When you want to get into shape and are watching the calories…

You’ve worked your way through an hour of cardio and munched a healthy low cal lunch when BAM! Images of that gooey chocolate cake start swimming through your head and they Just. Won’t. Go. Away. But one slice of cake packs in a whole lotta calories and you may not have the willpower to stick to just one bite. Ta da! Superhero Cake Pop to the rescue! Perfect taste, perfect size- just what you need! Talk about having your cake pop and eating it too 😉

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly!

For the calorie conscious, cake pops are the perfect dessert option

The Ballerina cake pop bouquet: an ode to lovers; not just of beauty, but the arts and desserts as well 😉 A quick nibble won’t topple you off the fitness bandwagon and you can spread some joy by sharing the rest!

6. When you’re hunting for that last minute gift and want something hatke

It’s a special occasion and you’re looking for a gift but you want something funky, not the regular cake and flowers routine. With cake pops you’ve hit the sweet spot! With their heart stealing good looks, innovative designs and the smorgasbord of flavours and toppings, cake pops make for one unique gift that is not just guaranteed to wow, but that can also be tailored to suit the occasion– think football themed cake pops for the sports fan or GOT themed cake pops (yup, true story!) for lovers of the Thrones.

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly. And cake pops make for perfect gifts too.

Need the perfect gift? Look no further.

Need that perfect, unique, funky gift? Purple It Up with this creamy and decadent cake pop bouquet!

7. When you’re on the go and need that dessert fix

Whether it’s road trips or picnics, or even a busy day whizzing around town, with cake pops you’re always good to go. Cake pops are mess and fuss free by design; they are spill proof, don’t drip and are leak free. So get a box to go and bring on the travels!

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly. And cake pops make for perfect gifts too.

Cake pops to go…on the go!

Did you know that cake pops and road trips were a match made in (travel) heaven? Colour up those travels with this vibrant bunch of gorgeous edible blooms; bursting with colour and road trippin’ joy! 

Is your cake pop moment calling out to you yet? Hurry up and order one of our gorgeous cake pop bouquets today! 

Cake pops are super versatile desserts. Read about these cake pop occasions or cake pop moments when cake pops fit the dessert bill perfectly. And cake pops make for perfect gifts too.

Mother’s Day Special: The Different Types of “Dessert” Mums We Love!

Oh Mom, you’re such a cookie! Or…a doughnut, maybe?

It’s that time of the year again peeps! Mother’s Day is round the corner and if you’ve been waiting all year to say those sweet ‘everythings’ to your Mom, to let her know just how much she means to you, we’ve got just the thing! Take a quick look below to figure out which dessert type your Mum fits into and then treat her to some gorgeous looking & scrumptious tasting edible bouquet-ish love with our very special Mother’s Day bouquet, crafted especially for all the extraordinary Mums out there!

Gift your Mom an edible bouquet, a unique gift idea this Mothers Day 2016

Let Mom dig into these gorgeous & delish blooms crafted especially for her! #mothersspecial

1. The Glazed Cinnamon Doughnut Mommy

When Mother’s Day rolls around you want to jump up and down, let out loud whoops of joy and give your Mom a big, warm hug. Coz your Mom is just freakin’ awesome! Down to earth, no nonsense, she is terrific with all types of people and all sorts of situations. Got a problem to deal with? Your Mom can handle it and how! Super independent and confident, your Glazed Cinnamon Doughnut Mommy sure knows how to walk the talk! Take the afternoon off and treat her to a movie that she loves this Mother’s Day, and let the rest of the world handle its own problems for a change 😉

2. The Vanilla Almond Sponge Cake Mother

So, you know how it is with cake, right? Everyone wants a slice and there’s never enough to go around! That’s how it is with your Vanilla Almond Sponge Cake Mother. Easy to talk to, a great listener, the friend everyone can turn to…she’s the one you want to go home to. She’s got her stuff sorted and she makes even the most complicated mess seem like…what else? A piece of cake! 😉 It doesn’t take much to make your sweet, simple Mum happy, so why not melt her heart this Mother’s Day with some DIY? A hand made gift into which you’ve invested time and effort will truly show her how much she means to you.

3. The Red Velvet Cheesecake Mummy

Perfectly coiffed hair; pearls in place, she is sophistication personified. Elegant and polished, she can work any social situation with ease, and has saved your skin on many an occasion, because she knows exactly what to say and do! She has high standards, is hard to please and won’t settle for anything but the best. If that sounds like Mommy dearest, you’ve got The Red Velvet Cheesecake Mama! Treat her to an afternoon at her favourite spa this Mother’s Day, so she can put her (perfectly pedicured) feet up and unwind.

Gift your Mom an edible bouquet, a unique gift idea this Mothers Day 2016

Red Velvet Mom? Or Glazed Cinnamon Doughnut maybe? Whatever her dessert type, she’ll love our divine edible bouquets!

4. The French Macaron Mama

Will you stop day dreaming already? Except in this case, it’s you who says this to her and not the other way round! Coz your Mama is a day dreamer and a hopeless romantic to boot! She dreams that someday you’ll end up marrying the guy (or gal) of your dreams, have the beach wedding that she always fantasized about and maybe end up living in a gorgeous atelier in Paris with a dreamy view of the Seine, gorgeous art and an endless supply of luxuriant Macarons…the dessert that describes her best! Your French Macaron Mama loves all things haute couture and is a sucker for the fine things in life…and you wouldn’t want her to be one bit different! Treat her with tickets to the most happening event in town this Mother’s Day…we’re thinking art, couture… or maybe a musical or play she might enjoy.

5. The Apple Crumble & Pecan Pie Momma

She may seem unapproachable to some because of her seemingly strict, crusty exterior, but you know the soft-hearted goodness that lies within! She’s wise beyond her years and an ace at handling even seemingly insurmountable difficulties. And she has a goofy side to her as well…one that you know only too well, even though she keeps it well hidden from the rest of the world! Take your Apple Crumble & Pecan Pie Mumster to an evening out this Mother’s Day…an evening of fun, frolic and wild abandon, where she can let her hair down! We’re thinking a night on the town…bowling, clubbing, a go at the casino…or maybe a stand up comic act!

6. The Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Mumma

She’s the super enthu social butterfly and her friends (and yours!) know they can rely on her. She’s fabulous company and loves having people over, is a real softie at heart (though she can go rock hard if someone’s messing with you) and is incredibly versatile. She’s everyone’s favourite, huggable Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Mumma and you love her to (chocolate chip) bits! Give her a break from all that frantic socializing this Mother’s Day and treat her to a picnic! Just whisk her away unexpectedly…some food, soothing music and a nice shady tree is all you need!

7. The Classic Chocolate Brownie Mom

She has a heart made of…pure chocolate! Warm, soft hearted, kind and loving, everyone loves your Classic Chocolate Brownie Mom! And why wouldn’t they? She’s approachable, practical, easy going and always makes time for you and the things that matter to you. No wonder all your friends love her (almost!)as much as you do! Oh and did we mention she’s fabulous company too? Take her out with all your pals (they’ll only be too happy to join in) and maybe their Mums too, to her favourite restaurant this Mother’s Day to celebrate her unique spirit.

Gift your Mom an edible bouquet, a unique gift idea this Mothers Day 2016

Con Affetto salutes #momspirit! Treat her to one of our edible bouquets this Mother’s Day and have her swooning all year round!

So there you have it! Which dessert matches your Mum best? Whether she’s a Doughnut, a French Macaron or a crusty, flaky Pie, there’s only one of her, so go all out and make her feel fabulous this Mother’s Day!

Con Affetto Love: Featuring Shehla Meezan

Trends Forecaster. Hunter of fashion and tech moments. Travel Photographer…”

Hooked? We don’t blame you! That’s how she describes herself on social media and she had us hooked…and lined and sinkered! Speaking of getting hooked at first sight, in this particular case it worked both ways 😉 The lady in question saw us on Instagram and was intrigued. It was the beginning of a long and beautiful association that we honour and cherish till date, with her going on to become one of our most frequent, valued and need we say- most charismatic Con Affettistas! *Con Affettista (n, female; male:Con Affettisto): Someone totally cool who crushes on Con Affetto and possibly, fell in love with us at first sight* 😉

Okay, we bet the suspense is killing you now, so we’re going to bring her centre stage right away! Introducing Shehla Meezan, all of the above and SO much more and we are so honoured and delighted to have her sharing this space with us today!

Without any further ado, in conversation with Shehla Meezan…

In conversation with Shehla Meezan, creative director, trends forecaster, valued Con Affetto client

Featuring Shehla Meezan

Welcome to the blog Shehla! We’d love, love, LOVE to know a little more about you!

Happy to be here :) I’m a trends forecaster and amateur photographer, turned creative director to an online fashion company. Born to travel, I’ve been all over the globe and currently call New Delhi my home.

You’re a fabulous trends forecaster with a keen sense of the global fashion industry. Tell us a little about your journey?

Well, I did my schooling at Sanskriti School in Delhi, followed by undergrad at NIFT where I studied Fashion & Textiles. I then did a specialization in Creative Pattern Cutting from London College of Fashion.

What have been your biggest challenges and achievements so far? Personal and professional…

In conversation with Shehla Meezan, creative director, trends forecaster, valued Con Affetto client

A world traveller…Shehla’s going places!

My biggest achievements while growing up were to work with the best designers around the world from Delhi to London to New York. After that I have come to creating from ground up, a new age fashion portal online. Personally, my family has granted me so much independence that I have traveled around the world by myself, from a young age of 7 years. It’s a great experience when you meet new people and discover new cultures, makes me forever hungry to try out new things.

Your family sounds incredibly supportive. Can you tell us a little more about them?

My family has rarely managed to stay together; it’s either my father or me or my sister who are always on the move, my mother is the one who keeps us rooted. So when we all do get together, every once in a few months, we try and make the best of it. Our entire family is spread across the globe, so when we all come together it’s like a whole festival!

In conversation with Shehla Meezan, creative director, trends forecaster, valued Con Affetto client


That sounds like so much fun :) Families and festivals always remind us of gifting! What’s your take on gifting?

I like to give people what I would like to get, in terms of value. Anything new and unique makes one feel special, and that is something I aim for every time.

We agree :) Okay, one last question. You’ve been a valued Con Affetto client for some time now. So…*blush blush*…what’s your take on us?

In conversation with Shehla Meezan, creative director, trends forecaster, valued Con Affetto client

Yup, it’s love at first sight with our gorgeous, blooming arrangements alright :)

I came across the beautiful gifting style you at Con Affetto have, on Instagram. So unique and so delightful, you can outshine any bouquet of flowers or box of imported chocolates even! Your popular flavours keep you trendy. All my close ones have expressed their delight especially about this unique present and always have so many compliments for you’ll. Your special attention (customer care pre and post delivery) is always a pleasant surprise and so very welcome in today’s Indian service industry. I can’t wait for you to begin nation wide delivery, I have so many people to surprise with your unique idea of Con Affetto.

Thanks SO much Shehla, for joining us on the blog today! We wish you all the very best in all your future endeavors; in fashion, gifting, travel and all of the fantabulous things that we’re sure lie ahead for you!

Enjoyed this feature? Check out some of our other fabulous clients featured here and here!



Con Affetto’s Valentine’s Day Contest!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz.

Valentine's Day contest at Con Affetto, enter to win a Con Affetto bouquet worth Rs 1,550!

Celebrating the season of loooove!

And what if you could have both? It’s one of our favourite times of the year again and we’re celebrating with a funky Valentine’s Day Contest here at Con Affetto! Coz what better way to celebrate the season of love than by spreading a whole lot of love (and chocolate!) around, right?!

Valentine's Day contest at Con Affetto, enter to win a Con Affetto bouquet worth Rs 1,550!

Get closer to your Valentine with our fab contest!

So gear up and get set for the dreamiest Valentine’s Day ever, coz we are SO going to make all your Valentine dreams come true this year!

Everyone has that image of the perfect Valentine’s Day with the love of their lives. It could be a picnic under the stars or breakfast in bed; lounging around in pajamas all day and ODing on Netflix….or an all out, extravagant gift that screams ROMANCE!

Valentine's Day contest at Con Affetto, enter to win a Con Affetto bouquet worth Rs 1,550!

Is a dreamy day at the beach your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day?

Well, whatever it is that makes YOUR heart go boom boom boom!, all you need to do this Valentine’s Day is tell us and we’re gonna make it happen! Yes, it really is that simple. Hooked, booked and ready to rock this V Day boat? Read on for our easy as pie contest rules below:

CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! Con Affetto’s Valentine’s Day Contest! Be there or be square 😉

Step One:

Simble! ‘Like’ us on Facebook! Here we are!

Step Two: 

Check out our Valentine’s Day Contest on Facebook here and tell us YOUR idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day.

Step Three: 

Simbler! We will pick the top TWO most fun, funky, quirky replies and announce them on our Facebook page on 10th February (mark that date!)

Step Four:

Now  for the fun part! For the two winners, we will convey YOUR idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day to your Valentine, so that he or she can go all out to turn that dreamy Valentine Day into reality come February 14! What’s more you and your Valentine get one complimentary bouquet of Valentine’s Special, our exclusive new cake pop bouquet worth Rs 1,550!

Funky gift ideas for her! Gorgeous edible bouquets from Con Affetto

Make it a swoon worthy Valentine with our exclusive new cake pop bouquet!

Step Five:

Bonus! Those lucky peeps will be featured on our blog as the Con Affetto Cutest Couple!

That’s it! And the contest starts….hey, wait! It’s happening already! So head over to the Con Affetto page on Facebook RIGHT NOW and join the party! It’s going to be a Valentine’s Day like no other with Con Affetto :)

*Contest is on in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida only *Contest will be on till February 10, 2016 *Winners will be chosen at the sole discretion of Con Affetto *The contest is not associated with Facebook in any way

Funky Gift Ideas For Her, This Valentine’s Day

Tick tock…tick tock… Gentlemen, we hope you have your eyes on the clock! It’s 2nd February and that day is looming on the horizon…You know which day we mean, right? The day when the love of your life would like to feel a little extra special, a little more pampered than usual and would like to be reminded of how she really IS the only one for you. You guessed right…Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we hope you’ve got your game plan ready, guys!

Check out our funky gift ideas for the special girl in your life

The season of LOVE is back :)

And because we know just how important (and how challenging!) it is to make every Valentine’s Day memorable & meaningful for the love of your life, this Valentine’s Day we have a special V Day launch just for all you awesome guys. Yes, you heard that right! Presenting an exclusive new Con Affetto launch….wait for it….*DRUM ROLL*…

The Valentine’s Special Cake Pop Bouquet: An Exclusive, All New Con Affetto Launch!

Funky gift ideas for her! Gorgeous edible bouquets from Con Affetto

Make it a swoon worthy Valentine with our exclusive new cake pop bouquet!

Remember, you heard it here first! Valentine’s Special: a gorgeous and absolutely swoon worthy arrangement of crimson red and sunshine-y yellow flowers playing peek-a-boo with the most scrumptious cake pops your taste buds would have the good fortune of letting melt all over ’em…sigh! So quit Googling the best online flower and cake delivery options in your city this Valentine’s Day and gift your gal this delightful little taste of spring encased in cake pop velvet, instead. And then sit back and watch all those regular, boring flower bouquets wilt in comparison (and envy 😉 ). Bonus: You get to share some of these droolsome treats with your girl, while the other guys, erm, get to watch their flowers wilt *evil laughter*

Our fabulous new Valentine’s Special bouquet will feature on our website real soon; in the meantime feel free to drool all over our other scrummylicious bouquets 😉

Check out our funky gift ideas for the special girl in your life. Edible bouquets are a great gifting option for Valentines Day!

Your special someone will be spoilt for choice with our gorgeous edible bouquets!

And while we’re talking ways to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable and meaningful day for your girl, here are some of our specially curated, funky gift ideas for her, that will make her fall in love with you- all over again! Whether your girl is the mushy sort or the ‘I care two hoots about Valentine’s Day’ cynic, our funky gift ideas for her, oozing with romance, will be sure to blow her away this V-Day. After all no girl is immune to true blue romance, especially when it’s straight from the heart and comes with a quirky twist! Read on:

1. A ‘Book of Love’….written by YOU!

Funky gift ideas for her! A personalized book of love

Write your way into her heart this Valentine’s Day… (Image Courtesy: Uncommon Goods, link below)

Want her to know how your love for her will go on for eternity? Capture those emotions in words that will last forever, by penning a book for her! Before you break out in a sweat, check out this sweet little book from Uncommon Goods that takes all your deepest sentiments and cutesy moments and translates them into words for your love…in the most effortless, fun way possible! Yup you’re on your way to best-selling author land all right and you sure will write your way into the heart of your very special reader!

2. A funky gift for her to prove your love can be priceless…

Funky gift ideas for her! A personalized wallet insert

Your love is…priceless! (Image Courtesy:

Money can’t buy love right? Yeah, but it sure can act as a reminder of your love…right in your lady love’s wallet! This quirky yet ultra romantic metal wallet insert- with your personalized image and message- will remind her of how priceless your love truly is, each time she whips out her wallet. Yup, there are some things that money can’t buy, and this gift will work as a constant reminder of that :)

3. Tareekh pe tareekh!

Funky gift ideas for her! A personalized wall calendar

All those dates…easy as pie 😉 (Image Courtesy: Vistaprint, link below)

Does your girl often crib about how you never remember the day you first met, or when you first kissed, or when you proposed to her, or when she first told you what you mean to her, or when…gaaah! Is your head spinning already? We don’t blame you… remembering all those dates can be CRAZY, but that’s exactly what some girls expect you to do! Now, don’t just remember all those dates, set them down in stone (um, print) with these fantabulous personalized calendars from Vistaprint. You don’t just get to customize every month of the year with cutesy pics of the two of you, you can put every goddamn date in there- from your first gift to her to the first kiss and make up after the first fight 😉 Now all you have to do is get all the info on all those dates from your girl (yup, girls remember everything) without her guessing why!

4. Put a ring on it…

Funky gift ideas for her! A personalized initial ring in sterling silver, rose filled gold or gold

Put a ring on it! (Image Courtesy:

The two of you together, forever? Sealed with a kiss, and engraved in gold? Put a ring on it, guys! This bee-yoo-tiful two initial ring in sterling silver or gold, will do just that. You can put in your girl’s birthstone and a special message from you to go with it as well. Trust us, this is one ring she won’t want to take off anytime soon!

We hope our funky gift ideas for her have you feeling inspired, gentlemen! Your love may be timeless but time, tide, Valentine’s Day wait for none…the countdown to V-Day has begun so take your pick and get going already!

For more inspiration check our some of our other super cool and oh so romantic ideas here!

Con Affetto’s Incredibly Funky Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s that time of the year when even the regular store round the corner looks a little magical with its collection of festive looking Christmas trees and X’Massy decorations. Yup, Christmas is upon us and there’s an air of festivity all around that makes you want to burst into a cheery Christmas carol! If you’re like the rest of us, it’s also the time when you start worrying about Christmas gifts. Apart from the joy of playing Santa and picking out the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family, Christmas is also a good time to gift those you may have missed out during the rest of the year (Ooops!).  But before you start frantically Googling the best online flower and cake delivery options in your locality- STOP! Sure, Christmas is about cake, but why not banish the regular and gift something incredibly unique this Christmas? Read on for our carefully curated selection of fabulous and funky Christmas gift ideas that will make even Santa turn green with envy 😉

Fabulously Funky Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

We’re yet to meet the man who isn’t fascinated with The Game of Thrones, the medieval fantasy epic of kings, queens, thrones and dragons. Help him celebrate Christmas and his own personal fantasies 😉 with this very cool personalized Game of Thrones Flask. Perfect for long nights, favourite drinks or just making a statement!

A funky Christmas gift idea for Game of Throne lovers

A funky Christmas gift idea for dragon lovers ;)

Pair it with our Golden Moments cupcake bouquet; the perfect way to celebrate the golden moments from the year gone by.

Funky Christmas gift ideas, gift Con Affetto's edible bouquets

#giftediblebouquets Golden Moments Cupcake Bouquet

Incredibly Funky Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Has she ever complained that your gifts aren’t meaningful enough? Surprise her this Christmas with the most meaningful gift idea ever! This customized fingerprint necklace in sterling silver, engraved with a message of your choice will ensure you (and your words) stay close to her heart forever.

A funky Christmas gift idea for the special woman in your life

A unique, meaningful gift she will surely cherish for many more Christmases! :)

Pair it with some Purple Love, our exclusive satin drenched edible bouquet of hand crafted cake truffles.

Funky Christmas gift ideas, gift Con Affetto's edible bouquets

#giftediblebouquets Con Affetto’s Purple Love Hand Crafted Cake Truffles

Unique and Funky Christmas Gift Ideas For Couples

Everyone knows at least one made for each other couple. The sort that completes each others sentences, laughs at the same jokes and even manages to have perfectly coordinated eye rolls! Celebrate their perfectly in sync love with these oh-so-cool customized couple magnets.

One of our funky Christmas gift ideas for couples, personalized couples magnets

Incredibly funky Christmas gift for the made-for-each other sort!

Pair it with our Ballerina cake pop bouquet, an ode to tender, sweet love.

Funky Christmas gift ideas, gift Con Affetto's edible bouquets

#giftediblebouquets Con Affetto’s Ballerina Cake Pop Bouquet

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids

Know a young ‘un who loves and lives Harry Potter and secretly wishes for the life of Hogwarts, Quidditch and disdainful looking down of muggles? Look no further for the perfect Christmas gift idea- a personalized Hogwarts bobblehead doll- no less :) (This one is a good bet for Harry Potter loving grown ups too- we know quite a few!)

One of our funky Christmas gift ideas for Harry Potter fans, customized Hogwarts bobblehead dolls

A funky Christmas gift for Harry Potter fans!

Pair it with a selection of our fun and fabulous cake pops and cookie wands.

Funky Christmas gift ideas, gift Con Affetto's edible bouquets

#giftediblebouquets Con Affetto’s Cookie Wands & Cake Pops

Meaningful and Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For Parents

Gifting can be tricky when it comes to the older generation but we can bet you’ll hit the sweet spot with this unique Christmas gift idea; a personalized family print that can immortalize your near and dear ones in the most incredibly fun way possible! You can even bung in a fictitious character for the fun of it 😉 – or maybe use this creatively when you want to make that happy “you’re going to be grandparents” announcement!

One of our funky Christmas gift ideas for parents, customized family prints

Charm your parents this Christmas with these personalized family prints!

Pair it with some Hello Sunshine; little pieces of sunshine crafted into a cakepop bouquet: the perfectly sun-shiny way to brighten up their sunset years :)

Funky Christmas gift ideas, gift Con Affetto's edible bouquets

#giftediblebouquets Con Affetto’s Hello Sunshine Cakepop Bouquet

We hope you’re feeling inspired by our incredibly funky Christmas gift ideas! Don’t forget to write in to us with what’s on your shopping list this season! Merry X’mas- and happy shopping!

Edible Bouquets: What Makes Them Rock!

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

Edible bouquets with the Con Affetto tag will make a regular flower bouquet pale in comparison

A rose by any other name…?Not if it’s from a Con Affetto bouquet!

Well, what if Shakespeare were wrong? Impossible, you say? What if we were to tell you about a bouquet created with rich, moist cake…soft as butter and dipped in the finest chocolate with a promise of melting on your lips? We can bet even Shakespeare would be drooling at that! And he sure would agree that a rose with the Con Affetto name is a million times yummier 😉

Edible bouquets bring together the perfect union of gourmet baked products and the alluring good looks of a flower bouquet

Melt in your mouth gourmet bakes inspired by the beauty of flowers; visions of heaven are guaranteed!

Don’t get us wrong, we love flowers just as much as any gal. And which gal wouldn’t love getting a bursting bouquet of gorgeous blooms? But what happens after that initial heady rush? Those very same blooms begin to wilt and fade away, and eventually end up as trash. And that just made us kinda sad. It also made us sit up and think…

What if you could get a bouquet with blooms just as gorgeous, but that wouldn’t need to be trashed? What if they could smell as great, look as gorgeous….and taste divine!

Eureka! And that’s how Con Affetto came to be. The finest creations, inspired by nature and designed to make mortals go weak at the knees! Anyone who’s bitten into one of our sinful delights will tell you it was love at first taste.

Our edible bouquets range from cake pop bouquets, cookie bouquets, cup cake bouquets to cakesickles, cake truffles nd the works

LOVE! At first bite 😉 Dip into our red velvet cake pops bathed in dark chocolate or our classic vanilla petit bites in swathes of milk chocolate

Has to be be, when you marry the sophistication and taste of gourmet baked treats in all their layered, frosted delight with the sheer beauty of flowers and when the union looks something like this!

One of our edible bouquets is the gorgeous and yummy cupcake bouquet

What looks better? Our gorgeous cupcake bouquet or exotic packaging it’s encased in?

Talk about gifting something unique, meaningful and oh-so-delicious! We don’t like to brag but even the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers cannot compete with our soft, moist, rich edible delights that will explode on your taste buds in a burst of decadence.

Do you really need to think again next time you’re looking for, say…maybe an online flower delivery to your special someone? Here are a few more reasons why an edible bouquet beats a regular flower bouquet any day:

No gender discrimination;)

So you Googled the best online flower delivery option and had their finest (and most expensive!) bouquet delivered to your love. That lush bunch of flowers may have HER swooning, but can you say the same for HIM? Last we heard, flowers aren’t really that big a deal with the guys (some of our guy pals even confessed that they think being gifted flowers is kinda embarrassing- not macho enough, no?)! No such problem with our edible bouquets once they unwrap the packaging and start discovering the scrumptious delights that lie within!

One of our edible bouquets is the cookie bouquet with an assortment of cookies, pretzels, marshmallows

Think we’re only about chocolate? Our cookie bouquet brings you a dizzy assortment of vanilla butter cookies, sugar cookies, pretzels and marshmallows ….swooon!

Maintenance…say what?

Remember the last flower bouquet you were gifted? What did you do once you’d finished ooh-ing and aah-ing over it? Trimmed the stems, put it in fresh water and changed the water daily, most likely. Only to see those pretties wilt away and end up in the trash eventually. Edible bouquets? Receive. Ooh and aah! Unwrap. Eat. Bask in the blissful memories…and taste! And say ta ta to maintenance!

Edible bouquets are better than regular flower bouquets in that they require zero maintenance

Drop dead gorgeous and oh so low maintenance!


Just in case we didn’t say it enough;) Our edible bouquets taste like they’ve been concocted by the Gods of Chocolate themselves, right up there in the divine chocolaterie….lip smacking drool-icious! Now you’ll just have to taste one and see for yourself! And if you’re wondering about the variety you’ll get into a tizzy trying to pick just one from our giddy assortment of cookie bouquets, cup cake bouquets, handcrafted cake pops, cake truffles or cakesickles!

Our edible bouquets come in a wide assortment of products and flavours

Cookie bouquets; cup cake bouquets, cake truffles, cakesickles…we’ll have you spoilt for choice!

The perfect gift for just about anyone…

Forget about frantically searching for the best online flower delivery option and then trying to pair it with a cake or maybe chocolates thrown in for good measure. With an edible bouquet you have the perfect package tailored for you: gourmet baked products that look even better than flowers and presented in a way that will make the most gorgeous bouquet pale in comparison. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further!

Edible bouquets look gorgeous and taste even better!

Fall in love with our gorgeous bunches of edible blooms :)

So in case you’re still thinking about a traditional flower bouquet as your go to delivery gift option, think again! Let the flowers bloom we say, and gift an edible bouquet instead!

Con Affetto’s Last Minute Diwali Gifting Ideas

It’s that time of the year again! Diwali is within fragrant halwa sniffing distance and if you’re like us, you’re probably also looking forward to some Diwali chutti 😉 But wait… is the thought of the upcoming Diwali season sending you into a frenzy of panic instead of ecstasy? Last minute Diwali gift shopping giving you the jitters, huh? Well, worry not, coz you’ve come to the right place! For starters, take a quick look at our snazzy gifting guide that tells you everything that you need to know about the art of gifting. Then, read on for our funky last minute Diwali gift ideas that will make you the toast of this Diwali gifting season. And no one will even guess about all that last minute Diwali shopping!

The last minute Diwali gift bucket

If you’ve been reading our blog regularly (good on you!), you know that one of the key tenets to a good gift is to make it personal. Well, our Diwali gift bucket, does just that and what’s more it’s perfect for the festival of lights too! Get one of these quirky lanterns and fill them up with thoughtful and personal gifts you know the recipient will love.

Fill up a festive lantern with little gifts for your very own Diwali Gift Bucket

Add some extra sparkle with a Diwali Gift Bucket!

Add in a few of our delightful cake truffles and this will be one gift even Santa’s Christmas sock will find hard to beat!

The last minute Diwali movie gift package

Everyone loves a good flick, right? But gifting someone a bunch of DVD’s is ever so BORING! But hey, what if you gift them the whole magical movie watching experience instead? And they don’t even have to leave the comfort of their (Diwali lit) home! Yup, we’re talking about a Diwali movie gift package.

A unique Diwali gifting idea is to create a movie package by gifting everything one would need for a complete movie watching experience

Rock the Diwali gifting scene with a Diwali movie package!

Fill it up with everything you need for the perfect movie night: popcorn, drinks, some comfy cushions or a throw, a bunch of scented candles for that special festive touch and a DVD (or two!) of their favourite movie/s. The perfect last minute Diwali gift for just about anybody– all you need to do is figure out their fave movie!

The last minute Diwali gift for your 3am buddy…

This is your go-to pal come hail or fine weather. They’ve not just been there for you through thick and thin, you’ve also been there, done that together. You’re probably even going to be spending Diwali evening with them. Want to get them something special but are running out of time and ideas? Hot chocolate is what you need! And we’re not just talking any old hot chocolate, but Adult Hot Chocolate!

A unique Diwali gifting idea is to make your friends some Adult Hot Chocolate

Spike up your Diwali gifts with some Adult Hot Chocolate ;)

Make up a (large) batch to have or go, team it up with some of our special sunshine and you’re set for a festive Diwali season! It’s the least you can do to make up for those 3am calls you’ve subjected your friend to!

The last minute Diwali gift for the person who has everything…

Okay, so this is probably your better half; your sis/bro; your pal whose birthday just got over or someone whom you simply cannot think what to gift for the life of you! What then? These super cool printable ‘breakfast in bed’ tickets! Or personalized business cards for those who really want to make a unique style statement. Get creative with your thoughts and get printing!

A unique Diwali gifting idea is to gift fun printable coupons tickets or business cards

Get personal and creative this Diwali with these fun printables

The last minute Diwali gift that keeps on giving!

Nope we’re not talking about creating a secret Santa for Diwali (would be a fun idea though!). We’re talking about something unique and thoughtful that will help you spread the spirit of giving not just at Diwali but beyond: gifting a charitable donation. Identify a charity or a cause that is close to the recipient’s heart and gift a donation in their name. A wonderful way of starting something new this Diwali that will truly spread the spirit of the festival of lights.

A unique gifting idea is to gift a charitable donation

Spread the true spirit of the festival of lights by gifting a charitable donation

So now that we’ve taken all of that Diwali gifting stress away, just sit back, relax and get ready to Diwali gift with our easy peasy ideas! And hey, you know we like hearing from you, right? Write in and tell us if YOU have any suggestions for last minute Diwali gifting ideas that helped you steal the scene!

All About Mummyji!

Sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter

Shades of sepia, a touch of glitter…

We’re talking about a lady you can either love..or hate…but if you have her in your life, you sure as hell can’t ignore her! Yup, you guessed it right, it’s the Mother in Law, also known more fondly (or not! 😉 ) as Mummyji! Did you know that 25th October also happens to be Mother in Law Day? A fun occasion to show the Mummyji in your life some love; or give her a pre Diwali special something. Here’s a fun take on the different types of Mummyjis that abound in our lives and what YOU can gift yours this festive season!

1. The GH Mummyji

Her home is straight out of the pages of a design magazine and she has an avid interest in a variety of subjects pertaining to the home…she’s your Good Housekeeping Mummyji! Stylish and refined, she runs her home like a well oiled ship and is terribly house proud.

A house proud mother in law or Mummyji will like a home decor gift

Something for the home for the GH Mummyji

Gift her something to scatter around with style, with these silk brocade cushions with shimmering marigold or scent up her space with this elegant Ratnakara aromatherapy set.

2. Masterchef Mummyji

She can debate endlessly on the benefits of serving pineapple raita over boondi raita; her eyes light up at the mention of a new paneer recipe and she’ll be the first to try out that new fusion dish or that tough to bake cake. Say hello to Masterchef Mummyji! Passionate about food and all things cooking, this Masterchef in the making can cook up a storm and love every minute of it.

A mother in law or Mummyji who likes cooking will appreciate a cooking related gift

Charm her Masterchef Mummyji soul with a thoughtful gift

Charm her chef-fy soul with this awesome table top pizza oven or add some warmth to her favourite space- the kitchen!- with this ‘birdy’ tea pot set.

3. Have visa, will travel Mummyji

When in doubt, travel, is this Mummyji’s motto. Her suitcase is always packed and on standby, just waiting for that next exciting trip round the corner. From domestic destinations to Burkina Faso and Bora Bora, she’s been there, done that. And when she’s not travelling, she’s planning her next trip!

A mother in law or Mummyji who likes travel will love a thoughtful travel gift

Let her travel to see her newest sunset with a fab overnighter gift case

Get her really looking forward to her upcoming vacay with this hip overnighter travel case– she may just plan her next trip all around it!

4. Slightly bored and ‘I’m retired now beta’ Mummyji

Once passionate about her career and after working for many years in a job she loved, this Mummyji is retired now and at a bit of a loss. Her kids have flown the nest, and without a burning passion in her life, her days now seem to stretch on endlessly.

A mother in law or Mummyji who is retired may appreciate a new craft project gift

Help her discover a new passion!

This Mummyji needs a project! Help her get started with one with a crafting starter kit. Scrapbooking, card making, decoupage, wood carving…there’s a bunch of eclectic options out there, and you may just put her on to the next love of her life!

5. I’m too sexy to be called Mummyji!

Okay, so this Mummyji probably comes to your yoga class. Super fit, toned and with looks that defy her age, she might even pass off as your elder sister. She’s the fitness conscious Mummyji, well groomed, immaculate and terribly particular about her health and nutrition to boot.

A fitness conscious mother in law or Mummyji may like fitness related gifts

Super fit Mummyji? We have just the thing for her!

Let her go bonkers over these cool little nut cases; perfect for toting around that post workout snack! Or give her breakfast a little extra health boost with this Missisippy Muesli in fun flavours.

6. World’s Best Grandma Mummyji

She’s right there beside you cheering your kids on for their special days, events, school functions…even mundane occasions like playdate drop-offs or sit-by-the-sidelines-at-tennis-coaching. She understands your little one almost as much as you do, loves them to bits and sometimes, when they’re driving you up the wall, saves the day with her years of experience and wisdom. Yeah, she’s the World’s Best Grandma alright, and believe it or not, you and the kids are lucky to have her.

If your mother in law or Mummyji is a doting grandmother, give her a gift for the world's best grandmother

The world’s best granny needs the world’s best gift :)

The child in her will love this cheery mug– and it will remind her of her (and your) favourite little people even when they’re not around.

7. Busy Bee Mummyji

Business calls, urgent meetings, a full social calendar, a million and three lunches to attend; this is one busy Mummyji. Whatever her life stage or calling, she sure knows how to keep her days full. And if you want to spend any one on one time with her, you may just need an appointment!

A mother in law or Mummyji who is terribly busy will love a gift that helps her stay organized

Busy bee Mummyji will love something that helps her stay busy AND organized!

This Dino memo holder is purr-fect for the Busybee Mummyji to organize all her to-do lists! She may even pencil you in for some exclusive time with her 😉

What’s your Mummyji type? And have you picked out that perfect Diwali gift for her yet? We hope our gifting ideas helped! Until next time, happy Mummyji gift hunting :)

5 Ultra Romantic Gift Ideas for Karva Chauth

Moonlight…candles….romance…and….the grumbling in her tummy 😉 Yes, Karva Chauth is round the corner and while it is undoubtedly one of the most romantic festivals, it’s also one of the toughest- just ask the hungry gal who’s been fasting for you all day! Why not make her Karva Chauth extra special this year with some delectably romantic gift ideas? As SRK would say, this Karva Chauth….come, make her fall in love with you all over again!

1. Let her experience bliss…

A romantic gift idea for Karva Chauth would be to gift her a spa session

Get her mind off the hunger pangs with some spa style bliss!

…at the spa! Karva Chauth is on a Friday this year, so after a long week, a trip to the spa is just what the (love) doctor would recommend! What better way to get her mind off those hunger pangs than with some exotic massages which will take her to instant bliss! Whisk her away from work (or wherever she is) a little earlier and drive her to the spa where you’ve pre-booked a romantic special just for her. Scented candles, music, dim lights…you get the drift! Even better, join her for a couples spa session; a fab way to amp up the bonding and the romance.

2. Cook her a meal

A romantic gift idea for Karva Chauth is to cook her a romantic dinner

The way to HER heart can be through her tummy too- specially after a full day of fasting!

Sounds clichéd? Dude, this is THE single most romantic thing you can do for your ladylove. And you’ll have her eating out of your hands- quite literally! If you are a good cook anyway (lucky her!), use those skills to whip up a culinary storm that will have her floored. Can’t even boil an egg, forget about cooking?  Check out these incredibly romantic dinners anyone can cook. If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, hop over to your nearest gourmet store and pick up a ready-to-cook meal kit. Now all you need to do is follow some very basic instructions and bring on the romance! We can’t think of a better way to show her how much she means to you-can you?

3. Check in…

A romantic gift idea this Karva Chauth is to take a mini hotel getaway in your city

Getaway for a day of decadence!

Take a day out of your busy schedules and check into a day of decadence …in your very own city! Several city hotels offer romantic gift packages; options tailored for a quick getaway without having to plan an elaborate vacation. Spring it on her as a surprise; pack her things (and yours!) and drive her to your destination without letting her in on the plan till you get there. There’s nothing more romantic- or fun- than an unexpected mini vacay! And we did mention that Karva Chauth is on a Friday didn’t we? All the more reason to extend your getaway into a weekend of romance!

4. Follow the clock….

A romantic gift idea this Karva Chauth is to give her a gift every hour all day long

Fill her day with love…and gifts!

….tick tock, tick tock….Um, no, we didn’t mean gifting her a watch (duh! BORING!). We were talking about another one of our super romantic gift ideas (ahem!); give her a gift EVERY hour, hour on hour, for the ENTIRE day! Let her awaken to a room filled with her favorite music (or balloons!), followed by a personalized pamper kit just as she heads into the shower (we’re thinking some delicious scented Cocoa Body Butter from the Body Shop, her favourite perfume, a peppermint foot scrub….sigh), a love jar hand delivered to her with romantic little scribbles from you, an essential oil aroma dispenser to scent up the rest of her day, a bundle of joy which is so gorgeous looking, she can feast her eyes on it all day- and share with you after dinner ;), a relaxing foot massage (home delivered!) when the long day is just beginning to get to her….and all the other creative options you can think of for in between!

5. Get someone to shoot her…

A romantic gift idea this Karva Chauth is to gift her a professional couples photo shoot

Shoot the hunger! With a couples photo shoot of course ;)

….a photographer, we mean! First, pre-book a care package at her favourite salon. Then, just when she’s looking and feeling her best and thinking this is the most romantic gift idea ever, spring the real deal on her- a romantic photo shoot for the two of you with a professional photographer! Then cozy up and… click click!

We’re feeling so moony-eyed we’re hoping our significant others read this too and get inspired! If YOU liked our ideas, spread some love and share or tweet this to your friends; you might just make someone’s Karva Chauth a li’l extra special :)