Friday, 28 November 2014

The Great British Cupcakery

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!

30 comments:

  1. Where is this? I can't even find an address on the website (although it is early and I'm still half asleep!)

    www.thirtysomethingoap.co.uk

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    1. It's just off the Quayside, the road behind Slug & Lettuce - found the address for you: 15 Queen Street, NE1 3UG

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    2. Thank you - I'm heading that way for lunch today so a slice of coconut and lime cake might find its way home with me!

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    3. How did you find it? Hope you managed to get a seat!

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    4. I went last weekend and I didn't stay. I stood at the counter so I acould ask if they did takeaway cake but was ignored by three different people. I then said to a waiter "excuse me please" and he shouted "I'm busy!" So we left. Shame as the cakes looked lovely :-(

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    5. That's such a shame! The staff are usually lovely :( x

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  2. Coconut and lime oh this sounds cook. This would be my idea of heaven. Looks yummy and the afternoon Christmas tea what a shame you can't go Lucy x

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    1. I've had that one before and it's soooo good! I'm slowly working my way round all the cakes. I actually work about a 5 minute walk away but have to try and pretend it's not there during the week or I'd be the size of a house. It's SOOOOOOOOO hard to walk past it every day, I always have a nose through the window at the cakes! x

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  3. That cake looks amazing as does the coconut and lime.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  4. The cake looks amazing and I love the quirky mismatched chairs!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  5. Oh man, that Rocky Road looks AMAZING.. :/

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. Huge eh?! They have the most amazing and generously sized cakes!

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  6. Wow. Just wow. I am drooling all over my keyboard at all that cake! I really want to visit Newcastle next year as I've never been, and when I do, this place is on my must visit list! (Along with the Angel of the North and anywhere that was in Byker Grove :-P)

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

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    1. Oh yes you really really must ... it's such a lovely city :) Please let me know if you need any recommendations or ideas of where to stay x

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  7. This looks sooooo nice! I love little cutesy quaint places like this - They always seem to do the best cake don't they! Fab post!
    Claire.x
    www.xclaireabella.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I've never been here but the cakes look AMAZING and HUGE! Definitely need to go before diet starts in Jan! Thanks for linking #LoveNorthEast

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    1. Oh wow! Shocked you haven't made it yet .. I'm sure the kids would love it! You still have a few days before January - RUN!

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  9. It makes me sad that we can't go there for Christmas afternoon tea haha! Maybe next year??

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Those cakes look amazing. #LoveNorthEast

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    1. They are so good! I'm amazed I manage to resist going in every time I walk past!

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  11. Yum! The cakes look absolutely delicious and they are so nicely presented! The cake with the chocolate running down it and the strawberries on top looks perfect.

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  12. This looks amazing - how on earth did you ever pick just one cake?! They're all huge too - love it!

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    1. I was stood there for a good long time trying to decide believe me!

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  13. Oh my word, how have I never been here? It looks amazing

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