Monday, January 14, 2013

Demitasse Tea Time

Several years ago, when my BFF from cold country came down to visit, we spent a day at the Tea Room.

Isn't it just lovely?

And if you look very closely, you will see the bottom layer has the little desserts. But look a little closer. You can see that on the dessert layer are these dainty little demitasse cups. Do you know what was in these delicate little cups?


They were layered with cake, cut up strawberries and whipped topping. A Strawberry Shortcake ala tea room! So delicious, and so creative. Who would have thought to serve strawberry shortcake in these precious little cups? So if you have any little cups just hanging around, even if the saucers are long gone, make up a batch of cake, add some sliced strawberries and top it off with whipping cream. You will be the hostess with the mostess serving these little gems at your next tea party.

20 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how lovely! Everything on that tray looks delicious and pretty!

I am definately going to use my demis for this dessert idea, what an excellent way to use them!

Thank you- awesome post!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely display of tea treats, Jocelyn. I have actually served strawberry shortcake in teacups before, not demi-cups however. Thank you for joining me for tea today and entering my Giveaway.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sylvia said...

Love the idea of using demi cups for desert, I'll be doing this in the future! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Several tea rooms I've visited serve desserts in demi cups. One of my favorites served in this pretty way is banana pudding.

Beth said...

What fun! Tea room visits are the best, and you found a good one. The tiered server was filled with a lot of goodies. Mmmmm!

Johanna said...

Hello,
that looks so pretty with the roses and the treats on each plate. What a sweet idea to serve real "cup-cakes" in a cup. Thank you for the wonderful photo and the idea.
Best greetings, Johanna

All The Pretty Dishes said...

How pretty, I love this idea!

Bernideen said...

I had no idea what BFF was so I googled it - Best Friends Forever.
Using the demitasse cups is very clever!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a lovely tier of goodies for tea time. What a sweet idea to have shortcake in a demi tasse cup.

Martha's Favorites said...

Beautiful tray of goodies! Love the idea you shared. Blessings, Martha

Martha said...

I love the little curate full of goodies! And those demitasse cups are such a wonderful idea!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, such a lovely teascape. Love the little cakes in the teacups, how fun is that. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

I LOVE this, I have a thing for demis. These are just beautiful.

Cynthia

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
What a wonderful tray of treats and love this idea! I have seen these on pinterest. So pretty! Wishing you a wonderful week.
hugs,
Lisa

Marydon said...

Just thinking of you today, sweet Jocelyn, & how you are coming along?! Hope your recovery is speedy. Haven't been blogging much at all, post occasionally. Are you on FB? So many ladies are there now. LMK

Love the demis ... what a fabulous idea. Wish we had tea rooms nearby ...

Please tell your hubby to heed his dr.

Have a great week, my friend.

TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

sandy said...

What a great idea! Thanks for passing it along!
Have a wonderful week!
sandy :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The Demitasse cups are beautiful! What a sweet way to share a treat. I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a great idea to use the little cups in that way. Can't wait to do that! What a yummy looking tiered tray!
Nancy

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Very pretty! And yes, I LOVE those precious little cup--I have quite a few of them for espresso and other uses. Mini desserts would be perfect!

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry