At Candy Bar Sydney we’re big fans of high teas and this one by Tammy Anderson of Teeps Treats really is a feast for the senses. Talented Tammy has an exceptionally creative eye for detail and colour. At this recent sit down high tea baby shower she has used white, several delicate shades of violet, pastel greens, beige, a touch of pink and dark chocolate.
The theme is vintage, which often conjures up images of lacy clutter, masses of pastel and floral overkill. The tradition of high tea goes back to the 19th century when the English upper classes would convene mid-afternoon for tea and sandwiches followed by a promenade around the park. It was the stopgap between lunch (referred to as dinner) and supper which was usually served after 8pm. High teas have maintained their popularity over the decades and are now often used for special occasions such as baby showers, kitchen teas and birthdays.
Tammy styles strategically and ensures there is creative white space between points of interest. She has used lace sparingly to great effect. Lace ribbon wraps clear cupcake boxes, and lace ribbons drape across risers. A bird cage contains a single, cream silk rose. Paper lace doilies and clothes pegs are used to seal and decorate simple lolly bags. Vintage china in delicate colours tie in beautifully. Baby’s breath and a federation daisy are cleverly used to decorate the cake (pictured above). Tammy also does all the baking herself. The lollies are supplied by Candy Bar Sydney.
Mini purple fruit sticks stand out, piled into a Les Petite Sweets Compote Pedestal by Rosanna (top left). Tammy has also used Purple Polka Dot Baking Cups by Shmick for scrumptious cupcakes (third from the left), pastel green marshmallows and wacky watermelon radical storms (top right).