[Sponsored] Treat yourself to a delectable high tea inspired by the world's favourite doll
There's no denying the influence of Barbara Millicent Roberts – better known as Barbie. For generations the doll has inspired children across the world, showing them they can do and be anything they want. Know a budding young chef? Unleash their passion at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney with a Barbie-inspired high tea featuring recipes your kids can recreate at home.
Throughout June and July the Shangri-La will be hosting a Barbie High Tea for children and their parents to enjoy. Designed by pastry wizard and MasterChef regular Anna Polyviou, the Shangri-La's Barbie High Tea is perfect for parents wanting to spend some special time with their kids, or treat them on their birthday with a party for them and their friends.
In honour of the pink-loving, style icon the Barbie High Tea features a menu with plenty of rose-tinted treats, as well as some delicious savouries we're sure Ms Roberts herself would approve of. During tea guests will savour pink-iced "finger bun" doughnuts, rocky road cups, coconut-raspberry jelly pops, rainbow cupcakes, ham and cheese sandwich stars, cheesy chicken strips and mini vegetable frittatas. The pièce de résistance? Pastel-pink Barbie shakes, complete with a sprinkle-covered rim, lashings of whipped cream and fairy floss.
The menu comes from a new Barbie cookbook created by Polyviou, so now little chefs can make Barbie-inspired treats of their own at home. The cookbook, which has been created in collaboration with the Australian Woman's Weekly, is designed to build your child's confidence and experimentation in the kitchen while also having lots of fun. For those celebrating a birthday you can even order a Barbie doll birthday cake – a white chocolate and caramel popcorn mudcake with strawberry buttercream (cake orders should be placed at least 48 hours in advance).
The Shangri-La's Barbie High Tea is available daily from June 1 to July 29. There are two sessions daily, one at 11.30am and one at 1.45pm. Bookings can be made online.