Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Afternoon Tea Anyone?

This afternoon I had some friends over for afternoon tea. I'm shattered now, I've been cleaning and baking all day. The Tea Party went well though and everyone was stuffed.
I made a chocolate cake, recipe was from Nigella Lawson's Feast cookbook, and its the old fashioned chocolate cake recipe.

I also made a Victoria sponge with homemade Lemon Curd filling. The girls love my lemon curd.

We also had cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, pate sandwiches and egg sandwiches.

We drank out of some china that I picked up at a car boot sale last year, and boy did we drink some tea today. I lost count of how many cups we each consumed.

I also made some coconut macaroons, I LOVE coconut.

My friend made a scrummy banana loaf.

Still had a fair bit of choccy cake left. It was rather yummy but very rich. Hubby will be having some in his lunch box.

Woody said he like some cake........

Needless to say after all that cake, I didn't want any dinner, and I'm still full.


Flossie and Tom said...

Can I come next time ?

It all looks beautiful - well done you


Hollypop's said...

I'm writing this with my mouth watering, that choccie cake looks absolutely delicious.
Glad you had a great afternoon.

Simone said...

Wow you have been busy! I would have loved to come to tea. I especially like the look of the macaroons although it all looks lovely. Poor Woody being tempted by the chocolate cake!

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

was my invite lost in the post?LOL what a fab idea i really should make the effort and do an "afternoon tea" as its such a lovely thing to do !! even if only to justify making loads of cakes :-D

Sarahs Home said...

You lucky lucky thing. I just love afternoon tea, everything looks so lovely.

Sarah x

Taz said...

I wish I had a friend who gave afternoon teas. Looks exceedingly lovely ;)

lou said...

It all looks so lovely, is my cake in the post???????? ;0)
Love Lou xxx

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

ooh that choccie cake looks gorgeous... it all looks very lovely! Sarah x

Jayne said...

It all looks yummy - especially the chocolate cake!

Love Jayne xxx

LissyLou said...

How delightful!! x

Country Bliss said...

Yummy, can I come next time?
Yvonne x

bex said...

yummu yummy!!! all of the cakes look delicious!!
glad that it went a ok for you

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

what a lovely tea party~it all looks so good :)

Shabby Chick said...

That looks amazing, well done! I've got that Nigella book, must have a look at that recipe.

Thanks v much for your comment about the craft fair. I will let you know the date when it's all booked and confirmed. I'll have to wait til payday to pay for the table (naturally my priorities are all wrong and I've bought the materials before booking a place!!!) but it would be great to see you there.

Mel xxx

Greedy Nan said...

I like lemon curd too and did you put any onion in the egg sarnies?

Mandy said...

Lovely cakes, looks like Woody would have liked to join in!

Rosesposes said...

OOh that afternoon tea looks lovely, all so yummy. I always find it hard with afternoon tea as I would want to have a peice of every cake!x Dom

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oooohh I love a good tea party!
Mmmmmmm that chocolate cake looks delicious!

Tillybud said...

Do you need any help finishing off that chocolate cake?!!

bekimarie said...

I think toy should do afternoon tea for all your bloggy friends next time.
Such a great idea!
I have a couple of hearts to make for 2 very special people and was going to fill them with lavender but then realised neither of them like lavender. So, thought i'd use the rose which i'm sure they will both love. Can you pleeease tell me what's best to use and the best place to get it.
Big hugs
Beki xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

That`s such a nice thing to do!
Inviting friends over for freshly brewed tea and home made cakes!
They look lovely and I`m sure they tasted pretty yummy to!
Debbie Moss

P.S - I have an award for you!

Samsara said...

Wow! Your tea party looks amazing! What a great idea! I love the choccy cake with the stars on! :-)

angel said...

Oh WOW....... that looks delish.
I am going to have *high tea* with my friends now, you have inspired me...... just need to learn how to cook now....

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