Friday, August 31, 2012

5 Star Makeover August 2012: Tea Party Round-Up

This month we get together to makeover the traditional British Tea Party.  The ladies really went all out and created a marvelous menu for what would be the quintessential Tea Party.

Please pull up a chair and enjoy these amazing ladies as they showcase their considerable talents.


Tennessee Tea Cakes
Angela from Spinach Tiger

High Tea in a Cuban House
Bren from Flanboyant Eats

Tea & Sherry
Lori from Taste With the Eyes

Stilton & Cucumber Sandwiches
Debi from Table Talk

Salmon Roe & Creole Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches
Jessica from Cajunlicious

Duo of Sweet & Savory Cheesecake
Joan from Foodalogue

Tea For Two
Norma from Platanos, Mangoes & Me!

Mini Victoria Sponges
Victoria from Mission:Food

Tea Cakes Fit for a Princess
Marisa from Cook's Book

Salmon Duo Napoleon with Creme Fraiche
Evelyne from Cheap Ethnic Eatz

Peach Cardamom Scones
The Incomparable 5 Star Foodie Jr.

Fried Cucumbers on Cardamom Madeleines with Creme Fraiche and Herring Roe
Natasha from 5 Star Foodie

Cherry-Vanilla Sour Cream Scones with Vanilla Cream Spread
Faith from An Edible Mosaic

Bakewell Tart Samosas and Sticky Toffee Pudding Purses
Maya from Foodiva's Kitchen

Curry Leaf Infused Lime Custard Tartlets
Trixie from Tasty Trix

Strawberry Basil Scones
Shannon from Tri to Cook

Pressed Crispy Pork Belly, Brie, Apple Jelly, Pickled Shallots & Apple Brandy Reduction
The Kitchen Hack

Claridges Tea Time & Strawberry Fraisiers
Deana from LostPastRemembered

Quinoa Olive Cake Cucumber Sandwiches with Cilantro Cream Cheese
Alisha from The Ardent Epicure


  1. Great offerings from all. I can't wait for the 'reveal' of next month's challenge.

    P.S. I could not comment on Alisha's post but I thought it was a very creative (and tasty) makeover.

  2. Great round-up, Laz. Everyone's brought such mouthwatering goodies to the Tea Party, wish I can taste everything! Can't wait for next month's theme :)

  3. Great round up Laz! I am in a tea party mood as well today, what coincidence right? Your space is our Garden to chill. ^.^

    Wish u and the others a lovely weekend!

  4. Beautiful round-up! I love what everyone did with this theme.

  5. I look forward to visiting you all and commenting on your fab dishes and pictures... we just keep getting better and better! I also must say, it is really exciting the way each person brings their own spin to the tea table... very cool.

  6. Excellent roundup!! I just read all of the posts (while drinking a glass of homemade iced tea... does that count?).

  7. Charming theme! Smashing round-up!
    It continues to be an honor and pleasure to be a part of this group. Thank you friends.

  8. Okay I am finally getting to relax and look at all of these creations - stunning!! As always.

  9. Gorgeous round up, L! Everything looks so good! :)

  10. We throw one heck of a party! I had a chance to take a look at all of these fantastic dishes, and will be making my way back around to moment...just a fantastic round-up of deliciousness!
    Hope everybody had a long and wonderful weekend!

  11. I will want to have tea parties for months to come to delight in all these treats.

  12. Great job everyone! You guys throw such a nice tea party. You guys rock!

  13. i really wish these events weren't virtual :) great collection of treats!!

  14. What a talented group! If only these awesome bloggers had a restaurant, preferably in my town :)

  15. I am so happy to finally get a chance to stop by your site! What a lovely round up of gorgeous tea cakes:-) Have a great week,.Take care, Terra

  16. Oh goodness... What a beautiful roundup of yummy :)


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