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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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How about an Afternoon Tea Wedding!

Getting married next year, and running a business that specialises in afternoon tea, has really got me thinking about interesting ways I could combine the two. It has also got a lot of my guests thinking too, and they haven’t been shy when it comes to enquiring about the catering! So here are nine ways we came up with (in no particular order) that you could include Afternoon Tea as part of your wedding journey… Engagement Afternoon Tea The lights are dim, the kids are in bed, the prosecco popped!…

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A pink and gold themed afternoon tea table.
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Afternoon Tea – A Very British Treat

What is afternoon tea? The Collins Dictionary describes Afternoon Tea as a “small meal you can have in the afternoon,” but it is so much more than that. It is the most British of traditions. This is no ordinary afternoon treat. Not to be confused with the more robust High Tea. So called as it is taken in a high backed chair, and at a table. Afternoon tea is a refined affair, served in low chairs. Unlike High Tea, afternoon tea was traditionally reserved for the wealthy and is a…

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