Thursday, 28 July 2016

An Invitation to Afternoon Tea

Well here's the scrapbook page I put together to celebrate our afternoon tea.  I kept it fairly plain (for me anyway) using two colours and no fussy embellishments. 
 
 
I cut the blue and white gingham paper and wrapped half a paper doily around the largest section.  I decided to leave the white background and use the centre white strip of card for my journaling but the white outside edge dominated the page.  To tie everything together I used the left-over doily half and Distress Ink Broken China to create a soft border.
 
The title was cut using the Cricut and Gypsy Font cartridge and the rosette panel was cut from the Elegant Edges cartridge. 
 
 
The Tea Party invitation is a Crafty Individuals Stamp, on thick card using DI Broken China and Brushed Corduroy.
 
 
Here's the link for the Raspberry and Coconut Cupcakes BBC GOOD FOOD  and you'll find the Cookies and Cream Cupcake recipe under Tutorials in the sidebar.  Happy baking and ... 
 
 


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Afternoon Tea

A quick non- crafting post today to showcase our baking and cupcake decorating skills. 
 
Louise was home and we decided to bake and then have afternoon tea, nicely laid out with a vintage tablecloth, croched doilies and cake stands.
 
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 Date and honey scones
 Coffee and walnut streusel muffins
 Fresh raspberry and coconut cupcakes
 Oreo cookies and cream cupcakes
 
 

We decorated the cupcakes using the techniques we learned at the cake decorating class in April, using a variety of food moulds and flower cutters. 
 
Chatting across the table with music in the background, getting all excited about the colour of icing we were going to use and what decorations to put on the cakes was a lovely way to spend a day.
 
 
I used my lovely metal heart-shaped cake stand Louise bought for me a while ago and a cardboard one I bought as a spare.

 
 
 
That was on Sunday and needless to say there's nothing left!
 
There will be a scrapbook page to commemorate the day which I'll share with you soon.  In the meantime, get baking and decorating.