When it comes to excuses to hold a party or a gathering, I don’t need a big one. I love prepping for friends to come round, and even though I’ve been super busy recently, M&S have made enjoying Wimbledon an absolute breeze with their summer goodies.
Obviously, when it comes to summer gatherings, especially those centred around tennis, it’s fun to keep a bit of a British theme going – so I’m loving their Victoria sponge and their Strawberry & Cornish Clotted Cream Cake.
With a rich, buttery, homemade taste, and a generous jam and buttercream filling, the Victoria sponge is perfect for summer purists. Served with a cup of tea – it’s the perfect accompaniment to an exciting match, or even as a dessert. I love is served alongside sliced berries and a dollop of Cornish Clotted cream.
The Strawberry & Cornish Clotted Cream Cake is an absolute show-stopper too! Affordable at only £3.50 for the entire thing, this cake is a glorious update on a classic. Indulgent buttercream icing is swirled with strawberry jam on top of the Victoria sponge, meaning it looks as good as it tastes, and we’ve already earmarked this one to enjoy on Friday during the men’s final.
If you’re after something a little lighter – you can’t go wrong with the iconic strawberries and cream. This year, you can pick up M&S exclusive Red Diamond™ Strawberries which are their sweetest British strawberries. They’re absolutely delicious paired with the new pink gin cream (which has a rather delightful boozy kick) or with simple pouring cream.
As if a range of seasonal treats wasn’t enough – M&S have a bar-full of tinned cocktails, which are a snip at only £2 each. From Blackberry Gin Brambles, to classic G&Ts and Pina Coladas, you can indulge in a cocktail or two straight from the fridge. I’ve been loving the Think Pink Gin and Tonic and Raspberry Mojito for a refreshing summer drink!
Thank you so much to M&S for helping me to enjoy Wimbledon!