Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Royal Wedding Celebration

In celebration of the royal wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry that took place across the pond in Windsor, England, the scene was set with banners hanging in the tea room and the wedding cake in place. Every one was abuzz with wedding chatter, happy to have experienced this festive occasion, and ready to party wearing colorful fascinators and stylish hats. Once seated, the Markle Sparkle, served in wine flutes, a blend of Sunset Blush Wine, Cranberry Shrub and Seltzer Water was served. A sweet and delicious way to toast the wedded couple.
Once tea flavors were ordered and poured the first course was served. It featured a leafy green salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette. The salad was topped with sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese crisps, and an edible heart wafer.

The Sandwich Course included:
  • Onion and Olive Tapenade in Petite Phyllo Cups
  • Pine nut & Pimiento Cheese on Rye Bread 
  • Sliced Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Sandwich
  • Mango Raisin Cashew Chicken Salad on Whole Wheat Bread 
  • English Cucumber with Lemon Pepper Aioli
  • Turkey, Asparagus & Goat Cheese on Potato Bread.
Next, we served London's Famous Claridge Hotel Cream Scone with sweet cream, jelly, and fresh fruit.

Dessert included a slender and elegant sugar cookie bride alongside her handsome prince, a chocolate dipped strawberry. The specialty cake was Lemon Elderflower Cake with fresh herbs and edible flower garnish. Their was elderflower liqueur baked in the cake and an elderflower syrup glaze brushed atop the tiers before being frosted with a creamy icing with lemon zest. A lemon curd whipped cream filling was in between the layers. The idea was to incorporate the bright flavors of spring. We made the recipe shared by the Washington Post.

Best Wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We wish them much happiness!


Marilyn Miller said...

What a wonderful celebration. That cake looks to die for. Now I really want to make it. Yumm to everything.

Louca por porcelana said...

Everything looks yummy!That cake is great!

Angela McRae said...

Everything looks wonderful, and that cake is absolutely amazing, but I say you get the creativity award for naming a drink "Markle Sparkle." Love it!

Ruth W said...

I knew it would be outstanding , knowing you! Wonderful!

La Tea Dah said...

Everything looks so lovely! I wish I could have been there.