My thinkings about baking and cooking and cups and saucers and teapots with lovely lids and sugar bowls and working for myself. Finally. At last. Yippee.

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Hidden Tea Room delights delivered to your office door!

What a difference a driving license makes!

Passing my driving test was a bit of an uphill struggle - mainly due to the number of hill starts I spectacularly stalled in the full frontal presence of numerous steely eyed instructors. Friends suggested I should go somewhere flat to sit my test - like Denmark - but I reckoned that if I was ever going to drive ALONE in Glasgow, then I needed to bite the bullet and just get on with it. And Hallelujah! I finally passed a few months ago.

You might therefore be surprised to learn that I am only now delivering fabulous high teas and nibble platters to offices and in the spirit of transparency I have to grudgingly confess that driving still scares me and if your office is at the top of a very big hill with lots of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings I might say no to your pleas of cake delivered direct to your door.

For everyone else I am delighted to announce that The Hidden Lane Tearoom now delivers. So if you fancy a working lunch that will make you happy, or a celebratory feast, or a high tea with a difference then I can bring it all to you. Along with our slate serving platters and vintage crockery.

Honestly. I can elevate your working lunch to a culinary thing of beauty. And as long as you're on flat land, I can deliver! Providing you order before 11am. Full details to follow but I'm so excited that I wanted to tell you soonest!

Wednesday 24 August 2011


...from TripAdvisor. Yip!I get stickers for my window and an actual certificate for framing. Thankyou to everyone who writes nice things about me and votes for me. I appreciate it very much.

Monday 22 August 2011

Cakes for happy days

Last week I made a lot of cake. Mum had a wedding at Lunga and three 'pudding cakes' were required - cakes that can be cut ceremoniously but eaten as a pudding. Don't know about anyone else, but I hate fruit cake. And I hate marzipan and I hate rock hard royal icing, and how everyone always politely moves the constituent parts around their plates to make it look like they really are eating Christmas cake by another name.

Anyway, the groom was Irish, the bride Scottish and they lived in America, so we came up with the idea of  a chocolate guinness cake, a Cranachan sponge and a lemon and apricot cake with Philadelphia cream to drizzle. And even though I say so myself, these were gods of cakes. Mum did the finishing touches at Lunga and they were served with huge bowls of strawberries, chocolate ganache sauce and lightly whipped double cream. And not a single bit of Royal Icing in sight!

Monday 27 June 2011

More fiesta than festival. Colour colour everywhere

The Hidden Lane Festival has been and gone for another year and it brought the Hidden Lane to life with its colour and music and stalls and catwalk shows. Thanks to everyone who helped to bring it all to life - a small group of people put in a huge amount of effort. Their reward? Some very happy times!

the lovely Jessie on sandwich making duty at The Hidden Lane Tearoom

Jenny of Fantoosherie organising her stall

The Bonnie Bling girls

More Bonnie Bling

Fantoosherie loveliness

Sparrow and Rose floristry bits

lovely lilacs from Sparrow and Rose

Can you imagine these gracing a wedding table. Sparrow and Rose

vintage dressed lady browser

or this...

aye more bonnie bling
The Hidden Lane Tearoom cooks up a storm!

Wednesday 22 June 2011

The Hidden Lane Festival is THIS Saturday

Rain or shine, we'll be watertight, SO....

...On the last Saturday of the West End Festival, Glasgow's colourful, creative, collective open up their Lane for what promises to be another exciting Hidden Lane Festival. From 12pm - 9pm, join in the fun withlive music, fashion shows, grub, grub and more grub, market stalls, balloon dudes, treasure hunts and of course, the chance to have a good old nosey around some of the artist studios within the lane!'

Check oot the line up so far:

Bars brought to you by Ivy
The Hidden Lane Tearoom BBQ
Lauckner & Moore Sandwich Shack
Turkish Lounge by Glasgow Badges with free Wifi
Live music from 1-7pm brought to you by La Chunky Studios
Sub Club DJ's 7-9pm
Baxendale built Catwalk featuring shows by Bonnie Bling, Fantoosherie, Chou Chou and Ten30.
Live Photoshoot by Chou Chou featuring re:silicone installation

Blast will be had.

Tuesday 21 June 2011

This Charming Wedding features our vintage hen party

A huge thankyou to This Charming Wedding for featuring Fiona's fab vintage hen party. We had huge fun and laughter on the night and Nick Kirk's fabulous 'in the spirit' photography has really captured the occassion.

So thanks to Fiona for being such a worthy winner; to Nick Kirk for being seriously cool; and to This Charming Wedding for telling Fiona's engagement story so well!

To find out more information about Nick's photography you can contact Nick by email on, by phone on 0141 286 1188 (UK) or you can take a look at his website NDK Wedding Photography / blog.

Monday 13 June 2011

Vintaj hen party frollickery with the lovely lovely Fiona

Fiona Stevenson won our vintaj hen party evening and we had fun, fizz, finger food and frollickery. Photography by the fabulous Nick Kirk of NDK Photography, up-styling by the lovely Sarah, and Fiona and her brood of chicks who arrived seriously dressed for the occasion and ready to party.

From Tearoom to Stylish establishment!

Time for Tea

Preening and Primping for Fiona


Ta Daaaaaaah!

Foot love


the chicks