I am hosting a small 'afternoon tea' today - a neighbour is moving to Scotland next week and this is a token 'au revoir'. Therefore, and because I seem to be both exhausted and hyperactive at the same time lately, by 8am today, I had already baked a couple of trays of fairy-cakes - a mixture of plain [vanilla] ones as well as chocolate sponge - to be topped with some mocha-butter-icing. They are not as impressive as the extravagant cakes that Alison always pulls out of the hat, but I'm impressed that they look as appetising as they do!!
However, pat on the back to me!!.
“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady