Afternoon Tea Pastries

Baking By sweetcakes Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 4:36pm by matthewkyrankelly

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sweetcakes Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:31pm
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I need to come up with some high end afternoon tea party sugggestions for pastries, Petit fours are obviously one but the customer is wanting a selection or 3 or 4 differant little desserts. Any one have any suggestions ?and recipes if you have them handy. thanks!

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CWIL Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:48pm
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Chocolate covered strawberries.

Also, when I had a tea, I made cake balls (find recipe on CC) on a stick and dipped them in white chocolate and then "painted" with luster dust to make them look like roses. Added leaves with BC and then arranged them in a dish. HTH

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:52pm
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How about mini eclairs or cream puffs?

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floral1210 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 4:03pm
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Would fancy decorated mini-cupcakes work?

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tweeter_bug98 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 4:06pm
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I was going to say cream puffs or eclairs, too. What about little lemon pies/tarts, macaroons, scones, truffles?

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 4:36pm
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I think follow a couple of rules for this:

1. Very small, three treats should fit on a small dessert plate.

2. I always think of the four basics for dessert: chocolate, vanilla, fruit, and crunchy(pastry, nuts, etc.)

That said, my suggestions would be: small fruit tarts, vanilla petit-fours, chocolate madeleines, and classic napoleons.

A small mix of good Italian cookies would replace any of these.

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