Thursday, March 13, 2014

Robin's Egg Blue: Japanese Tea Sweet


I've been having so much fun playing with Japanese tea sweets!  This is one of my favorites.  It's made from a center of red bean paste, surrounded by white bean paste for the nest.  The little blue eggs are white bean paste that I colored.  (The bean pastes are sweetened.)

The naming of sweets is an important part of the process, as the guests may want to know the story of the sweet.  I'm learning what makes a good sweets name.  Generally, it should be something suggestive of the season, and poetic.  Do you have ideas for a name for this sweet?     


6 comments:

Angela McRae said...

How lovely! You already had something named "in the snow" recently, didn't you? But I can't help thinking of robin's eggs in the snow when I see this. Just charming!

amherstrose said...

May I offer . . .

Sweet Nest Painted
with Shades of Blue

A beautiful offering with tea.

Mary Jane

Rosemary said...

For this sweet, perhaps 'Spring's Promise' or simply 'Hope'. When they name sweets, typically how long is the name?

Rosemary said...

For this sweet, perhaps 'Spring's Promise' or simply 'Hope'. When they name sweets, typically how long is the name?

Rosemary said...

For this sweet, perhaps 'Spring's Promise' or simply 'Hope'. When they name sweets, typically how long is the name?

Marilyn said...

Oh I love it. It is just perfection for Spring. Yes, Hope! as Nancy suggested, it was my first thought.