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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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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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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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For Cakes Sake is Go!!

After months of hard work, the time has come to actually launch this thing! It only feels like yesterday that I decided to make a business out of baking. I love entertaining, and I love afternoon tea, so it was only a matter of time before I combined them both into a business. But that was way back in January. A lot of Hard Work! A lot has happened to get For Cakes Sake to where it is now. To be honest, I think I rather underestimated how much work…

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A stack of Gooey Brownies on an Afternoon Tea tiered serving plate
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My First Afternoon Tea

I’ll never forget my first experience of Afternoon Tea…  I had driven, with my fiancee, for more than two hours to a hotel in Londonderry. When we arrived we were exhausted; it was a really hot day, and we had encountered two major diversions along the route. But we just about made it – if a little tired, a little grumpy and very hungry. We headed inside, and were greeted immediately by a member of staff who was delighted to show us to the hotels lounge. We sank into our…

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A sign for the previous business owners "Arnolds", crossed through with a red pen.
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Work begins!

I’m so excited that we finally have a space to call our own. There is lots of work to do though. We are definitely keeping that massive table though, isn’t it awesome? I can’t wait to start making and decorating cakes on that – just imagine, I could decorate 30 Humpday Cakes all at once on there, and still have room for more! Take the Tour…

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Coming Soon…

I’m so excited to be leaving my day job behind! I’ve always wanted to bake and I can’t wait to open my very own Cakery in Dundee. Things are just in the planning stage right now, but I have great plans to make special cakes for everyday. No occasion required! Follow me on Facebook to stay up to date…

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