We're shortly going to be having an international evening at school, part of which is food from lots of different countries. I have been given England, with a specific request to do "afternoon tea" (A bit of a relief, as providing fish and chips and steak and kidney pudding would have been a bit tricky). Now I have to keep it simple - it starts about three hours after school finishes. Most of the people doing the different countries will be working away all day to provide amazing delicacies from their own countries. I have no intention of trying to "compete" with them, anyway - but what should I have on my table that won't look too shabby compared to the rest? I've only once been for "posh" afternoon tea. So far I'm thinking some very tiny (possibly open) sandwiches: smoked salmon and cucumber, egg and cress. I know there should be scones, but I'm not really sure it is worth making them, as people won't want to fill up on them and not leave any room for the delicacies around the room. Now cakes I CAN do: I thought some Victoria sponges, chocolate cake, lemon cake, and some nicely decorated fairy cakes (not over the top half a pound of fancy icing on every one as is the new style) Any other thoughts? What should I be making, given limited time and a plethora of lovely food from every corner of the globe? What is the quintessential thing about "afternoon tea"? Over to the experts!