Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Tea Party Tuesday ~ Butterfly Cupcakes and Inspiration

Welcome to a Spring inspired
Tea Party Tuesday!

A special mention to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage
who is hosting our Spring Tea this week!

 "The butterfly counts not months but moments 
and has time enough." ~ Tagore

"Butterfly, you dance on the wind with grace,
knowing not the dangers you face.
Happy and whimsy you glide so high.
Butterfly, be lost in the deep blue sky."
~Sophia and I

Pound cake petit four covered in poured
fondant with a delicate fondant butterfly accent.

"Living is not enough, said the butterfly, one must have 
sunshine, freedom and a little flower" ~ H. C. Anderson

Chocolate cupcake with Chocolate buttercream &
decorated with fondant accents. 

"Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time"
~D. Chaskin

I made these sugar paper butterflies
using edible sugar wafer paper and a paper punch.
They attach to the cup with a dab of karo syrup
and melt in your tea for a whimsical accent.  

"If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies."

Happy Spring Tea Party!

Many of my recipes can be found HERE on my Recipes Page

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful desserts and quotes. Especially love the one for you and Sophia. Your sugar paper butterflies are such a lovely delicate touch to the cup of tea.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Trish,

Your desserts sprinkled with butterflies look most delicious. A wonderful post for this week's spring tea. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Maria said...

Oh how beautiful! I love butterflies, and they add so much to these desserts! Lovely!

Meeha Meeha said...

I wish I could be invited to your sweeeeeeeeeeeet tea party, everything looks deliciously yummy! Visiting from Making the world cuter - my entry is

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Trisha
Wish I could be there to share this butterfly tea with you and Sophia. Butterflies everywhere! I really like the punched out tiny ones in the teacup.
The cupcakes, mmm, delicious looking!

My Little Home and Garden said...

My tooth isn't sweet enough to enjoy eating all of your treats, but I love to see the artistic touch you use to create them!

Unknown said...

Oh My heck...I FLIPPING LOVE THOSE LITTLE SUGAR BUTTERFLIES! I didnt even know you could make something like that at home! YOU ROCK!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your butterfies are so pretty, Trisha! Such a creative lady you are! I especially like the sugar paper butterflies; so sweet on the cup!
Thank you for sharing this sweet post and joining my Spring Tea. Hope you have a delightful day and a wonderful first week of Spring.

Blessings and hugs,

Carolina HeartStrings said...

That looks fantastic. Beautiful presentation. Come visit us. We have a great egg and grits casserole to share today.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What wonderful butterfly ideas you shared with us, Trish!! Those little ones on the tea cup are ADORABLE!!! I need to find out how to do those!! xoxo

Lisa said...

I adore butterflies, so naturally I adored your post! For me, it represents our life on earth as a caterpillar and then our metamorphosis in heaven. Aren't they magical?

Pink Little Cake said...

Thank you so much for hosting the party. I love all the butterfly treats here in this post.
Have a great week.

MsFoxsSweets said...

I love all the butterlies! Thanks for hosting! Have a sweet day :)

Luanne said...

The desserts look delicious. No calories I assume....Happy Spring!

Beth @HungryHappenings said...

Such a pretty theme for a tea. Where do you buy the sugar sheets? I'd love to use them for a project.

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

Unknown said...

Sounds like a wonderful tea party. I'm loving all those beautiful butterflies. The sugar paper butterfly in the tea is awesome too. What a great idea.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh Trish I love your butterflies! The dainty and delicate ones on the pink and gold teacup are a marvelous idea for a tea party! Perfect!

highheeledlife said...

Trisha I'm speechless over your gorgeous creations! Wow!!! Perfect for spring tea!!! Many blessings my friend!! xo C. (HHL)

Kathy said...

Oh how exquisite! There was a butterfly fluttering in my garden this morning as I was working. I felt like chasing it like a child.Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a blessed week,

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the butterflies. Everything looks so pretty, and delish.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Your cupcakes always inspire me. They are so gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this great party. :)

Anonymous said...

You are a genius! I never thought of using a paper punch with wafer paper! Thank you.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

where would i start?!
what a gorgeous and creative post ~
mmmmm.... YuMM!
thank you for sharing ")
hoping i don't gain weight from looking ... ")

Winnie said...

Hi Trish

This is a very beautiful and romantic post
Your desserts are amazing, and left my with me with my mouth hanging open.

Thanks you for hosting and wishing you a great day

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Trisha,

Your butterfly treat are so beautifully made! i love the quote you and darling sophia wrote, lovely! and i adore the sugar paper butterfly on the teacup, you're so creative! lovely photos as usual and thank you for hosting Tea Party Tuesday!

x susan

Anonymous said...

Butterflies are such a beautiful part of any Spring day, for me such a symbol of freedom and liberty..just beautiful 'sweets'

Dulce fresa said...

Wow I love ur sugar paper butterfly! It's beautiful..
Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful butterfly cupcakes... thanks for hosting!

Brenda said...

Oh, Trish, your treats are very creative!! I love the butterflies, especially the paper sugar ones for your tea. That cup looked so beautiful. You are so creative!! Did I say that already? lol...but it's true. AMAZING things you do...
HUGS and Butterfly Kisses,

Karyn said...

Can't wait for the butterflies to return! The bees are back because of the mild weather. Boo :(
Aren't the Sugar sheets the best? ok, maybe not the best tasting, but they are fun and easy to work with.
Have a great day! Thanks :)

Beth said...

Your tea is beautiful! I love the sugar paper wafer butterfly.

Sue said...

Such a PRETTY butterfly petit four AND butterfly verse by you and Sophia! Thanks for hosting, Trish!

Terri said...

Oh my! You have been busy! All your desserts look so yummy! I want to rush right over for a bite and a cup of tea! Your tea cup looks lovely from the top like that. Very pretty pattern.
The paper butterflies for the tea cup are amazing! What an idea!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, that idea about using the paper punch is AWESOME! Love it -- and all your lovely butterflies, for that matter!

The Charm of Home said...

Your cupcakes are very pretty! Thank you for hosting!

Lady Whimsy said...

I love all your beautiful butterflies! said...

Love the butterfly theme! So many lovely sweets--my personal favorite are the sugar paper butterflies floating in the tea! My daughter would LOVE that!!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Wow! These are all really cute! Isn't it fun to work around a theme?! You never know how it'll turn out. Such fun! Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Everything is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Unknown said...

That collection is perfect for Easter. Lovely!

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See ya there! Have a great day:)

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Nann said...

Trisha...THANKYOU for your comment on my Spring Tea Parties post. You will never know how much it meant to me coming from you. As a matter of fact it choked me up. I've been down the last few days about my blog if its even worth it as I see some over the top ones that have been doing this for a few years. And I've been a blogger for only 4 months. And I just don't think I'll ever measure up to some of them. But... I do LOVE blogging. It has been a great place to let me be my creative self and meet some incredibly wonderful people like yourself. Its people like you who keep me going. I don't know if you went back to my very earlier posts like in Dec. for The 12 days of Christmas, but I know you would enjoy them.

Thankyou again SO much. I am following you and have signed up to recieve your blog by email. You made my day!!


cairncottage said...

Adorable pictures, Trish! So glad you remembered to "freeze" the memories in pictures! I didn't have a daughter to share teatime with(my step-daughter was older when I married and she was more of a tomboy), but it's something I would have loved. Blessing to you.

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