On Sunday i was lucky enough to attend a rather lovely blogging event #ToastOfTheTown at the Copthorne hotel in Newcastle organised by Joe Blogs for an afternoon of cupcake decorating and afternoon tea. It was only my second event and i was feeling rather nervous as i did not really know anyone attending but my nerves were soon quashed when i arrived at the hotel.
Situated on Newcastle's quayside overlooking the river Tyne is the Copthorne hotel which i had never been to before, on entering i was immediately impressed with the calm and relaxing atmosphere and took a seat in the lobby whilst waiting for the event to start. Once everyone arrived we were shown to a small room by the super lovely and friendly Joe Blogs staff and told to help our selves to the table's of Prosecco and delicious looking nibbles provided for us. I was having a rare day off mummy duties so of course i had a glass or two of Prosecco, it would have been rude not to. Although i did resit the scrumptious looking nibbles (as i am on a diet to lose my baby weight) but i was told they were delicious.
After chatting to some friendly bloggers and having a drink to calm are nerves it was time to head into another room for some cupcake decorating. The room was set out for the class and i headed to for a table where i sat with Sarah and Tracy two super lovely bloggers who i had a great afternoon chatting too.
I was expecting the cup cake decorating to be a bit of a disaster as i have never done anything like this before apart from the odd children's Peppa pig cake set which always turn out looking rather terrible. I need not have worried though as we were talked through and shown the decoration process step by step with the helpful ladies from Julies cake house on hand to keep us right every step of the way. We decorated four cupcakes each a flower made of marshmallows, a cute pink bear, a make up brush and lipstick cake and a petal one. All whist sipping Prosecco, chatting and enjoying the glorious view of the river Tyne from the window. I was really impressed with the cakes i made and who knew cupcake decorating could be so much fun.
After the class we were then broken up into two groups and taken on a tour of the hotel, The Copthorne hotel is part of the millennium group of hotels. I was impressed with the hotel as it has been designed with it's guests in mind and only has rooms on one side of the building facing towards the river giving every single guest a stunning view from the room. We visited a number of different rooms in the hotel from suites, to upgrade rooms to normal standard double rooms and every room was spacious and comfortable looking. I have to say the normal standard double room on the third floor was my favourite of all as it had a huge floor to ceiling window facing the River Tyne and the bridges which would be a lovely view to wake up to.
|Image courtesy of Joe Blogs|
After the tour of the hotel we were served afternoon tea of various dainty finger sandwiches, mini cakes and huge scones with cream and jam served with tea or fresh orange juice. Of course i am on a diet so i gave the scones a miss but i did try some sandwiches and a slice of lemon cake which was utterly mouthwatering.
I had an amazing time the hotel was so inviting and the staff were lovely as were the Joe blogs staff who i enjoyed chatting too. The cake class was a lot of fun and the food was amazing, i would defiantly visit the hotels restaurant for a meal in the future. And if anyone is planning on visiting Newcastle then i would not hesitate in recommending the Copthorne hotel it has a great location as it is only a five minute walk from the city centre yet is very peaceful and quiet and the rooms look very spacious and comfortable. I would just like to say Thank you to everyone for such a lovely afternoon.
Visit The Copthorne hotel www.millenniumhotels.co.uk
Visit Joe Blogs www.joeblogsnetwork.com
Visit Julie's Cake House www.juliescakehouse.co.uk
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