Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tea and Red Velvet Cupcakes

Welcome to "Tablescape Thursday," hosted by Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. Today, I'm featuring a sideboard tablescape to celebrate the romantic season of Valentine's Day.

"Tea and Cupcakes"...absolutely! Nothing sweet could be more Southern on Valentine's Day than a Red Velvet Southern Belle Cupcake. Pair these with chocolate and hazelnut-infused black tea--"Florence Tea" from Harney Tea for a wonderful afternoon treat.


A romantic sideboard setting...

There's nothing more Southern than red velvet cupcakes...and a cup of tea!

Here are some packages I will be giving as small tokens of love: A cupcake in a "to go" box, chocolate truffles in a small gold bag with a cherub applique' and cherub-motif tissue paper, and a wine-color toile print gift bag to hold a sweet gift of chocolate tea.

Sweet Treats...

If you are into American Idol, you might like the tablescape from my previous post on Tuesday of this week.

Thank you for stopping by and please join in the fun! Stop by Between Naps on the Porch and visit with all the other bloggers who are participating today in Tablescape Thursday.

46 comments:

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

That is a VERY good idea!

Carol said...

I LOVE red velvet cake! I think I'll make cupcakes for Valentine's Day week snacking!

redsoxmom said...

What a great idea. Yummy! I like the touch of the LOVE banner. Can I come?? LOL
Blessings!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Miss Janice! I love the Tea and Red Velvet Cupcakes tablescape! My mother used to make Red Velvet cake all the time when I was growing up...scrumptious choice! I'm heading north for V'Day to spend with my dear friends. Thanks so much for your sweet comments you always leave when visiting me! ;) ~CC Catherine

tardevil said...

Looks like you're going to have alot of fun! I pulled out that same magazine & put it on my coffee table. Cupcakes look delicious! I've never heard of chocolate tea. I think I'd like it since I'm crazy about both!!! Hope Teresa is ok.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Red Velvet Cupcakes... yes Miss Janice... you are a Southern Girl after my own heart... did you use the sweet sugary icing or buttercream... love the pretty tablescape... and the tea... it's all about the tea!

Bless yo'r heart... Dixie

prof en retraite said...

Oh Miss Janice...You have a way of making everything look sooo elegant! I have not heard of hazelnut tea. I will have to check that out! I had a smidge of red velvet cake last night...yum! Loved this post...Debbie

QueenBeeSwain said...

Looks just amazing and red velvet (with a roux-based frosting) were and are sacrosanct in my family :)

kHm

Lori said...

Your tablescape is lovely. Love red velvet cupcakes. They are just to die for. . .and we Southerners would too!!

A Hint of Home said...

The ladies that you have to tea are very lucky ladies. The to go bags are so cute. Wonderful idea.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hello Miss Janice,
I realy love your idea for tea. What a wonderful time with friends. I have a little heart-shaped muffin pan. I'll just have to make some of those little Red Velvet heart cakes. Everything is just lovely.
Alisa

Ma'dame French said...

Ohh I love red velvet cake! Yummy! What a great idea for little gifts;) French

Lady Katherine said...

I love the token of love bags! The cupcakes look yummy, and red velvet! If you see my post on Tablescape Thursday, it was made months ago. I guilty of holding my cup wrong. I did learn a lot from your Jan. articles. So there is hope for me.

Pug1 said...

OOOhhhh, The side table tablescape is a great idea!!!! What can i say...it looks fantastic AGAIN!!!! CHEERS! Michele

Maryrose said...

Miss Janice,
Love all of the gift ideas. I attempted red velvet cake last week and it was wonderful. The things I am learning from Tablescape Thursday, how wonderful. Also thank you for the lovely gift ideas and for sharing.
Maryrose

ellen b. said...

I just bought a red velvet cake mix to make something for a tea I'm hosting next Wednesday. The first time I had a Red velvet cupcake was in Dallas at my niece's baby dedication...
Happy Thursday to you.

Fifi Flowers said...

PRETTY... cupcake PLEASE!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Melissa Miller said...

Miss Janice this is just sweet perfection!
The cherub is precious.
Just a lovely TT post all the way around. Love the
hanging banner as well.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my Roo table. You always make me smile with your gracious words.

~Warmly, Melissa :)

Bo said...

Hi Miss Janice...once again you have shown us a special way to entertain without a lot of fuss or expense...and who wouldn't feel special with your to go treats!
Thank you, ;-) Bo

Glenda said...

I hadn't heard of Harney Teas. Need to check them out for certain. I think cupcakes are a splendid idea for Valentine's Day. It provides built in portion control, else I would be prone to overindulge.

I put Florence tea in the search box on the homepage for Harney Teas, and came up with a message that said: There are no search results. Please try again.
What am I doing wrong?

I really like this presentation for Valentine's day and the favors for your guests as well.

carolinajewel said...

I love red velvet cake and cupcakes!!! Great presentation! :D Jewel

justabeachkat said...

Yum...I had a small slice of red velvet cake last night at a function we went to for the Heart Association and it was delish!

Hugs!
Kat

PAT said...

Red velvet cake is one of J's favorites. Wonderful tablescape Miss Janice!

ceekay said...

So pretty. I love red velvet cake! and how sweet to have little tokens for your guests to take as a momento!

Shelia said...

Very lovely, Miss Janice! Oh, I can almost taste those cupcakes!! Love red velvet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Perfect, Miss Janice! What a fantastic idea for Valentines! Blessings, Nancy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

The way you displayed the cupcakes on the cake stand is so pretty, with the roses and the little cherub in the middle. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

Kara said...

Oh how adorable. I'll have to do this for the handsome hubby on his b'day which right after V'day!.

Love the 'gift bags', makes me want to have a party every week with all your ideas.

Kathleen Ellis said...

I am sooo ready for one of those cupcakes (maybe two :-)) and a cup of that tea. You find the most lovely bags and details. I love the little stands, they look like placecard holders that you put out...wherever did you find them? and the cherub bags? do you mind sharing?
LOVE-ly!
;-D

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You sure know how to treat your friends Janice! Love;y setting!

Miss Janice said...

Glenda, Oooops, I thought I had placed a direct link to the page with the chocolate tea. Anyway, when I went to the link, I just typed in "chocolate" or "Florence" under the search bar. It is such a wonderful tea, as are all of the Harney teas:-)

LillyB said...

Great Idea!!! Have a blessed weekend!

LillyB said...

p.s. I wanted to tell you that I sat with a friends 6 year old last weekend and we had Tea and fingersandwiches! She enjoyed it...she told me "Now we are supposed to talk about lady things!" we had a great time talking about lady things :)

Slowly Dying 2 Self said...

Beautiful!

smooches,
Larie

Susan said...

Very pretty sideboard. I wanna cupcake!

Have a great weekend

Susan

Elaine said...
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~CC Catherine said...

Miss Janice, I wanted to invite you to my place today for my Show & Tell post, a window shopping spree, and my FIRST GIVEAWAY Challenge! GUESS WHOS EYES ARE THESE...come on over you AI fan! ;) ~CC Catherine (Hey, I'm making Strawberry Shortcake Scones this weekend., why don't you have one with me! ;) Virtually of course, I'll take some pics and share with you! ;)

Elaine said...

Miss Janice, I love your "Southern-ness" and your lovely post today! The sideboard setting is so pretty! I grew up in South Carolina but I have not lived in the South since I was 13. Still, my sisters and I consider ourselves Southern and we always will! I think its a charm and attitude that you can never leave behind! So glad I have found your blog!
Elaine :)

JudyBug said...

How cute! I so love red velvet cake and now you've made me want to bake!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Can you believe I've never eaten Red Velvet Cake?! I think I've been missing out, here. Love your wonderful Valentine's goodies...lovely packaging...a guest or friend would be lucky to receive one of those! :-) Susan

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

What a lovely tablescape presentation! I too have never had red velvet cake...sounds like I am missing something yummy! I like your Valentine gift bags. Very thoughtful ideas! Have a great weekend!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Miss Janice...You are so right! There is nowhere like the South! Sometimes when I was in France, I would be so hungry to hear English spoken...nobody I knew spoke English...and not only spoken, but with a Southern accent! We are a very friendly and welcoming crowd of folks! I couldn't stay away for long! Have a great weekend...Debbie

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Everything you do is just so lovely.

Hummingbird said...

Wonderful blog, beautiful posts, charming photos. Thank you, Miss Janice! I'll be back, for sure.

playsdolls said...

pulatVery beautiful table scape Miss Janice,love all the red roses.RedVelvet cake was my father in laws favorite.I never thought to make them as cupcakes,I do like the idea though for Valentines.

Mama said...

Hello Miss Janice, your "Tea and Red Velvet Cupcakes" look and sound delicious and I love your little take-out gifts, esp the little Red Toile bags, I have never tasted hazelnut tea, I will look out for it :). you have a really lovely blog. Kathy.