Sweetie Pies Boutique Bakery, Twickenham ---- A Review | Modern Mummy

Friday, 21 January 2011

Sweetie Pies Boutique Bakery, Twickenham ---- A Review

Hidden away down Twickenham's pretty, cobbled Church Street is Sweetie Pies, a boutique bakery and tea room. Being a cake addict, it will come as no surprise that I have popped in for a box of cupcakes on more than a few occasions (I have to buy boxes at a time because my work colleagues at the 9-5 love them---- that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!) but I have never had the pleasure of sitting down and enjoying a pot of tea in the bakery before.... until yesterday when Daisy and I visited Nicola to chat about three of my favourite things - tea, cakes and crafts!

Sweetie Pies is a gorgeous shop that sells cupcakes, brownies, cookies and scones - all hand baked, iced and decorated using fresh local ingredients in their small bakery just down the road. The shop is beautifully decorated and deceptively spacious. Floral wallpaper and bunting adorn the walls, the furniture is gloriously shabby chic and high tea is served on gorgeous vintage china; spending the afternoon there really is a treat.

However it isn't a treat specifically aimed at adults as you might expect, it is in fact an exceptionally child friendly tea room. Sweetie Pies are well known for their fabulous children's parties, during which cakes and sandwiches are served on china plates (not a paper plate in sight!) and party games, like pin the cherry on the cupcake, are played. The parties last an hour and a half and during that time the guests also get to decorate their own cupcake and decorate a box in which to take it home. It is a fantastic afternoon for the birthday child, their parents and their guests alike - everything is covered within the party package and as the birthday child's parent you have nothing to do except sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

But cake decorating isn't just reserved for the children - us adults can do it too! Birthday parties, hen parties and baby showers are also catered for at the bakery and during these events, not only do you get to sample a delicious high tea, you are also taught the art of making sugar paste flowers and how to make and pipe buttercream icing. Other seasonal craft sessions are also held at the shop for both adults and children and information about these can be found on the website.

In the shop itself there is plenty of room for buggies and a mini table and chairs on offer for younger children, as well as high chairs for babies. If you want to relax and unwind with a cup of tea, there are books and crayons to keep your children entertained and not only does the shop sell edible treats, it also sells loose leaf tea to take away and lots of cupcake related trinketry and gifts.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching Sweetie Pies are doing a special offer of either 24 mini cupcakes or 12 regular ones for the fantastic price of £18 and I know that I will be hinting for one of their buttercream cupcake bouquets from my other half (stunning and only £20 - although I'm not sure they would last as long as a real bouquet of flowers; Daisy and I would not be able to resist getting stuck in straight away!!!)

If you fancy popping in for a pot of tea and a cupcake Sweetie Pies can be found at 13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3NJ however, for high tea, please ensure you book in advance. The bakery also specialises in larger cakes for special occasions (have a look at the gallery on their website for some amazing photographs!) and orders can be delivered throughout Surrey. To place an order or to book in for tea please telephone Rebecca or Nicola on 020 8891 5844 or email them on

1 comment

  1. Ooh I'll be sure to get a box of those and try and edge in a pot of tea sometime. I didn't realise they baked scones and brownies too! Must say it looks a bit small from outside so hope crawling/cruising baby wouldn't wreak havoc.
    Perhaps it's one for when he's asleep...


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