My daughter Abbie has been asking to have a Barbie Tea Party
since Christmas, when she acquired not one but SIX new Barbies!
So Friday night I decided at the last minute to have the party the
next afternoon. That night we baked the mini meringues, the
shortbread cookies and made the cucumber sandwiches. The
next day we made the Pink Lemonade Mini Cakes!
Phew!! Cooking Frenzy!!
The menu consisted of mini meringues, cucumber sandwiches,
shortbread cookies, pink lemonade mini cakes and pink
lemonade to drink! Everything had to be tiny of course!
The meringues were really good - I piped the meringue
mixture over a mini chocolate chip for a little chocolate
Mini Meringues with a Chocolate Surprise
1 egg white
1/4 cup super fine sugar
(such as Domino Super fine sugar)
pinch of cream of tartar
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 200F. Line a baking sheet with
parchment paper. Place a mini chocolate chip
every 2 inches on the baking sheet.
Beat egg white & cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Gradually add sugar and beat at medium high speed
until you get stiff peaks and the sugar has dissolved.
Add food coloring and mix well.
Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with an
open star tip. Pipe tiny meringue shapes over each
mini chocolate chip. Decorate with colored sugar.
Bake for at least 1 hour or until crisp. Remove from
oven, let cool and place.in an airtight container
until ready to serve.
I kinda goofed when I topped the shortbread cookie flowers with
candy balls before baking! They melted....but the cookies were still
yummy! I just placed another candy ball over the melted area to
show how I wanted them to look. I think I could have pushed one
candy ball into the cookies just after baking - live & learn!
I thought the cookie shapes were pretty - I actually used a
fondant cutter that I had on hand!
Pink Piccadilly Shortbread
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup rice flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 stick salted butter (room temp)
1/4 cup extra fine granulated sugar - such as Dixie Crystals
Sprinkles or Nonpareils
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the dry ingredients.
Into the bowl of a mixer with paddle attachment,
add butter and sugar and mix until combined.
Add flour mixture and mix until dough comes
together. Add sprinkles or nonpareils if
Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness and
cut out cookies using desired cookie cutter.
Bake 14-15 minutes.
The pink lemonade mini cakes were super easy to make!
Using a store bought pound cake, just slice and cut out
pretty shapes using a cookie cutter, then pipe with a
store bought frosting! It really tasted much better than
NO BAKE PINK LEMONADE MINI CAKES
1 container ready made frosting
(I used Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Frosting)
Slice poundcake into 1/2" slices. Using a
round or fluted cookie cutter, cut as many shapes
as you can from each slice.
Fill a piping bag with the frosting and
pipe a pretty swirl on each cake round.
(I used my Wilton tip #30)
Put frosted cake rounds together by pairs
creating mini 2 tier cakes!
Instead of Tea, we opted for Pink Lemonade!
All the guests enjoying their sweets!
We used our sweet little mini tea set!
Abbie's favorite is always the meringues!
Every tea party needs some tea sandwiches and
Abbie's favorite is Cucumber! It's always better
to use seedless cucumbers if you can get them, but
I just used what I had in the fridge!
I hope we've inspired you with our little Barbie Tea!
Today I'm joining Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage
for Tea Time Tuesday!
Thanks so much for visiting!!