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 August, 2015

new learn modern calligraphy with Laura E Patrick

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Join Laura E Patrick for an enjoyable evening learning modern calligraphy in the tearoom at 6pm on Tuesday 20th October.

Lessons are taught by Laura who will guide you through the basics of modern calligraphy, including how to hold the pen, pen pressure and learning the modern alphabet. During the class you’ll be encouraged to develop your own style, and be left with lots of good resources to get you inspired to keep practising and ideas on how to put your new skill to good use.
Tea and cake will be provided by Cushion & Cake This class is suitable for the complete beginner and is a fun activity for creative types looking for a new skill, brides to be, or just for those with an appreciation of beautiful lettering who want to learn a new hobby.
What you’ll get:
·         An introduction to modern calligraphy and how it differs to traditional calligraphy
·         2 hours of calligraphy instruction, including 1 on 1 help where needed
·         A personalised modern calligraphy kit, ideal for beginners including a small pot of ink, Nikko G nib, penholder and paper
·         Loads of ideas and tips for using your calligraphy and lettering in your own projects
Price £30

Book now to avoid disappointments on Laura’s website


menu illustrations in the tearoom

We’re settling in nicely to our new home on Hyndland Street. I’m particularly enjoying the hustle and bustle of the area and we’ve already met lots of new customers as well as welcoming our lovely, loyal customers from Old Dumbarton Road.


The change in location allowed us to launch a fresh new look for the tearoom and these included our new menus. We commissioned a fabulous illustrator, Cat Ingall to come up with some exciting designs to depict our food on our new menus.

She came up with such lovely illustrations which were perfectly suited to the tearoom. I’ll tell you a little bit about the process as it was not as straightforward as simple illustration.


Firstly Cat visited the tearoom with her camera and asked me to pick some of my favourite china in the tearoom and other decorative items in the tearoom in addition to food and drinks. Cat photographed these items then took them home to draw them with pen. Then she free sewed the illustrations on her sewing machine before scanning into her computer and adding water colour digitally. The process really adds up to make something special.


goodbye Old Dumbarton Road

Saturday, 8 August 2015

I’m a bit emotional today, our last day trading on Old Dumbarton Road before our move to Hyndland Street next week. I’ll miss my lovely neighbours on the street, Cheryl from Duke’s Bar, Jo of Chou Chou Chateau, Belinda & Raj at Premier, the McMillans at A&M Fish but particularly Walid from the Yorkhill Barbers who has looked after and supported us for over four years. Thanks also to our lovely customers too who have promised to come with us to Hyndland Street (I’ll save a seat for you).

We’ve had a lot of fun on the street, remember the reindeer? The tea dance round the corner? I only hope we can have as much fun on Hyndland Street with our new neighbours and friends. Pop in today if you can, but failing that, I’ll see you from 15th August in our new home xx
P.s that’s me outside the shop shortly after we opened in 2011


we’re moving!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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We have some exciting news!  I can hardly believe it when I think that Cushion & Cake have been trading on Old Dumbarton Road for over 4 years. We feel we’ve kinda outgrown the area and need to make a move to pastures new. So in August, we will be packing our crockery, tables and chairs and heading along the road to our new home on Hyndland Street.

We will still provide our specialist loose leaf teas and our fabulous homebaking while looking forward to updating our menu, installing a fancy coffee machine and offering more choice of crafts in the craft gallery.

I really hope you are as excited as we are and will continue to visit us in our new home. We will be closed for just one week from 10th August until we reopen in our new space on Saturday 15th August. I will contact you again to let you know the details of our grand reopening!

In other news… if you haven’t popped in for a while you may not know that I’m pregnant and will be taking a little time off from mid September to have a baby. However I expect to be back in the tearoom with the little one as soon as I’ve got the sleeping/feeding thing sorted! I have a great team of staff who will be looking after the tearoom on the days I’m not there so do pop in and see them.

I’d like to thank all my lovely customers from the tearoom on Old Dumbarton Road for their support over the last four years and I look forward to welcoming you to my new space on Hyndland Street.
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