My Mom’s 70th Birthday High Tea Party

coco cake land high tea party

This is a belated post. This happened back in January but … if you are a reader of my blog you know that I’ve had a few things goin’ on lately! I LOVE going for high tea and so does my mom. Not that kind of high tea, guys. High as in… British! Fancy! Royal! Pinkies out and the sound of fine china tea cups lightly clinking against saucers, cream and sugar and steaming earl grey tea and plates and plates of small and sweet desserts and scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam and little tea sandwiches. I dream about going for high tea quite often… you only get one of each thing and you think, oh man, I could TOTALLY eat more than one lemon tart or open faced cucumber sandwich … but by the time you plow through the towers of dainty snacks, you are very satiated. So, in honour of my mom, we threw her a high tea party of her dreams!

raspberry sugar cookies

I made these crispy sweet and tart Craftsman and Wolves inspired sugar cookies – recipe coming soon!

macaron mania

I went wild making macaron – I was pretty much a crappy little novice at it but by the fourth batch I wasn’t doing too badly. I did a few fist-pumping booty shaking dance moves when these guys turned out like this, as above! Find my macaron mania post here with all the tips I found.

pink buttercream ruffle cake

I made a pretty in pink ruffly vintage look vanilla buttercream cake too – gotta have a CAKE for a birthday.

dessert table macarons cupcakes cake

Tower of dessert POWER slammed with three types of macarons, lemon tarts, cupcakes and cookies. My aunties also made hundreds of mini tea sandwiches to complete the high tea party feast.

high tea party

My beautiful mom, radiant at 70!!! I can hardly believe my mom is 70 years old. Then again, Asian genes dictate that us ladies will look good up until 80-ish, and then your looks plummet with a 1,000 foot drop. But hey – if I can look as good and be as healthy and strong as my mom at 70, I will be BLESSED, truly BLESSED. Up until last week I wasn’t sure if I would be making it to 40. Now, I am pleased to say that my surgery results came back and the tumour was fully removed, and the lymph nodes they took out tested negative for cancer, meaning it hasn’t spread anywhere. EFF YEAH! I still have chemo and radiation ahead but I am looking forward to blasting through that part of my treatment … and grab my life back by the gonads once this is all over.

To my mom: 70 years of making planet Earth a better place. I love you so much mom and am shooting-star lucky to have you in my life. PS thanks for giving birth to me too. Hehe! xo Lyndsay 

17 Responses to “My Mom’s 70th Birthday High Tea Party”

  1. Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    Happy Birthday to your mom! Holy cow, I can’t believe she’s 70. She looks so good!!! Does she dye her hair? No, really.

    PS — I love high tea. Especially with macarons and mini sandwiches. Yesss.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      ohhh yes! high tea is so FUN. xo ps yes she dyes her hair! hehe. my mom told me she went grey around 40 … which explains the sprouting of silver hairs i’ve been experiencing lately… :(

  2. steph

    look at that AWESOME tower of power!!!!!

    happy belated to your mum. too cute :)

    and YAY!!!!!!!!!!! to no spreading!!!!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      can we go for high tea??

  3. movita beaucoup

    This is basically my dream birthday party. Piles of treats and pretty things!

    I’m just so darned happy to hear about your surgery results. The next stage of your treatment will be hard, I’m sure, but you got this. YOU GOT THIS.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      aw rachael thank you… XO

  4. Sarah

    Your mom is so cute and looks amazing for 70. :) Congrats on the awesome news about the absence of cancer in your bod!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you ,sarah!!

  5. Rich

    What a spread! The macaron look great.

  6. elizabeth

    I need help making “bluebonnet flowers” for a 60th birthday cake for a friend…

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hi elizabeth – can’t help you with that one – but try – they have tons of flower making online classes! good luck!

  7. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Lynds, your mom does NOT look 70! She looks incredible and not a day past 50. My mother in law looks supernaturally young too but she’s in her mid-70s. Scary thing is, she’s got way more energy than me too. You are such a good daughter for throwing her this amazing party. Look at all that food! Your macarons and cake are sheer perfection. Fist pump for the good news about your results! Make sure to keep us updated because loving, caring, nosy minds want to know ;)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha! i always felt that way about my mom, her energy level astounds me! thanks so much sweet friend! xoxo

  8. Cindy

    Your mom looks amazing. I have always been smitten with high tea–all the tiny foods!! I am dying over that vintage-look cake you made, too. It’s perfection.

    And one million-billion congrats on your surgery results!

  9. cynthia

    omg I don’t know how I missed these posts! I love this recap of your mama’s birthday and this amazing high tea — and most of all I LOVE THE GOOD NEWS!!! Yayayay!!!!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thanks cynthia! xoxo

  10. Sue {munchkin munchies}

    Sheesh, I would NEVER guess that your mom is 70! Lucky you, in the gene department!


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