Monday, September 5, 2011

Tea Party Tuesday - Tea Party Sweets!

Welcome to another Tea Party Tuesday.

I look forward to visiting more of you this week now that we are back from vacation and things are getting into a routine again.

Last spring I donated a
Five Course Elegant Afternoon Tea Experience
to the silent auction at my daughter's 
Catholic School's Spring Fundraiser.


I was surprised how popular of an item it was!




And flattered!




I recently hosted the lovely auction winners in my home.





I allowed them to chose the Tea Menu off my blogs
recipe page and they ended up with the following:

1. Strawberry Champagne Chiller
2. Fruit Medley Poppyseed Salad
3. Calla Lilly Tea Sandwiches
4. Mint Cream Cheese Butterfly Tea Sandwiches
5. Signature Black Forest Ham Quiche
6. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones
They left the dessert choices to me and so I made some lovely Cupcakes, Petit Fours and these Teapot Sugar Cookies.

Inspiration for cookies found here

Now, I am NOT a cookie gal...I am so darn intimidated by Royal Icing and admire people likeMeaghan Mountford at the Decorated Cookie, Hanielas, The Enchanted Oven and other amazing cookie bloggers like, Sweet SugarBelle, Sweetopia and Bake@350

So..I cheated and used fondant to decorate these cookies but frankly, I am so glad I did and I highly recommend it!
This way, I wasn't stressed 
and I think they turned out fantastic!  




Plus, I used a great fondant that tasted wonderful.

The how-to is super simple...

Bake some Sugar Cookies----Check
Roll out some fondant----Check
Use fancy impression mat and roll on fondant----Check
Cut out fancy fondant with same cookie cutter----Check
Attach fondant to cookie with some buttercream----Check
Cut out or make some fancy flowers and adhere----Check
Put on some sugar pearls & dragees for added loveliness----Check



I will be sharing more this Tea Party in the upcoming weeks, but I am most excited to see what YOU are sharing this week!

I will be sharing Teapot Cookies with:



TEA, INSPIRATION & TABLESCAPES:  

OTHER FUN SWEETS/FOOD and CRAFT LINK PARTIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
 Mouth Watering Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, Mingle Monday, Made it on Monday Sumo's Sweet Stuff Made by You Mondays Making the World Cuter Mondays Motivate Me Monday Joy of Desserts Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday Jam Hands Recipe Share Monday Mangia MondaysTUESDAY Crazy for Crust Confessions of a SAHM Delicious Dishes Cupcake Tuesday Let's Do Brunch Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Mandi's Tasty Tuesday Topsy Turvy Tuesday  Handmade Tuesday  Tasty Tuesday Tip Me Tuesday  Time Out Tuesday  Get Your Craft On WEDNESDAY Cast Party Wednesday Lil' Luna Ginger Snap Crafts Wonka Wednesday Whatever Goes Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Look What I Made Wednesday What I Whipped Up Wednesday Let's Do Brunch Whatever You Want Wednesday Wow Me Wednesday This Chick Cooks Gooseberry PatchTHURSDAY Sweet Treats Thursday Sweets This Week  Thursday Show Your Stuff House of Hepworths Brambleberry Cottage FRIDAY: Tidy Mom Inspiration Friday Feathered Nest Friday Bacon Time Friday Party Sweet Tooth Friday Show and Tell Friday It's a Hodgepodge Friday Weekend Wrap Up Flaunt it Friday  Sassy Sites Friday Fun  Fridays Unfolded Food on Fridays Friday Flair Foodie FridayWEEKEND Sweets for a Saturday So Sweet Sundays The Girl Creative   Sundae Scoop




What are YOU bringing to TEA?



64 Comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a delightful tea you served Trisha!! And the teapot cookies look so adorable and delicious. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Barbara F. said...

Glad you are back home, Trish! I joined your party last week :( but you were having tea with the Princesses at the Magic Castle! I'll be back tho'! xo

Barbara F. said...

I also am so envious of these ladies who got to enjoy this tea! I may just have to bid and then book a flight! Are you near the Mall of America? :)

kitty said...

What a fabulous tea party you had!!! Those teapot cookies are incredible!!

MrsFoxsSweets said...

What a wonderful idea for a silent auctions! The teapot cookies are gorgeous! I love the fondant idea!

Trisha said...

So cute! I love the idea of auctioning off an elegant tea party...going to have to keep that in mind! Have a fantastic week!

~Trisha

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow! I would have loved to be invited to THIS!! What a great auction on such a fun and elegant TEA PARTY! Love the pics of the ladies. Hugs, FABBY

Marilyn said...

Darling cookies! Looks like you spent hours and hours with them! Lucky ladies, too.♥♫

Gloria said...

Yours teapots cookies are adorables!! I love all with tea I come from Stone Gable and I added my Apple delicious tart and Im following you! gloria

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gracious hostess you are, Trish! Such an elegant tea party and the cookies are darling. Would love to be sipping tea with you all. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the rest of this day.

Blessings,
Sandi

HHL said...

What a lovely Tea Party!!! I'm certain you have inspired these ladies to host tea parties themselves. Thanks for the great tip on the fondant for the cookies, they look very elegant and yummy... Happy Labour Day , xo HHL

Johanna said...

Helllo Trisha,
nice idea to host a tea party for the young ladies. They look really delighted. When I see and read all your treats, I understand highly, why they look so happy. Thank you for sharing this lovely moment.
Best greetings, Johanna

lisa said...

Well I might have to retire from royal icing to make cookies like these! The most adorable thing ever. And if I were in MN, those ladies would have had a tough time outbidding me!
Hugs,
Lisa

Cares and Mimi said...

Hi there! What a lovely party - I'm sure it was a smashing success! - Cares

Bernideen said...

Looks like a wonderful tea here and what a great plan for a fund raiser!

Michael Ann said...

Those are gorgeous cookies!!!
http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Wow! Your cookies are beautiful! You just made that look easy. Great job!
Sherry

Kathryn Ross said...

Trish - You were surprised that the tea thing was popular at the auction??? What??? Of course - and I would have loved to win and be a guest at your tea with that marvel of a menu and those cookies! I would truly have a cheat day on my gluten free diet - and plenty of enzymes on hand! I did recognize a couple of the teacup patterns, too . . . small world . . .

Joy!
Miss Kathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trisha
Those lucky ladies! The teapot cookies are so cute - I have a similar cutter and should try your method for decorating.
Judith

Anonymous said...

From Your Mom....Absolutely Fabulous...Holy Moly what a wonderful treat for those ladies...an afternoon they will never forget.
Love...Your Very Proud Mommy

Emily @ Recipes to Nourish said...

Thanks for hosting! What a beautiful tea set collection. Looks like you had a really fun day, what a great idea. This week I shared a delicious Honey Vanilla Ice Cream recipe. Thanks again :)

Terri said...

Trisha, I think you are amazing! You are so super talented. The ladies who won are really lucky and I am sure they knew it! You must have worked hard to get all that food together. The cookies truly are stunning. Well done!
Thank you so much for sharing with us all,
Hugs,
Terri

The Better Baker said...

Trish - your party was sooo amazing! Your guests must have felt so special and in dreamland...what an awesome hostess you are! Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog that warmed my heart! I've linked up my rhubarb streusel muffins and loaded morning glory muffins for today's tea party.

Carrie said...

The teapot cookies are fabulous...such brilliant color...wish i could have one right now! Also you teacup display...it that one of those candle stands or is it a special one for teacups?

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love the teapot cookies. You are so creative. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Jo's This and That said...

I love you cookies! Thanks for sharing.

Micupoftea~ said...

Trisha~
Pshaw!!!!! You're not a 'cookie' lady?! Ha!!! Your cookies are ADORABLE, girl! I bet a lovely time was had by all. I know they enjoyed choosing a cup from your fabulous display~
shawn
love visiting your blog :)

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Trisha
What lucky ladies. I'm not surprised they all look so happy - tea with Trisha must be a real treat. The Calla Lilly Tea sandwiches sound intriguing but the Tea Pot biscuits are small, perfect works of art.

Anna

♥ Miss Tea said...

oh my, Trisha, looks like a lovely tea party, i'm drooling over the menu the ladies chosen and your teapot cookies are sooo adorable, i love all your teacups and saucers and how u display the teacups, totally beautiful! i might try to follow on how to make the teapot cookies but i dont think i can make as perfect as yours! thanks for sharing and hosting! Blessings, Susan

parTea lady said...

What a fabulous tea you made for the ladies. I like your pretty teacup display and those teapot cookies are brilliant.

Snap said...

Trisha, Your tea party looks like a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing more. Love the tea pot cookies! Happy Tea Day!

Darlene - The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Trish,

What a breathtaking event! I love how you displayed the teacups! The cookies are absolutely beautiful! I'm truly inspired!

Oh, the joys of tea!

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's so wonderful to meet new tea friends!

Blessings, Darlene

MrsJenB said...

So happy to have found your beautiful blog today! :)

Amy said...

I love the tea cups on the cupcake stand! And those little teapot cookies are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness! Your teacup cookies are so -tea-riffic!! I love them. Vacations are great, but it's always good to return home!
Linda J - Friendshiptea.net

Concetta said...

What a magnificent tea party, Trisha, it is truly stunning to behold. Thank you for always sharing the most exquisite recipes and inspirations!
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Concetta

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Your cookies look awesome! Thank you for hosting; I linked my blueberry bread. I've started my own linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesdays and would love for you to join sometime! The link is open until Thursday each week.

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Oh I would have given anything to have been a *little lady-bug on the wall* during this tea party. How special of a day it must have been for you and all the lovely ladies who bid on it. You set a stunning table as always and your fondant cookies are just beautiful. You graciously outdid yourself once again.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fabulous tea. Your cookies are unreal. How fun is that. I am sure everyone was totally impressed and enjoyed it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

vintagemom said...

Trish, Thank you so much for all your encouragement! It means a lot to a blogger just starting out :) Lisa

yvette said...

Trish, those cookies are just beautiful, and I love your ingeniunity on the icing...when there is time to make your own royal icing it can be fun...but other wise I love your idea, and they look just perfect.I would be baking custard cream horns for our gathering of friends, they're simple but a crowd pleaser.Have a great day!

Kathy said...

hello dear friend, I hope you had a wonderful vacation! Did it rain on you!?
This is fantastic - what an exciting thing to win at an auction! Your teapot cookies look marvelous! I am sure whatever you do you do to your best and people can tell your sweet heart was in it!
Kathy

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing this marvelous post with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Trisha,

How do you do it? ~ Each and every week is a true feast for the eyes! Your recipe suggestions and presentation are second to none also.., No wonder this five course tea was such a hit at the fundraiser auction at your daughters school!

I just love that teacup stand as well.., Wow! And such pretty teacups!

Thanks so very much for your kind words, prayers and encouragements in the recent past as well! I do trust that your health is well improved as well dear lady!

(My dear friend Rose who is in town and has been visiting me; she has survived three benign brain tumor surgeries! One a decade, beginning in her early twenties. Most thankfully with the exception of now that she is in her fifties, she is now tumor free. Thank God; she doe very well indeed)!


Many thanks for joining me in the celebration of my 100th Tuesday Tea For Two and also our 71st Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Zaa said...

OMG ... What a fabulous teaparty...You've been so creative with the teacup stand ..I love it !!!! ...not to mention those yummy little teapot cookies... What a delightful post..Thank you for sharing... Hugs

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN! SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR LINKING UP AT WONKA WEDNESDAY!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! So glad I stumbled across your blog! I adore all things tea party, as do my two little ladies! Such wonderful things you've shared! Looks like we have a lot of wonderful afternoons of tea in our future!!

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Oh it looked like it was a day full of fun! And I LOVE those Tea Cup Cookies!!!

Karly said...

This whole post makes me very sad that I've never had a REAL tea party!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Trisha,
What a lovely tea party. Your tea pot cookies are just darling. I just love the teacup stand idea. You are a true talent. Always such a delight to visit you for tea time.

Love your blog background.
Have a great mid week.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

SweetSugarBelle said...

Lucky gals!!! Looks like a ton of fun!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I'm terrified of using icing, and hadn't thought of using fondant. They came out super cute, I'll have to try that! Patti

LV said...

One thing is far sure , you know how to throw a party. I am sure everyone left very glad they came.

Jessica said...

Hi, I'm a new follower! Everything here is ADORABLE! I can't wait to go through all your posts and see all the other fun stuff! Take a peek at my blog: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Patricia said...

I'm glad I saw your tea pot cookie link on Gooseberry Patch's blog. What a nice idea for the cookies. It looks very professional and I'm sure they taste even better that they look.

Paula said...

Can't wait to have a special tea with you someday soon! Love what you did!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

What a fabulous idea for a silent auction offering. I can imagine how popular it was. The cookies are so cute with the fondant, especially since you have a tasty fondant recipe. Trish, please forgive my lack of participation. I will be joining in again in a week or two. Things have been hectic around our house, but the dust should settle soon. :-) Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts. I always look forward to your posts and recipes. Have a great weekend.

Jerri said...

I love your cookies! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

Madison said...

Such a lovely auction item. I would love to have attended the tea party. It looks like all your guests had a fabulous time. I love all the pretty vintage china.

Madison xxx

Shirley said...

Your teapot cookies are beautiful! They're only surpassed by your lovely collection of teacups.

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

You're so creative and elegant. This is beautiful. I had to stare at your menu for a few minutes - it sounds divine. What a lovely offering for a silent auction. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

Sarah

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Again, beautiful cookies! Thanks for sharing with Crazy Sweet Tuesday.

pinkkandy said...

It's another Pink Saturday...and I pray each one of you will have a great week-end..and even some pink sugary fun! God Bless you
Kandy

Angela McRae said...

Now I have a hard time believing you are intimidated at baking anything, but wow, do I love how you did those sugar cookies! I can do that! And what a creative auction item you donated. I'll bet the guests ate it up, literally and figuratively!