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Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes

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There are times to make something wonderful from scratch, and there are times that a few shortcuts yield just as yummy results.  Recently I had a lovely luncheon with a few friends and I wanted to make something dainty and sweet.  But, with all the things I wanted to do, I needed a shortcut for this idea.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Gathering a few ingredients, I decided to do some tea cakes. I thought I was making petit fours, but they turned out too tall for that.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

I began by splitting the pound cake in half horizontally.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

It didn’t turn out exactly even, but that didn’t matter.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Place blueberry jam on one side.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Put the top back on.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Cut into three long strips.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Cut strips into individual pieces.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

These turned out a bit too tall, but it was too late at this point, LOL!

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Mix up the glaze. It should flow nicely but not be too thin.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Place the tea cakes on a rack over a sheet of wax paper.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Put a dollop of glaze on each one, directing the glaze to drip down all four sides.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Use all the glaze in the cup.  Let them sit and drip for about 5 minutes.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Move the rack of tea cakes to a second sheet of wax paper. Scrape up the overflow from the first sheet, drizzling the glaze over the tea cakes in a second layer. Make sure to catch the spots that didn’t get glazed in the first round.  Let them sit for a few minutes.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Move the rack back to the first sheet of wax paper and repeat the process until all the glaze is on the tea cakes, and very little is left on the wax paper sheets.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Another shortcut, I used a flower tip on a purchased tube of frosting.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

I piped a flower on the top of each tea cake.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Next time I think I will slice the pound cake into 3/4″ slices instead of just once horizontally.  But let me tell you, these were absolutely yummy!

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

 

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes

1 frozen all butter pound cake 10.75 ounces
1/4 cup blueberry jam
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Optional – frosting for flower decoration

Slice pound cake into two layers horizontally. (Or, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices.)  Spread blueberry jam on one half, and reassemble.  Cut into three logs, then cross cut into six tea cakes. (Or, if using the slices, cut each into six petit fours.)  Arrange cakes on a wire rack over a piece of wax paper.  Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, mix well until smooth.  Drizzle the glaze over the tea cakes, allowing the glaze to drip down the sides.  Move the rack to over a second piece of wax paper, scrape up the overflow from the first piece of wax paper, and drizzle over the cakes.  Repeat until no glaze remains to scrape up. Allow to dry about 2 hours to harden the glaze.  Decorate with frosting flowers and gel centers if desired.  Makes 18 tea cakes, or a few more if doing petit four size.

Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes ~ From My Carolina Home

Enjoy the accolades, your guests will eat these up!!

Have you ever made tea cakes or petit fours?

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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home

Blog frommycarolinahome.com

12 thoughts on “Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes

  1. Im coming over to your house. Ill be there in 15 minutes. LOL Those look so good. Im a diabetic so those are pretty much off limits to me. But thats okay. I can have all I want virtually.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great day

  2. adorable. You had me at Pound Cake.
    Jelly and Iciing are just bonus YUM
    I think you had a great time with your friends!

  3. Well! I had so much fun watching you put these together and then I had the impression, when they were all “standing” together, that it looked very much like a little teacake convention! Even the chick and rooster were taken in by the gathering! (don’t mind me, since imagination is my stock in trade as a writer, I tend to get carried away!) I do plan to make these and enjoy them as you all did!!

  4. How lovely! There is magic all over your house.

  5. Oh my gosh these look gorgeous and yummy too. Perfect for a tea party. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    QuiltShopGal
    http://www.quiltshopgal.com

  6. Those do look yummy!!! It has been many years since I made teacakes . When my daughter was young we would make them and have a tea party . Sometimes outside sometimes inside and sometimes in a blanket tent in her room 🙂

  7. The do look good, and so easy. Did you buy the flower tip, or did it come with the frosting? Thanks.

  8. YUM! I am definitely making cake this week for my impending in-law visit now!

  9. Good Evening Carole! Your tea cakes look so delicious! I really like the advice you shared on the icing. I had never thought to do that and this will save a lot of waste. Thank you also for sharing this special dessert, I have never made anything like this but I sure am going to give it a try, using our canned Blackberries or Cherries. Have a great night!

  10. By the last photograph, they look so professional! Quilt a lovely thing to serve to anyone, even the queen. =)

  11. They look amazing! I want some now! haha…I just pinned it. Thank you for partying with DIY Crush every Thursday!! Hope to see your latest DIY’s this week!

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