SERVE IT IN A TEA CUP
25 WAYS | TEA PARTY
You want to throw a mindblowing Afternoon Tea Party for your friends? All you need is a ‘Tea Cup’.
What? Yes… You heard it right.
Really!?! Yes.Yes… Just ‘A TEA CUP’
But How?? Transform the humble tea cup into a cake stand, cookie stand, dessert bowl, even a tiered dessert stand. Blow your friends away with your ‘Inspired’ creativity 🙂
I have featured 25 amazing ways you can serve food in a tea cup at your party. Read On..
1. COOKIE STAND
Source: Amy Atlas
Use 2 tea plates and 1 cup to create a makeshift mini cookie stand.
2. DECORATIVE COOKIES
If you have created this beautiful decorative cookie, you could very creatively serve it up.
3. COOKIE ON A CUP
This works best when the cut is made during the bake. If not, you use a sharp exacto knife, & slowly chip/sand away the cookie to use it on the cup. However, this is gonna be quite time consuming. You should keep a few spares, since they might crack while making the cavity and also while serving.
4. TEABAG COOKIES
Very eclectic tea bag cookies in the cup! Says it all. It’s difficult to add the tags once they are baked. They would most likely crumble. You need to ask the baker to include a small punch to add the tea tags.
5. SPICED TEA
Source: Wunderschoen Gemacht
Accent the spiced teas with cinnamon sticks. They also double up as stirrers. Try them once before you serve them, many of them might not like the taste. Also, clean the cinnamon sticks well before you use it.
Plonk sugar cubes with a pair of Victorian tongs!
Arrange a few madeleines for the party. Remember, they dry up real soon. So, style them only when you are close to service.
This looks so very quaint. Transports you to the English Gardens 🙂
Source: Mod Wedding
I love how these cupcakes look in a tea cup! Personalize it with message flags!
10. CUPCAKES – 2
I love how these cupcakes look in a tea cup!
11. CAKE POPS
Source: Style Me Pretty
Take a Tea Pot and just plonk in the cake Pops. It looks super cute!
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Source: Amy Atlas
Again, a very interesting way to stack up meringues!
13. CRACKERS & CHEESE
Use a tea cup to put in cheese sauce or dips. You can then place it in the center of a large plate. Surround it with the goodness of crackers, or veg crudites. You could even add chocolate sauce in the tea cup and keep Fruit Kabobs around it.
The upside down tea cup now becomes a sandwich plate.
Source: Style Me Pretty
Incase, you are serving dips, you can use the tea cups to hold the dip. Add breadsticks or sandwiches on the top. Very utilitarian and classy!
16. NIBLET CONES
Although you see flowers here, you can make mini vintage color cones and add small party niblets in here.. Like candied nuts, raisins, etc
17. MINI PATISSERIE
Source: Little Big Co
Twist the tea cup upside down. Voila.. you have a mini dessert stand which also doubles up as a tea cup 🙂
18. PETIT FOURS
Source: Not Quite Nigella
You could even serve colorful petit fours in a tea cup. Whoever thought this petit tea cup was not so petit 🙂
Source: Pinterest / Veronika Studer
You could set mousse, creme brulees and various other desserts as well
Source: Red Online UK
This is another version of mousse in a cup. Top it off with berries or compote!
21. MISMATCHED DESSERT STAND
Source: Casamenteiras Casare
Use mismatched but complementing color schemed cups and plates to create a tiered dessert stand. For the top tier, you could place the tea cup upright and add a beautiful flower display.
22. FRUIT BOWLS
Source: Pinterest/Draw Pilgrim
Scoop out fresh fruits like watermelon, melons into these tiny cups. Assemble them as a stand or a table display. Top the cup off with a fresh leaf of mint. Ah.. heavenly fresh!
23. ICE CREAMS
Serve Ice creams in these cups. They look beautiful when accented with berries, etc.
24. CAKE TOPPER
If you are planning to get a cake made for this day, then plan on using a beautiful vintage tea cup as a cake topper.
25. DESSERT STAND
If you are creating a lavish dessert stand, then you could integrate similar styled and color scheme tea cups within the decor.
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