A dragon guards my tea

Recently, I switched from tea bags to loose-leaf tea. A little math:

1 pound = 16 oz.
20 tea bags are approximately 1.4 oz.
1 pound of tea bags, then, are 16 * 20 / 1.4 = 228.5 tea bags

20 tea bags (1 box) runs anywhere from $2 to $4, depending on the brand. So 1 pound of tea = 228 / 20 * $3 = $34.20. It can be less, it can be more, but that’s about the middle of the road. Continue reading

Cups of cake

Which is completely different than cupcakes. My friend Bonnie recently pointed me to a post on Cake Wrecks for steampunk cakes. There were some truly gorgeous cakes on there, including the hat with the clockwork butterflies that she’d originally called to my attention.

I alo loved the cups on that page.

Then I followed some of the links to the creators of the cakes. There are some truly gorgeous cakes out there. (I informed my son he doesn’t get one with dragon-shaped dragons for his birthday, but he says that’s not what he wants. Win-win!) And I ran across a lovely stack of teacup-shaped cakes with flowers made of frosting from Christopher Garren’s.

If my daughter ever decides to have tea parties, I’ll . . . work up to something like that. We’ll start with a single teacup-shaped cake, I think.