Let them eat CAKE!! 5 days to go!!

Mayflower events and their super yummy cakes will be joining us once again to help celebrate our 1st Birthday! Just 5 days to go until our fair now and here is one of the top 5 reasons to visit…


At each fair they have almost, if not completely, sell out as their yummy cakes and treats are always so popular, and look so pretty too.


They will be running our vintage tearoom, serving tea, coffee, cake and other delicatable delights on beautiful vintage china. So you can sit and relax in between browsing the stalls and taking part in the craft workshops!

Mayflower Events specialises in organising, styling and catering for tea parties and supplying beautiful vintage crockery, vintage china, cakes and catering for weddings, engagement parties, hen parties, stag parties, birthday parties and christenings in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Picture 177
See photos of their yummy cakes at our previous fairs…

Picture 176

Picture 178

mmmm…find out more about Mayflower Events here.

Bring out the Bunting!

We love our bunting here at The Fairy Tale Fair! We can’t wait to show off the beautiful bunting by bunting boutique, which will decorate our fair once again!

Bunting Boutique's bunting at our spring fair

Bunting Boutique’s bunting at our spring fair

Here are a few words from Sue, owner of Bunting Boutique:

“Down on the Sunny South Coast, tucked away on a side street a mere stones-throw from the beach resides Bunting Boutique, makers of the most exquisite handmade one-off pieces of bunting.

Picture 193

In our Aladdins cave of a studio, surrounded by a myriad of fabrics, tools, nic-nacs and trinkets, we lovingly construct strand upon strand of bunting, the colour and fabric of every single piece carefully considered, every stitch laboured over.

Picture 192

Our vintage ranges are little works of art in their own right, and with materials sourced from all four corners of the globe (well, Sussex anyway!) you can guarantee that every bundle is totally unique.

Picture 195

By incorporating things like a crocheted doily, a gorgeous trim detail, or an area of hand embroidery, every piece has it’s own story, it’s own history, and we hope, a wonderful future!

If you’re looking for something specific, something more personal perhaps, then please click here to read more about the many bespoke services we can provide.

Picture 194

We can hand embroider letters onto linen to create words or phrases of your choice, or we can design and make Bunting to your specification.

Picture 196

You can choose the patterns, fabric and colour scheme of your choice to guarantee it fits perfectly wherever it ends up hanging.

Picture 198

If you have a special piece of vintage linen which is sentimental to you and would like to see it transformed into a lovely garland, we will gladly help you to realise this. So head over to our Bespoke page for more details.

Bunting in action at our Spring fair

Bunting in action at our Spring fair

It’s no secret we really love what we do, and we love to create items that you’ll find inspiring and enhance and transform your home, bedroom, wedding venue, caravan or garden into a magical space.”

Find out more about Bunting Boutique here.

3 Days To Go Until The Fairy Tale Fair!

Time is ticking by and now there is just 3 days to go until The Fairy Tale Fair!

Reason 3 to visit us this Saturday the 9th of March…

Our Vintage Tearoom! This will be run by the amazing Mayflower Events, who will be providing us with beautiful homemade cakes, yummy spring time treats, Easter themed biscuits, savories and teas/ coffees served in vintage china.

cupcakes sussex

Cakes at our summer fair

Mayflower Events also we in charge of our tearoom at Christmas and in the summer and on both occasions we had such positive feedback on their yummy creations- in fact they completely sold out both times!



'The Close Shaves' vintage singers enjoying tea!

‘The Close Shaves’ vintage singers enjoying tea!

Also in our tearoom Bryony Brooke, a talented singer and songwriter, will be performing for us which we are really excited about! She will be performing from around 11am so make sure you don’t miss her! Read her interview with us here.

Picture 202

5 days to go…Reason 5 to visit our fair!

Our Warm and cosy Vintage tearoom!  
 There is nothing better than a warming cuppa and a yummy slice of cake on a cold winters day! At The Fairy Tale Fair you will find a range of delicious festive treats by Mayflower Events, as well as tea and coffee served on vintage china. The cafe area will be decorated like a vintage tearoom and will be looking magical! Various homebaked treats will be available on the day including cupcakes, brownies, mince pies, edible tree decorations, Christmas cookies, biscuits, miniature gingerbread houses, savories and more! Yum yum!

A Festive treat from…Mayflower Events

Today we introduce to you a special post featuring Mayflower Events, who will be in charge of our vintage tearoom and baking wonderful festive treats! Mayflower Events are a vintage china hire and wedding events company who attended our last fair. They were extremely popular with our visitors and we can’t wait to welcome them back. This time they will have an actual vintage tearoom area where visitors can sit and enjoy yummy cake, tea in vintage china and it will be decorated magically!

Cupcakes at our last fair

We love combining excellent quality ingredients to produce something that looks and tastes wonderful….There is something special about serving people a good cup of tea and a slice of cake and seeing them relax and enjoy a little break. –  Lucy, Mayflower Events

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

Mayflower Events is a local company that specializes in baking delicious cakes, brownies, biscuits and other sweet treats for tea rooms and other events. We also have a fabulous selection of beautiful vintage china, so our cakes are served on pretty vintage cake plates and our tea is served in dainty tea cups and saucers. Our tea rooms are decorated with vintage style bunting, vintage linen and lace table cloths and stunning vintage cake stands.

How long has it been since Mayflower Events was founded?

Mayflower Events has officially been serving cakes to happy customers for just over two years now, but the team behind Mayflower Events has been baking for many more years for friends and family.

What do you enjoy most about your job at Mayflower?

We love combining excellent quality ingredients to produce something that looks and tastes wonderful. All of our cakes are homemade and one of the best bits of our job is sitting down and deciding what selection of cakes to bake for an event – usually a mix of some of the favorite classics like rich chocolate cake and lemon drizzle and then some more unusual combinations like our fabulous peanut butter cake or our gorgeous white chocolate & raspberry.
There is something special about serving people a good cup of tea and a slice of cake and seeing them relax and enjoy a little break.

What festive treats will you be selling on the day of The Fairy Tale Fair?

We have so many wonderful things planned for The Fairy Tale Fair – we will be serving Christmas cookies, Christmas decorated cupcakes, some biscuits that can go be hung on the Christmas tree (if they last that long!), homemade mince pies and much more including miniature gingerbread houses! The tea room will be decorated like a Christmas grotto with holly, Christmas baubles, bunting, fairy lights and tinsel.

Do you take part in other events or where else can we find you?

We take part in many lovely events throughout the year details can be found on our Facebook page or on our blog. We also cater for private events, such as weddings, corporate parties and birthdays – just take a look at our website www.mayflowerevents.co.uk for more information.

You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair- did you enjoy the day and find that visitors liked your cakes?

The last Fairy Tale Fair was fabulous – the range and quality of craft stalls was outstanding and the fair was busy all day long with lots of customers from the moment the doors opened. The tea room was a huge success as people sat with friends and family to enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake after browsing all the wonderful craft stalls. The double chocolate brownies and fresh strawberry & vanilla cupcakes sold out in record time and by the end of the day all of our beautiful cakes had gone!

Mayflower’s yummy cakes at the summer Fairy Tale Fair!

We can’t wait to try Mayflower’s delicious cakes again, they are certainly not to be missed! Find out more about Mayflower events via their sites…

Web: www.mayflowerevents.co.uk   |   Blog: www.mayflowerevents.blogspot.co.uk

Also see their original ‘Say Hello To’ blog post here.

Say Hello To…Mayflower Events

We are super excited to announce Mayflower Events will be at The Fairy Tale Fair serving magical cakes and teas and coffees on beautiful vintage china. Find out more about them below…

Every event we do is unique and we enjoy every moment from the first consultation to the final cake crumb! – Mayflower Events 

Describe Mayflower Events and what it does?
Mayflower Events specialises in organising, styling and catering for tea parties, supplying beautiful vintage crockery, cakes and catering for weddings, engagement parties, hen parties and lots of other events plus we host pop-up tea rooms at various fairs throughout the South East. We are passionate about serving delicious, fresh, high quality food and providing each of our customers with a special, individual service.

How long has Mayflower events been formed?
Mayflower Events came into existence a couple of years ago after Lucy, Robyn and Harriet catered for one of their own weddings and had such a fabulous feedback, and so many requests to cater for family and friends, that they decided to set up a business doing the thing that they loved most – creating beautiful food.

What do you enjoy most about creating your events?
We enjoy taking on a concept and making it a reality. That may be a bride telling us what her dream wedding would involve and us helping make that happen, or fair organiser asking that we produce a pop-up vintage tea room and us brainstorming, researching and producing a fabulous tea room that exceeds everyone’s expectations. Every event we do is unique and we enjoy every moment from the first consultation to the final cake crumb!

Is there a part of your events that seems to be most popular with your clients/customers?
Our vintage china is always really popular with our clients – people love that we have such a wide range of beautiful, delicate china and other vintage accessories. We have the usual pretty vintage teacups & saucers, teapots, milk jugs and sugar bowls but also fabulous old fashioned vintage champagne glasses, stunning antique lace tablecloths, silver sugar tongs and the most amazing three-tier cake stands.

You make some wonderful cakes- have you always liked baking yummy things?
We have all been baking from a young age, having been taught the tricks of the trade by our grandmother who was a fabulous cook – her Bakewell tart was out of this world. Many a Saturday afternoon was spent in our grandmother’s kitchen stood on stalls so we could reach the work surface making anything from sweet pastry to fairy cakes to apple pie.

Do you have a favourite/ best selling cake that you make? If so, what is it?
Our traditional lemon drizzle cake is always a winner – we often have people coming back for second and even thirds! It’s light, zesty, moist and very moorish. However, we like to do some alternatives like our chocolate and raspberry death by chocolate brownies, our caramel & pear cake or our gluten free venetian carrot cake. Each time we do another fair we are amazed (and pleased) by how quickly we sell out.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
We are very proud of our most recent pop-up tea room at Lace & Tweed in Guildford ~ everyone loved the set-up of the tea room with little details such a beautiful vintage lace tablecloths, bunting, kilner jars with wildflowers, vintage teacups and saucers, tea & coffee served from teapots and we had a delicious range of homemade classic cakes and bakes such as Granny’s Victoria sponge, coffee & walnut cake, lemon drizzle, afternoon tea with homemade scones, flapjacks and much more.

Do you take part in other fairs/ markets/ events?
Yes, Mayflower Events is taking part in a number of other fairs and markets over the Summer including The Vintage Wedding Fair in Brighton and a few others to be announced over the next few weeks.

What will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
There will be a wonderful selection of homemade cakes, other sweet treats and refreshments including yummy cupcakes (vanilla & strawberry, chocolate & raspberry, banana & white chocolate – we may even do some unusual combinations like Earl grey & lemon or green tea!), sticky chocolate brownies, chewy flapjacks and crunchy biscuit cake.

What are your ambitions/ goals for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
We are always working on new reciepes (or tweaking and improving existing ones!) and coming up with new menu ideas to provide our customers with exciting, tasty and wholesome food. When we aren’t working on that we are adding to our collection of beautiful china and sourcing new vintage accessories to compliment the china. Our goal is to continue to make out customers happy by what we do, and to continue to get as much enjoyment out of what we to too!

If anyone would like more information about Mayflower Events, please visit our website www.mayflowerevents.co.uk or drop us an email on mayflowerevents@live.co.uk

Also find them on Facebook here

We can’t wait to try some of Mayflower’s beautiful and yummy cakes at the fair, and we think they will bring a touch of magic with them!


The Countdown Has Begun!

The Fairy Tale Fair BrightonApril 12th, 2014
The Fairy Tale Fair has arrived in Brighton!
%d bloggers like this: