Monday, February 16, 2015

February Tea

I set the table today for a little purple tea to go with a lovely cake my sister ordered for me for my birthday from a local bakery, Cakes by Happy Eatery.

This is definitely the fanciest birthday cake I've ever had!  The cake had purple roses, violets, and pansies that match the china I set the table with to share tea and birthday cake.  Purple is perfect for a February birthday party :) 

As you can see, there were teacups on the side of the cake in the front, as well as teapots!

The teapot I served tea in (a lavender earl grey, one of my favorite teas) is by Grace's Teaware and was a birthday gift from my parents.  The teapot has large purple pansies and smaller white flowers. 

I have two tea trios on the table as well:

A violet chintz pattern by Grace's Teaware,

and Hammersley Victorian Violets.

In the center of the table I placed a Royal Albert figurine I've had for a long time.  I thought she would go well on the table since she has small violets on her skirt.

She is the February figure of the month, and was signed by Michael Doulton.

I also received some beautiful white and purple roses for Valentine's Day and choose a couple to place in a small purple glass vase for the table.  I don't think they are very visible in this picture, but the vase has birds etched into the glass.

I almost hated to cut into the cake it was so pretty, but I somehow overcame my I could eat a slice!

The cake was a vanilla sponge cake with a Bavarian cream filing with fresh sliced strawberries and buttercream frosting with the teacups and teapots around the side of the cake done in fondant.  It was delicious, especially that filling!

Thanks for stopping by!  This week I'm joining:

Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea 
and Rose Chintz Cottage's Tea Time Tuesday 


  1. It was fun for me to see this as I sell both the pansy and violet pieces at my shop. Your set your table so lovely with these pieces and that darling cake. This was such a sweet post and I am so glad you shared!

  2. I love your Hammersley cup, lovely! I also love the Grace teaware....I've admired those before, they are so darling. Happy birthday. Visiting you from Rose Chintz.

  3. Oh how lovely! What a pretty birthday cake!
    Hope it was your best one ever! Happy Birthday, Carrie!!!!!

  4. Happy birthday Carrie! Of course, I am loving your Violets! Beautiful table! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. Happy Birthday! Wow, what a cake. Very special. :)

  6. Happy Birthday, Carrie!! We share the same birthday month. Your cake is simply amazing and how thoughtful of your sister. You've chosen such pretty pieces to celebrate your birthday in style. I hope you had a wonderful day!

  7. Happy Birthday, Carrie! What a cake!!! Love the teapots and teacup decoration and the filling sounds divine ... mouth watering for sure! Your violet teacups are lovely. Happy Tea Day!

  8. Happy Birthday Carrie! What a darling cake and it sounds delicious! Your china is so pretty and you have set a lovely table. I think we have the same violet teacups. What a wonderful way to celebrate with your family. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea today.


  9. Hi Carrie,
    Happy Birthday! Your tea table is absolutely gorgeous! I love the two different teacups and tea plates. Everything matches so perfectly. What a lovely February Birthday cake and the Royal Doulton figurine is so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful week! Karen

  10. Happy Birthday. Your cake and tablescape are beautiful. I hope all your birthday wishes come true.

    1. Melissa--thanks so much for your birthday wishes, and for your nice comment!

  11. What a beautiful cake! It would be hard to cut into that, but the inside looks just as nice. Everything looks so lovely together, the tea trios and those beautiful roses. Happy birthday Carrie!

  12. Love, love your purple tea! Your birthday cake is awesome, Carrie! The detailing on the fondant teacups and teapots is amazing!

  13. Happy Birthday Carrie! Everything is so beautifully coordinated on your violet birthday table. The teapot is such a special gift, one you will always treasure.

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE! Looks like you had a special day. It is a beautiful cake. I the the pansy tea cup. Everything looks perfect. Have a special day. Hugs, Martha

  15. Happy Birthday Carrie. That cake is amazing. Love the fondant detail and the filling looks scrumptious. Violet teacups are among my favorites and I often mix them with pansy dishes. I noticed the teapot has the white blossom which I discovered on the violet teacup I used in my post this week. What a beautiful table for your birthday celebration.

  16. Belated Birthday wishes to you Carrie. I hope you had a wonderful and special day. How sweet for your sister to give you such a lovely cake. You have set a pretty table. I enjoyed seeing all your pretty pictures today. So many nice things to enjoy.

  17. A bit belated but Happy Birthday Carrie...... That cake is beautiful and I LOVE that teapot as pansies are among my favorite flowers and those pansies are BEAUTIFUL

  18. Happy (belated) Birthday!! Your table is lovely. I have the very same teapot, cut & plate. Recently I found a creamer to match the cup, hoping to find the match sugar bowl soon!


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