Sunday, 23 September 2012

Welcome, The Fairies Are Just Pouring Tea



Welcome to the fairies tea party, it's so lovely you came
the fairies will be so pleased to see you.
Just go through the gate and follow the path.....


The tea is already being poured and the table is laid


The table is laid and all our favourite threats are there,
please do help yourself.
 

Would you like to look around my garden while you are here?


Oh do try a lavender fairy cakes, the lavender fairy made


them specially when she knew you where coming.


 Would you like the recipe?

Lavender Fairy Cakes Ingredients
2 tbs of culinary lavender flowers either fresh or dried
2 medium eggs
2tbsp milk
4oz caster sugar
4oz self-raising flour
4oz softened butter

The Topping
Purple food colouring
12 springs of culinary lavender
12 oz of icing sugar
4-6 tbs of cold water

12 bun cases
  1. First, set the oven to gas mark 5 or 190°C. Tip the sugar and flour into the bowl of a food processor, add the lavender flowers and whizz to grind the flowers a little. Sift the mixture into a mixing bowl, then discard the pieces of flower left in the sieve.
  2. Then, add the butter, eggs and milk to the bowl and beat the mixture until smooth then spoon it into the paper cases in the bun tray. Bake the cakes in the center of the oven for 15-18 mins., or until they have risen and are just firm to the touch. Remove the cakes from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  3. Next, to make the topping, sift the fondant icing sugar into a bowl and then beat in 4-6tbsp cold water to give a thick, glossy icing. Add some food colouring to the icing to give it a lilac colour, mixing well so that it’s not streaky. Spread some icing over the top of each cake and, before the icing sets, place a sprig of lavender or other decoration on top of each cake. Leave the icing to set before serving.



Thank you for coming please call again
it's been so nice to meet you.
The fairies have one last little surprise
a lucky dip gift for one visitor.

To enter the draw, just leave a comment.
Please also leave me a way to get in touch
with you if your name should come out of
the fairy hat, either a blog link or email.

The draw will stay open till midnight
on the 30th of September and I'll
let the winner know on the 1st of October.

 

This party was part of Inspiration Avenue
Fairy Tea Blog Hop, please visit there to see
all the other players and tea party hosts.
There are lots of faboulous tea parties 
still to visit.

8 comments:

  1. Love your pictures and prose, and can't wait to try that recipe! Sounds delicious. Thank you for the lovely tea!

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  2. Thank you for a lovely tea! Are those scones with clotted cream? Heavenly! Delicious lavender fairy cakes too, I will try the recipe. Have a wonderful evening!

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  3. I love the lavender theme and the confections are lovely! Yum, so pretty.

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  4. A beautiful party, I love the Lavender Cupcakes! I am going to try the recipe out too, thank you~

    Fairy Dust Blessings~

    Lady Amethyst Misty Moon~

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  5. A magical wonderful lusciously beautiful tea with clotted cream. Thank you for the extra-ordinary recipe
    hemlock Elfshimmer

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  6. i'm so very glad that there were still some of the delicious lavender cupcakes left! every morsel was delightful! lovely party and thanks for the recipe too! :)

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  7. Your Fairies' Tea party is lovely! Thank you for the recipe-I loved the yummy cakes. It would be wonderful to be entered in your give away. Thank you again for a magical party.

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  8. That was such a sweet post.. literally! I have never tried to make a lavender cake although i want to very much! As soon as i get the ingredients i will try it!

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