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Picking out Jam

There’s jam and there’s jam! And this is JAM! Deciding to upgrade the jam we serve with our scones in our afternoon tea’s was a big decision. The jam we had was ok, but was it good enough? Nope! Not any more. We wanted to make our afternoon tea as good as it could be, so I started searching for yummy jam makers. I wanted local, and I wanted Strawberry, although I appreciate the Scottish Cream Tea should be served with Scottish Raspberry Jam, I thought the Strawberry would suit…

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A slice of a victoria sandwich cake with fresh cream and a strawberry garnish
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High Tea or Afternoon Tea?

The two meals are often confused, but these yummy meals are most definitely not the same thing. So what’s the difference? Who’s coming to tea? The most obvious difference between the two meals is with who would have been enjoying them. Afternoon Tea was created for the Duchess of Bedford to curb her mid afternoon hunger pangs. She didn’t know what she wanted, so her chef served her a selection of sweet treats, scones and sandwiches to nibble on. She loved it and word soon got round of the new…

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100 Afternoon Tea Boxes

Phew! 100 Afternoon Tea Boxes for Kirkton Community Larder Those wonderful people at Kirkton Community Larder wanted to help local residents that had been isolated due to the coronavirus lock down. We were thrilled when they asked us if we could help with a project to bring 100 Afternoon Tea Boxes to St Mary’s LMG, residents of Santuary Housing and sheltered housing. It was such a generous idea and the residents were thrilled with their afternoon tea’s.  This was only phase one of a plan to help those who have been shut in due to the…

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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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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 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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