Mother’s Day Weekend Was Crazy - But Amazing!
Our 3rd Mother's Day weekend, always the busiest of the year, and this time we were booked up well in advance. With lovely reviews from customers, it made the planning and long working hours worthwhile! The selection of mini-cakes & sweet treats included with the Mother's Day Bubbly Afternoon Tea went down a storm!
We still get asked if our cakes really are homemade - and yes they are! However, we're always keen to develop our range, so, having managed to create Battenberg cake recently at college, we decided to bake mini versions for this special weekend. It's not a quick procedure! We needed to perfect a heavy Genoese sponge, then to precisely measure & cut it, before icing with a thin layer of marzipan.
We're really looking forward to incorporating some of our new patisserie skills into the daily selection of cakes at the Tea Room.
We've Consumed A Lot of Calories in April & May!
It started with Easter and that little unicorn egg!
A full-on family birthday weekend followed!
Family birthdays are an excuse to try new things, and to eat too much cake. Obviously!
A 5-layered lemon drizzle for Grandma's 90th, a pimped up Maple, pecan and praline for Mum and a tower of meringue for Elaine.
Then, early in May, a cheesecake monster was born!
Elaine made Vickie a peanut butter cheesecake, and if we do say so ourselves, it was flippin' amazing!
A photo of it posted on Facebook produced a flurry of messages for cheesecakes.
They'll definitely be available to order and on sale at the Tea Room very soon!
So its half term next week and if your kids are as crazy about Nutella as ours, give this recipe a go.
The truffles taste amazing and it's easy to make them look really fancy!
Then sit back, look at your excellent work, give yourself a pat on the back ... and pop one in your mouth!!!
There's Always Time for Tea!
Remember that you're always welcome at the Tea Room with or without your little ones!
We hope to see you soon,
Elaine, Vickie & All at the Tea Room