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About Dale's Handmade Ltd

previously Pick 'n' Mix Parties & Gifts

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My Story

My name is Dale and I started Pick 'n' Mix Parties & Gifts (known as then) in January 2016, while still at

6th form and wanting to earn some money. I have always had an entrepreneurial flare and

wanted to run my own business.

In April 2020, I changed my business name to Dale's Handmade Ltd, after my business taking a slight

change in direction and I wanted a more suitable name. I also have some very big plans

for the future and this new name is more fitting.

When I started in 2016 I used to hire a sweet cart, made balloon displays and offered homemade cakes.

However before I even started my current business I ran my own disco and party

business from my early teenage years.

In October 2017 I started making handmade Belgian chocolate truffles and experimenting with flavours.

In October 2017 I started with just a single flavour of truffle, which was prosecco and I still offer this

flavour today but have since expanded my range of chocolates.
Now I offer many different chocolate products, from bars in many flavours to truffles and seasonal ranges too.

If you are looking for the perfect gift or a treat for yourself then you have arrived in the right place.

But I haven't stopped with new ideas and flavours and am always working on new products and

chocolate flavour combinations.

But handmade Belgian chocolates are not the only things that I offer. 

I'm also a cake designer and decorator and offer cakes for all occasions from birthdays & baby showers to christenings and that all important wedding cake.
I also still hire out my cart as either a cho
colate cart or Krispy Kreme doughnut cart.

In February 2020, I decided to create a new product range, and after lots of recipe trials and taste testing,

my mini loaf cakes were born. These have become a favourite with many customers, and
I offer a wide range of flavours, including seasonal ones too.

But it doesn't stop there, in April 2020, I started experimenting with chocolate brownies,

and I can't believe the response. Everyone absolutely loves them.

So I’ve grown this range to include over 35 different flavours and they are all made using the finest Belgian chocolate, local free range eggs and stone ground, local grown flour.

My brownies have even been called 'The best brownies I've ever tasted'.

You can now find my brownies, mini loaf cakes & handmade Belgian chocolates at a range of local

markets and events in Warwickshire.

Brilliant service, all done through Facebook & email. Very professional & friendly all the way through all contact.

The cake was amazing, exactly as we hoped. All the pictures we sent & they matched it perfectly.
It was delicious too, very moist & plenty of it.

Highly recommend Dale & the team for all the hard work & time that went in to making the cake xxx


I would love to say a massive thank you for the amazing cake Dale created for my husbands 40th birthday.

Not only did you make him smile as it was a replica of his beloved 1962 VW Beetle but you floored us all with the real headlights!


Thank you so much for our sons 18th Birthday cake !! It was truly amazing and tasted fab too!!! I would totally recommend you !! Thank you so much


Great cake for my dads 60th Birthday, he loved it too! Thank you so much!


The special cake I had made looked and tasted amazing. Great products and customer service


Amazing listened to my crazy ideas made them reality and my party was fabulous thank you so very much :)


Thank you so much for the lovely Fathers day gifts! Excellent quality and service will def use again! X


The chocolate is incredible, the service is just as good! I absolutely live for the hot chocolate spoons and my husband who claims he isn't a chocolate fan absolutely loves the white chocolate products here!


We brought a caramel Brookie and a Lotus Brookie at Blenheim food festival and they were AMAZING! The cookies were a lovely texture and delicious flavour!


Amazing brownies - the best we've tasted! Lovely chocolate lollies. Great service. Definitely recommend Dale's


The cake I wanted was a special request as I wanted a Battenberg cake and was apprehensive about if he would pull this off. I was definitely not disappointed! The cake was decorated beautifully and tasted amazing, it is the only cake that my guest have had second helpings of. It was an over all great experience and I would definitely recommend to a friend.


Very happy with my daughter's cake will definitely becoming back and order any future cakes thank you for topping off my daughter's birthday with an amazing cake !!


Bought chocolates and hot choc spoons for various people for Christmas (including keeping a few for ourselves!) and everything was amazing!! Really tasty and packaged brilliantly!

Would definitely recommend and buy again!


Very happy with my mums birthday cake. Very impressed with the time and effort.

Would highly recommend Dale x


I received my Christmas goodies for my children yesterday and they are absolutely fabulous! Packaged exceptionally well too so there’s no risk of any damage in the post. Thank you so much. I will definitely be ordering with you again.


Thankyou so much! Great friendly service and gorgeous chocolates! Especially love the chocolate spoons, even got a vegan range, perfect Christmas presents

I’ll be back and recommending to my friends!


I have received my lovely Parcel from Dale and loved every item of chocolate heaven.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dale at Dale's Handmade xx


Awesome products, awesome customer service, well packaged and taste amazing, I'm tucking into my advent calendar. :)



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