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Flower festival cake with colour-changing gin cocktails, mini pavlovas and a bunch of roses

 

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14.03.2019

HEATHER TAYLOR

Deputy food editor

A PERFECT AFTERNOON TEA FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Treat Mum to a pull-out-all-the-stops afternoon tea inspired by pastel-hued roses

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxed afternoon full of cake, tea and a cocktail or two. To make it extra special, take inspiration from our Mama Mia rose bouquet to create an afternoon tea with a floral flourish. Our flower festival cake, available via our online Food to Order service, makes a wow-worthy centrepiece, with its layers of vanilla sponge and pretty hand-piped floral decoration. Alongside, whip up cheat’s pavlovas with our mini meringue nests (find them in store) topped with whipped cream, raspberries and pistachios. As well as the traditional English Breakfast tea, serve a rosy gin cocktail, made by blitzing roasted rhubarb until it’s a smooth purée, then topping up with our rose colour-changing gin (available in store) and tonic water.
Order your cake   Send Mother’s Day flowers

“Order your CAKE online, then
add homemade finishing touches to
create an afternoon tea she’ll love”

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