Despite some springtime showers, summer is well on its way bringing with it
sunshine and promise of happy times spent out of doors with family and friends.
Summer is also a time of celebration so don't forget to order your cakes,
cupcakes cookies and savouries in plenty time.
We've got lots of news, so read on to find out how we can make your summer
just a little bit more special.
GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS
We are delighted
to be able to offer our clients some gluten free options. We are working on new
products weekly and if you're lucky enough to stop by while we are baking we
might even ask you to sample it for feedback.
Currently we are
offering gluten free cookies and scones (pictured right). Who knew that gluten
free scones could be this light and fluffy?
OF THE MONTH
We are proud of all our cakes,
but this one captured our hearts this month, with a lovely story to go along
with it. This bride came along with an idea for a cake in mind, however due to
budget restraints she opted for a smaller two tiered cake with less
During the months leading up to
the wedding someone called asking to be able to settle the entire bill for this
bride's cake.....and to make it bigger! Of course we can't allow just anyone to
make changes to our client's orders so we checked with the bride (without
telling her who the anonymous benefactor was) and she agreed that it would be
okay to make the cake bigger.
It turns out that this person
also paid for the wedding flowers and the bride's bouquet.
I'm sure by now she must know who
gave her this wonderful gift....but just in case all has not been revealed I
will not divulge the answer this month but look out on Facebook and I'll post
the story there soon.
TEA........AND SO MUCH MORE
Everyone knows by now that we are
now serving lunches, high tea and so much more in our store than we were
previously offering. The response has been so awesome that we are now enlarging
our horizons once again.
Part of our team will be focused
on offering our clients delicious, customized wedding and celebration cakes
whilst the other part of our team will be delighting our taste buds with
pastries and savouries.
We offer showers, birthdays, tea
parties and other private events in our shop, for parties of up to 20 guests.
Our prices are exceptional as is our attention to detail.
We offer the same wonderful
experience, including the vintage china and table linens, wonderful food and
exceptional service for a larger crowd. Please
contact us for more details or visit our website Customized menus are available
Each day in our tea room we have daily specials, a hot
pastry, a salad, a filling sandwich (made with our house made bread), high tea
selection, pastry selection and more. These are posted on our notice board and
also on Facebook. Join our page for more information or call us to ask what is
on the menu today.
OUR OWN JAMS!
When we began to offer high tea we were disappointed with the
available jam selection available locally, so guess what? We decided to start
making our own. We began with a Strawberry Vanilla jam followed by:
Champagne and Strawberry Jam
Apple and Blueberry Jam
Rhubarb and Ginger Jam
Prune Jelly (and Prune Jam)
Apple Pie Jam
Bananas Foster Jam (with raisins and rum and soft brown
Mixed Berry Jam
Grenadine and Strawberry Jam
Pineapple Jam.......and many more exciting flavours
These exciting flavours led us to experiment more and come up with
Carrot Cake Jam (with carrots, raisins, nuts, spices), Coconut Cake Jam (made
with fresh coconut and vanilla), Wedding Cake Jam (with dried mixed fruit, Grand
Marnier, nuts, spices and brown sugar) and we have so many more that we want to
Prices vary according to size from $8.00 - $2.00
Obviously we serve all our own jams when you order high tea or tea
and scones at the tea shop. You can even have a slice or two of our warm home
made bread slathered with creamy butter and home made jam!
Please click the icon to go to
our cake tasting page. You will find the 2014 cake tasting schedule along with
two other ways that you can try our delicious cakes if you can't make it in at
These events are Open House, so
you don't have to RSVP and you are welcome to come to more than one event until
you have tried enough cake to make your choice.
We request that only two people
per cake order are in attendance so that we have enough space to accommodate the
large number of clients that we have and so that there is enough for everyone.
If you would like other family members or friends to taste the cake too, you
are welcome to purchase a pack of samples to take home for them.
We love meeting our clients and
discussing their needs with them, this is the most exciting and interesting part
of our job....besides actually creating the sugar masterpieces that is.
Please click the link to see our
opening times keeping in mind that we can be flexible if you think you may need
to come after hours or on a Saturday morning we will always try to accommodate
Another option that we are now offering is a Virtual Consultation for out
of town clients who would still like to meet with us 'face to face' and take a
look around our store. This can either be done just one on one by Facetime or
Skype, or you can send a friend or relative to come in and we will connect
together with you at your chosen time. To use this option please click on the