October Autumnal Baking

What a lovely season. One of warmth in the colours on the trees a burnished palette of oranges, browns, greens and reds. The landscape is truly beautiful.  The air can be crisp and leaves crunch underfoot on woodland country walks.

It’s a great time to use all the fruits of the season and lovely vegetables in your baking too.

We can reduce sugars this way as vegetables in cakes often add a sweetness.

This month we have baked a delicious toffee apple cake which prompted one lovely visitor to leave this review Best Cake ‘ive ever tasted!

Apples and Blackberries are an ideal partner forget the crumble bake the fruits in a cake and top with a crumble mix ideal served with custard or cream

Pumpkins are great for soups, lattes and pies but have you ever grated these and added it to spiced cake it is like a carrot cake but richer and a little heavier but lovely with cream

If you’ve got damsons left add these to vodka and sugar and let steep until your first Christmas guests arrive the perfect liqueur to greet visitors

Have you ever tried the British Cobnut like a hazelnut they are quite common and delicious. For a delicious cobnut cake  – Add ground ginger and brown sugar and double cream with about 150g of cobnuts shells removed and finely chopped to your basic cake mixture Bake as normal and serve topped with an apple compote

Hope we’ve given you a little inspiration to bake with the season if not visit our Tearoom and indulge in a slice or two of our bakes

Have a lovely month x Victoria

 

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Rose gold wedding theme

This year Rose golds and coppers are everywhere and are going to be a big influence in the wedding industry.  We have browsed the internet for the best in Rose gold accessories for you to use at your wedding or celebration parties

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Nail the trend AND have a super stylish, ultra romantic wedding with these copper wedding decorations without blowing your budget!

Loving this cake by http://littlebearcakery.com/wedding/

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Rose gold jars – Ginger Ray Mini Mason Rose Gold Glass Jars 40 Pack Bundle

£50.00 Hobbycraft 
Ginger Ray Beautiful Botanics Rose Gold Just Married Bunting 1.5m
Rose gold sign £7 Hobbycraft
Rose Gold Charm Headband
Rose Gold headband £30 https://www.glitzysecrets.com/heirloom-blush-side-tiara/
Rose Gold Wedding Confetti
Rose gold confetti Rose gold confetti link
Great stickers for glass jars or gifts £5+ Foil stickers wedding link
Wedding dresses in Rose Gold
A-Line/Princess Off-the-Shoulder Chapel Train Tulle Lace Wedding Dress
We hope we have inspired you a little and happy wedding planning!

Children’s Tea Parties

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We specialise in adult parties, however we do get asked to stage children’s parties too.  We offer a range of parties to cater for children from food outside on the picnic benches for parties in the park and football parties to dainty afternoon tea parties for groups of children.  Here are our latest details (Click on the link below and do let us know if you would like to book your event with us.

Children’s parties    

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A pretty table for Mother

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If you are thinking of treating your loved ones this #Mothers day. Set seasonal flowers in jugs or pretty jars, better still crystal vases if you have them.  For spring flowers look for pastel roses, daffodils, bluebells ethically sourced of course!, violas, crocus look great in teacups as do hyacinths,  we also love to put forsythia and spring cherry blossom and pussy willows in large vases (Please be careful as some plants are poisonous and so place out of reach of children

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Next is the table

Cutlery should be cleaned and placed either at each table setting or put in pretty jam jars or tied with ribbons or hessian

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Use crisp linens, bare wood, vintage tablecloths, pretty tray cloths or tea towels to create individual table settings.

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Pick your theme and then blend together to create a stylish table

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Happy Mothers day x