I had been picturing in my head for a couple of months to make this raspberry and roses cake. It is a cake in the style of the naked cakes that I have been enamored with this year.
You can't make a cake this fancy and not have it with tea. So, I pulled out all of my most romantic rosey dishes. The little dessert plate is Limoges.
I had every intention of using my own roses but, they weren't in bloom at the right time for embellishing this cake, so I used store bought roses instead.
I love this new delicate little teacup I found at the thrift store with rose spilling down the side of it. It is marked Bavaria.
I have shown this little teapot before it is unmarked.
The raspberries are in season and so fresh and juicy that anywhere I have cut into them on the cake they are dripping this bright red juice.
The cake is just a store mix chocolate cake with normal white whipped icing that I put about 4-5 drops of red food color in to make it pink. I also cut raspberries in half and put them in a layer in the center of the cake on top of the middle layering of frosting. I would place them there whole next time because they are dripping bright red juice from the center layer. It bothers me when I look at the pictures. Well I hope you have enjoyed my raspberry and roses tea. Maybe it will inspire you to have a little break in your week and take a little time out from the chaos.
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog