Purveyors of Tea & Cakes…

Our Cakes, Brownies, Cupcakes & Slices…
At ‘And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon’, we freshly bake, ice and hand decorate the yummiest layer cakes, brownies, traybakes, desserts, cupcakes and slices every day.

We serve up our delicious cakes at our West Didsbury tea-room (which has featured in The Independent’s Top 50 Tea Rooms in the UK!).

Wash down your cakes with our great coffees and loose-leaf teas inside our cafe, or take-out to enjoy at home (or even pass them off as your own!). We also deliver to the cake-loving masses across Manchester, Cheshire & the North West.

A lot of love goes into each and every item we make, and we use local, fair-trade and organic ingredients wherever we can.

Weddings, Celebrations & Catering…
There are very few occasions that we can’t cater for with cake! From weddings and christenings, to hen parties and birthday celebrations, our team of bakers can provide a bespoke cake selection that suits your occasion perfectly.

We are specialists in wedding and celebration catering, offering unique cake & dessert tables, beautiful wedding cupcake towers, and full afternoon tea along with vintage crockery for up to 200 guests.

Afternoon Tea & Baked Breakfast
We serve Afternoon Tea in our West Didsbury tea-room from Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon. Advanced booking is required. Expect generous portions, fluffy scones, lovely sarnies, refreshing loose leas teas and a selection of our lovely cakes!

And our extra special Christmas Afternoon Tea is served in December from 11am Wed-Sun. Call us to book a table for your xmas celebration!

Our ‘baked breakfast’ is now served all through the day. All week long you can expect toasted banana bread, home-made granola, breakfast bars and sourdough toast served with hand-made curds, jams and local honey. And at weekends, you can enjoy baked breakfast treats like cinnamon rolls, pastries, pastel de nata and breakfast muffins.

Simply drop into our West Didsbury cake shop, or contact us to discuss your requirements or to place an order. Alternatively, catch up on all the latest cake goings-on in our blog, visit our facebook page and get friendly, or get regular kitchen updates via twitter.

Our Story
In March 2008, Anna & James came home from a winter ‘down under’. Inspired by the amazing cakes and cupcakes they tried on their trip, they returned with a sweeter tooth, slightly bulging waistlines and a determination to start their very own cake revolution!

So the clever one (Anna), jacked in her steady job, donned an apron, grabbed a wooden spoon and set about some serious cake baking…and hey diddle diddle, ‘and the dish ran away with the spoon’ was born!

…ten’s of farmer’s markets, thousands of cakes and a couple of years of hardcore baking later, they finally found a permanent home (and a posh kitchen) on lovely Burton Road in West Didsbury in Oct 2010. Pop in and say hello!

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Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury
Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury
Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury
Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury