Party on the Pitch

After a day of torrential downpours, Saturday arrived and with it came sunshine! It’s always a bit worrying when you’ve got a tonne of cake and an iffy weather report to contend with. Thankfully the British Summertime pulled through for us.

It was a bit of a treat to have a late event start time, normally we are up bright and early but today we got a lie in… just about.

We had a few favourites on the menu along with a new addition:

* Chocolate Orange Brownies
* Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
* Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Cupcakes
* Lemon Drizzle Cake
* Coffee + Walnut Cake
* Peanut Butter Goo Bar
* Salted Caramel Brownies

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the last item on the menu? 
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OUR LIVES?

We combined our original brownie mix with an oozing layer of salted caramel, topped with the same and sprinkled with sea salt.  

And yes, they are as good as they look. 

With a start time of 2pm we arrived on site a couple of hours before and set up on the edge of the pitch with a good view of the stage.

  
Behind us; we were in the company of another vintage vehicle, a tractor giving rides around the field. 

 
Our best seller of the day was the Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Cupcakes. It was a bit of a surprise as generally people seem to be put off by the “Gluten Free” prefix, but not today.   They literally flew off the counter. 

As dogs were welcome at the event, we welcomed our four legged friends with a bowl of fresh water and free doggie treats for all the well behaved pooches that passed by.

  
As the sun was going down and the bands were getting louder, it was time for us to head home to some leftover cake and a well deserved brew.

We had a great time at Party on the Pitch and hope to be a part of it again next year!

Lots of Love

Martha’s Tea Party x

Saturday 25th July 2015

Find us at Ludgershall Sports and Social Clubs “Party on the Pitch” this weekend. It’s 2pm til late and it’s FREE to get in.
We’ll have some delicious cakes on offer.

* Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
* Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Cupcakes
* Chocolate Orange Brownies
* Lemon + Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake
* Salted Caramel Brownies
* Peanut Butter Goo Bar
* Coffee + Walnut Cake 

Hope to see you there!

Martha’s Tea Party x

Cake, Sunshine and Good Times

Summer has well and truly arrived. With the hottest July day ever on record this week, we knew we were on for a weekend filled with sunshine.

Taste of Hampshire 2015

It had been a busy week of prep at Martha’s Tea Party HQ. A full wash and wax for our lovely little van was on the cards on Wednesday, ingredient shopping on Thursday and a Bake-a-Rama on Friday. It had been a year since we were last at Taste of Hampshire and we were determined to make it there in our van this time! This photo was spotted in the Southampton Airport Magazine a few weeks ago 🙂
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Saturday started early, and our Sat Nav took us on some rather interesting roads through Leckford. Thankfully it was 7:30am so we didn’t pass a single a car. We were on site by 8am and raring to go for 10am when the first visitors started arriving.

We had lots of yummy cakes on the menu:

* Victoria Sponge
 * Peanut Butter Goo Bar
 * Chocolate Nostalgia Cake
 * Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
 * Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes
 * Chocolate Orange Brownies
 * Lemon & Poppyseed Drizzle Cake
 * Rocky Road
 * Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Brownies

Our pitch was right by the entrance and we stuck a sign on the front of our van so people could see what we were selling without having to walk round to the front.

We’ll be checking the papers for coverage of the event during the week, but we already spotted this little write up on the Daily Echo online.

Our stand looked lovely with all the cakes in domes, the bunting and the fresh flowers, many people came and commented. Made the extra effort flower arranging the day before worth it.

We sold out of Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Nostalgia Cake and nearly out of Lemon Drizzle. The crowd were loving a slice of cake in the sunshine. We also nearly sold out of our Char Winchester Breakfast, think we’ll need to restock before the next event!

We had a truly brilliant day, thank you to everyone who came down to support us and say hello!

Lots of Love

Martha’s Tea Party x

A few from the Market

Being on the market once a week, you get used to seeing some unusual sights. This made a nice change to the usual Thursday, certainly kept us awake during a sleepy morning! We’ve been baking up a storm lately, featuring customer favourites with weekly specials. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, you’ll have missed the drool worthy photos.

Chocolate Orange Brownies, Colourful Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Goo Bar, English Madelines, Lemon & Poppyseed Drizzle Cake, Cranberry Brownies and Oreo Cupcakes…

What cakes would you like to see us make?

Lots of Love

Martha’s Tea Party x

Ho Ho Ho

Christmas is around the corner; Andover High Street has got into the Festive Spirit, so it’s time for us to do the same.

Nothing says Christmas more than a shed load of glitter!

Even our hatch is taking a break from bunting and getting in on the glittery action.

And then there’s the festive cupcakes… First up Christmas Tree Cupcakes. These were Vanilla Sponge topped with a tall green Vanilla Buttercream swirl and sugar baubles.

Next up, Yule Log Cupcakes. Vanilla Sponge topped with Vanilla Butter Cream and a Cadbury’s Chocolate log topped with Holly Berry Sprinkles and a dusting of icing sugar and edible glitter.

Finally, Reindeer and snowflake cupcakes. If its a whole year before we have to deal with Royal Icing again, it may be too soon. Royal Icing Snowflakes are beyond fragile. For the amount of successful cupcakes we managed, there must have been about 4 broken snowflakes. 

We think they looked awesome all boxed up together.

The temperature is dropping, so be sure to stop by for a piping hot brew and a box of festive cupcakes to take back to work to celebrate 🙂 They will be available to order right up until the 23rd December for deliveries before Christmas.

Lots of love

Martha’s Tea Party x

Baby, Baby

Whenever there is a baby shower request we always seem end up with a soundtrack of songs made up with baby references. Though presumably, 95% of them are referring to significant others as “baby” rather than an actual baby.

Anyway…

The request for some simple vanilla cupcakes topped with pink and blue buttercream was in.  

We used fondant baby feet to decorate them and they looked great.  

Finished with a dusting of glitter and they were ready for delivery.

We had a great review afterwards which is always nice to receive.

Lots of love

Martha’s Tea Party x