This weekend I assisted in the creation of a family birthday tea party. The preparations were the fun part for me as I learned how to make all manner of different pastries and fillings from scratch. I might have been a little overenthusiastic however as I have sustained a few baking related injuries!
Homemade shortcrust pastry filled with creme patisserie and topped with strawberries before being glazed.
Almond macaroons filled with rose cream
Injecting the home made choux with coffee cream before adding a melted chocolate topping.
strawberry tartelette, frangipane tarts, custard tarts and chocolate coated strawberries
and some of the decorations.
On a side note I finished my mantilla doily...
If anyone is interested in making one I found the pattern here