Back in the early days of my blog I wrote a post about having afternoon tea at the Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle. Both the Cupcakery and my blog had only been in existence for a few months and since then I like to think that we've both grown so I decided it was time to return.
I love going on cake dates with my lovely blogging ladies Kayleigh and Lisa. We're all huge fans of the Great British Cupcakery, so we planned a visit on a Saturday, slightly worried that we wouldn't be able to get a table. Since my first visit, the Cupcakery has grown so popular that it's almost always full and can be very difficult to get a table.
We struck lucky this time though and arriving at 2:00pm on a Saturday were surprised to find that we had the place practically to ourselves. It was such a novelty to have our pick of the tables and really take our time choosing our cakes.
The Cupcakery is a cake lover's paradise. Beautifully decorated with wooden floors, shabby chic furniture and pastel colours, it's a truly charming place to go for a catch up with girlfriends.
Every inch of the counter was covered in huge, colourful and very delicious looking cakes. It was almost impossible to make a decision, I found myself wanting one of everything!
In the end I opted for a slice of chocolate and vanilla cake which really caught my eye due to the beautiful ruby red strawberries that were decorating the top.
Lisa chose the same and Kayleigh decided on the lime and coconut cake decorated with marshmallows.
As always the cakes were delicious. My only criticism is that once the Cupcakery started getting busy, around 30 minutes after we arrived, the tables filled up far too quickly. Every time I visit I wish that they had smaller tables to seat 2 as most tables are for 4 - 8 people and don't really utilise the space of the tea room.
GBC have just released details of their special Christmas Afternoon Tea which just looks amazing. Unfortunately my diary is ridiculous in the lead up to Christmas and there's no way I'll ever fit it in. Let me know if you go!