Luckily for me, the afternoon tea revival has been brewing for quite some time now, and its not just the posh hotels serving up tiny sandwiches and jam tarts these days. New locations are popping up all the time. Around the area where I live for instance there are quaint little tea rooms in all sorts of hideaways, Often hidden within garden centres, or farm yards.
Personally, I much prefer old-fashioned Victoria sandwich cake, to those scrumptious little cup-cakes, although they do look amazingly good, but I'll take a wedge of proper cake thank you.
The tea has to be quality too, a decent brew is very important and adds to the pleasure of the occasion. I'm rather partial to Yorkshire tea made in a teapot, warmed first with a drop of boiling water, and then left to brew. Milk should always be added afterwards. What a great British tradition it is to take tea in the afternoon.
Real cakeylove - Bliss!