Wednesday 14 December 2011

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Last year I held a housewarming party with an Alice in Wonderland theme. This is me, as the Queen of Hearts - who made some tarts, and quite a lot of other cakes as well!

I just fancied putting a few pictures on this blog to reminisce... I can't even remember what half the cakes I made were!

I made some cupcakes in little cup and saucer cases - they come in a pack of four and the cup part is made of silicon, so you actually bake the cake in it, then it comes with a little saucer to serve it on. I bought rice paper cake toppers with Alice in Wonderland pictures from Ebay. I think the cakes were chocolate!

I put up loads of 'Alice' themed decorations, including various playing card designs. I also bought some plastic roses (they are actually buttons), again from Ebay, and painted them red... like in the story!

You can't have a Mad Hatter's Tea Party without strawberries....

I also put a doormouse in the tea pot :-) Though this was a 'vintage' (i.e. second-hand) tea pot from a car boot sale, and not the pot I was actually using to make tea in!

Another strawberry-topped cake... I took a day off work before my party and spent most of it baking!

I thought it would be fun to put a 'drink me' note and a shot glass (which was empty to be on the safe side) outside my cat flap, so people could shrink down and enter the house that way!

I can't remember exactly what I made as the party was about a year and a half ago, but I think these are tiramisu cupcakes. They have cocktail stick toppers in them with playing card designs. The strawberry tart next to it is one I bought, not made - in case I didn't have time to bake enough! I did have loads of cake but everything got eaten :-)

We played croquet with inflatable flamingos...

... and decorated biscuits that I had baked.


Not sure what this one is supposed to be!

It was a really fun party!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such great fun! Love the theme and the bakes.


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