Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kitchen Tea Party

Its getting close now... only a matter of weeks now to the wedding and it was time to gather friends around for my bridal shower - a traditional kitchen tea with a Marie Antoinette inspired theme of "Let them eat cake".

There were good games to play, a lolly jar guessing game, a masterchef inspired "Name that Spice" game and a board game that I designed and handpainted for the occasion.

The cake was decorated by myself including the sugar roses, the results of my cake decorating classes I've been doing recently. 

The table all looked very pretty with mum's fine china cups and tiered cake stands full of little delicate and yummy things to eat. 

As a final note the Kitchen Tea Party was the perfect opportunity to serve up some decorated cookies made for the September Daring Bakers Challenge. The cookies were cut in a variety of leaf shapes and decorated using my new piping nozzles courtesy of cake decorating classes. 

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.


  1. Beautiful Bridal Shower! I bet the autumn cookies were a hit! Congratulations, beforehand, on the wedding! All the best to you and your loved one!
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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I love macarons and the beautiful cake!
    Congrats for wedding!
    And, your autumn cookies are so pretty!

  3. Wow, your kitchen tea must have been a delight! As are you cookies! You are very busy planning a wedding and still creating such beautiful food! Congratulations! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. What a wonderful little tea party. It all seems like it was very proper and traditional which is just gourgeous.
    Someone needs to invent a masterchef game that we can all play at home. Perhaps you could fit this in with all the other projects you have at the moment!

  5. Happy Wedding Day! I think it must been during these few days??? Anyway love the Marie Antoinette's theme and adore all the servings in fine china and tiered cake stand. Simply stunning :-)

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  6. Amazing preparations done in the tea party. My cousin planned her anniversary party at one of the budgeted NYC wedding venues recently. She made cupcakes and cookies by herself. Party was lovely and enjoyed by everyone. Got many gifts and blessings too.