Foodies Festival

Bank Holiday Monday was spent with the lovely Abbey at Syon Park, exploring the Foodies Festival. Be warned, this post is mainly going to be photos of food 🙂

The glorious sunshine of the weekend had vanished, but the rain held off for most of the day and it was still pretty warm.

We browsed the schedule of events, and decided to get tickets to a few of the talks in the Cake & Dessert Theatre. First up, we saw Sarah Sibley from Bake with Sarah making cupcakes and showing us how to decorate them, both with icing and with beautiful sugar flowers.

After the demonstration we wandered around the various stalls, eyeing up the amazing-looking sweet treats. We decided to have something savoury first, so we both opted for calamari, and as the rain made an appearance, we sat in a tent to eat.

Once we’d eaten, we headed back to the Cake & Dessert Theatre to watch how to make Mug Cakes – definitely something I want to try and make!

We invested in some impressive looking doughnuts, though neither of us managed to eat them at that point, and then we spotted a stand selling freakshakes, which is something I’ve always wanted to try because they just look so amazing. I got the Strawberry Delight and Abbey had the Triple Choc Deluxe. Piled high with cream and sweets, they looked incredible.

After taking a few necessary photos of them, we made our way to the live music stage to sit and drink them. We managed the shakes, and made a valiant effort with all the lollipops and sticks of rock that came with them! The music was fun, and it was really nice to just sit and chat.

I think I’d expected the event to be a bit bigger with more food stalls, and a few more tasters and samples of food and drink. There were Masterchef contestants doing demonstrations in one of the tents, and GBBO winner Candice Brown had been at the show on the Saturday, so maybe the other days had been bigger and more impressive, whereas the Monday was a little quieter, but it was still a really fun (and tasty) way to spend the Bank Holiday!

(Excuse the terrible selfie-taking on my part, but look how good those shakes look. Also, our matching navy stripes were unintentional :)) 

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  • Lilies and Feathers

    That all looks so good! Also, your site is so cute! x

  • Louisa Rowland

    Everything about this post makes me happy… (and a little bit hungry… Those doughnuts look so good).

  • Jasmin N

    Oh my goodness how delicious everything looks! I want to transport myself there haha 😀

  • Okay I am now officially starving. All of that food looks delicious! And the Pimms teapot I think I need in my garden, how Instagram worthy!! Sounds like such a lovely day xx

    Kirsty | The Monday Project |

    • Imagine having a fully stocked Pimms teapot in your garden…!

  • This place looks amazing. I haven’t been to a food festival in so long. Everything looks so delicious. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • OMG OMG OMG OMG! I don’t have word! Everything look so good! I just had dinner but I feel like I’ll be hungry in no time seeing these pictures! I have never been to a food festival, looks so amazing! xx corinne

  • Explore a Corner

    I wish I was commenting from my phone so I could use the much needed drooling emoji! I think I might have to pop to the shop to buy some goodies now. The freakshakes look amazing! I’ve never had one but really want to try one. I’ve made mug cakes before though. Especially when I was at uni and wanted cake but didn’t have time to go all out.

  • Sophie

    All this food is making me hungry!!!

  • Lolita “Lolitambonita” Bonita

    Oh my days I am in heaven! On the sugar free diet so thanks for all the temptation! This is so my scene and not surprised you had a great time x
    Lola Mia //

  • Lexie Metzler

    Omg now I’m super hungry! These look delicious and looks like a great time 🙂

  • Chrissy Keeton

    Those are some great pictures too! They look stock. Did you just use your phone or do you have a digital camera?

    • Ahh thank you! I do have a digital camera, but these were just taken on my phone (OnePlus 3) 🙂 xx

  • I had the best day with you, it was so lovely – and it would have been rude not to have the milkshakes! xxx

  • This looks like my idea of heaven! Hahaha <3 The little Pimms O'Clock teapot van is adorable! xxx

  • Steph – Wanderlust Pulse

    This looks amazing! The Pimms teapot van is so so cool and the fudge in particular looks delicious! xx

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  • I would’ve went for that freak shake alone! Looks amazing xx

    Tamz –

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