Cake fit for a Queen

We love a good tea party here at notonthehighstreet.com HQ and with the Queen’s Jubilee fast approaching, we thought we’d get ahead of the game. After all, practising cake-making (and more importantly cake-eating) is never a chore. On Friday afternoon we gathered together in a cosy corner of the office and indulged in some rather regal treats, with the help of some of our lovely sellers…

We adorned the table, windows and walls with Union Jack bunting to give it a traditional British tea party feel. It was a brilliantly quick and easy way to transform the room…

Union Jack Bunting by ZigZag Bunting

Emma, our Merchandising Catalogue Manager, is a culinary genius and is always wowing us with her incredible cake making skills. We roped her in to help with the celebrations and she whipped the most delicious Victoria sponge we’ve ever tasted – complete with fresh cream and strawberry topping. Calorie-free, of course…

Emma's Victoria sponge, topped with a set of brilliant royal cake toppers by 3 Blonde Bears

We saved the best bit 'til last...

In addition to Emma’s masterpiece there were homemade vanilla butter cream cupcakes, which had been baked in special commemorative Jubilee cake cases and decorated with patriotic toppers from Ella James.

Crowning glory

Beefeater Bill

Your carriage awaits, ma'am...

Whilst our homemade treats were well-received, we also called in some expert help to ensure we pulled off the perfect afternoon tea party. Crumb, our seller who specialises in afternoon tea kits sent us in one of their special Jubilee sets, which consisted of 20 slices of delicious handmade cake, a selection of fine teas and all the trimmings, including napkins, doilies, union jack cake decorations and decorative stamps to embellish your stationery or even your crockery…

Just some of the cakes sent to us by Crumb

We had to cut up their cake slices into smaller chunks so there was more to go around – we didn’t want any arguments to ruin the pomp and ceremony of the occasion.  We even decorated our teapot with the commemorative stamps from the set…

Our very regal teapot

All in all, a successful tea party was had and everyone went away feeling patriotic and (more importantly) very full of cake. We won’t need to eat again for a while…

The sign of a good tea party...

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