Garden Tea Party

Garden Tea Party

Farewells are a difficult thing, they are happy (if someone is embarking on something they have always wanted to do) and sad at the same time.  Last weekend was one of those bittersweet goodbyes, so of course there was a leaving party in the form of a garden tea party. For this occasion, I baked 70 cupcakes in 2 different flavours, as well as 25 shortbreads and made a fruit salad!

Farewell cupcakes
Farewell cupcakes
Chocolate and Speculoos cupcakes accompanies by a Victoria Sponge cupcake
Chocolate and Speculoos cupcakes accompanies by a Victoria Sponge cupcake
Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Chocolate Chip Shortbread

The vanilla cupcakes had a spoonful of jam inside to make them into Victoria Sponge cupcakes, and I topped my chocolate cupcakes with a made up speculoos buttercream and drizzled them with a homemade salted caramel sauce. YUM!

Tea Table
Tea Table
Cupcakes on mini stands
Cupcakes on mini stands

We gave the gorgeous Sammy the send-off (to Australia!) of a lifetime, and I hope she's amazingly happy over there! Good Luck!

Saying goodbye to the beautiful Sammy
Saying goodbye to the beautiful Sammy

And of course it's never goodbye, it's only Ta Ta for Now!

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

A Very Berry Birthday!

A Very Berry Birthday!