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.