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The Big London Bake you’ll have a scarily good time

This October The Big London Bake have gone all Halloween with their Sugar Skull Cake Month.

On a complimentary basis I Steve was invited down on a complimentary basis along with my friend to get into the spooky spirit for this Halloween in the The Big London Bake tent to make a cake of a Dia de Muertos (skull).

The Big London Bake

Set within a tent in the back of The Castle at Tooting you can take on the challenge and bake but will you be victorious and be the star baker?

There are ten cooking stations set within the tent each accommodating two people. You’ll be provided an apron, cooking essentials and the ingredients for the bake.

With just 90 minutes to bake the pressure was on for this ultimate baking extravaganza.

Every night The Big London Bake will be lending a helping hand to bakers be it to bake cupcakes or a pavlova will you be Star Baker of the night or will you end up with a soggy bottom?

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VIVI at Centre Point provides an afternoon tea full of cakes, glorious cakes

VIVI is one of the newest and most exciting restaurants to launch within Centre Point in the heart of London’s West End this year. They serve traditional British cuisine with a modern flair. The restaurant is open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre meals and dinner. So whether you are a local resident, working in the city, or visiting for the day VIVI has a British dish for everyone’s taste evoking memories of yesteryear with an innovative twist.

Back earlier on this year I enjoyed a three course dinner courtesy of VIVI along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London. This month I was welcomed back to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea along with some other members to indulge in cakes, glorious cakes.

VIVI

Vivi

VIVI is designed by the owners of Rhubarb who are the team behind Sky Garden and Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall

Located within Centre Point VIVI is their flagship restaurant which is open all day and serves British dishes which are deliciously bold, offer seasonal menus showcasing the very best of British dining, and a bustling bar serving all those age-old British classics.

VIVI’s beautiful dining room is open day to night; serving a wide range of breakfast options, light lunches, indulgent afternoon teas, and traditional British dinners.

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Did you know you can enjoy an afternoon tea underneath the Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is one of the main vocal points of Greenwich which many people gaze upon and even board. However did you know that you can enjoy an afternoon tea under her?

I had the pleasure of being invited on a complimentary basis to take a tour of the Cutty Sark before enjoying an afternoon tea under her belly.

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship and was built back in 1869 to challenge the best tea clippers on the China tea run.

Built on the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland for Jock Willis Shipping Line, the Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest.

For her first few years the Cutty Sark was used to transport tea back and forth from England to China before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.

In 1895 the Cutty Sark was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth in Cornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College in Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to here in Greenwich within a permanent dry dock for the public to enjoy.

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Ready, steady, cake – Cookery School

I love cooking and baking so when I was invited via the Cookery School to do whatever class I wished I just had to opt for cakes as I have a sweet tooth. Firstly though let me explain more about the Cookery School which is based at Portland Street just of Regents Street in London.

Cookery School at Little Portland

Cookery School is about sustainability which has always been a key part of Cookery School at Little Portland Street’s ethos. Since 2003, the schools founder Rosalind Rathouse, has been inspiring and teaching students how to cook food with confidence using her principle-led teaching approach that provides sustainable learning.

Cookery School is about learning how to cook and been sustainable. They provide a number of different varied classes and courses throughout the year from sausage making to cake baking.

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Spooktacular fundraising night – The Mortlock’s Halloween 2018

For the past ten years I and my husband Jason have decorated our house up for Halloween to give the children in the area a frightfully good scary night.

However over the past five years we decided to also help fund raise money for charities.  This year we helped to raise funds for The Maypole Project.

The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project aims to relieve and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs and disabilities and to support their family members as well as others who are affected by their suffering and in certain cases, bereavement.

They aim to educate, support and preserve the mental and physical well-being of carers and professionals working with such families and help them with issues of loss and bereavement. Continue reading

Gin and cake lovers heaven – Fentimans Gin Bakery

The G&T season maybe over but Fentimans has bought to London it’s first UK pop up gin bakery which popped up for three days (21-23 September) in Portobello Road at Pearl & Groove Bakery. Continue reading

Afternoon tea

Do you love afternoon teas in London?

Below is a list of venues which provide delicious afternoon teas which some of us of Love Pop Ups London have had the pleasure in enjoying. Read our write ups via clicking on the links below to read more:

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