Friday, April 29, 2011

Tea Party for the Royal Wedding and Bake Sale Update

Yes, I was one of those people that got up at 4 AM to watch the fairy tale wedding of Prince William and Kate.  The wedding was flawless. The bride was stunning in her Sarah Burton Dress and Prince William in his Military uniform. I also watched Diana marry Prince Charles and  watched her funeral, so naturally I would want to to see a happy occasion like the Royal Wedding! I won't bore you with any more of the details, because they are all over the web and TV.

To watch such a pompous occasion, you need a hat, which is my sun hat with a few decorations, which matched my PJ's perfectly.. Then, you have to have English Breakfast Tea in your English China teapot and cup.  Exquisite!  Finally you will be eating scones, with Lemon curd.  I made Tart Cherry Scones, but I didn't have time to make the Lemon curd.  I have been very busy working on the Bake Sale. My husband and I ate the tender scones, and drank the tea, before he had to go to work. A wonderful time was had by all.

I promised you an update on the Online Bake Sale, so here it is.  I'm so excited for Monday May 2nd. There will be a preview with pictures of the all the donated bakers, to whom I am so grateful for their help and support.

Kate from Diethood Chocolate Granola
Jennifer from  The Three Little Piglets English Toffee
Dee from Dee Dee's Delights  Lemon Lavender Cookies
Brooks Cakewalker from  Mayan Toffee
Lauren from forevernowandthen  Oreo Sugar Cookies
 Meghan from butrcreamblondi  Tri-color Cookies
The Absurd Baker
Susan from The Spice Garden  Five Spiced Cut- Out Cookies with Cream Icicng

and me of course. Raspberry Dark Chocolate BarsChile Spiced-Mango Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and Fight Back Brownies

Now for the Recipe
Tart Cherry Scones Adapted from Mary Beth Manfredini
Preheat oven to 400 degrees  Make about 9 medium size scones.

1 ½ cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

2/3 cup buttermilk, or sour milk

1/3 cup melted butter

2/3 cup blueberries (or whatever you want to put in - kids love chocolate chips)

Mix all ingredients together with a fork, until sticky.  Drop by tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Hope you had a lovely time at the Tea Party!


  1. I can't believe you got up to watch it, good for you, I can't drag myself out of bed at that hour. Hope you have a great weekend. Can't wait for Monday.

  2. What a pretty picture! Love cherry scones!

  3. Gina- I get up early, but not that early, usually. It's like when I wake up early to go Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving:)

    I certainly appreciate all your comments and support.

  4. I set my alarm for 3am, got up, watched 30 seconds and went back to sleep! haha! Very excited for the bake sale and those scones look so easy and delish!

  5. Molly- I hope that you have a DVR:) The scones are perfect for any princess!

  6. I got up at 4 just to go to work! Looks like a great group of bloggers, I won't know what to bid on, so many wonderful treats!
    Your Tea party is gorgeous, the royal would have loved it!

  7. Chef Dennis- thanks so much for being a baker! I certainly appreciate all of your help and support. I'm excited about the bake Sake.

  8. I LOVE your hat!! So nice to see people celesbrating such a joyous occasion. This world has certainly had enough heartbreak recently so it is so nice to talk about something so happy!
    Perfect breakfast and I'm going to make sure I talk up your bake sale on facebook! I just know it's going to be a huge success!


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