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A Courting Cake

Over the years we have been catering we have produced many different types of traditional cakes, however our most popular has been a three tiered fruit and fresh cream cake

Traditionally these were called courting cakes, the story goes that it is more a victoria sandwich on the top and and a shortbread on the bottom.  There are many variations, but traditionally they are filled with slightly over-ripe strawberries or raspberries and fresh whipped cream

We produce them for weddings of 6 or less when a traditional cake isn’t always required or our clients don’t want a cake full of buttercream.

Fresh Cream & Strawberry Cake for Vintage Wedding

These cakes are delightful and the above image is our version, three layers, the one below is three layers again with a mix of raspberries and strawberries used as a wedding cake.  If you would like two layers one with shortcake the other sponge please let us know.  We need about 2 weeks notice.

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Vintage Afternoon Cream Tea Wedding at Hartland Abbey, North Devon

We were asked in the summer of 2015 to cater for a wedding celebration and naming ceremony at Hartland Abbey, it was a truly lovely day. We took along a Devon cream tea with large kilners holding strawberries. Guests were treated to a glass of prosecco and each glass was adorned with an edible flower.

Here are the photos of the marquee and our catering:

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Switzerland Comes to Devon for a Country Vintage Wedding

Helen and Jonathan came to see me to plan their wedding in 2014, that day we met in my cafe seems a very long time ago. They reside in Switzerland so everything had to be arranged for them, so all they had to do in true Millbrook Style is turn up and say “I do.”

On Saturday 20th of June they did; all arriving at Millbrook Estate for a fabulous wedding, after the ceremony in the Summer House they ventured down to the Retreat through the Woodland Walk and here are the photos from the day. Flowers were by Alison who is also a Milbrook supplier and were placed in our vintage enamel jugs and large jam jars. All the props are available to hire along with the bunting and crates. We can transform your venue with our props for you or you can DIY.

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Congratulations to them both from us all at The VPC.

Fresh Cream and Devon Strawberries Cake for a Special Wedding Couple

Our weather held out again today in North Devon as we attended another lovely wedding at Millbrook Estate.
Tania chose our fresh cream and strawberries layered cake. Sometimes when there’s just too much sweet stuff this one is really refreshing and worth paying the little extra for too.

Fresh Cream & Strawberry Cake for Vintage Wedding

Remember if you order our cakes and scones for your wedding bring a cake box to Devon with you and take it back for a special evening treat with a lovely cuppa!
We can also supply fabulous picnics and breakfast hampers packed with local produce from our brilliant suppliers that can be delivered or you can collect.

May Wedding Catering in Devon

Sometimes your best friend can’t be with you for your wedding day and in this case Reg the rabbit came on the cake! We are featuring him today rather than the afternoon tea with locally produced strawberries and cream…….sssshh! Don’t tell the bride & groom!

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We love catering for weddings in Devon. So if you are planning yours then why not contact us for a chat about how we can make your day spectacular.

A Gorgeous Vintage Afternoon Tea in the Sun in Devon

We have just recently catered for a lovely afternoon tea wedding in North Devon. The sun was shining, the birds singing, lovely music playing and everything was perfect. Even the dogs enjoyed themselves and I believe the odd sandwich too! Here are a handful of photos of the day’s festivities:

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Spring Wedding at Millbrook Estate, Devon

Today we catered for a lovely couple and their guests at Millbrook. The sun was shining, the dafs were bobbing and despite the wind really whipping everything up today it was dry!

Here are a some photos, we just love the cake toppers!

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Congratulations to Corrine and Derek