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Category: Recipes | Posted on: July 3, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Wedding Day Cupcakes

 

These have the most delicious, understated, and elusive raspberry flavour and are golden brown in colour. The pale peachy-pink buttercream looks very sophisticated and wedding-like. You may like to bake them in gold paper cake cases to add to the sense of occasion. Serve with a pot of Clipper Darjeeling which goes perfectly: it’s often referred to as the Champagne of teas!

 

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: July 3, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Tropical Butterflies

 

Bring a balmy touch of the exotic to a weekend winter tea-time with these dreamy little cakes. The coconut frosting is slightly unusual but extremely delicious: loosen it with a spot of milk if it seems a bit stiff – or for a totally tropical taste, a little drop of coconut liqueur. The raspberry jam combines beautifully with the coconut: raspberry and coconut is a marriage made in Paradise.

Perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper tea.

 

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Category: Things we love | Posted on: June 10, 2013

Join us for an Earl Grey Martini or two!

TPUHNow we haven’t got tickets to Glastonbury this year but we’re lucky enough to have some amazing friends who have their very own boutique hotel at the festival. The Pop-Up Hotel combines luxury accommodation in romantic tents, yurts and airstreams with the kind of service you’d expect from a great hotel. It moves around to some of the best festivals, events and most gorgeous camping retreats in Britain. In some rooms you even have your very own butler!

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