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Friday, 13 January 2012

My Birthday Tea

As part of my New Year's resolution to work smarter and enjoy more social time, I decided to host a Morning Tea for my birthday and spent some girly time with some blogger friends.

It was nothing too fancy but I did make cupcakes for the first time ever! I was so happy with how they turned out even though some may criticise my decorating skills.

You can try the same Orange Cupcake recipe here along with the Orange Icing recipe.

Thank you to the lovely company of Jane Hopkins, Marie Dillon-Krech and Keren Brown. They are just a tad excited here as they all got to take home a couple of linen napkins each that I printed for the occasion.

The ever vivacious Katherine Smith, Emma Gascoyne and Jennie McClelland plus their adorable kiddies.

Jennie made the best banana bread and Elessa, my girl, made traditional cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese and dill. So good!

This is the bottom of the cupcake wrapper with the tabs folded over and glued. The sides were stapled for extra strength. See my previous post for the free download. I would suggest that you make them ahead of time though because they were a little time-consuming.

Thanks to all my lovely guests. I had the best birthday! What a difference to last year's when the city had flooded the day before and Voyt had been rushed to hospital that same night. I'm looking forward to more tea times.


Andrea said...

Happy birthday fellow Cappy. You and Cari-Jane (Hybrid Handmade) and I all share a birthday I have newly discovered. Glad you had a lovely day.

le said...

Happy Birthday sweet Thea ... and what a bash it was ! loving the cupcakes ... cannot believe you were a cupcake making virgin till now - hee hee too sweet! the wee holders are a visual feast in themselves ... speaking of your man how is he going treatment wise .... thinking of you and wishing you the best year le xox

the old boathouse said...

Dear Thea it was such a lovely morning thank you for inviting me it was wonderful to meet such fab ladies and your gorgeous daughter, I love my napkins xxxx Katherine

A-M said...

Oh it looks like it was the most perfect morning and the most perfect way to celebrate a birthday. Happy Birthday! A-M xx

Raine and Sage said...

Happy Birthday Thea (a little belated). What a great way to celebrate - it all looks lovely! Enjoy your holiday and look forward to seeing T&S's creations in 2012.
All the best. xxx

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