Becoming more creative!
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to become more creative in the way that we socialise with our friends and family. I love Afternoon Tea and dining frequently with friends but a lot of that came to a dramatic halt at the end of February this year!
Me and one of my closest friends Petrina plan lovely catch ups each month. We often visit places of interest, try new restaurants, enjoy a West End show and like to escape the busy city life with a trip away. During the lock down period we spoke about some of the things that we would like to do when it was a little safer for us to meet up and we decided that we would picnic but in style!
Afternoon tea picnic in style
Much of the inspiration for our picnic derived from our many experiences at Afternoon Teas. We wanted a picnic that was girly, fun and tasty! The delicious Afternoon Cake Box was purchased from The Lavender House Café in Bromley for £14.95 per person. Normally the cake boxes are packed individually but as we were picnicking together, I asked for both boxes to be combined. The cake box consisted of may sweet treats that we could share:
- Fruit scones with Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve
- A slice of homemade Carrot cake
- A slice of homemade Lemon cake
- Fresh Macarons
- Meringue Kisses
- Brownie Bites
- Chocolates and fresh strawberries.
The presentation of the cake box was really lovely and the contents inside the box were absolutely delicious! I’m a lover of scones but I have to say that my favourite item from this box has to be the carrot cake. The texture of the carrot cake was soft and the icing was very moreish! To compliment the cake box we added a bottle of prosecco, a can of elderflower and cherry cider, sea salt flavoured crisps, salted caramel popcorn and some last minute grapes!
We had such a lovely time, the sun was shining, the conversation was great and the treats were yummy.
I would highly recommend the cake boxes from The Lavender House and score them a perfect 10! Do click here to find out more about deals at The Lavender House.
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Until next time…