The theme of today's party was Tea for Two, there is so much inspiration on Pinterest and youtube! Here is what I came up with. Enjoy!
I made a naked cake for the first time! No one in my family likes heavy cakes with lots of frosting so I thought I'd give them all a break from buttercream and made a cake with no frosting. I made a patisserie cream mixed with whipped cream to fill in between the layers along with a bit of raspberry jam. The top half was a lemon pound cake and the bottom half a victoria sponge cake.
Oh, I guess I did cheat a bit. I made a dozen cupcakes with the extra victoria sponge batter and added a ruffle using the wilton 1B tip as shown in this tutorial by passion for baking.
A lovely friend of mine let me go wild in her garden and pick a ton of gorgeous flowers for my cakes and vignettes. Thanks Verena!
Since the theme was tea for two I used my cherished Royal Albert tea set that I have been accumulating over the past few years. I love the mint color, the gold detail and cute polka dots.
I am a huge fan of chalkboards!
Here are a couple shots of the overall setup.
I made some traditional English cucumber sandwiches to go along with the theme. We also had white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and homemade lemonade.
For the favors I made cute little sour cream pouches for the kids (you can find the tutorial on my blog under paper crafts).
And for the adults I filled up these cute tin containers I got at my local craft store with loose tea.
To finish off this post here are a couple more pictures of the cake :)
Hope you are all having a lovely week end!