It was all things Downton today in Burlington, CT. The Brit Girls brought a little slice of England to a beautiful venue and served an afternoon tea fit for any lord or lady. Guests dined on a variety of delicate tea sandwiches and scrumptious desserts, topped off with hot British tea and European style lemonade. The guest of honor looked fabulous in her 1920's style attire and everyone joined in the fun and wore Royal worthy hats and jewels.
What a discovery! Pure Love Bakery in Avon, Connecticut will now supply gluten free products for any of our guests with dietary requirements. Before Christmas we sampled some of their bakery delights and just loved them. We served up these gluten free versions of our own tried and tested favorites at a baby shower over the Christmas holiday and everyone was delighted! Here are just a few pictures of these delicious delights!
We are thrilled to announce that our lovely products will be available exclusively at Bella Luna gift store in Morris, CT. We were asked to sell our baked goods and home made products there over the festive period and it was so successful we will now have our very own 'spot' right in their store, year round! Come and look at our beautiful handmade table runners, place mats and gift baskets. As always stock up on your favorite teas and jams too! Stop by for a spot of tea and a biscuit and watch out for our famous scones, millionaires shortbread and mince pies on sale on select dates in the future.
We have lived in this beautiful area of Connecticut for many years but only this week discovered the beauty and delights of All-Wright Acres farm in Bethlehem. Nestled among the Abbey of Regina Laudis this beautiful property is home to Karyn Wright and her family. As we went down the driveway we truly felt like we were entering a little piece of England. Karyn and her friend Donna showed us around the house and property which features the Bethlehem Bunkhouse, a beautiful barn, pool, farm and gift store as well as home to Karyn's home made products creatively named The Hippie Chicks. We shared our scones, clotted cream, jam a lovely brew in Karyn's gorgeous dining room as we discussed and planned for her annual Christmas Sale to be held November 24th. This is how we do business, over a brew and a scone!!!
We had the pleasure of bringing our British flair to the Palace Theater in Waterbury. A perfect compliment to A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder. After hours of baking we served over 1000 "Millionaire's Shortbread" delights to the guests of the theater.
What a day Sunday was! After many hours spent in the kitchen preparing quite literally a thousand desserts, we showed up at the inaugural Taste of Litchfield toting our scones, trifles, and signature British charm. Even at 9 AM, we were piping freshly whipped cream on top of all the trifles and artfully putting toppings on scones—all of which were flying off the table once patrons arrived!
This was the largest event we'd ever catered for, and we learned a lot in the process! With Supreme Baking Goddess Deb out of commission due to spinal surgery, we were a little shorthanded. Thankfully, Alison, her husband John, and Deb's daughter Lucy were able to complete the kitchen odyssey. With the addition of Clare on Sunday, the morning-of prep work went fairly smoothly! By 1 PM, we were all set to spread the British goodness to the attendees of the Taste of Litchfield.
Though we were incredibly busy, we could not imagine a more rewarding feeling than hearing everyone talking about our unique desserts! We especially loved the people who came back several times for cups of lemonade, scones, or trifle. It was really great to see that our effort had paid off and we had produced something very special and different for attendees to enjoy. We also had lots of fascinating conversations with people interested in if we'd be opening a physical location (which is a long-term goal of ours!) or who were learning about the concept of a pop-up tea room for the first time. We even finally bumped into the girls from Unlocking Litchfield, whose blog we've been following since we began our tea room business.
At the end of the day, our feet were killing us and we were ready to collapse on the couch with a good cuppa, but we all agreed that this was one of the most rewarding experiences we've had to date. Nothing can quite compare with sharing cherished childhood desserts with over 500 people, and it was wonderful to have brought a tiny bit of Britain to the Taste of Litchfield. After such a busy weekend, we're looking forward to our next smaller event! Find us selling our tea, lemonade, fairy cakes, and scones at Bella Luna Gifts in Morris on September 23rd—but in the meantime, we'll be scoffing some Aldi-sourced Jaffa Cakes and working on ways to make our next large event even better.
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A beautiful event at a beautiful location. Guests dined on a traditional British afternoon tea as they danced away the afternoon to the sounds of the 40's.
Here is the latest model, special order ! Full pics on the beach to follow.
This is how the girls from Britsbrand do business on a saturday morning. Selling breeze breakers with Alison and Deb
OK, so a bit windy here in the States. Had a wonderful day down at the CT shore with my family. And if it wasn't for the Breeze Breaker, the whole world would have seen my not-ready-for-prime-time white legs. So privacy...another added benefit!