Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Miniature glass domed stands
I definitely feel a tea party coming on. I often find my mind wandering to invitations and linens, recipes and -- best of all -- friends I haven't gotten to spend time with in a while. And I cannot wait to use these adorable miniature glass domed stands I found at Hobby Lobby last week, just begging to serve up treats for special friends. At just 7-1/2 inches tall and 4-3/4 inches in diameter at the widest part, they're big enough for only a cupcake or a mini Bundt cake, like the ones I made last night! I can think of lots of uses for these (I got 4) when not using them for teatime purposes, such as displaying small collectibles or jewelry or Christmas ornaments.
If you happen to have the Christmas issue of Tea Time magazine, I halved the Winter Quick Bread recipe on page 24 (and added 1/2 cup of dried cranberries just because I like 'em). I also drizzled a little icing (powdered sugar and milk) for aesthetic purposes.
The cakes themselves were quite yummy, and so small, about 2-1/2 inches in diameter, I didn't feel at all guilty for eating one.
I must say I have been very pleased with the Wilton non-stick pans I have purchased in recent years, and this mini Bundt pan made perfect cakes and cleaned up in a jiff. Now, to work on that tea party menu ...