Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tea party/shower & a recipe

How do you get a bunch of young beauties to sip tea from china tea-cups? You throw a tea party/shower for the newest bride. That bride is my daughter, Jess.
They are good sports to play 'tea-party'.
This was a surprise party held at my daughter, Allies' home.
Jess and her best friend, Lindsay
Jess's aunt Diane baked all these goodies for the 'tea-party'.

I baked a banana cake with vanilla icing. These tea-cups were for the ladies to take home along with tea and of course, some chocolate.
Cass & Jess

Lindsay, Allie & Jess 
I've known Lindsay since she was just a little squirt.

Aunt Diane is an amazing baker.

Three long-time friends
Sarah, Jess & Lindsay

I think there may be 5 more tea-cup collectors in the near future.
Sarah, Cass, Jess, Allie & Lindsay
Now these gals are off to party the night away.

I was off to feed and bid farewell to Toad & Smudge & Misty.
I'll see them again soon, I hope.

Here's the banana cake recipe 
(It got a 10 from the ladies)
Mix together
1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
3 mashed bananas (use brown ones)
2 tsps. vanilla
1/2 cup of milk

Mix together
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. of salt
1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour

Add dry to moist

Last, add 1 tsp. of baking soda to 1/2 cup of  hot water.
Add to the above
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

I iced it with a whipped vanilla icing but here is another icing that is delicious on this cake...
1/2 cup of butter
2 cups of confectionery sugar
1/2 cup of light cream
2 tsps. vanilla

Melt butter in saucepan.When golden brown remove from heat and stir in sugar. Blend in cream and flavoring. Place pan in ice-water and beat until it will spread.

Well, all cleaned up from the party. 
Off to cat-sit some of the cutest cats ever.

hugs, Deb
I'm joining Sandi at for Tea-time Tuesday and . for A Return to Loveliness.


  1. What a beautiful way to celebrate, it all looks marvellous. The cakes and nibbles look great.

  2. I'm glad to see the pinkies raised!
    You have THE best job!
    Jane x

  3. Hi Deb!! What a sweet way to have a tea party! What pretty young ladies and your daughters are so pretty! Do they have a love of cats like their mommy? :) I like those pretty little tea cups with the goodies to take away!
    Those are some adorable little kitties! :) I found a trio of kittens by Fitz and Floyd yesterday I'm going to give to my sister in law and I thought of you! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. What fun!!!!! Raise those pinkies!!!!! Cute take home treats. Purrs to you and yours!!!!

  5. Great idea to have a tea party! Hope to have a reason for one in the near future!
    Beautiful girls...lucky Mom!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. The tea party is just so adorable and I love that you gave a tea cup to each participant. The cake looks amazing and I'm so thankful for another banana recipe...sometimes I just can't make another loaf of banana bread:-D Stop by, I made a quick, one-ingredient banana "ice cream" on my blog that would go perfect with your cake.
    Love the kitties-perfect clientele! XOXO

  7. Oh, what fun; love a tea party! Love the teacups as favours; fab idea! Deb, you have two gorgeous daughters! Your Allie will make a beautiful bride! All the tea treats look scrumptious and your banana cake, Yum! I'm so glad you shared this special occasion with us and thanks for joining me for tea. Cute kitties too!


  8. Your party looks lovely and it looks like you all had a great time!

    I love the kitties too...they are my favorites! :)

  9. This is such a lovely idea - I love the teacup gift idea. The ladies are lovely and I am so happy for the bride! I appreciate you sharing, Deb with A Return to Loveliness,