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The story of two Teessiders and a Yorkshire Schnauzer turning their first house into their first home, one DIY project at a time.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Eating All The Cake At Songbird Bakery.

So today is the day that the up and coming Bedford Street officially opens another gem of a business - the Songbird Bakery. I was lucky enough to be invited along to a pre-opening event last night along with some other lovely North East bloggers which pleased my sweet tooth no end. 

Anywhere which sells cakes is right up my street, but the Songbird Bakery is on a whole other level. As soon as I entered this cosy, little shop, I was in love with everything in there - the decor is just to my taste with painted furniture, exposed brickwork, duck egg blue everywhere and the cutest little accessories.  

The lovely ladies from Songbird Bakery, Shelley and Claire made us feel right at home in the relaxed atmosphere where we were presented with a glass of fizz and a complimentary cupcake. There were so many to choose from - salted caramel, chocolate, strawberry milkshake and mint chocolate to name but a few. It was a hard decision but I ended up opting for the Jaffa Cake cake. Oh my days - it was amazing. The chocolate buttercream icing melted in my mouth and there was an extra surprise in the middle - some orange jaffa marmalade. Mmm.

The Songbird Bakery's tagline is Harmony of Flavour and Design. The girls have managed to turn baking into a fine art with the right mix of delicious flavour and top class design. The business has been going for a while selling cakes at fayres and making custom designs for people. The custom designs are unreal - you should check out their instagram page (Songbird_Bakery). I particularly love the Westie cake that took them eight hours in total to complete!! 

When it was time to go, I was treated to a vanilla Songbird cupcake and another cupcake of my choice to take home. I chose a salted caramel cupcake as Toby would never have forgiven me if I didn't. Safe to say the cakes didn't last very long once I got them home and I must say they were absolutely delicious. 

Overall, the event was fab. It was my first blogging event so I was quite nervous to be turning up on my own not knowing anyone, however the nerves soon vanished when I got there as everyone was so lovely. I felt right at home,
 so much so I lost track of time and almost missed our tea reservations oops! 

Thanks to Songbird Bakery and the NE bloggers (Beth, Sammi, Caroline, Emily and Lucy) for making this such a brilliant event. I will definitely be back to the bakery whether it be on my dinner break from work or for a cuppa and a cake on a weekend! 

What do you think? Have you been to any other places on Bedford Street?



  1. This looks dreamy! Hope Pepper managed to stay out of these cakes haha.
    Will certainly be taking a trip down there when I'm home.
    H. XO

    1. Thanks H! It's so nice!
      Bedford Street and Baker Street are really up and coming now - lots of restaurants and bars :)


  2. Such a lovely review! Thanks for coming kirsty, was lovely to meet you. Hopefully see you at another blogger event soon xxx

    Beth |

    1. You too Beth - you did a great job organising the event :)
      Yeah definitely, would love to attend some more!
      See you soon.

      Kirsty xo.

  3. This looks so nice! :) great write up! :D xo

    1. Thanks Danni - we'll have to pop in again :) xo.

  4. How have I not come across your blog before? Popped over here from Gingerbread Smiles and I'll definitely be sticking around - love your photographs and I always love discovering new blogs from the North East. I'll make sure I give you a follow on Bloglovin

    Chloe x

    1. Hey Chloe!

      Aw thanks for that, it's nice to read blogs from your area isn't it :)

      Will defo check yours out too!!

      Kirsty xo.


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