Tuesday, 5 August 2014

29th June: Tea and Cake Planet!!

Hey lovelies!

I'm travelling back in time again with this post (I'm almost caught up now finally!), right back to June 29th when I went to 'Tea and Cake Planet' with my lovely blogging pal Lisa.  Now I have to confess that this is going to be quite a photo heavy post, as the cake planet itself had to be seen to be believed.  Yes you heard me right, a whole planet made out of cake...can you believe it?! It was definitely the main reason  that we went to the event, that and the promise of cake obviously!






















Are you still with me after all of those photos? Great! Thanks for sticking around!  So basically, the cake planet was, as you can see, all of Earth's greatest landmarks made completely out of cake!  I was totally in awe of it and couldn't stop taking photos! My favourite part was the moon and the little Clanger (old school tv throwback alert) peeping out of it! The good cakey planet people had made Newcastle's Boiler Rooms look completely like a cake emporium, and after seeing all of that cake, we decided to browse the event to hunt down some cake of our own!

Cupcakes and Tea-what more could we ask for?

There was lots to do at 'Tea and Cake Planet'.  Four areas were blocked out for afternoon tea (these had to be pre-booked), there were workshops, classes, snack bars and even music and tea-dancing!  The only downside was, the bookings for afternoon tea were quite confusing and made it sound like they took place in other areas of Newcastle, so we decided just to come for the general admission so we quickly ran out of things to see and do!  Nevertheless, we enjoyed watching the tea dances (great entertainment value!) and being a singing teacher by trade, I was super impressed with the ladies vocal harmony group that were providing the music (I didn't catch their name unfortunately!).















Although I didn't have any, I loved the Gin Tea Bar; it was really quirky and reminded me of the Mad Hatter's Teaparty! Also, the lovely people from 'Moonbooth' were there taking vintage style photographs.  I've had my photo taken by them before with my VBF at a vintage fair in Sunderland, and for anyone who hasn't had it done I'd recommend it because it's so much fun!

We didn't want to leave without taking part in something, so before we left we decided to see Madame Zara to get our tea leaves read.  Now I have to be honest, I am very cynical when it comes to this sort of thing, so it was more out of curiosity than anything else.  I don't have a problem with anyone that believes that PG Tips hold the key to their future, but I knew I would take a lot of convincing!!  When I sat down with Madame Zara, she made me drink a cup of tea (without milk and with the leaves floating around...yuck!) so that the leaves would collect at the bottom.  She also told me think of a question I might want to ask her about my future whilst I was drinking, but to be honest all I could think about was whether I had tea leaves stuck in my teeth! In the end, I asked her if I would have a productive year at work but her answers were quite vague as I expected! She did tell me that her ideas were not psychic ones, but thoughts from her imagination, so maybe I was expecting too much.  She told me to expect some sort of volcanic eruption towards the end of this year (eeek!) but didn't tell me I was going to win the lottery, so needless to say I was slightly disappointed, but let's just say it was an experience!  She also told me to upload my teacup to her Facebook page, but in the spirit of blogging I decided to post it here instead! 

Volcanic eruptions!

Lisa with Madame Zara

After our readings, we decided to head for home.  It was a fun day, but I think I'd definitely book an afternoon tea if I went again next year (and maybe try out the Gin Bar too!). 

Did you go to Tea and Cake Planet?

xxx


























10 comments:

  1. Secretly I'm very happy you didn't book afternoon tea without me :p

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    1. That was the main reason we didn't of course ;) haha xx

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  2. Haha! That tea leaf reading is still annoying me!! 'Oh, it looks like a slug'.....!! xx

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    1. Haha I know so funny! 'you will have a major incident impacting on your life'...erm well what is it then? 'I don't know' -_- psychic my foot!!

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  3. LOVED the cakes thats so cool, must have took them so long to design! I'd love to have my tea leaves read, I once had a funny experience with a fortune teller at the town moor so I am also skeptical! ha! looks like you had fun! xxx

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    1. Yeah it was a giggle to say the least ha! I loved the cakes too, it's a shame it just got eaten at the end of it all!!! Xxx

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  4. Hi
    I've nominated you for a Liebster award, find out more on my blog,
    http://ordinarygoingson.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/liebster-award.html

    Laura
    xxx

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! I'll definitely be doing this and my nominating over the weekend :) xx

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  5. Wow ive never seen or gone to anything like this before,so thanks sos much for sharing and theres never enough photos,expecially when it comes to pictures of cake! These are insane,too good too eat,genuinely as much as I love cake couldnt bring myself to ruin any of these master pieces :D Thanks for your sweet comment too x

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    1. No problem sweetie, I genuinely love your blog! I know I agree about the cake...but they cut it all up at the end of the day!!! It's a shame it wouldn't keep forever!!! Thanks for stopping by ;) xxx

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