Tea Party Liveblog

Today is my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, so I’ve taken the day off work to host a tea party down at their place in Cornwall with my mum. Since I’ve spent the weekend baking, I’m not doing a traditional recipe today, but a sort of tea party live blog! I’ll be uploading photos of our tea party treats throughout the day, some of which have recipes already up on the site, and some of which will be posted in the next couple of weeks! To whet your appetite, here is a little teaser of one of the things I’ve made…

Your first clue!

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day…!

Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread (recipe coming soon)

Recipe coming soon! (photo by Ashley)

Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe here)

Om nom nom. (photo by Ashley)

And a few more... (photo by Ashley)

Lemon Drizzle Cake (recipe by our lovely friends at Kitchen Bitching!)

Recipe from our friends over at Kitchen Bitching! (photo by Ashley)

Buttermilk scones with jam and clotted cream (recipe here)

Buttermilk scones with raspberry jam and Cornish clotted cream! (photo by Ashley)

 Whiskey Fruit Cake (recipe coming soon!)

OM nom nom (photo by Ashley)

 Carrot & Ginger Cake (recipe coming soon!)

Caaake. (photo by Ashley)

 Guinness & Ginger Cake (recipe here)

Moist and delicious! (photo by Ashley)

The centre piece cake, made by the amazing Clare of the Little Bear Cakery (chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream!)

The gorgeous cake made by Clare (photo by Ashley)

The final spread!

Exhausted but happy. (photo by Ashley)

That’s it for now! Normal service resumes tomorrow with a daily recipe and a feature article! xx


Wow what a spread! Looks like it's gonna be a pretty yummy party! :) x


My inner gossip girl is squealing. O. M. G!!!!


Lemon drizzle cake, cupcakes and those millionaire shortbreads - I am incredibly jealous of everyone at this tea party. I hope they know how lucky they are. Everything looks derrricious!!! 


That whiskey fruit cake looks amazing....drooling at work


Is carnation caramel essentially a boiled up version of their condensed milk? I used to love making that stuff!


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