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Giant eggs with dippy soldiers, tiny treats that tempt with an “eat me” label and an incredible cake overflowing with edible flowers — enjoy afternoon tea the wildflower way. Just watch out for the white rabbit…

Think of afternoon tea and most people imagine a delicate, refined affair, all fine china and starched white tablecloths — but it doesn’t have to be that way, according to events specialist Bonnie May, creator of our incredible Easter tea that will delight adults and children alike. “You don’t have to have everything perfectly matching,” says Bonnie. “You can have a totally eclectic mix of crockery, colours and culinary treats, with the thread of your theme pulling it all together — in this case Alice in Wonderland. “But think about timings and keep it simple — you want to make sure you are also a guest at your event.”

Bonnie also says to look at ways of adding a twist to the presentation. Here, cheese and pineapple is pinned with rosemary stalks, for example, and drinks served on a giant clock. And when it comes to the showstopping cake, creator Holly Morris of Lemonade Bakes says: “I have made an elephant, a drum kit, but never a chocolate hanging basket cake. It even involved a trip to B&Q to buy a rod, hook and chain! The weave was made with fondant icing strips, with real edible pansies on top. It was fun to make — and tasted great, too.”


(article courtesy of Wildflower Magazine)