Welcome friends for tea this week. As a bird watcher, one of the species I look forward to seeing return again in late spring is the hummingbird.
They have lots of blooms to choose from for nectar, such as this butterfly bush.
I also supply a feeder of sugar water which is popular before there are enough flowers to visit. One cup of boiled water to 1/4 cup sugar. No need for red food colouring, and advisable not to add it as the red feeder itself will attract the hummers.
Earl Grey Vanilla tea is steeping in the teapot.
It would appear I forgot to take a close up of the teacup, so here it is from another post. Royal Albert 'Noonday', dressed in green roses.
We can use a spring tulip sugar cube or two in our tea that I decorated.
This little hummingbird is a hand carved wooden one by a local artisan.
And in the yellow carnations is a plastic one with gold wings.
Would you care for a piece of hummingbird cake?
The latest Tea Time magazine has a recipe for Hummingbird Cupcakes but since I prefer baking six inch double layer cakes for hubby and I, this recipe fit my pans perfectly. I made my own recipe of cream cheese frosting and decided to sprinkle coconut over it.
I highly recommend the recipe as the flavour of the cake is delicious. We both like the spice cardamom and I was happy to find it as one of the ingredients.
Thanks for visiting and you can find me linking at these weekly tea parties: