>My big 30th Birthday High Tea Party

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This was it, Sunday I finally turned 30 and had a wonderfull party outside my apartmentbuilding with lots of my friends and family.
Hours of preparation went into this party searching the Internet for great recipes to make just for this occasion, I even had a give-away back in April to inquire what other bloggers thought I should serve. Some of the suggestions made it and some didn’t….

These strawberry cupcakes were made by me earlier this month for Taste & Create, only without the original topping, recipe to be found here. I had run out of butter so I had to come up with my own version, here’s what I did:
Creamcheese frosting
200 grams cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoons raspberry-flavoured liqueur
1 cup powdered sugar
17 strawberries
Place cream cheese, liqueur in a medium bowl and powdered sugar in a bowl and beat just until blended. Cut thestrawberries in half. Top each cupcake with a dollop of creamcheese frosting and garnish cake with strawberry halves.
The miniature tiramisu cupcakes were such a huge succes at work back in May, that I instantly knew I had to make them again.
Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch suggested that I make Cucumber Sandwiches. Instead of going for the traditional sandwiches I opted for these cuties, here’s what I did:
Open-faced Cucumber Sandwiches
2 packs of party bread (I found these presliced at my supermarket, of course you could use rolls or baguette)
200 grams cream cheese at room temperature
1 clove of garlic, very finely chopped
1 tbsp Rosa Maria Dipper (herb mixture from Oil & Vinegar, also available in U.S.A. and other countries!!)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cucumber
dill, chopped
Mix the cream cheese with the garlic and Rosa Maria Dipper, add salt and pepper to taste. Slice the cucumber into thin slices. Divide the cream cheese mixture over the slices of bread, put one slice of cucumber on each sandwich and sprinkle some dill on top.

Chicken and Salmon wraps, easily made and gone in 60 seconds.
These Cranberry Scones were amazing, my mom actually made them after the recipe suggested by Steph from Obsessed with Baking. They were quite easily put together, we left out the orange glaze and served them with orange marmalade, strawberry jam and Clotted Cream from Devonshire. Delicious!!
I also served two fruit salads: one with red fruits and one with green/yellow fruits, but I forgot to take pictures!!!
As the following pictures show we had a lovely afternoon with great weather!
I hope all my birthdays to come will be equally wonderful!!

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