Monday, July 18, 2011

afternoon tea party


Thank you for all the birthday wishes for Kitty. We had a lovely afternoon tea party with just the immediate family and grandparents. I kept it simple with two kinds of sandwich (chicken and salmon/cream cheese/snowpea sprouts), home made sausage rolls, hot spinach cob dip and birthday cake. Drinks were raspberry limeade, sparkling fruit punch and tea & coffee.

I ran out of frosting when doing the cake so didn't have enough to do a crumb coat or even get the sides thick enough - so yes, they are crumbs you see all over the cake - but it was still pretty and very delicious. I used vintage bread & butter plates, most of which belonged to Mr Bigs nana as did the glass cake stand. The tablecloth is a vintage one from my collection and it is spread on top of raspberry gingham sheeting fabric from Spotlight. Kitty wore my favourite vintage dress. And most important of all we had a lovely time celebrating the birthday of our smallest girl. It was the perfect party!




Look at that funny face! That was the expression I got when I told her she had to wait until after the singing before she could have a piece of cake.

13 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

She's a pretty Kitty even with that scowl! The cake is beautiful and looked amazing with those plates and tablecloth..and Kitty.

kit and nancy. said...

these are seriously beautiful photographs. that cake is DIVINE! crumb layer or no crumb layer. kitty's vintage dress is utter perfection and your spread is cute as pie.

Emily Wind said...

That cake looks so yummy! And everything looks so pretty!!

I just thought I would let you know, that Charlotte should check my blog because there is something very exciting for her!!

Love from Emily oxoxoooxoxoxo

Cass said...

Great looking cake. A big happy birthday to Miss Kitty

Trish said...

That cake is divine the whole thing is lovely and you have got the greatest photos ever of your beautiful littlest family member you are so clever and stylish wish I could ice a cake like that those flower are beautiful just Divine!!!

Kylie said...

Oh. So, so pretty in pink...the cake and sweet little Kitty x

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

Don't blame her for the face. Think I'd do the same if faced with such loveliness.

Desert Darling said...

What a doll!
I hate waiting for cake too

bettina said...

Gorgeous Ingrid, love the face and the cake looks very delish. Maybe a playgroup m.tea i feel.b x

christiejayne said...

THe cake is beautiful! And your little one is darling, how cute!

Taylor Made said...

What a beautiful dress and equally stunning cake...crumbs ? What crumbs it looks perfect.

ringmaster said...

i think it is the most beautiful cake!

green tea and red nails said...

um... that cake is AMAZING! and kitty looks ever so lovely - as per usual! bet she had a fabulous birthday :)