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teaandcake.co.uk created by Janine, aided, abetted and encouraged by Sam. Served with a smile, we aim to be a quali-tea site, offering the very best of tea and cake.


how did you come to be, beautiful teaandcake?

Janine took a trip around the world. The thing that joined together all the places she saw and all of the things she did with all of the people she met was that she stopped everywhere for tea and cake. When she got home she bought the domain name teaandcake.co.uk to have as a photo gallery of her favourite pictures of her journey.

But she never got round to it...

A few years later, Janine met Sam whilst they were both drawing naked men (life drawing classes). They were both thinking of teapots. On one fateful bus journey home, Janine told Sam about the domain name, and thoughts for a tea and cake website. Sam was inspired and enthused and was rhapsodic about what could be done with the delightful domain name. Drawn together by tea, cake, and a mutual love of looking at naked men, Sam and Janine together created teaandcake.co.uk.

Janine (tea)

A staunch tea-lover and owner of teaandcake.co.uk, Janine handles the site's design and online marketing.  janine@teaandcake.co.uk

Sam (cake)

A baker of cakes for family and friends, responsible for sites content and general plotting and scheming. sam@teaandcake.co.uk

Mike (bake)

Is our resident 'telly chef' - Mike's an expert on everything from parsnip gnocci to the macroons. mike@teaandcake.co.uk

contact all of us

If you have ideas for the development and improvement of teaandcake.co.uk we'd love to hear from you. info@teaandcake.co.uk


We'd like to make this site easy to read, so we have come up with some simple guidelines. If you can stick to the following format when you send in content we will have less work to do in formatting things for the site, and we'll be able to get more reviews, recipes and great pictures up and online. Everyone's a winner!

recipe guidlines

It's really important that recipes in particular are laid out well. Sam is still haunted by a recipe she once attempted to make which specified it would only work with fresh yeast as the last line of the instructions.

We hope to keep recipes clear and simple so that people get the best results from their baking efforts.

1. A short description of what the recipe makes.
2. A list of ingredients (please use metric measurements)
3. Any specific guidance on equipment, baking tins oven temperature
4. Method - instructions!
5. Any notes or tips.

Please send picture(s) of the baked goods, baking process etc. so we can entice people into baking your recipes.
email your submission to: cake@teaandcake.co.uk

afternoon tea

We aim to list only nice places on this site - it's a place for recommendations and for you to make a hullabaloo about your favourite place.

1. The name of the place you're nominating
2. Its location (address if possible)
3. Tell us why you love it so - it is it the menu, the service, the décor, the ambiance, the location? Does the waitress always wink at you? Do they play your favourite disco divas? Why is this spot special?
4. Send us any pictures you have of the place, its tea and cakes to liven up your review ♥
email your submission to: tea@teaandcake.co.uk

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