Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FABBY: Pewter Tea Set and Carrot Cake

Hello sweet friends!

          This tea table is inspired by my vintage "Royal-Holland Pewter Tea set" and the delicious 'Carrot Cake with cream cheese Icing' I made for my friend's mother who came to visit her from the capital, Quito.

Her mother was ninety just a few days ago.

So, before I take the cake to my real good friend's house, Myriam, I thought I set a table with some antiques and a few different tea cups and not a 'complete set' for a change.

Ok, with that said, here it is, hope you like it.



Antique "Royal-Holland Pewter" tea set with a pretty tray. I decided to take it out of storage and set a table with it for a change.
I've seen lots of them displayed in magazines lately, specially in a couple of Victoria's I have.

'Walnut Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing.'

(The recipe is at the end of this post.)


The sterling hot tea, 'Samovar' is a treasure heirloom from turn of the 20th. century; that belonged to my Fil's grandmother. Samovars originated in Russia a few centuries ago.

 A few of my tea cups, saucers and cake plates...I chose not to place a complete set of teacups, for a change.


The sterling serving cake spatula was my Mil's and as you can see, her initials are engraved, as she was Eulalia de Crespo, thus the 'E. de C.'

I love the idea of the different tea cups and saucers. I think I will do this for a 'real' tea party one day! 

I love the lace border on the Dutch vintage pewter tea set...and to think that more than a century ago, pewter used to be "the poor man's silver!" 

Almost a year ago for our Anniversary I received some lovely antique things from Alejandro and one is this pretty vintage white 'French Opaline' flower vase I love. 

 Organza cut work table topper.

Antique French Opaline flower vase. A gift from hubby for last year's Anniversary. 


These are Vintage Dutch, we bought them three years ago in the European Antique shop and we took the 'Duncan Phyfe' we had before, to use in the kitchen nook.

Like I said before; I've been seeing them in magazines the kind of dark pewter pieces, like my "Antique Royal-Holland, Real Pewter "tea set, as I've noticed some of you have them too.

 Therefore, I decided to keep it displayed in the Antique Belgium buffet, along with my other silver things, instead of in the pantry closet!

Walnut Delicious Carrot Cake

2 cups all purpose-flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups fine shredded carrot
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts  (optional)

In a bowl of the K. Aid, or electric mixer of your choice, combine flour, bp, bs, and cinnamon.
Add carrot, oil, coarse walnuts and eggs. Beat until very well combined.

Pour into one bundt cake, like I did, or two greased and floured 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pans.
 Bake at 350F oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or check your oven, or when tooth pick inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean.

Let it cool 10 minutes in pan and remove. Let cool completely before putting the cream-cheese frosting on it.

Cream-Cheese Frosting

2-3 ounces packages cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
2 tsps vanilla
4 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups sifted powder sugar  (this amount is perfect for the filling too, but ONLY for icing, just on the top; I make less of the amount the recipe asks for)

 In a bowl beat together all ingredients, until light and fluffy. Check to see if it's of spreading consistency.
Spread on top of cake, or use for the filling of two cake layers and on top as well.

Garnish with some walnuts like in the photo.

Thanking you sweet and kind friends for all the comments you leave me, as you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.


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