Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Mouse Who Came To Tea


Dr. Gollum came home tonight with a little white box. Inside the box were two teeny, tiny chocolate mice. You can see one mouse (above) in the corner of the glass compote, hiding behind a strawberry. (If you'd like a closer look, just click on the picture and it will enlarge.)


I just had a fit, as we say Down South.
And of course I gave Dr. G a kiss. Here's the first mouse:


And here's mouse number two.
The body is a Hershey Kiss, attached to a chocolate covered cherry--the long, red stem forms the mouse's "tail."

The ears are two almonds.

The eyes appear to be little dots of royal icing--white with little dabs of chocolate.



I looked at the mouse from every angle, and I thought, Hmmm, I am so doing this for Christmas Day.

Shopping List:

  • long stemmed maraschino cherries
  • dipping chocolate
  • Hershey's Kisses
  • almonds
  • tubes of white and chocolate icing

Coming soon: pictures of the tea party (after the Bandwith Bandit goes to sleep).

49 comments:

  1. That's so cute. I just ordered some chocolate covered cherries from Williams Sonoma, I hope they have stems so I can make mice out of them.

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  2. The little mouse is so darned cute, he belongs in his own movie! Where, oh where do you find all of your yummy cake stands. I went online today (ebay) and found a gem, bid on it and won! The seller lives in IL in a town very close to the town I grew up in....it's a small, small world!

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  3. This was just the cutest.. Who would have thought a mouse would be cute? lol Your cake stands are gorgeous!! Looking forward to reading about the tea party.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Ohh..Gollum! They are so cute! That would be fun to make with my grandson! But...are they too cute to eat? I love the way they like to hang out among the cookies like real mice! Don't tell your guests...just surprise them!...Debbie

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  5. Wow, how cute this would be great to make thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  6. Hi Gollum... Isn't Dr "G" just the bestest ever.... What a darling surprise and you are right... I am thinking this is so darn cute and looks pretty easy to make... that I may even try this one... Thanks for sharing...

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  7. wow the table of goodies looks wonderful, and i love the cake stands.....Pat H

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  8. I read y'all's comments to Dr. G and he is smiling ear to ear. :-)

    Helen, two of the cake plates are Fostoria, and I bought them many, many years ago. An elderly lady in town had a lovely antique store in her garage. We became friends--she taught me so much, and not just about antiques. I miss her. She used to say, "Use your things. Don't hide them away, don't wait for an occasion. Make an occasion. And if you break something,then you have an excuse to go shopping!"

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  9. A customer brought me some one year. They are so cute. What kind of tea did you have? I love trying new teas. Kathy

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  10. Kathy, it was Lipton. :-) I have some loose darjeeling, but I thought it was too fruity for tonight.

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  11. Dr. Gollum is the sweetest. I think that me and Jacob should make a few of those mice for our Christmas eve and day dinners. That would be a cute surprise. I am off tomorrow since it is Friday (yea!) and I have gifts to wrap, fudge to make, a few books to pick up for my niece. I thought I read in one of your past writing exercise posts [that I didn't get a chance to participate in yet to earn my award :( ] that you liked the Stephen King book On Writing as a guide. I can't recall the other book you suggested. My niece wants to start a novel and she has all these brilliant ideas that she jots in a notebook. Her face was just beaming as she was telling me her tale. I wish that I had video recorded her! Hope you had a wonderful high tea! ~ Robyn

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  12. you blog looks BEAUTIFUL! i love everything and the heading is fabulous!

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

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  13. Oh G - I love this! Your table is beautiful. I have a smaller collection of cake plates and mini-cake plates (tea plates I think) from the UK. I will post them one day. I am soooo going to make those darling little "Meeses" to place on everyone's coffee saucer for after-dinner dessert. I think I will pipe on a small red bow on it's neck - afterall its Christmas. :-) Thanks for sharing, friend!

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  14. Beautiful n' yummy, and I ADORE your cake plates/stands! Linda

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  15. That is the cutest thing ever! He looks at home in the middle of your beautiful table!

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  16. Those mice are welcome in my house. What a cute idea I might try my hand at them too.

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  17. Your cake stands are just lovely! Perfect for the season or any time!

    As for the mouse, because I fear them so much, I'd have some trouble eating it!

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  18. Those mice are so stinkin' cute!! What a sweetheart your husband is :)

    Merry Christmas hugs,
    rue

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  19. Ahhhh, so cute. Kisses to Dr. Gollum, the Hershey kind of course.;)

    Gollum, do you get the House Beautiful Magazine? January issue has a couple of pages on tableware storage. What a surprise after your post.

    'D'

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  20. Last year I found a picture of a pastry store in Europe (somewhere). They had trays of rat-like candies. I LOVED them and thought I would try to make them this year. Now, I cannot find the picture.

    These little guys (mice) are just the cutest! I must make them! Thank you for sharing the picture.
    Christmas blessings,
    Cheryl

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  21. Good morning Gollum...I too love those little chocolate mice and made about 40 of them for a party a few years ago...but I used red hots for the eyes..even easier! I do adore your cake stands and the philosophy your elderly lady friend imparted...I think I'll remember that and apply it to my things... ;-) Bo

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  22. gg, If you ever decided to let that man of yours go...please let me know first. thanks vickydarnell

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  23. The mouse is too cute and I am sure the only one I like;) French

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  24. I love the fact that Dr. G was so thoughtful to bring home such a delightful present. The mice are the most adorable little creatures one could have for dessert.

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  25. I'd be the cat that got that mouse...yuuuuummmmmm!

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  26. It's all beautiful, Gollum.

    I'm shopping, today, for our Christmas Brunch. I added the mouse ingredients to the list. The g'kiddo's will love them!

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  27. Hi Michael :)
    Thanks for stopping by and pointing me to your own fun blog. Now I know why we do not see you around Bahrr anymore, you are too busy playing in your own sandbox. But oh what fun and beautiful sandbox it is.
    Those mice are really cute. I need to get the ingredients and plan to make some of those cuties with the grand kids when they come for Xmas.

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  28. Gollum, If those are the cutiest little candies I've ever see. What
    a sweet man you have. Your table looks beautiful as usual.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  29. Dr. G will enjoy hearing your comments. :-) D, I haven't seen the Jan issue--but I can't wait, did they have THE answer for dish storage?

    Bo--what a great idea for the eyes!

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  30. just found your blog, terrie commented you had mice over here, funny they are at my house too. your blog is beautiful, farm living is the place to be! so many pretty things, VERY enjoyable over here~

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  31. Dear Gollum, I returned to ebay for a look at Fostoria cake stands. Oh, I wish I had made those purchases years and years ago too .... way out of my budget this time of the year. I did find one I wanted, but was quickly outbid!

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  32. opps, just read your bio, i have adored you in print, read all your books and LOVED them, i just love a good southern read! thoroughly charmed with your visual blog, but enchanted to know you as an author... sorry about the gushing, i was quiet surprised, i can't tell you how many people i have shared consuming passions with, its a hit in the foodie world too! like ya didn't know...

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  33. Love the table scape and the sweetest little mouse hiding among the strawberries!
    I have been looking around your blog and it is wonderful! I love your house it is fabulous. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

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  34. Thanks for sharing this! How cute are those mice...I'm with you, I'm sooooo doing this. My kids will love it. Merry, Merry to you!
    Desiree

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  35. One of them reminds me of Jerry, I couldn't possible eat them They are so cute.
    blossom

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  36. Oh my, I am swooning over your table...all the GOODIES and the cake stands are just beautiful, but the "crowning touch" is the WEEEE little mice from a TERRIFIC Dr.!!!! "What a guy" as they say.... he is a gem! Hugs, Pinky Am going to have to try making these too!!!!

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  37. Hahahaha! I love them! How sweet of him too!
    I wanna try to make 'em...

    Buffie :)

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  38. Dr G is just the sweetest guy and this is such an adorable idea! Can you imagine all hoopla at the desert table when mice are discovered in the deserts, heeheehee.... ☺♥☺ Diane

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  39. Gollum I love the philosphy of your elderly friend. I know you do miss her. Our pets are just the best aren't they? Hope you have the mice colony under control.
    Happy Holidays!! ~lynne~

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  40. Those little mice are sooo cute! You could stick one under a cookie and have him peeking out. Hee, hee.

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  41. Wow. I wonder whose idea it was to make an edible mouse?

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  42. Aren't they the cutest?
    He bought them at Publix grocery store.

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  43. Gollum- Love those mice! Will be making them soon... I've had my shoulder injected twice. It's not pleasant, but is worth the little bit of discomfort. Had a 3rd bout with bursitis and because of another medical problem my doctors frown on any injections on that side now. They persuaded me to ride it out with pain killers and moist heat. Took forever to get over it! Have a slug of bourbon and get the shot. If necessary have another slug of bourbon and call me in the morning. You'll feel much better in a short time. Why suffer needlessly for an extended period? Hope you're pain free soon. Nancy

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  44. The mice are absolutly charming, and you table, beautiful as always.
    P.S. thanks for the visit!

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  45. Oh my goodness!! How darling!! I think I could make them too! What a great gift from Dr G! And that's some sumptuous spread you have there girlfriend!*winks* Vanna

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  46. The Mouse is so darn cute...almost too cute to eat :-) Everything looks lovely, your plates are to die for!!

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  47. Everything is beautiful! I have made the mice before, they are so cute and tasty too! Kristen

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