Custard cream cupcakes 

 Perfect for parties or an alternative afternoon tea, these cupcakes feature our classic sponge recipe, topped with a deliciously creamy custard buttercream.  Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes):  125g unsalted butter, at room temp  125g caster sugar  125g self raising flour  2 medium eggs  1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence  For the buttercream:  180g icing … Continue reading Custard cream cupcakes 

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Ginger Spice Loaf 

Okay, so it may be named after our favourite Spice Girl, but this Ginger Spice loaf cake is packed full of amazing flavours thanks to ginger, cinnamon, golden syrup, treacle and a delicious cream cheese icing.  Prepare to be surprised as this will soon be one of your favourite bakes!       Ingredients: 60g butter … Continue reading Ginger Spice Loaf 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea – Review 

No oompa loompa's here, but what you will find is just as magical!  When I heard that such a thing existed, I was beyond excited! 'A Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed afternoon tea! What does that even MEAN?!' my friend's squealed. Quite simply, it is the stuff of dreams and unlike any afternoon tea … Continue reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea – Review 

Afternoon Tea at The Old Tea House – Beaconsfield

As you enter The Old Tea House, you are not only welcomed by warmth, the recognisable jingle from the bell above the door and the smell of freshly baked cakes, but friendly waitresses all fashioning a frilly white apron as though you'd just stepped into the 1920s. With a mismatched decor featuring bright floral printed … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Old Tea House – Beaconsfield

Raspberry and Almond ‘dreamboat’ cupcakes

This sweet almond sponge is balanced by the twang of the fruity raspberry jam, marbled throughout the cupcakes. Topped with a creamy raspberry buttercream, these are perfect with a cup of tea or, well, for any occasion really! To make these cupcakes extra dreamy, top them with everyone's favourite movie star...I recently took these to … Continue reading Raspberry and Almond ‘dreamboat’ cupcakes