My Afternoon Tease Cake Mobile…

I’ve spent the last week recovering from the fun and excitement, not to mention hard work, that was EAT Cambridge, hence the delay in this blog post…I’m hoping the ‘better late than never’ rule applies!

I thought it was time to reveal the identity of the mystery cake wagon for those of you who didn’t manage to make it down for a visit or see one of the #caketracker tweets. I’d already revealed my route (blog post here) and had been busy building up to my pop up cake shop on the penultimate day of the festival with great excitement. At 5am on the Saturday morning whilst making dough and frying 60 doughnuts the nerves finally kicked in!

But bang on schedule, at 10.30am, in the pouring rain, my Dad arrived in the cake mobile, we loaded it up with tasty treats and a menu (of course)…

Afternoon Tease Menu by @HeidiSladen

and set off…

Cake Mobile Teaser

We parked up at my 1st stop, Riverside, and set up shop…

Cake wagon by Charlie McRiethoff

The Afternoon Tease Cake Mobile

For those of you more into cars than cakes…he’s a 1960 Buick Invicta, shipped over from the States and he makes the perfect cake wagon! don’t you think?

The cake mobile by @HeidiSladen

Despite the less than perfect weather conditions, the cake lovers of Cambridge arrived for their fix…

Queueing at the cake mobile by @HeidiSladen

The goodies on offer were (left to right) chocolate Guinness cake with cream cheese icing, paczki (Polish doughnuts with plum jam in the middle and a sugar glaze), peanut butter and white chocolate blondies, chocolate brownies and maple and pecan cake with maple syrup buttercream icing…

Cake shop all set & ready for action...

Afternoon Tease Pop Up Cake Shop

Bang on schedule we packed up shop and moved onto our 2nd location…the Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop. The weather had taken a turn for the worse but the lovely team at the Gogs let us pull up under the cover of their barn…

Afternoon Tease Pop Up Cake Shop

After another hour, and a quick pit stop for one of their gorgeous sausage rolls, we left the Gogs and headed to stop 3 in Hope Street Yard pulling up opposite Romsey Retro. By this time we’d had some practice and were pretty slick at setting up shop…
3rd stop...Hope Street Yard

The pictures don’t show it but the sun even came out for us just before we moved onto our final stop in Newnham at the start of the walk across the fields to Grantchester Meadows.

It was an absolutely fantastic day and I’d like to say a huge thankyou to everyone who braved the weather, came and said hello and bought cake…it was great to meet so many cake lovers!

Another massive thankyou goes to my parents…my Dad, AKA my chauffeur for the day, Buick owner and amazing cake shop assistant paid purely in cake 🙂

My amazing Dad.

And my Mum, who was called on for doughnut shaping and frying duty! It was a slightly fraught and emotional process but we nailed it together! 🙂

Also I’d like to thank the Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop team for letting me infiltrate their car park and Warren at Hope Street Yard for housing the cake mobile.

Finally, the biggest shout out goes to the coolest cake mobile in town…

Cake Wagon by Steak and Honour

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2 responses to “My Afternoon Tease Cake Mobile…

  1. Ma Barnard (Heather)

    Well done Jo. Sounds like you had a brilliant day. Good job we don’t live in Cambridge as we would never have been able to choose from all those goodies. Would have had to have one of each!

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