Afternoon Tea Party Baking Class


In this hands-on afternoon tea party baking class, Caroline Hope will introduce you to the magic of creating your own afternoon tea party at home. This might be for a Downton Abbey style occasion or a Cream Tea in a farmhouse kitchen.


In this fun and informative class, Caroline will teach you the time-honoured baking techniques and secrets that used to be passed down from generation to generation. Come and learn her closely-guarded recipes and techniques to create a feather-light Victoria Sponge Cake, traditional airy scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread.

You will be using basic tools – your wooden spoon and knives, with advice on which electrical machines for best effect for each technique.    Caroline will also provide tips on how to get the best out of your oven and other little skills that embody the ‘elegant economy’ that shaped domestic life in the 19th century.

What’s included?

    • Hands-on baking workshop in which you bake a cake, scones and shortbread.
    • Recipes for everything we make,  with tips and recommendations for numerous alternative flavours.
    • We create our own afternoon tea party: the cakes, scones and shortbread made in the class will be served, along with a section of home-made finger sandwiches, Cornish clotted cream and Little Scarlet Strawberry Jam and of course, some superior ‘English’ style teas.
    • A Cake box,  within which you take home the remaining cake, scones and shortbread to enjoy when you get home.

If you are looking to book a hands- on Afternoon Tea workshop for a large group on a date of your choice, please contact Caroline to discuss.

28.3.19 Please note I am offering a limited schedule of class dates until early May when I hand in some papers for my  Design MA (my area of enquiry is the role and semiotics of the English Tea Table).  From May until the end of September there is a greater availability of dates.