Morning Coffee in the garden, what a treat to have my parents, brother and sister in law and some close friends over for a chilled out morning coffee break out on the veranda.
I love this recipe for "the hummingbird bakery" red velvet cupcakes they are always a hit.I matched them with the flower theme of pink roses in mini milk bottles and blue Hyacinthe's in vintage jelly moulds , which looked lovely with the pink and pale blue napkins.
Max had made mini cupcakes and chocolate ganache sponges ,we used a new oval shaped bun tin made of silicon( so easy to turn out so will definitely encourage him to use that again!)
One of the guests could not eat dairy or wheat so I used Nigella Lawson's fabulous "Venetian Carrot Cake" I did it with a vanilla cream cheese topping on the side so that those who could add some to their portion had it to hand. This looked great served on my grandma's wooden cake board, it always brings back childhood memories of Sweden when I use it.
I always like to add something as an extra little treat ,so I made some vanilla fudge and served it in another vintage dish that came back from my last buying trip to Sweden.