Afternoon Tea at the Park Hyatt

A True Love of Mine: High Tea at the Hyatt

¬†I’m pretty sure that there can be no arguments that high tea really is the best.

If you find yourself disagreeing with me, I refer you to the picture above. When else can you gorge on scones with lashings of jam and cream followed by petite desserts and artfully constructed finger sandwiches. When else can you pretend to really be from high society and sip fragrant tea with your pinkie in the air? Ok, so I don’t quite do that but I do love a good cup of tea. And scones. And cakes. And (some) sandwiches. So in January this year, to mark the end of the holidays, mum and I went to sample the afternoon¬†tea of the Sydney Park Hyatt.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I love the smell of cake batter in the morning…

A True Love of Mine: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

so when i’m off to a picnic and bringing a plate, cupcakes are my weapon of choice.

This time I wasn’t content to go with my old faithful mini vanilla cupcakes and vanilla icing. I was itching to try something new and, as is well documented on this blog, I have lemons on the brain. I had just been on a day trip to the Southern Highlands where I picked up another jar of Lemon Curd and needed to use it stat.

A True Love of Mine: Lemon Meringue CupcakesSo I made these.
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.
Bam.

Friday Favourites: Haigh’s Violet Creams

A True Love of Mine: Haigh's Violet Creams

It’s been a tough couple of weeks and tonight I really feel like a little indulgence. So, as I lie on the couch writing this blog post i’m indulging in a couple of the delicious chocolates that this post is dedicated to. Haigh’s Violet Cream chocolates are my absolute favourite chocolates of all time.