Welcome friends for tea this week. I started the second session of my cupcake/cookie decorating classes and knew right away the first piece would be perfect for tea with a touch of elegance.
Isn't this pretty? We covered a cupcake with fondant and made a gum paste butterfly.
White peonies are blooming in the garden, they are more fragrant than any pink ones I have. I put a couple in a vase along with some lady's mantle flowers for the table in the tea house.
A simple white porcelain teacup seemed right for the occasion.
The dappled shade is always cozy here and if you look closely, you can see we've added a chandelier this year.
Nothing fancy, and it runs on batteries but adds ambience to my favourite spot for afternoon tea.
Here's another cupcake we constructed, wouldn't a batch of these be fun at a picnic! The ant's body is made of chocolate covered almonds.