True to form, the big fat zero birthday celebration I mentioned here had to be themed and that is where the confusion as per usual started. How can I choose just one theme?? What we called “high tea” was in the end anything but, as I put together a view of my favourite things, added to that the drinks I like most and in the end no one even had a proper cup of tea!
I always wanted to try the deconstructed milk tart and cinnamon twirls posted by Anel on http://www.lifeisazoobiscuit.com , so I did. My sister Aletta threw herself into a baking and blog frenzy when I asked her to make scones and lemon curd as I am no good at making the perfect scones(too precise).
She went on her own solo scones baking challenge to find the best one and the result and recipes are posted on http://www.nowathome.wordpress.com and the best choice landed on my party table! The lemon curd, absolutely to die for!
I made a french onion tart (recipe will eventually be posted) or three which is the easiest thing of all and had to have a fruit and cheese platter, as nothing, not even a tea is complete without cheese.
My daughter, all the way from South Korea, via email arranged for a beautiful birthday cake, baked by Charly’s Bakery in Cape Town and the daisy theme (very 60’s!) describes me best. Sixties flower child at heart………
I think the theme was “pink” in the end! The pretty flower arrangements will have to be a story for another day.