Sunday 11 May 2014

Let them eat CAKE!

Who doesn't like cake? We ALL like cake don't we, well it just so happens we've been invited to partake in a magnificent Tea and Scones blog tour to support the TSA!

From Shify McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracey Corderoy and Steve Lenton 

Hardly pausing for breath we have gathered together for you a selection of THE most delectable and delicious picture book treats featuring cake and all things scrummy! You'll also spot some special recommendations by some very well loved authors and illustrators! 

From Don't Dip your Chips in your Drink Kate! by Caryl Hart and Leigh Hodgkinson) 

So here are a selection of our favourite picture books heavily featuring baked goods of MANY delicious varieties! 

You'll see marvellous offerings from the likes of Leigh Hodgkinson, Steven Lenton, Sarah McIntyre, David Lucas, Clara Vulliamy and Alison Murray amongst the tantalising selection below. 

On the 6th May we held a virtual Twitter tea party to find out more about people's favourite Cakes and Cake related picture books - great fun was had by all, including guest appearances by Steve Lenton, Alex T Smith and Philip Ardargh, Michelle Robinson, Sam Usher, Tracey Couderoy and Sarah Warburton - Thanks to everyone who got involved - it was great fun! #TeaandSCones 

Welcoming Alex T Smith 

Which is your favourite cake? and do you have a favorite picture book featuring cakey delights?

ooooh... *thinks* I love ALL cake... Especially a Prim N Proper Victoria Sponge or a chocolate fudge cake..(I don't really mind any sort of cake as long as it doesn't have walnuts in and is terrifically )

As for cakey books: both Shifty McGifty and Don't Dip Your Chips in your Drink, Kate do good cake

Here are my Top 3 cakey Picture books - I hope you will enjoy them too - Sniff them out as soon as humanly possible. 

By Tracy Corderoy and Steven Lenton READ MY REVIEW HERE
Don't Dip Your Chips In Your Drink Kate by Caryl Hart and Leigh Hodgkinson

Captain Beastlies Pirate Party by Lucy Coats and Chris Mould READ MY REVIEW HERE 

With special thanks to Catherine Anstey, Sarah Yewman and Chloe Douglas who made REAL cake for our virtual Twitter tea party! 

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We are proud to support the TSA (Tuberous Sclerosis Association) on this magnificent Tea and SCones blog tour, increasing awareness for this rare genetic condition. 

Check out the hash tag #caketime and #TeaandSCones to revisit the marvellous online Twitter Virtual tea party featuring #cakechat and picture book recommendations from Alex T Smith, Sarah McIntyre, Chloe Douglas, Tiger tea illustration, Damien Jones and Emma Collins. 

Taken from Oh No George! by Chris Haughton 

Follow the TSA on Twitter @UKTSA and find out more about the charity work they do by visiting their website 

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