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A May Party and Bouquets of Roses

For my month of May party, I wanted it to be delicate and flowery. Just as blowsy and romantic as the season. This called for huge bouquets of flowers to be cut from my garden, and Grandma Tommy's Bavarian rose wedding china atop an antique drawn-work tablecloth.
 And it was the perfect time to use the antique porcelain name card holders Moma got me for Christmas. Remember them HERE? And I did tiny watercolor tags for the names.
 I decided this was also the perfect time to try Mary Berry's Viennese Whirls that were a challenge on the British Baking Show. It was a soft dough similar to shortbread, that you pipe in a whirling circle, then bake and fill with raspberry jam and buttercream frosting. They were yummy, but they couldn't hold my attention when the other item I made was PAVLOVA.
 If you have read many of my posts you may know that I am utterly crazy about Pavlovas! HERE you can read about what these blissful confections are like, and use my recipe to see if you find th…

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