Who doesn’t like Chocolate Nostalgia Cake?

It seems like it’s our most requested Birthday Cake these days.
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What is it about the simple chocolate sponge, stacked and topped with chocolate butter cream…

…covered in Smarties that works so well?

Kids love it, grown ups love it – everyone loves Chocolate Nostalgia Cake.

To be honest, what’s not to love? ūüėČ

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‚Ķ 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 ūüôā 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

All Hallows’ Eve

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So it wasn’t quite Halloween, but the day before we took our selection of spooky treats to Andover Market. Here at Martha’s Tea Party we pretty much look for any excuse to dress up, be it an event like halloween or just every Thursday in a spotty dress – because, why not?

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The people of Andover need to eat more cake

We had been all over picking up decorations for our Citroen H Van. We went pumpkin picking at Bourne Valley PYO, we got some amazing decorations in ASDA (seriously impressed) and there were some things we’ve just had knocking about since time began.

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to carve our pumpkin, so¬†thank goodness for Sharpie!

We had a selection of ghoulish cakes on offer ready for our Halloween Spooktacular…

Blood Red Velvet Brownies (Gluten Free)
Ghoulish Jam Filled Vanilla Cupcakes
Spooky Vanilla Cupcakes
Creepy Chocolate Cupcakes
Franken-Rocky Road

We also had our Peanut Butter Cup Brownies, because if we didn’t there would be a lot of unhappy customers!

So our van was looking great, we had some spooky sounding cakes on the menu, but what good is spooky sounding cakes if they don’t look the part?

Some of you may spot that we even had some classic Point Horror on the go that week too, we take Halloween VERY seriously.

Unfortunately, we have a bit of an early start on a Thursday so didn’t have time to get dressed up ourselves, but some people may have taken amusement in the amount of selfie’s taken during the day when the head gear for our Halloween party attire turned up from the amazing Rosadior. One floral headband worn two ways…

bydaybynightIt may have been too spooky for some if we looked like the latter during the day.

Having said that we love dressing up, we are not planning on shoving Christmas down your throat quite yet, we’ll give you a few more weeks before we start wearing antlers to the market and selling mince pies. We’ll leave that to the big coffee chains for now.

Remember if you are after any cakes in particular, feel free to drop us a message on Facebook or via our Contact page, we hate to see disappointed faces when we have sold out!

Lots of Love

Martha’s Tea Party x

Another Day, Another Tea Party

It almost feels like a lifetime ago, but on what was to become one of the last days of summer we attended a Corporate Tea Party on the edge of the New Forest.

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Armed with gingham tablecloths, a whole host of vintage china, our delicious Char Teas and of course our delightful Citroen H Van, we turned a meeting room into a delightful space for a tea party.

Inside we laid up all the tables with crockery, whilst outside our Citroen H Van was parked up decorated with bunting and all the delicious cakes were on show.

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On the menu we had quite a selection:

Chocolate Brownies
Rocky Road
Lemon Brownies
Mini Victoria Sponges
English Madeleines
Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

With the event expecting around 100 people that was ALOT of cake! At the event there was a self-service tea station, fully stocked with our selection of Char Tea and outside the cakes were served on our vintage side plates.

We couldn’t have been luckier with the weather, it was a typical late summers day with temperatures in the high teens and sunbeams coming through the leaves on the trees.

It was a lovely day to see out the last of the summer sun,¬†can’t wait until it returns next year!

Lots of Love

Martha’s Tea Party x