tea with friends, season finale.

the teacups' last show was supposed to be a couple of weeks ago at a rowdy pub in kingsland. but we didn't think that was a fitting farewell for our band, as the noisy pub-goers probably were more keen for a DJ to go on. so, chelsea offered to put on a proper final show for us which will hopefully give us one last chance to play and thank everyone who has contributed to the band.. she also designed the poster, which is very cool!

everybody knows that for a uniquely "teacups" experience, some baking had to make an appearance!

I decided to try out a couple of recipes from my trusty copy of 
Rose Levy Beranbaum's Rose's Heavenly Cakes book.

The plum and blueberry upside-down torte..

(tastes as good as it looks!)

And her lemon and poppy seed-sour cream cake baked in a fluted tube pan.

 after two cakes, two batches of macarons and two trays of chocolate chunk cookies..

it was show time!

some spicy chai macarons..

some fairy lights..

some friendly bands..

some happy people..

some laughs!

at our last show!

i had fun.. 

but am sure going to miss these faces:

til we meet again mes amis..


ps. most photos by martin

update 04.10.11
here's a video from the night, courtesy of reuben. thanks reuben :)

Teacups at the cross street flats from Reuben Stephens on Vimeo.


  1. Now that looks like a fun (and tasty!) gig. I wish I'd been there.

  2. hey i recognise that shirt....

  3. HA! i treated it well. i did not wear foundation on my neck for you.