Friday, June 10, 2011

Chintz petit fours

I was in one of those girly moods today.  I started thinking about when I used to have a tea party almost every day with my daughter Isabelle when she was a little girl.  She had a miniature silver tea pot and a collection of espresso cups that were the perfect size for tea (actually, apple juice).  It is a very precious memory for me, and I hope she will look back on it fondly when she is an adult.  My favorite little cup had a chintz pattern on it - I am insane for chintz.  I am also insane for roses.  I grow them, buy them in the winter time, and even gave my daughter the middle name Rose.

So I made some delicate vanilla petit fours and drizzled them with two coats of powdered sugar glaze.

And if that wasn't good enough, I covered the tops in tiny yellow and pink roses made with Swiss meringue buttercream.  The only thing better than one is, of course, three.

Excuse me now, its time for afternoon tea. 

I am linking with
Rose Chintz Cottage
House of Hepworths
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Somewhat Simple
Brambleberry Cottage
Savy Southern Style
Blue Cricket Design
Topsy Turvy Tuesday
Sugar Bee Crafts
Today's Creative Blog
A Stroll Thru Life
Cupcake Apothecary
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Inspire me Mondays
The Girl Creative
Making the World Cuter
Bacon Time With the Hungry Hippo
Lamb Around
Sunday Scoop
The Tablescaper
Sugar Bananas
Pink Saturday
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Sweet as Sugar
 Chic on a Shoestring
                                                                   Iron Violets
                                                               French Country Cottage


  1. Lovely> I hope they tasted delicious too.

  2. so super neat! These are a must for linking on Tea Party Tuesday!!

  3. Wish I could have joined you for a tea party like this.

  4. I want those!! Swiss buttercream is the best--so much better than the quick kind! Happy PS!

  5. What a lovely presentation for your pretty petit fours. I would love to come to tea and have one of your treats. Thanks for sharing and have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  6. These are so pretty! You have me wanting to do some baking this weekend :)

    There's a fun surprise waiting for you on my blog this morning!

  7. Beautiful petit fours! Wish I could have some at my 50th birthday tea. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  8. These are so feminine and pretty! I found these via Sweets for Saturday Link up and I loved the picture of them.

  9. Oh, my ... delightful and mouth watering! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

  10. Such wonderful memories. I'v had many tea parties with my girls, but you remind that I best havee a few more real soon before they're too old! Thanks for bringing your sweet cakes to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. These are beautiful. I can't wait till my little one is old enough for tea parties :) Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Monday hop. I hope you'll come visit me and follow me back at

    Thanks and have a wonderful week!

  12. So fun to pretend. I would love one of your petit

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  15. Very cute! I enjoyed reading about tea parties with your little girl. I'm sure she treasures the memories as well. Thank you for sharing this Tea Time.