Hosting Afternoon Tea

Hosting Afternoon Tea

An afternoon tea party is such an fun and elegant way to get together with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion, or just an excuse to dress up. Hosting an afternoon tea party may seem daunting at first, but the overall experience is so rewarding! From the planning of the menu to the execution and to finally sit down to enjoy a good cup of tea with cake, it is all worth it.

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Matcha Mousse Bombes with Ginger Marmalade Surprise

Matcha Mousse Bombes with Ginger Marmalade Surprise

I was so happy to finally get to use these hemisphere molds! I had been inspired by MasterChef Australia season 7 (or maybe brainwashed) that I went out and bought some hemisphere molds. Reynolds' desserts were so beautifully plated and presented on his season that I was rooting for him to win! He didn't win MasterChef, but he continued to pursue his food dream in desserts and opened up KOI Dessert Bar. If I do ever get a chance to visit Australia, I feel like I would love to visit his restaurant and actually see his creations in person rather than just online on his instagram.

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Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Afternoon tea is not the same without scones and clotted cream. Ever since trying clotted cream in England, it has become an essential part of my afternoon tea cravings. Clotted cream is quite difficult to come by in Toronto as only certain grocery stores carries the product from England. Devonshire cream is not the same as the coveted luxury clotted cream that I've grown to love. There are subtle differences in flavours but in terms of texture it'll add that creaminess to the scones that's needed. Scones on their own can be a bit dry, but with clotted cream and fruit jams added to its center, they become a divine creation with a good cup of tea!

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