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.

menu illustrations in the tearoom

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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.


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