Cupcakes, Laughter and Pink Lemonade: Afternoon Tea at Hey Little Cupcake, Manchester

special mother's day afternoon tea at Hey Little Cupcake Manchester

Over the past few years I’ve become quite the afternoon tea fan, there’s just something about little sandwiches and scones that makes me feel a bit fancy, like I’m having a proper treat.

For Mother’s Day this year, me & my sister wanted to treat the women in our family to afternoon tea, somewhere we could enjoy cakes and scones and a nice brew while having a catch up. I scoured the internet and found Hey Little Cupcake!, a small cake shop hidden away down a little street on the outskirts of Spinningfields.

I rang up and booked in, and on the Saturday 5 of us tootled down to the shop to enjoy some Afternoon Tea. I didn’t realise why before the day, but the lady asked me on the phone what the occasion was, and when we arrived there were special ‘mum’ cupcakes on the stand! So cute.

The shop is very small, so I’d recommend booking ahead, but it’s lovely and quiet and we could really catch up without feeling rushed, crowded or like we needed to shout to hear each other. There’s the most amazing cakes on display – although I think my sister is going to disappointed this weekend when she doesn’t get the unicorn birthday cake she was eyeing up!

The afternoon tea itself was gorgeous. There were little sandwiches that had been cut out in the shape of cupcakes, and we got a scone each as well as several little mini cupcakes. I had a crunchie one which was delicious, but I was too full from all the other treats to have any more. It turned out to be a really hot and sunny day, so the choice of drinks we were given was great – it was definitely too warm for tea!

I’ve walked past Hey Little Cupcake before and never would have thought to go in for afternoon tea, but it really was lovely. The mini cupcakes made a nice change from the little pastries you tend to get with other afternoon tea’s, and it was only £14 per person. The personal touches made it extra special, I’d definitely recommend if you’re looking for a city centre treat, and it felt so tucked away and peaceful you’d have no idea you were minutes away from the hustle and bustle.

Have you been to Hey Little Cupcake? What did you think?