A couple of years ago we decided to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, (why wait till our 25th)? The 20th year is china and we held a summer tea party in our garden, which seemed fitting and also a great excuse to bake more cakes! Crazily I decided to make a whole load of new things that I had never tried before, bar the fairy cakes. Madness I know, but other than the macrons which were a tad flat, everything turned out well and tasted delicious. I made: Cappuccino Caramel Torte, Chocolate Cake Pops, Fondant Fancies, Passionfruit Curd Profiteroles with White Chocolate Drizzle, Vanilla and Rose Macarons, Butterfly Buns, Heart shaped Italian Meringues and Cream, and Lime and Coconut Victoria Sponge.
My decision as to what to bake was based on choosing summery flavours and to fit in with my cream, blush and peachy pink colour scheme. Other than the tea and wine, I also chose presses and cordials to match: Elderflower and Rose, Raspberry Lemonade, and Rhubarb and Strawberry with pink straws of course!
The three bunnies represent the three of us and have special significance, so they had to be included as well. I made them their own miniature versions of what we were eating.
I also made some sandwiches, of which no tea party is complete and these were: Egg, Cucumber and Mint, Tomato, Cream Cheese and Basil, and Smoked Salmon, Creamed Cheese, Lemon and Chives. Yum!