Some days a playdate calls for something special – like sending the kids to eat separately and preparing tea and cherry muffins with pink cream cheese frosting for moms! Ok, you can share the muffins with the kids too, especially that they are really delicious – just keep the tea for moms.
Why tea time though? Because its easy to set up, makes moms feel special and is perfect with a homemade treat. And this cute little treats are actually simple muffins dressed up to look more fancy – with the easiest cream cheese frosting ever.
Here’s how to set the cutest and easiest tea time for your mom friends – or for your mom and aunties! Mother’s day is approaching remember!
- Prepare pretty teacups – thrift shops and yard sales are where I got mine from!
- Make two or three sorts of tea: I suggest one black for the tired mom, one green for the crunchy mom and one sweet tisane for the I-already-had-three-coffees-today mom.
- Serve home bake treats.
- Add flowers – place a couple of blooms in the teacups and spread them around the table- a minimum effort for the maximum effect!
And here’s what you” need to bake your own Cherry Muffins With Pink Cheese Frosting:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup frozen cherries ( plus a teaspoon of sugar)
In a small bowl mix the frozen cherries with one teaspoon of sugar. Set aside. Now mix all the dry ingredients together, and then combine butter, eggs and milk. Now mix it all together, and once its all smooth add cherries, pour into muffin molds and bake for around 25-35 minutes on 350F.
How to make the cream cheese frosting:
- 1 cup soft ( at room temperature) cream cheese
- 1 cup icing sugar
- pink food colouring
Mix them together until smooth. Depending from how saturated you want your colour to be, add one to 3 drops of food colouring.
Now next time it’s your time to host a playdate, make it special and turn it in to a fancy afternoon tea! Who knows, maybe you’ll actually feel more relaxed after?