• 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.


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    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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    Kirsty is the food assistant on the Food&Home team. Usually baking up a storm, snapping pics on her camera or buried in her beloved recipe books, she also spends her time tinkering on the piano, doing contemporary dancing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.