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How to host a virtual afternoon tea party this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, so why not treat your mum to a delicious afternoon tea? Although you can’t celebrate in-person, Amber Sims from personalised gift specialists EverythingPrinted shares her top tips for organising a virtual afternoon tea party for your mum this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is fast approaching but, like last year, it might look a little different to what we’re used to. Although you might not be able to spend the day with your mum, you can still make the occasion one to remember by hosting…

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Special Occasions

We love a special occasion at Mrs Mitchell’s – its the perfect excuse to be a little creative and invent a new recipe, or two! We also love to spoil people, so we relish the challenge of making a fabulous new afternoon tea box that you’ll be proud to gift or share with your favourite people! Every occasion we break a new record. Last Christmas we got out of bed super early, in order to make the most afternoon tea’s ever! Then this Valentines day we broke that record again…

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Making Afternoon Tea…

There’s a whole lot of mixing, drizzling, baking, cooling, piping, setting, waiting, stirring, whisking, spreading, chopping, melting and frying that goes into a Mrs Mitchell’s Afternoon Tea. Here’s a glimpse of just some of the work that goes into your afternoon teas… The chicken and bacon in our pinwheels has to be mixed at just the right ration to mayonnaise. Plus, I hate the cheap mayonnaise they often use in premade mixes so making my own is the only way to make sure they are just right. These are Lily’s…

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A New Look!

It’s been two years since I realised a dream and started For Cakes Sake. Back then, I had plenty of ideas about what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. But, two years is a long time. So of course, my business has grown and naturally found its own direction over time. And then there was the pandemic! The pandemic was a blessing and a curse for me. It brought with it many highs and lows, and thanks to that, I have learned a lot over…

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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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