Today I am preparing for an afternoon tea party I am holding on the weekend. I completed my first teapot themed cake which is a Mad Hatter theme.
My only problem now is that I need food to accompany the cake for the afternoon tea that will flow on with the Mad Hatter theme. Do any of you have some ideas of what I can serve??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This is the cake that I made for the afternoon tea.
Your cake is very cute. When I think of afternoon tea, I usually think of finger sandwiches and any petite pastries. Make the sandwiches, cut off the crust, and cut in 2 or 3 pieces. You can get creative and use cutters to form the shapes.
Scones with jam and cream! Or pikelets. The finger sandwhiches are a good idea, too. I used to make really cute ones by using both wholemeal and white bread, and cutting the same shape (ie little spots or stars) out of the bread and switching the colours over so you have wholemeal spots in the white bread and vice versa. My daughter used to love it when she was little
Mini tarts or pies are another thing you could serve. I'd definitely stick with the finger food theme though, just to keep the feel. Hmm, I'm guessing you'd probably want more savoury type foods. You could make some nice cheesy scrolls or cheesy bread sticks, maybe?
WHatever you decide, have fun with it. I'm sure it'll be heaps of fun!
You can go to Joy of baking. com and click on english tea for many ideas
definitely finger sandwiches. Wonder if there is a way to decorate some crackers like little playing cards or something? To get the whole Alice in Wonderland feel to it? Or maybe use some cards as a decoration...scattered about the table?
As far as kids go, veggies with dip/ranch always seem to disappear fast.........you could even cut out pieces of cheese into different shapes and offer them wtih crackers.
I have a little tea cup cutter, that would be so cute to cut cheese into those shapes. Or even little hearts and diamonds, depends on the cutters you have available
..moving to the Lounge.
I haven't seen the movie in forever but what foods do they have at their tea party? If you could make some of those that'd be cool.
Also finger sandwichs or small apps are always nice. Chicken salad and cucumber sandwichs are always my faves at nice functions like that. You can even do cream puffs and fill them with chicken salad.
Thank you for all your replies.
I think the sandwiches will definately be something I will go for. I might cut them into the hearts diamonds spades and clubs like the cards in the movie?
Mullett, I will check out Joy of Baking today.
Thank you again
It's just not an afternoon tea without scones ~ preferably with clotted cream and strawberry jam!