30 April 2011

Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton: High tea drinks, canapés and cakes (29 Apr 2011)

Time for a Royal High Tea

If you're like most of the world that watched the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on their TV and didn't get an official invite like Sir Elton 'Hercules' John CBE, Ian 'Thorpedo' Thorpe OAM, Victoria 'Posh' and David 'Bend It Like' Beckham then check out the up close and personal photos on The Big Picture to give you a great idea of what it would have been like — how amazing does that wedding cake look. To celebrate this auspicious occasion in style I was very privileged to be invited to a high tea of delicious homemade treats. How nice to start with a glass of Henkell Trocken which is one of my non-champagne favourites which went well with the all-time-classic of a Cucumber sandwich with crème fraiche and dill. The Egg salad sandwiches made apparently to a Women's Weekly recipe were excellent.

Homemade Scones with strawberry jam and freshly whipped cream started the sugary intake along with three types of Macarons bought from Adriano Zumbo. Delightful looking Butterfly cupcakes were homemade and decorated with fresh raspberries. The pièce de résistance of the night for me was the Homemade meringues with freshly whipped cream and Persian rose water fairy floss. Fragile to the touch and melted-in-your-mouth with sugary goodness. The rose water fairy floss worked so well on flavour making them very special and fit for royalty. I had to stop myself at two but could have easy eaten a whole platter of them. Matched with Audrey Wilkinson 2010 Moscato that also gets my tick as a favourite.


Audrey Wilkinson 2010 Moscato

Santa Margherita Prosecco

Cucumber sandwiches and Egg Salad sandwiches

Homemade scones with strawberry jam and freshly whipped cream

Adriano Zumbo macarons and homemade butterfly cupcakes

Homemade butterfly cupcakes

Adriano Zumbo macarons

Homemade meringue with whipped cream and Persian rose water fairy floss

William and Catherine tea towel

William and Catherine bell

William and Catherine saucer and cup

Forks and tea cups

Table flowers

The Royal Wedding on TV

Arriving to Westminster Abbey

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles

Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Elton John (right)

Ian Thorpe and David & Victoria Beckham a few rows behind

En route down Constitution Hill to Buckingham Palace

Red Rooster proud sponsor of The Royal Wedding — that's a little weird

Crowds converge towards Buckingham Palace

Media and their big telephoto lens

Royal family greet the public from Buckingham Palace balcony

The Royal first kiss


Torrent Download said...

Oh, these are so nice pictures. And food looks so delicious.There is no wonder, it is really royal wedding. The ceremony was also great. I enjoy it a lot.

Vivian - vxdollface said...

Those butterfly cupcakes are so cute! Haha looks like you had a wonderful time 'at' the wedding :)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi Torrent Download, glad you enjoyed it.

hi vivian, it certainly seemed like i was 'at' the wedding hehe

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