I really hope that you have enjoyed this first month of Alice. It’s been so much fun. I would love to know if you have used your tea party invites and would love to see piccies of your tea parties. I’m here to share mine today.
So, I was going to invite a couple of friends over, but my work schedule just hasn’t allowed that lately, so in the end I threw an ‘Unbirthday’ tea party for my little family. Afterall, do we really need an excuse to throw a tea party??? I think not. It was so much fun and something I think we should do more often. It’s just so civilised!!
I coloured my little invites in with pale blue and pink pastels and added glitter for a sparkle.
The little sandwiches were cut in to hearts using a cookie cutter. Even as teens, your kids are never too old to appreciate cute sandwiches.
Pretty napkins are a must.
And a slight cake stand is another obsession that I own up to. Teaming that up with my mug and cute apron obsession.
The cakes were devine. I do love a mini Victoria Sponge. I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, so mini cakes are the way to go for me. They are really easy to make. Remember the fairy cake recipe the other day? You can find it here. It’s the same recipe. It needs to be doubled, so you use 8oz of everything and you spoon the cake batter in to large muffin cases. I use an ice cream scoop to keep the scoops the same size. As there’s more batter in these than the fairy cakes, they need to be baked for a little longer. I set my alarm for 15 mins and then kept checking them. They need to be golden on top. Once the are cool, take a sharp knife and cut them in half. Jam goes of one side and buttercream frosting on the other.
For the buttercream frosting you will need 8oz (225g) icing sugar. (make sure it’s sieved with no lumps) and mixed well with 3.5 oz (100 g) butter. Mix until smooth.
Piece the two pieces of cake together with the jam and buttercream centres and then sift icing sugar over the top. I have a mini tea strainer for this. It works a treat rather than using a large sieve. I just think these little cakes are just so perfect for a tea party.
For more ideas on throwing an ‘unbirthday tea party’, check out our Pinterest board here.
So as we throw a little party to say goodbye to our first kit ‘Alice’s Tea Party’, we say hello to our second kit ‘Bon Voyage’.
It’s been a very exciting month with this being the very first month of Lollipop. I wasn’t sure quite what to expect and how everyone would react to this new idea of mine. So when the kits sold out I was rather overwhelmed. I didn’t want to disappoint and ended up making more kits early in the month. There are just a handful left here if you still haven’t grabbed one. The excitement became butterflies again when it came to sending out all the kits in anticipation of how they would be received. I was so so happy with all the comments and seeing everyone else just as excited as I was about the kits. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me, you have no idea how happy this made me (and relieved if I’m totally honest).
And tomorrow, we do it all over again. The difference being despite me increasing kit numbers, over half the numbers are already subscriptions now. This month I will not be increasing numbers part way through the month. I hope you all love Bon Voyage as much as you did Alice.
Thanks again for all your support. It means the world to me. And remember to share all your Lollipop inspired photos please. I want to see those tea parties!!
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Thank you and wishing you all a ‘very merry unbirthday’ to you today.