Sunday, August 16, 2009

.....Cupcake Day for the RSPCA......

Hey Girls,
Tomorrow is "Cupcake Day for the RSPCA", but as we are closed on Mondays, we are celebrating today. So last night, off to the mixing bowls and oven and "Abracadabra" a whole lot of mini cupcakes.

This tower is a tribute to "All animals, Great and Small". Mini chocolate cuppies, with pink, white and mint buttercream frosting and of course, decorated with all manner of furred , feathered and scaly critters :)))) Topped off with two cute little puppies, looking for new homes. They are from the new Pet Adoption Centre in the Bear Shoppe.
For those who want a more substantial cuppie, we have regular size chocolate and vanilla, still decorated with four-leggeds.And of course, all proceeds from sales of today's cupcakes is being donated to the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I can't think of a better cause so I hope people eat up BIG!!!!!
Have a Great Day and spare a thought for the many "unwanted" dogs and cats and hope that one day they too will have a happy home like SOMEONE I know.....

Love Sue and Miss Daisy

....Thoughtful Gestures Mean a Lot.....

Hi Everyone,
Anyone who has worked in the "hospitality" industry, knows the ups and downs of dealing with customers and food. It is difficult to please some of them, no matter how hard we try. I sometimes go home and ask myself, "Why am I doing this?"

And then something happens that makes me realise why :)))))
Look what arrived the other day..........
Aren't they stunning? This beautiful arrangement was from Mary, whose High Tea Birthday Party we hosted last week(see previous post).
I was surprised and touched. We loved hosting Mary's Tea was a real Buzz.....the girls are still talking about it. And then this......

Thank you Mary, your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

...Of Pink Boas and Tiaras...

Hi Girls,
When I turn sixty (if I ever do!!!) I am going to do it in style like Mary :))))) Yesterday we hosted a Birthday Afternoon Tea for Mary and her friends and boy, did they do it in style!!!!! We set up the Tea in our (and their) favourite colour - pink, pink and more pink).

Mary's daughter arrived with balloons in guess what colour? You got it - PINK!!!

We added the yummy food - well some of the food. We could only fit so much on the stands and this was one big High Tea - tea sandwiches, cold savouries, hot savouries by the plate load, scones with jam and cream, gorgeous petit fours and of course, mini birthday butterfly cupcakes. I should have taken more photos of the food - it looked scrumptious - but it's hard to cook and take photos!!!!
Then the guests arrived and what a hoot that was. These gorgeous ladies had decked themselves out in all tones of pink - from the tips of their toes to the tops of their heads. The "piece de resistance" was the Birthday Girl herself resplendent in hot pink and black with pink party hat enclosed in a tiara and a hot pink feather boa. One of her "older" friends had the BEST pink and white striped stockings - think of the witches in Practical Magic, when they stepped off the roof. They all looked "FANTASTIC" and having already had a glass of champers at home, they were ready to party!!!

They had a ball and so did we serving them - the best group we have ever had. Two quotes of the day:
One..... a lady looked under her cup to see which piece of Royal Albert she had and exclaimed to her friend, "Oh, I'm Lady Carlyle!" Only to be told by her friend (in the striped stockings). "Well, I"M QUEEN ANNE!!!"
And the second...."This is better than The Windsor"!!!!!! That made my day:)))))

Have a Great Week,