The venerable English tradition of afternoon tea is a wonderful way of getting together with friends or family and celebrating, or simply relaxing.
Served on fine vintage china and crisp table linens, a tea or coffee party is an ideal way to mark an anniversary, birthday, retirement, christening, wedding, civil partnership, Mother’s Day, bridal or baby shower, or hosting any sort of gathering, and can be a cost-effective alternative to a lunch or dinner.
Traditional home-baked goods have never been more popular and our tempting cakes and bakes are all made by hand and to order from only the finest fresh ingredients. We always use only pure butter, free range eggs, fine quality chocolate and preserves.....none of the artificial additives and flavourings found in commercial goods.
The Cakery can provide everything you need for your event, delivered to your home or venue of your choice. We set-up and style your table or tables with our charming collection of vintage china and cutlery of assorted patterns and designs, and including teapots, vases and cake stands, on pretty vintage cloths. We serve our delicious cakes however you wish – as a sit-down event, buffet, or as finger food served by waiting staff.
Our parties are entirely bespoke and flexible and can be arranged for any number between 4 to 40 people. We can tailor our menus to suit your budget and offer as much or as little involvement as you like. We can stay and brew tea and coffee, help serve and wash up, or simply come and collect everything once you’ve finished. We can help you with the hire of tables, chairs, flowers, marquees and gazebos. Our vintage china is also available for hire only, if you prefer to take care of the catering yourself.
We are based near Hampton Court, SW of London and work widely in London and the South East.
The Cakery was founded by Jill Robertson. Read about Jill here.
“It was a delight for the eyes & such delicious treats to eat. Everyone loved it”
SK - Thames Ditton
If someone you know would enjoy treating themselves to a special cake, or would like to plan their own party, gift vouchers are available at £25, £50, £100 or multiples thereof.
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hours dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”