So I decided to share some pictures and some links to some of the recipes I used . . .
|I set the table with pinks and florals and made use of my cupcake stands|
|Simple 'bunting' hung along the shelves and walls- It was made using lace ribbon, some mini wooden pegs and lots of photos of my Mom & me and my Mom & Hayden|
|We drank this stuff (which is the 'schiz') and lots of tea|
|The savoury tower with sandwiches and topped crackers|
|The dessert tower which was crammed with loads of lovely homemade treats|
|We got to use the beautiful cups & saucers that my Mom inherited from her mother|
To start we ate: Smoked salmon & cream cheese melba toasts, tuna & egg topped crackers, chicken & avocado rolls, cucumber finger sandwiches and ham, brie & chutney sandwiches.
|Mini banoffee tartlets & strawberry tartlets: I used pre-made mini tartlet cases (Pastry isn't my strong point) and piped them with my fave whipped cream frosting and topped some with strawberry slices and others with bananas & toffee sauce. The banoffee ones were amazing!|
Orange Liquor Meringue kisses: I used a basic meringue recipe to make the the 'kisses' then sandwiched them together with orange curd and some more whipped cream frosting with added Cointreau
|Almond sponge stacks with chocolate ganache: The cake was a plain sponge recipe with added ground almond and almond essence. I used this recipe for the ganache but used dark chocolate instead of milk|
|Chocolate and raspberry tarts: The cases are crushed digestive with melted butter & milk chocolate molded into case shapes and set. I then filled them with a 'smooshed' raspberry and this ganache (although just using milk chocolate). I then topped them with an extra raspberry. They were so good...|