Friday, February 28, 2014

Shabby Lemon Scones for a Pretty Cream Tea

Please join me today for a lovely Cream Tea with some yummy
Lemon Cream Scones! This is one of my favorite scone recipes
and it was so much fun decorating them in shabby colors!

I was just going to serve the Pink Whipped Cream on the side,
but decided to go ahead and slice the scones in half and fill
with the cream! I topped the whipped cream with homemade 
sprinkles! So pretty! The scones are so simple to make!
Just let them cool, then decorate & serve with pink
whipped cream!


2 cups AP flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tsp lemon peel
1/3 cup cold butter, cut in small pieces
1 cup heavy cream

5 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
8 tbsp milk
pink & teal food coloring

1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
pink food coloring

For Scones:

Combine first 6 ingredients; cut in butter with a pastry
blender or rub with your hands until crumbly.
Add heavy cream; stirring just until moistened.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until
dough comes together. Roll out to an 8" circle. Cut out
rounds of dough using a small round pastry cutter. 
(Scraps can be re-rolled) Bake in 400 degree oven
for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on rack.

For Icing:

Combine confectioners' sugar & milk and stir until smooth.
Divide icing into 2 bowls. Tint one pink and one teal.
Dip tops of scones into desired color, letting excess icing
drip off before sitting on a lined baking sheet. Place one
royal icing flower on top of scone before icing dries.

For Whipped Cream:
Beat heavy cream (whipping cream) with sugar
until firm peaks. Add desired food coloring
and combine.

I made my own sprinkles so they would match the colors of my 
scones. If you've never made your own sprinkles, it couldn't be
 easier! Just place the desired amount of white sprinkles into a zip 
lock bag, add a drop of food coloring and shake to combine!!

These were so delicious! Not too sweet!

Hope you enjoyed my Shabby Tea! Come again soon!! xo


  1. What a visual feast for my eyes with those gorgeous photos. The scones look fabulous! I have pinned them here

    1. Thanks so much Linda!! I loved how the colors turned out! So shabby chic! Thanks for pinning! xo Jina

  2. this scones look lovely, with this beautiful colours! I've never made homemade sprinkles before, but I'm going to try as you said, they seem so professional!
    Hope You'll have a nice Sunday :) a big hug, Laura

    1. The sprinkles are so easy! I just used Wilton Icing Colors and mixed a little with my plain white sprinkles. You let each color dry separately, then mix them together as you like! I loved the Teal color. A great Sunday to you too Laura!! Hugs! Jina

  3. Gorgeous photos! I think this would go great for a garden themed baby shower...Hmmm...

  4. gorgeous, going to be trying these soon.

    1. Thanks Trish! It's a very yummy scone recipe! So happy to hear from you!! xo!! Jina