Sunday, 31 January 2010

Hen party afternoon tea party

I have just come back from the delightful Ashbourne Hall setting up an afternoon tea party for a hen weekend. What a civilised way to spend your Sunday especially after a night of pure debauchery! (the blow up dolls strewn across the house gave it away!) The afternoon tea was a surprise for the hen, two of her friends had contacted me a while ago to come along and set it up for them, which I was very excited about. Once I had set it all up they then got to work filling sugar bowls, milk jugs and teapots. I also provided some gorgeous cupcakes and this acted as their table centre piece. They are, as we speak enjoying their tea and cake and sipping from china cups, I hope they are having fun, bless them!

Ashbourne Hall in Derbyshire is a fabulous house to hire out for this sort of occasion, very English and in keeping with the tradition of afternoon tea.

I am looking forward to providing more hen parties with afternoon teas and don't forget to have a nose at my website if you fancy booking your own!


Monday, 25 January 2010

Mother's day teapot cake

Why not order a delightful teapot cake for Mother's day, a hugely popular treat! I can make it in any design and flavour you like to suit your mum!

Order at Vintage and Cake

Or call me on 07814 600596 to place your order

I look forward to hearing from you x

Vintage and Cake - About us x

Vintage & Cake

Two things we love.

One is timeless, the other… well, hopefully lasts as long as it takes for
the kettle to boil.

When we were young, life was all about dressing up and having fun

Then what happens?

You wake up one day and your life’s become about as exciting as a
conversation with a microwave.

Or maybe not?

Maybe the imagination is still there…

a tune can take you to a 1920’s tea dance… a smell to a sunny day cycling
along the lanes; a song to one last twilight glance in the mirror before you
hear his knock at the door.

Maybe you prefer life with stories, not barcodes. Maybe you like being an
individual, good, so do we...

Vintage and Cake hires out vintage tableware for afternoon tea parties and
bakes cakes for all occasions, let us help you create your perfect party or

Afternoon tea parties
Why not take some time out in this ever busy world and recapture a bygone
age with an afternoon tea party. We hire out elegant vintage tableware and
bake cakes for the occasion, we also offer a unique styling service. We can
cater for as many people as you need us to, there is no limit.
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon; just imagine... cake stands
laden with delicious cakes, tables luxuriously decorated with vintage china,
fragrant flowers, nostalgia and of course all of your friends and family
engaging in the delightful art of conversation.

Tea dances
We can help you to organise your own tea dance event; the live band, the
vintage china, the cakes and the dance workshop. Can you imagine a more
civilised way to spend your day? Sipping tea from your Royal Albert china
cup, eating cucumber sandwiches and perhaps a slice of light as air Victoria
sponge. Time to head for the dance floor to dance to those wonderful old
time classics. A Waltz, the Jive, a Rumba perhaps or maybe a jaunty
Quickstep? - Truly elegant! So let us help you
put on a tea dance, you will certainly stand out from the crowd.


Keep calm and eat cake! that’s what we say...

If you just want cake, we do that too...

..we bake delicious cakes for all occasions, from the classic Victoria sponge
to an elaborate celebration cake. All of our cakes are made with free range
eggs, we know they are free range as the chickens roam free in our back
garden. We believe in being as environmentally friendly as we can at Vintage and
Cake; we don’t use excessive packaging and always use the finest local
ingredients where possible. There is minimum wastage and lots of recycling
and composting too.
All cakes are baked fresh and made to order especially for you.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Busy doing nothing...


Still in Wales, I hope to be home to Derby next week, my dad had to go out this morning to the hospital and the car is now stuck at the end of the long drive, oh well at least he made his appointment ok!

So January is shaping up to be a good month, I am going to be positive as I have realised there is simply no point in being negative, simple as that! I have confirmed a few weddings already; all of the consultations I had in November/December have confirmed, so yey! I also have an afternoon tea party for a hen party on the 31st January and a baby shower afternoon tea too, so a very good start to 2010 for the business.

I decided to make some vintage inspired wedding place cards with the help of my wonderful mum, they are pictured for you to have a nose at. I am going to use them for the vintage wedding fair on the 14th February, so bride and grooms to be can get the chance to see how they can set out their vintage afternoon tea weddings! I say I made them, my mum did really, I had the idea, sourced the fabric and she made them with her ace and VERY old Singer sewing machine that was my grans! I am also knitting a scarf, I have never really knitted... but well I do now!

I am looking forward to getting back and staying positive and inspired!


Saturday, 9 January 2010

Snowed in!

Well I came to Wales which is where my mum and dad live and I am stuck here! It has snowed so heavily and wont stop, so there are no buses and we cant get out of the drive in the car! Its an hour to the train station and 5 hours on the train. I am stuck and its ok, now that I am over the initial frustration of it, its quite fun. We have been togoganing down the hill in something we found in the shed... a sheep foot dip tray which does amazingly well as a togogan, very fast indeed! and going for lovely long walks in the snow with Rhos our brilliant Lurcher. We dont have any water either which is a bit of a joke so I havent had a bath or shower for over a week now.. whoops!

Do not fear I will be back soon with lots of cakes and vintage tea parties to share with you.

Yours snowed in

Vintage and Cake x