Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Vicky Bakes | Queen Of Hearts Afternoon Tea


Hello Lovelies! Baking is something of a rarity on my blog, but in reality I bake all the time. In fact I bake almost every weekend (and I always have lots of leftovers, be jealous). So I thought I'd start a series of things I bake, using the most imaginative title I could think of: Vicky Bakes. This time around I'm taking inspiration from one of my favourite books/films, Alice in Wonderland for a slightly alternative Valentine's Day idea inspired by the Queen of Hearts (Red Queen). I've also done a little video too featuring my best friend Amy - scroll down to watch! 


For the top layer I made two heart scones, and two little baby heart sandwiches. If I'm honest the recipe I used for these scones was a little disappointing, so I recommend using this one instead. They say it's better to have a heart cutter to make these scones, but I cut out hearts free hand and they seemed to turn out alright so anyone can try these! For the cupcakes I used this recipe from BBC Food, adding pieces of dried raspberry to the cupcake mix and adding red food colouring to the buttercream icing. But what really made these cupcakes special, were these lovely Miss Etoile Red Cupcakes & Toppings Set (£15.00)*. I love this set because the cupcake cases are so cute, and they have these adorable little cocktail stick decorations with two heart designs, and two messages 'Eat me' and 'Enjoy.'


Also for the afternoon tea, I had this amazing Mrs Moore's Vintage Store Red Queen Mug (£18.00)*. What I love about this mug is that it uses the traditional illustrations from Alice In Wonderland and has so many nice little touches like the quote on the back and the heart on the inside of the mug. And I have to say I'm in love with the rest of the collection too - in an ideal world I'd have a full set!

Do let me know if you have any special plans for Valentine's in the comment section below! And as anyone who reads my Sunday series The Single Girl Diaries will appreciate, I'll be alone on the day but may bake some heart scones again to celebrate! Also I want to say a big thank you to Amy for being a trooper and baking with me. She turned 20 this Saturday, so happy birthday to her!


Thank you for reading lovelies! Have an amazing rest of the week and do let me know if you'd like to see more baking posts/videos!

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22 comments

  1. this is the cutest thing in the world! I am not much of a baker but this looks too good for me not to try! We are doing anything expensive this valentines day so this is perfect!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Aww thank you Pam! You should definitely give it a go - especially the heart scones. They are SO simple to do x

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  2. Oooe yummy cupcakes they are so cute

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  3. This is such a good video! The food looks so lovely!

    Rambling Makeup

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    1. Aww thank you Victoria, it was actually quite tasty I have to admit!

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  4. I love baking too! I try to when I have the time.
    I'll probably make some cookies for the occasion!
    These looked so cute. I love the cases and the decorations.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Yeah the decorations really made the afternoon tea for me! x

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  5. Please, please, please do more of this type of videos, Vicky, it's so much fun! Your friend Amy is hilarious and I hope you'll show yourself in the next video too. And maybe you should consider posting baking recipes in the future? I love baking too but I'm not a pro. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yeah I want to try doing that, hopefully with the recipe on the video. It's just so hard to film it properly haha. And lol I wish you lived closer so we could bake together. That would be SO fun!

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  6. Great post! I love the cupcakes, they look so cute! And I need that mug in my life, its so pretty! I haven't baked in a while, and I'm not planning on doing anything for Valentines (I really don't consider it a holiday ha) but I might just make my boyfriend these to be nice.

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk

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  7. Your photos are amazing, I love Alice in Wonderland! My aunty is obsessed, she'd love this post haha! I wish I was good at baking, I mean, I never really attempt, so I might make it my mission to start, because these look so good ahhh!!! xxxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Aww thank you Becky! You should definitely try baking a bit more. Like I'm no expert but it gets so much easier with time! x

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  8. This is so lovely! And the video was so fun, Amy seems hilarious :) x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

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    1. Haha she really is, possibly the funniest person I know! x

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  9. These are waay too cute! I know what I'm going to do for Valentines day now...

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  10. Aw, I love Alice in Wonderland and this is so cute!
    I couldn't handle the leftovers from baking every weekend. I would just eat all of it and gain a lot weight haha.
    I love that cupcake kit! It has such nice colours and matches your cupcakes so well :) x

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    1. Haha well most of my family seem to eat it so it hasn't been so bad on my weight yet! Yeah it's such a pretty cupcake kit! x

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  11. Literally the cutest tea ever. The cupcakes are so cute! x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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