I had a china tea set when I was younger and it was beautiful.
It had roses painted all over it, little plates, teacups, saucers, a sugar bowl, a milk pitcher, and it all fit on a little tray.
My mom used to make tea for me to serve and we'd enjoy cookies or cake as well. She had little spoons for me to hand out to stir the cups of tea with and never minded when my unstable hands dropped a dish.
Some of the time we had petit fours, the tiny layer cakes that are only a mouthful and covered with pastel chocolate and tiny decorations. I thought those times were some of the best tea parties of all.
I bet you thought I made petit fours. But you're wrong. I do love petit fours though, but I haven't made them - yet!
I have seen a similar recipe to my microwavable cake on a television show and absolutely loved the concept, but the cake took forever to prepare and chill. And you need so many kitchen appliances that I would have felt like I lived in a department store.
So what could I do but simplify the recipe and still make it tasty? Read on to find out!