Sweet tooth?

Tea | Saturday August 8 2009 | 11:37 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

As if I hadn’t had enough yummy tea and cake this week we decided to go to the Sweet Tooth Cupcakery in Chorlton this afternoon.  Wow, what a selection of cupcakes!!  Most of the cakes have celeby names,  including Dita Von Teese, Kylie and Quentin Crisp.  The shop has a cute and quirky 1950’s interior including Formica tables!

As the shop was quite busy we chose a few cakes to take home, in a box tied up with ribbon, where Caveman produced the most beautiful tea set and we had tea in the garden!!!   We had (clockwise from top left below) a Kylie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mint Royale and a Barbara Windsor, which was my personal favourite as I just love lemon.

 

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The cake was light and fluffy and tasty with rich, sweet icing.  Kylie and Priscilla had raspberries through the sponge which was really yummy! 

And just 10 minutes later it was almost like they’d never been there…

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And is there honey still for tea?

Tea | Friday August 7 2009 | 9:08 pm | No Comments | Tags: , , |

I’ve been to the most beautiful tea shop imaginable this week.  Caveman and I spent a few days in Cambridgeshire and I was desperate to go to the Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester.  As a fan of Rupert Brooke and tea it was a joy!  Beautiful location, fascinating history, yummy cream tea, swarms of wasps… oh yes wait, that ain’t so good but the wasps are another story entirely! 

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The Orchard also has the Rupert Brooke Museum with lots of mementos, cuttings and pictures of him and those around him, particularly from his time in Grantchester.  Although small, there is lots of information there, including his death in Greece.

And then there was the tea!  I have to admit I was rather influenced by the romance and history of the place so they could have served me tepid, dirty water and a rock and I would have been happy.  Despite that I can honestly say the cream tea was delicious.  Massive homemade scones, a big pot of tea, real butter and strawberry jam.  Ok, so I didn’t have honey but that’s a minor detail.  Until I have the chance to return, I shall dream happy dreams about Grantchester; unforgettable, unforgotten.

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