Sweet treats for an afternoon tea party

August 7, 2022 (Last Updated: August 3, 2022)
afternoon tea

Get out your special china tea set, tiered cake stand and silver spoons – it’s time for some tea!

Enjoy an afternoon tea with friends in the dappled sunlight under the trees with this picturesque range of floral and fruity sweet treats.


recipes for afternoon tea

Chocolate custard tarts with fresh berries

These cute-as-a-button creamy chocolate custard tarts are quick to put together and are a deliciously decadent addition to an afternoon tea.


Rosewater meringue kisses

These pretty meringue kisses are light, crisp and sweet. Enjoy them as is or sandwich together with a luxurious raspberry and white chocolate ganache.


Mini lemon & lime syrup cakes

Bright winter citrus provides a fresh flavour and zesty kick to these tasty syrup cakes.


recipes for afternoon tea

Lavender scones

We’ve put a fragrant, floral twist on a classic teatime treat.


recipes for afternoon tea

Shortbread cookies with granadilla cream

These moreish shortbread cookies bring together zingy granadilla cream with golden, buttery pastry.


3-layer rose petal cake

Light, dainty and blushing pink, this cake is perfect for a floral afternoon tea.


recipes for afternoon tea


Stuffed with apricot jam and topped with toasted meringue, hertzoggies are a South African favourite for a reason.


Cherry-on-top champagne cupcakes

Celebrate the weekend with these bubbly-infused cupcakes that are as pretty as a picture.


afternoon tea

Gooseberry-hazelnut friands

These delightful little almond cakes are dotted with tart gooseberries and topped with crunchy toasted hazelnuts. A perfect treat for guests that don’t have such a sweet tooth!


Baklava cheesecake cups

Creamy cheesecake filling topped with flakes of crisp phyllo pastry and pistachios, these baklava cheesecake cups are a textural and beautiful addition to an afternoon tea party.


Strawberry & coconut shortbread cake

Get out your finest china and silverware to enjoy this cake-meets-cookie strawberry & coconut shortbread cake.


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