The Wonderland Book of Makes & Bakes (Read-Baldrey & Leech) is a recent addition to my tea library. This book makes me wish that there was more time for crafting and baking in my life.
The book began as an idea hatched over a shared cup of tea and the authors then spent months preparing all the projects and photo styling, etc. The terrific photographs were taken by Tiffany Mumford.
There are so many lovely projects and recipes that it is hard to pick some to share with you. I thought the Time For Tea jewelry was really cute.
I’ve been meaning to make some teacup candles for a while now.
This Vintage Cake Stand is also on my to do list. What a fab way to repurpose your mismatched china pieces. I love the mini cupcakes with their fresh flower toppers. There is also a project that uses fabric to cover an old teapot, much like my friend Angela did at Tea With Friends.
Look at this wonderful celebration Red Velvet Cupcake.
I’m sure some of you talented bakers could make these adorable Wonderland cookies -
or Curious Teapot Cake.
There are many more great recipes and projects using embroidery, applique and more. I liked the Lavender Dormice, Drink-Me Cordials, Cheshire Cat Hand Warmers, Tweedledum & Tweedledee Shoebags, Wonderland Aprons, Tea Set Invitations and Duchess Macaroons, to name a few.
Of course, no tea party ensemble would be complete without a hat. The teacup shape and toile fabric made this my favorite hat project of the book.
So yes, I’d definitely recommend Everything Alice to my friends.