The Cushion & Cake tearoom closed in 2015. This is an archive of all the news and events from 2010 to 2015. You can view the old tearoom website by clicking here.

Archive for January, 2014

Yelp Gallery of Glasgow

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

We think we are pretty photogenic here at Cushion & Cake. pretty cakes, lovely china, vintage inspired decor not to mention the stunning staff!

We’re looking forward to getting involved with the Yelp Gallery of Glasgow and hope that someone takes and submits a lovely little picture of the tearoom. For more information, have a wee look here:

Yelp Gallery of Glasgow

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My New Year Upcycling Project

Monday, 27 January 2014

If you are familiar with the tearoom you will be aware of cosy corner with the comfy Parker Knoll chairs. These were donated to me by one of my customers. I love them, but the fabric was a little tired looking and needed a bit of an update.

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So once I had set my mind to recover them myself. The search for fabric was on. I popped into Cath Kidston one day while in town and they had a super sale on fabric. I bought 2m of the sailboat fabric for £20. Super!

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I spent a couple of hours over a few evenings picking apart the seams of the chairs to use the original pieces as my pattern. It was fairly easy if you remember where to sew the pieces together! It took me a couple of tries before I assembled them properly.

Next week I popped back into Cath Kidston for more fabric. 2m was more than sufficient but not enough for two chairs. I got a different fabric this time. The second chair I completed in just about two hours. A little bit of experience goes a long way.

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So there you have it. They are not perfect but they will be fine in the tearoom and I am happy with them. They will be back in the tearoom tomorrow for you to take tea on.

January Cake Sale

Thursday, 9 January 2014

20% off all cakes this fortnight

Blimey yes it’s true! Pop into the tearoom this month and you can save pennies on your favourite bakes at Cushion & Cake.


Carribean Coconut 20% off, Lemon Polenta 20% off, Blueberry Cream Cheese 20% off and Chocolate Brownies, yes, you’ve guessed it, 20% off!

But be quick because when they’re gone… erm… there’ll be more tomorrow! Yay!!