GB Cupcakery Launch Party

June 20, 2013

Last Friday I was invited along to the 'Great British Cupcakery' bakehouse and parlour 'Prohibition' launch party. My invite explained there would be cocktails and cupcakes, with optional 1920's style dress. As I don't own anything remotely fitting for the era, I popped on a bright dress and away I went down the quayside.

The Great British Cupcakery was set up by 23 year old, Leoni, who hosted the event at the café. I chatted with her while I was there and she's lovely. Leoni started baking when she became redundant and now look at her, owning her own very cute cupcake parlour and selling lots of sweet treats everyday. If you needed motivation to go out and create a job for yourself, there it is! Let me warn you now, if you're hungry and looking at these photos, I'm probably going to make it worse for you. So grab a snack now!
 I met up with Amy unexpectedly on the way down to the quayside where we met up with Sarah and headed  to the parlour, on Queen Street. Amy turned up a little while later and joined us at our table. It was great to chat more with them whilst munching on mini cupcakes, little cheese scones and some incredible baked cheesecake. The staff were really friendly and their 1920's outfits looks brilliant. They even served us cocktails (I opted for a 'Gatsby' consisting of Southern Comfort, Ginger Ale and Lemonade) in very cute teacups. Very fitting for Amy's blog name!

The way the café has been decorated reflects what I imagine when I think of someone starting up a cupcake business. The pale blue walls and white furniture, complete with little cupcakes and decorations hanging in the windows, you can tell a lot of thought and effort has gone into it. I especially liked the big chandelier (they have two) which looked even more impressive as it was quite dark outside, due to it raining. The cute little touches on the way down to the toilets (in the photos below) really appealed to me.
 
We were each given a large slice of cake which Leoni had made for the launch party. I'd eaten too many little cupcakes and scones to manage to eat my slice so a member of staff kindly packaged it into a box for me to take away and I popped in a couple of the mini cheese scones. After the other girls had eaten their slices, or tried to, we had another teacup cocktail and they made their way home. Luckily for me, my boyfriend had offered to pick me up after band practice and by the time I left (with another huge slice of cake, thank you Leoni!) it had stopped raining outside. A good thing since I hadn't thought to take an umbrella.
Doesn't it look amazing? It tasted it too. Well, from what I ate of it. I had about a quarter of it on Saturday then someone else (I'm blaming my parents) ate the rest. I'll have to pop back down to get another slice, or perhaps a big slice of that baked cheesecake. I've already said I'll take my boyfriend there for coffee and cake. Mmmmm.

You can follow The GB Cupcakery on Twitter and Facebook and I really recommend you pop down for a slice of cake if you're around Newcastle quayside!

11 comments

  1. Your photos look fantastic, you can tell you know what you're doing with a camera! I'm on a diet and all I want to do now is eat cake, damn you!

    So excited I get to see you again on Sunday!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.com

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    1. Aww thank you. Haha sorry, it was really good cake though!
      Yaay :) x

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  2. Oh my gosh, this place looks absolutely incredible!
    Your photos are really lovely as well!

    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

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    1. I definitely recommend it if you're from the North East or happen to find yourself nearby.

      Thank you :)

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  3. Looks like such a great event! The photograph of the teacups is beautiful and the cakes look delicious!

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  4. This is all so beautiful, very elegant! Am totally jealous it's not in my home town!

    Charlotte - Blotandreapply.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Aw I know, it's so lovely inside! x

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  5. Everything about this launch party looks so pretty! I love the tea cups and art prints all around. Now I'm craving a cupcake...

    M.

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  6. I love your blog, definitely following now!

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