Afternoon Tea Ideas 

Afternoon Tea For Any (or no) Occasion!

The idea of just going out for afternoon tea as a birthday treat is long behind us. These days people are enjoying afternoon tea for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes for no reason at all, and it’s not hard to see why… Impress your clients and staff! Firstly, it’s elegant! It’s so much nicer to pick through a selection of beautifully made sandwiches and handmade cakes, scones and truffles, than to chuck together a couple of sausage rolls and some frozen pakoras, you can have them anytime, but afternoon…

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An Incredible Year

This time last year I was dreaming about creating a new way to enjoy afternoon tea. I was bored with cafes and hotels and loved the idea of doing something a bit different. I wanted a comfy chair and my slippers. I wanted to watch my favourite movie or a play a board game. I wanted a spot on the beach where people could wander by spying on my posh picnic. So I made up the afternoon tea box. Humble beginnings You must all love it too because one year…

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Afternoon Tea should be more than just a late lunch…

I was reminded this weekend as to why I started my Afternoon Tea business all those months ago and why we go to so much effort at For Cakes Sake to create our afternoon tea boxes the way we do. It was one comment that put it all into perspective for me and got me thinking. We get a lot of great feedback, but this message stood out for me in particular. She had gifted a box to her mother who was shielding in Dundee, to cheer her up. In…

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We’re in the News!

Yay, it’s so exciting to be featured in the local press and especially such amazing publications as the food and drink section of The Scotsman and the discerning Field Magazine… Field Magazine I love how Field magazine talked about turning your home and office into the Ritz with our awesome, grand hotel standard, afternoon tea treats. That’s exactly how we imagined it would be! Pass the prosecco… The Scotsman The Scotsman loved our takeaway idea. We’re proud to be North-East Scotland’s first takeaway afternoon tea, and we’re the poshest too!…

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Afternoon Tea Ideas Top Tips 

Top Tips for an Awesome Afternoon Tea Party

Hosting your own afternoon tea party can be a daunting prospect, but it needn’t be. Whatever you are planning, whether it’s an elegant soiree, a cosy catch up with friends and family, a pamper party, date night, a product launch, birthday party, office party, or even a funeral, here are our best tips for a well organised and memorable event. Get organised It’s never too early to start thinking about your fabulous tea party and how it might go. Here is a list of key questions you might consider as…

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Top cake covering tips

If you’ve ever tried to cover a cake and been disappointed with the results then our top tips should get you back on the right track. Start with a flat top! Getting your cake nice and flat to start with will make a huge difference to it’s finish. There are many ways to do this, and I do a combination of all of these tips when I prepare my cake. You can start by lowering the temperature of your oven and baking the cake for longer. It’ll rise far more…

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Afternoon Tea Ideas 

Afternoon Tea just got a whole lot better

…if that’s even possible! Once reserved for stuffy hotels and posh cafe’s, now you can have a fabulous Afternoon Tea almost anywhere! If you thought you could only get a descent afternoon tea in a hotel or cafe, you might once have been right. Until now, that is… We launched our fabulous Takeaway Afternoon Tea Box in June and it has continually gained in popularity. As far as I can tell, we are the first to offer an Afternoon Tea Box in the Tayside area, maybe even Scotland, but I…

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Afternoon Tea Ideas 

The Perfect Afternoon Tea

Having tried more than my fair share of Afternoon Tea’s, I can say with absolute confidence that there is a big difference between an “OK” tea and a fabulous one. It’s definitely not just a case of plonking a few cakes and sandwiches on a plate. Ohhh no, there is so much more to it than that. The perfect afternoon tea will have a wonderful selection of textures and flavours. There will be a good balance between sweet and savoury and there will be a scone or two on the…

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Meeting Fatima!

If it weren’t for the fabulous smell of coffee beans roasting, you would hardly know there was a roastery in Arbroath. But there is, and I had the pleasure of visiting Angus’s only coffee roastery; Sacred Grounds, and Fatima, this morning. And here she is, hard at work! Isn’t she fab? Fatima (a 5kg roaster) has been roasting coffee beans for Sacred Ground, in Arbroath, since 2015. She does an excellent job, but she doesn’t do it alone. Her humans must get some of the credit for their amazing coffee,…

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The Holy Grail of Baking

The Macaron! Creating the perfect Macaron is like finding the Holy Grail for some Cakers. These heavenly little things have driven more people to quit than I can count – just spend a day in a cake group on Facebook and you’ll see exactly what I mean. These little meringue/biscuit hybrids are well worth the effort though, and once you’ve mastered them, they’ll take pride of place at every afternoon tea party. When you first set out to make these impossible treats you’ll probably read a ton of blogs (like…

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