When I first met with Julie and William back in February I was delighted to find out how excited they were by my edible tea cups and saucers! With a small-ish guest list of 60 and a Victorian theme they decided to go for an individual edible tea cup for each guest decorated to mimic Victorian china tea sets in a pink and gold pallete.
I created 7 different designs in pinks with a little injection of blue to lift the overall effect, using key design elements from the Victorian era such as; cameos, delicate florals, bows and pearls. The edible cups were filled with 3 different sponge flavours – Vanilla sponge with a dollop of Boddingtons Berries Cornish raspberry conserve topped with a white chocolate buttercream. Zesty lemon sponge filled with Sargies Cornish lemon curd, topped with a lemon marscapone buttercream and Lightly spiced carrot cake topped with a cream cheese frosting.
The teacups were displayed on my custom made wooden stand, which is painted cream with pretty vintage lace around each tier. On top was a small rich figgy fruit cake for cutting… decorated in vintage cream icing with rows of ruffles and hand crafted pearls finished with a pretty edible cameo in the centre and a tea cup on top!
I staged the table to fit with the overall theme, with pretty vintage glass, cream enamel jugs and strings of pearls. Julie and William provided me with some pretty frames as they wanted to display the initial sketches I created for them. I also put together a little key, so the guests could decide which flavour cake they would like to have! The stunning flowers were supplied by BruAllen from Delabole.
Each tea cup and saucer was provided with its own little box so guests could choose to take them home with them if they wished!
I do LOVE making my edible tea cups and saucers and I was so pleased with the way they looked displayed in the beautiful garden room of Boconnoc house. A real centre piece!
Venue: Boconnoc Estate www.boconnoc.com
Photographer: Nick Reader www.nickreader.co.uk
Flowers: BruAllen www.bruallen.co.uk