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Safari Supper for Sunderland Restaurant Week [ad]

I was invited to the #EatDrinkSunderland Safari Supper to get a taste of what is on offer for Sunderland Restaurant Week in return for me to share my experience on my blog and social media. All views in this post are my own.
It's already half way through March and I've just been so terrible at keeping my blog up to date! I decided to extend my hiatus after getting caught up in a car accident last month (thankfully aside from some whiplash I'm fine!) as I needed to make sure I didn't stress myself out any further. I feel like I'm back on track now though and I'm really excited to be posting again as I've got loads on this year! This post will actually be quite a long one, and my photos have actually ended up being terrible so please bear with me! Hopefully you get the gist of it, but I'm a bit rusty and I was a bag of nerves most of the night!
I was so lucky to be given the chance to attend the #EatDrinkSunderland Safari Supper to get a taste of just som…

The Great British Cupcakery Re-Launch Party

I'm pretty sure I don't have to explain how much I love cakes considering my Afternoon Tea Adventures posts. I can't even describe how happy I was when I was invited to the relaunch of The Great British Cupcakery! I've been so many times, and their Afternoon Tea was one of the first ones I've ever had, and it set the bar pretty high for all the ones that followed!

If you follow them on social media, you'll have seen they had a spectacular refurbishment not too long ago. I'd been staring at their instagram feed longingly ever since, patiently waiting for my next visit so I could experience that flower wall in person! The relaunch party was all I could think about once I got the invite, I vowed I wouldn't go for a cake until after the relaunch, so I could experience the refurbishment for the first time in the party setting.

I decided I would be completely extra and try and match my wardrobe with their decor. I bought this blazer from Miss Selfridge after losing my first stone on SlimmingWorld and I think it's the perfect outfit for a trip to The Great British Cupcakery. I brought along my friend Hanna too, she has a gluten free instagram, and having experienced GBC's amazing gluten free options before, she was buzzing to be going as well!

We were greeted at the door with some Fizz - pink of course! And can we just talk about those amazing balloons?! I've never seen anything like them! Luckily I was there early enough to get a few photos without getting in the way of anyone! I wish I could have some of these balloons on my bedroom door.

The official ribbon cutting was carried out by Miss Rory who was an absolute scream. I've been to Boulevourd before to see her and honestly, I've never laughed so much in my entire life. There was a lovely little speech all about the Great British Cupcakery which was lovely to hear. 

Once the ribbon had been cut, the buffet was open! I'd been staring over all night in awe at how amazing all the treats looked. They were fab too, setting aside some gluten free sandwiches and cakes, they also had some vegan food there too. Those little heart shaped meringues were life changing, I wish I could eat those every day. And the millionaires shortbread had pink marble effect on it which was just beautiful - I'm not normally one for loving the colour pink but this refurb and their pink treats have completely swayed me, I am so here for the pink life!

As well as their main flower wall (which is honestly stunning), they have a mini one down by the toilets. As soon as I spotted the 'Yasss Queen' I knew I needed to get a few photos.

I honestly feel like the second you walk into The Great British Cupcakery you're automatically living your best life with their amazing cakes, their flower wall and those pink lattes! I've been in for cake since this event and it was so full, it's great seeing how popular it has become, it's so very well deserved.

If you haven't been to The Great British Cupcakery before, I urge you to give it a try. They have plenty of sweet treats to keep you going!

Abbey xx


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