Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Do have any idea how to make a sponge cake?

I don't.

And I am going to attempt one on Saturday. Not just any sponge cake mind you, but cool, sweet totally wicked awesome looking spongecake. That is barring any catastophes or regular problems.

Assuming I manage to successfully create two sponge cakes (that's right two, because one stupid challenge isn't enough for me:P) I will then have to maneuver them on top of each other bonded together, of course, with sweet sugar whipped goodness. Then decorate it all pretty like. And then manage to serve it. This will be fun, worst come to worse? ENGLISH TRIFLE! (This has become my save all dish for when cakes go crash, literally and figuratively.)

Aside from that, I have some excellent ideas for little mini sandwiches. They're even easier because you can simply cut one sandwich into many via little squares or little strips. Yay for fancy finger foods.

If you haven't figured it out. I am hosting tea on Saturday. Not just any tea, but an elite tea with three guests and a dress code of dresses (hats, gloves and accents are optional).

Why am I hosting tea? Because it sounds like horrible fun, and besides, just because we grew up did not mean we grew out of tea parties. All it means is that we grew up into the fancy tea sets and the ability to actually make the fancy foods that go with it.

trifle [trahy-ful] (N)
1. a dessert usually consisting of custard and cake soaked in wine or liqueur, and jam, fruit or the like
2. anything small or trivial
3. an article or thing of little value
4. a matter, affair, or circumstance of trivial value or importance
5. a kind of pewter made of medium hardness
6. a small quantity of anything
7. a literary, musical, or artistic work of light or trivial character having no great or lasting merit; bagatelle
8. to deal lightly or without due seriousness or respect
9. to play or toy by handling or fingering
10. to act or talk in a frivolous way
11. to pass time idly or frivolously; waste time; idle

Wow, a lot of definitions for one itty bitty word.

bagatelle [bag-uh-tel] (N)
1. something of little value or importance; a trifle
2. a game played on a board having holes at one end into which balls are stuck with a cue
3. a short and light musical composition, typically for a piano.

And that folks is a word with many uses, actually a few uses but a large variety.

Maybe next week I will have pictures of the cake. (Alas, I do not have pictures of the adorable invitations I made unless one of my guests is willing to lend me theirs back.)

1 comment:

  1. I am very excited for this tea party!!

    I have taken pictures of my wonderful invitation and sent them to you via Blackberry :P :D