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 reluctance...so 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