Monday, May 3, 2010

Tea Cup Craze

So, just in case you were wondering, I am still alive after baking 600 tea cup shaped cookies last week.  (Whew!)  My former boss/mentor/friend-for-life Beckie McKenzie (more to come on her in a later post) asked me to make cookies for a tea she was catering.  Heading up the tea was my sister-in-law, Jen.  Needless to say, I couldn't turn it down.  Even though it was for 300 people (so I thought), which would be the most cookies I've done for one order so far.  Well, Beckie calls me the week before and tells me the number for the High Calling Tea is 340, and can I do 240 more for another tea?  After I pick myself up off the floor, I say, "Can I get back to ya on that?!"  I had no idea how long it was going to take me to do 340 cookies, much less 580!  I, of course, over-estimated how many hours it was going to take (or under-estimated my baking skills) and was done with the first order by Tuesday.  I called Beckie back up and said, "I got this" and began baking even more little tea cup cookies like a pro.  Here's what a whole lotta cookies looks like.
Then, once they were done, we (the cookies and I) had a photo shoot.  I even bought pretty flowers for them.
See how pretty they look.
I stuck with a fairly simple design, because after all - there were 600 of them.  (In case you're wondering, I baked 10 extra for each tea, so that's why there's 600 and not just 580.)
Of course they needed pink roses.

After making all the cookies, I really wanted to sip some tea.  A tea cup cookie (or biscuit, if you're from across the pond) goes perfectly with a cup of tea; it's just the right size.  And just to prove it to you -
 If I have a choice of tea, I choose Earl Grey.  I think it smells like fruit loops. 
*Munch*Sip*  (Oh, the things I do for the sake of the blog.)
*Munch*Sip*  (Oh, no, almost done.)
See.  Perfect size.  (But I still want one more bite.  Why is that?)

So, even after 600 tea cups, I'm not sick of them.  I have to do 3 dozen for an order this week.  (Except they'll be coffee cups tomorrow!) 
Now that I've proved to myself that I can do 600 cookies in a week and stay (mostly) sane, bring it on!  Because I'm - happy baking!!


  1. I crack up every time I read this post!

  2. awesome!!! that's a lot of cookies ~ I feel you pain!
    Great job and super cute site!