While Mother’s Day is over, I thought I would share some photos from my Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. We celebrated pretty much the whole weekend. On Saturday, I made and decorated this ruffle cake. Doesn’t it remind you of the old-fashioned ribbon candy that used to be so popular around Christmas time.
I don’t tend to use this method of decorating often because it takes a powerful amount of icing…surely enough to set anyone on a sugar high for days! However, it is a real feminine cake style so it is perfect for Mother’s Day. The photos are showing the color of the icing quite a bit deeper than it was in reality.
My tea this afternoon is really simple. Just the cake and a good cup of “brew”. I don’t worry too much about having everything perfectly matched. Part of the eclectic charm of afternoon tea is having a mixture of china cups and saucers, plates, and teapot. This teapot is a new acquisition to my collection. So long as the colors blend together, they work.
This is a Sadler teapot. I like its “perky” shape and simplistic floral design.
A cut slice of cake reveals just how much icing is on that cake!
A nice sweet treat in the middle of a Saturday afternoon!
Good thing there is a huge pot of tea to go with all that icing!
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