Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Wedding Favours are small gifts, often keepsakes, from the Wedding Couple to say thank you to their guests for attending their Wedding.
Traditionally 5 Sugared Almonds were given to guests who had supported the couple during the planning of their Wedding, and now there celebrating their Marriage.
Five is considered lucky in many cultures and it is also indivisible, therefore it is believed to represent a strong bond that cannot be broken, symbolising a powerful union between the Wedding Couple.
Each of the sugared almonds holds its own meaning;
Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Long Life - All vital elements of any successful marriage!
Wedding today have a greater focus on the finer details, with Weddings designed to reflect the couples’ personalities and relationship.
Wedding Favours have evolved, with most couples now opting to give favours that support local Charities or personalised keepsakes with their names and wedding date on, however these favours are often overlooked or even left behind by the guests!
Rather than choosing not give Wedding Favours to your guests, edible wedding favours make a fabulous alternative that are not only really tasty, but can also be personalised to match your Wedding colour scheme, and are guaranteed to go down an absolute treat with your guests!
Ruby’s Fudge, is handmade by Ruby using traditional boiling and creaming methods, and produced from her Farmhouse on the outskirts of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. Her Fudge is no nonsense, just sugar, evaporated milk and heaps of Gloucestershire farmhouse butter!
There are twelve delicious flavours to choose from, and Ruby’s fudge is also available hand dipped in Belgian chocolate!
Ruby’s Fudge truly is "The finest fudge in the Shire!"
Tell me about your Business - How, why and when you started, and a little bit about YOU
Our Artisan fudge is a premium, crumbly, melt in the mouth fudge made by me, Ruby, in rural Worcestershire.
I began making my favourite traditional butter fudge recipe in 2010 after leaving my career as a professional chef. Since then, from that recipe, I have derived a delightful range of mouthwatering flavours - Twelve in total!
In the Summer of 2010 when my fudge business was first getting off the ground, I had a stall at Alfrick and Lulsley Show in Worcestershire.
The stall next to me was Graham Davies an extremely talented, professional artist who was offering fun caricatures for a small price at the show. Whilst we were waiting for the show to open, he offered to draw a caricature of me. It didn’t take long for the sketch to be done and I was so pleased when I saw the addition of a wooden spoon in my hand! It was just what I was looking for!
I asked Graham if I could use it for my business and he happily obliged.
My much loved caricature has, and still does play a big part of Ruby’s Fudge. On the few occasions that I should see Graham or his wife, I always make sure that there’s a bag of fudge for them!
How is your Fudge produced?
It is very much a cottage industry. I work from my own bespoke fudge kitchen in our homely Worcestershire cottage, with a fine view of the Malvern Hills.
All of my fudge is handmade using traditional boiling and creaming methods. No nonsense, just sugar, evaporated milk, heaps of Gloucestershire farmhouse butter and the finest quality ingredients to suit your tastes.
I add plenty of love and care into making each batch to perfection. It will never disappoint!
Tell us about your studio/workspace? Can couples visit you?
Visitors are welcome to our cottage by appointment.
What do you love most about working in or designing products for the wedding industry?
I enjoy working with couples to provide the perfect wedding favour to suit their big day.
All of our wedding favours are bespoke and I enjoy working closely with the Bride and Groom to design their fudge favours from a wide range of coloured boxes, ribbon and flavours to uniquely thank their guests for joining them on their big day.
Our fudge is also available hand dipped in Belgian chocolate.
There are twelve delicious flavours to choose from, four of which have been awarded one star in the Great Taste awards;
Traditional butter (2017)
Lemon Meringue (2015)
Chilli and Sea Salt (2015)
Stem Ginger (2012).
Who would be your dream client? Dream collaboration?
Fortnum and Mason!!
Describe your business in one sentence for the couples reading this blog post
Old fashioned crumbly fudge, just as your Grandmother used to make.