For the past few weeks, I have been sharing some of my tablescapes as well as table and afternoon tea settings. I will share one more afternoon tea setting before I return to my usual food stories and recipes.
What better way to spend a snowy afternoon than having tea with friends. Living in northeastern Canada, snow is common so I drew my inspiration for this tea from the snowflakes that were gently fluttering and falling outside my window just before the sun came out on this late afternoon.
For this tea, I have opted to host it buffet style and all in a winter white theme accented with gold.
Lots of shortbread accompanied by coconut macaroons and divinity fudge, some made into wee snowballs.
A light dusting of confectioner’s sugar gives the illusion of snow on these sugar cookie snowflakes!
Dainty French macaroons sandwiched together with buttercream icing are light and airy. They make a fine addition to any tea table.
Eggnog, always a seasonal beverage, goes well with vanilla cupcakes which are decorated with edible snowflakes.
These cupcakes, frosted with almond buttercream icing and presented in their white and gold snowflake wrappers, were the stars of the afternoon tea!
I love these elegant and delicate gold and white teacups.
Mini white carnations blend well with the winter white setting.
I found these candles at our local Winners store and I knew immediately what they would be used for! They added glow and ambiance to a late afternoon tea.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed this soft white winter tea. Please be sure to drop back to my food blog soon for new food stories and recipes in 2013.
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