Sadly, it doesn't mean that Betty's is opening in London - they're Northern, through and through - but they have just launched a delivery service, so if you're jonesing for some epic cakes, you can get them to your door. In teams, we set up our own afternoon teas from boxes of goodies packed as if they were to be delivered, and so I can vouch for the quality and the packaging. Wouldn't an afternoon tea in a box be an excellent present?
We started the day with some tips on writing with icing, and a chance to practise. This has never been my gift, and I didn't really change much about that this time, but it was fun to do and I learned a little about the different techniques, such as dropping the icing on in a shape, rather than just dragging it round. Danielle from Betty's made it look easy.
Then we worked together to create a truly Instagrammable afternoon tea, using a huge array of gorgeous crockery and other props that Betty's had provided (although sadly we weren't allowed to sneak anything into our goodie bags - I was eyeing those copper teaspoons and the vintage china) and the aforementioned boxes of cakes. And so many cakes! Macarons, florentines, lemon drizzle, chocolate cake and fat rascals (awesome giant scone-like things). The little mice were my favourite - they were filled with rich chocolate ganache, and I could have cheerfully eaten a box of them.
You can see everything that's available to order online at Betty's website here - feel free to send some goodies my way!