When thinking about tea parties, we get reminded of the wierd and wonderful scenes from Alice in Wonderland, Victorian decor, and pinky fingers stuck up in the air. It's now an elegant affair, which is perfect for celebrating birthdays, enagements and girly get togethers.
Need some party theme ideas and can't quite decide? Well, we have everything you need to throw an epic tea party, Gorjuss style! From teapots and teacups to bunting and cupcake sets.
THE TEA PARTY ESSENTIALS
Well, you can't host a Gorjuss tea party without our beautiful bone porcelain teacups and tea pot. Featuring the signature Gorjuss stripes and artwork, these are the tea party essentials.
Dont fret, we have other small and large mugs to tickle your fancy!
NEED SOME TEA PARTY TIPS?
1. Prepare a variety of finger sandwiches and treats for your guests. We have a great cupcake recipe below, to fill our cupcake set, always best to have sweet and savoury!
2. Brew a selection of teas for your guest to choose from, whether it's herbal teas or a classic english brekfast tea. Don't forget to accompany the selection of teas with lemon slices, sugar, sweeteners and milk.
3. Now enjoy your Gorjuss tea party!
BRING PARTY TO THE TEA
Bring the true Gorjuss touch to your party with these 'Sweet Tea, Sweet Cake' products! Hang your bunting over your tea and cupcake selection and admire the beatiful Gorjuss artwork whilst sipping your tea.
OUR VANILLA CUPCAKE RECIPE
Your search for the perfect Vanilla Cupcakes has come to an end! These have a professional bakery-style crumb that is much more velvety than your average recipe.
Pour a cup of hot coffee or brew a warming pot of tea, then dig into one of these vanilla cupcakes for pure vanilla bliss.
STEP 1: Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
STEP 2: Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and mix into the butter mixture along with the vanilla extract.
STEP 3: Fold in the flour, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are three quarters full.
STEP 4: Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then place on a wire rack.
STEP 5: For the buttercream icing, beat the butter until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
STEP 6: Add the remaining icing sugar with 1 tbsp milk, adding more milk if necessary, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add food colouring (optional) and mix well.
STEP 7: Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag and add a nozzle of your choice. Pipe in a swirl motion and then enjoy your Gorjuss cupcakes!