This truly awesome book has to be bought for Christmas for anyone who loves Afternoon Tea.

It’s full to the brim with exquisite recipes from Scones, Teacakes, Tartlets, Cupcakes, Crumpets,Biscuits, Muffins and more – the book looks beyond finger sandwiches with playful and sophisticated themed teas. Spoil your guests with a decadent Marie Antoinette-inspired party, complete with delicateFrench Fancies and an impressive Croquembouche Tower, or transport them to the mystical East with Bubble Tea, fragrant Lavender Temari Cakes to personalised Fortune Cookies.


It’s available from Amazon and other good book retailers or head down to Kerstin Rodgers (author and blogger) website for more details on other cookery books she has written.  Just make sure you have a nice cuppa by your side when you pop over to Kerstin’s blog as you will end up spending quite a long time browsing through her amazing books and posts. Enjoy…


Free Cakes for Kids

‘Free Cakes for Kids’ was launched so a group of passionate amateur bakers could provide birthday cakes for children who went without.

Henriette Lundgren was inspired to set it up after hearing of a similar scheme in the US and four years ago set up the first ‘Free Cakes for Kids’ group in Oxford.

There are now more than 40 schemes all over the UK.

The requests for birthday cakes comes via schools or parents who get in touch with their local ‘Free Cakes for Kids’ group online.

The requests are then passed on to a group nearby who makes and delivers the cake .

Each regional group functions completely on its own but there is a wider mentoring scheme so that newer groups and volunteers can attend meetings to learn more.

If you are interested in getting involved or want to know more about it then go to the ‘Free Cakes for Kids’ website,