Saturday, 7 April 2012

Decadent Afternoon Tea - Easter treats!

At 3pm today our secret location was set for our first ever official Decadent Afternoon Tea Event.  We dressed our two tables with floral table clothes and covered them with invitingly special homemade sweet & savory treats.  Golden Lindt bunny rabbits hopped about the table between the plates to make the tea extra Easterly special!  Each dish was lovingly prepared by myself and our wonderful friend and Baker-extrordinaire - Hwee Yin!  Our menu was a mixture of family favorite recipes and some new "experiments". Happy to say that all dishes were a buttery & sugary success!

Photo by Kelly - Hot Cross Muffins
Our event also broke attendance records - with a staggering 18 special & wonderful guests.  It was lovely to meet you all and get to know a little bit more about you over a cup of tea and a slice or two of cake.

Here are some photos of the event & what the guests daintily tucked into during the afternoon...

In the forefront, Hwee Yin's raspberry cupcakes on the top & green tea cupcakes with red bean centres, and chocolate souffle cupcakes with a peppermint & white chocolate cream topping. To the left, hot cross muffins - a little twist on the normal hot cross buns!

Hwee Yin's lovely cheesecake slices and in the background some Scottish smoked salmon & cucumber finger cute!

The "heavy weight" of this table of delicacies... a gorgeously rich chocolate, hazelnut & meringue cake - totally moreish with its crisp meringue top and gooey middle.... it may have outdone one or two of the guests!

Would you care for a caesar salad inspired deviled egg?  Why yes please!   Mmmmm, Yum!

Here's a close up:
Photo by Kelly

In the below photo, we have in the foreground, a lovely Elderflower & Strawberry cream cake, followed by Hwee Yin's gorgeous homemade mini sweet & savory scones.  Behind to the left, Kentucky butter cake a la the quintessential all American baking/cooking queen - Betty Crocker...we're talking old school people!

Other yummy treats that we did not capture close ups of included savory vegetarian tarts, filo parcels stuffed with organic spinach, toasted pinenuts, cottage cheese & feta served piping hot from the oven, coronation chicken finger sandwiches, snickerdoodle cookies and some lovely proper hot cross buns made by Hwee Yin's Father - who is also a great Baker.  Ok so we may have over-catered slightly but at least each of our guests left with a "Da Pao" to nibble on later!

Well, what a lovely afternoon we had with you all.  Hwee Yin & I had great pleasure baking up these special treats....we hope you had fun too and that you'll be able to come & visit again soon! Keep posted on our upcoming events on this blog (Events tab) or you can "Like" our Facebook page at

In the meantime, Happy brunching & Happy Easter
Mark & Louise xx
Photo by Kelly

P.S. My cute tiered cake stand - put to good use!  Thank you A&B!


  1. Hi Loiuse,
    Oh my, I am still experiencing the wonderful aftermath of the beautiful afternoon tea that you and Hwee Yin served yesterday. I should have packed more cupcakes back! Thank you both for serving up the best tea ever. I love them more than hotel buffets because they are made with so much care and love. Your gorgeously charming table-setting was a nice surprise too. Will be back for more.

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely feedback Kay! It was an absolute pleasure. We hope to see you again soon!