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.
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 🙂
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