Yesterday we hosted our very own Strawberry Tea in aid of raising money for breast cancer, and oh my did we put on a display. We decided to put on a ‘bake-off’ of sorts; no real winner, but secretly we each wanted to be the best cookie-maker or cupcake-baker. The only rule was that everything had to be homemade by the baker’s fair hands!
Every sugary delight was one pound and people were free to take as many as their stomachs could hold, and their pockets could spare. Everyone was so amazed at how good the spread looked that there was no waiting until lunchtime or holding out for a late afternoon nibble, oh no, breakfast was cakes-a-plenty!
Hummingbird’s red velvet cupcake recipe – always a winner amongst the sweet-toothed!
YUM! The googly owl eyes were made from Oreo cookies, and the milkshake cupcakes are also a Hummingbird recipe.
Supported by Breast Cancer Care UK, Strawberry Teas are an annual event dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer in a fun manner. Not exclusively by women, but for them, typically recognised as an event where communities come together and donate their time, money and baking skills. Click here to find out how you can host your own Strawberry Tea, there’s still time.
The shops once again held their own individual teas too. Many really pushed the boat out and worked with other retailers in the surrounding community to donate goods such as jewellery, clothing and cosmetics for customers to buy with the proceeds going to the charity.
The Wimbledon folks gave customers a mini concert with locals busking for the event – great stuff boys!
Our Bath shop presented an abundance of coveted goodies for people to ogle, as well as complementary sweet treats and strawberry lemonade. Well done to all the shops on putting together such beautiful spreads for this great cause – we look forward to going bigger and better next year!