Monday, December 20, 2010

Truly the "sweetest" teacup ever!

Last Thursday was such a great day at work, because A) we met our last magazine deadline for the year (yay!) and B) it was the day my friend Susan dropped off my Christmas present. Now whatever Susan gives me each year I know I am going to love, but this year she completely outdid herself with this stunning "sugar art" teacup and saucer she made. Susan, who is well-known locally for her baking and cake artistry, tells me the entire thing is edible, but if I don't decide to eat it (and heaven forbid, who would!), it should last forever.

I spent the morning oohing and aahing and showing it to anyone who got near my desk. Susan and I share a passion for pink roses, so she embellished the teacup and saucer, which are life-sized, with tiny pink roses (about the size of your fingernail) on the handle ...

... and even inside the cup to make it more dimensional! The cup and saucer set was also decorated with edible luster dust, which is what gives it that pretty, frosty sparkle. I think this is just the most amazing gift, and I absolutely could not wait to show it to you!

11 comments:

parTea lady said...

Wow, that is a fabulous gift. Does your friend Susan have a website? - I'd love to see more of her creations.

BB said...

Oh, my--- Susan is truly gifted! Angela, if you had said the cup was made of fine china, I would have never doubted you. Definitely a cup to keep! B-)

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is so cute! What a steady hand needed for that. Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Angela - I thought you had found a beautiful antique tea cup & saucer. So realistic and delicate. Thanks for sharing this piece of art with us, Joanie

Angela McRae said...

Maureen, Susan doesn't have a website because she only bakes for family and friends at the moment -- but I keep thinking she needs to go full-time with this!

Linda J. said...

Wow! This special sweet teacup is the perfect gift for you! Absolutely adorable!!

Steph said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!

Ginger said...

Wow! That's gorgeous.

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! I do love it.

ChaChaneen said...

Words can't describe.... just beautiful and incredibly thoughtful of Susan! Lurve it!
Janeen

Kathy Bo said...

That is so pretty! Wow... it looks like a real teacup and saucer!