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Friday, 28 February 2014

A Birthday Tea for my lovely Daughter*~*

My daughter celebrated her birthday this I thought I would invite her to a special afternoon tea..
Garden flowers for the table..
I managed to find a few for a vase...
Floating Hellebore's.....

I made her favourite ...Viennese whirls with homemade bramble jam
Custard biscuits for the little ones...
Cheesy Rabbits....

And of course a Birthday Cake..

We had such a lovely day ...and I still think of her as my little girl even though she now has two daughters of her own...

Happy so so happy....Thea xx

Thank you for your sweet is the recipe I used...

Viennese whirl biscuits

Viennese whirl biscuits
These delicious biscuits are buttery and light. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert at piping, they’ll still look brilliant once they are baked.


For the filling

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the butter, icing sugar, plain flour, cornflour and vanilla extract in a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape the mixture down a couple of times with a rubber spatula.
  3. Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle. Pipe 16-18 x 6cm/2½in rosettes of the dough, spacing well apart.
  4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 13-15 minutes or until pale golden-brown and firm. Cool on the baking tray for five minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining dough to make 32-36 biscuits.
  5. For the filling, put the butter in a bowl and sift the icing sugar on top. Add the vanilla extract and beat with a wooden spoon or an electric whisk until very light and smooth. Spoon into a clean piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle. Put the jam in a bowl and stir until smooth.
  6. Spoon a little jam onto the flat side of 16 of the biscuits and place jam-side up on the cooling rack. Pipe the buttercream icing onto the remaining biscuits and sandwich with the jam. Put on a serving plate and dust with sifted icing sugar. Serve.


  1. Such a lovely birthday tea!!
    Congratulations to your daughter!!

    Have a very nice weekend!! Juliëtte

  2. awww Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! x

  3. What a lovely birthday tea and pretty flowers. Glad you all had a great day.. Happy belated birthday to your daughter. xx

  4. Such a pretty daughter and grand-daughter, Thea - and what a scrumptious birthday tea! I love having my daughters and grandchildren nearby. Have a good weekend. We're still in Cornwall - very bright today, but cold. Home tomorrow. Abby x

  5. What a gorgeous amount of effort you made for your special girl and how I completely understand the need to do that on birthdays. I hope I will still feel the same when mine are parents themselves. I love the look of all the delicious things you baked and made, yum, I must say they really do look mouth wateringly good!! A gorgeous looking cake to, you very clever and talented woman. I hope you have a lovely weekend xoxo

  6. How wonderful it all looked Thea! I'm sure she will have had a wonderful day.

  7. Lovely pictures of your daughter and grand-daughter. I am sure she loved her birthday tea and your cake looks amazing. My eldest son bakes the birthday cakes in our house but tomorrow he will be 20 so I am making his favourite chocolate cake with cream and raspberry jam. Have a lovely weekend and I hope you have the sunshine we have here in Sussex this morning. Karen xx

  8. Beautiful:) Happy Birthday to your daughter. Viennese whirls recipe please.

  9. It's a beautiful spread, you have taken such trouble. I am sure your daughter really appreciated it. Your new grand daughter is very sweet!

  10. Happy birthday to your daughter, she will be so happy to have such a lovely mum! :) x

  11. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. Such a lovely birthday tea! Best wishes, Pj x

  12. Thea, I am a huge fan of afternoon tea and your spread looks perfection to me, delicious and oh so pretty. The photos of your daughter and granddaughter are absolutely lovely. xx

  13. What a pretty birthday tea ... I am sure it was very much appreciated by your 'little girl'. M x

  14. Your special teas are always so wonderful. Your cakes and baking looks always look such a treat. Sarah x

  15. Beautiful post! Your daughetr must have felt so very loved and treasured with all the wonderful baking you did for her birthday celebrations.
    All your baking looks delicious, and the Cake is lovely! Thanks for sharing the recipe for the viennese whirls, they look so delicate and yummy.
    I hope your daughter had a lovely Birthday!
    Gill xx

  16. What a lovely birthday tea Thea,could we have the recipe for the cheesy rabbits too please,they look so cute & tasty?

    1. Hi Beverley
      They are really easy, weigh out
      100 grams each of grated cheese( Strong Cheddar )
      SR Flour,
      Butter..rubbed together until it comes together into a ball,
      cover in cling film and pop into fridge for 30 mins,
      roll out dough to about 0.5 cm thick and cut out bunnies,
      place on baking sheet and bake at 180c oven for 10mins
      Thea x


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