Posts Tagged ‘dessert table’
One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve had the pleasure of being a part was the union of our friends Peter & Amber. It was so much fun working alongside my brothers as a team to capture their big day and so refreshing coming up with inspiration to style their custom cakebite display.
I’ve never been afraid of being different. So if you ask me for ideas or themes for a party, you can fully expect to hear some offbeat suggestions. Last weekend’s celebration was no exception! My sisters and I sat down and came up with a Japanese Pop theme. We wanted something that would reflect Penney (Momma to Be!) who is stylish + edgy with a subtle cutesy flair. We chose BRIGHT YELLOW+ HOT PINK using BLACK as our accent color.
For the dessert spread, we stylized it on a low coffee table to reflect dining habits in the far east. We stocked it with an array of asian treats like, strawberry Pocky Sticks, strawberry cream filled Koalas, lychee Jelly Cups, chocolate Meiji Mushroms, strawberry cream filled Cookie Wafers, Fortune Cookies and Japanes Sodas. But we also added in sweets like Rock Candy, pink glittered Popcorn, Mini Fruit Pizzas, simple cakebites, Junk Food Sushi, Delaluna Creations’ super cute HelloKitty Marshmallow Pops and of course Cass’ adorable and tall Baby Sanrio Cupcakes. Rice paper umbrellas, lanterns, a few cherry blossoms here and there with our flags imported straight from Nagoya, Japan finished this display nicely. The bonus giant pinata handcrafted by Delaluna Creations was the perfect final touch!
I don’t always gush about venues I’ve worked at, but The Elk Lodge in Janesville WI in my book, is by far the best. It isn’t the fanciest, or most beautiful place but the appeal lies in their delicious food and their staff that always goes above and beyond. I was fortunate to cater the Storms’ wedding dessert table here last December and the appreciation must be reciprocal because I was invited back for their Valentines Day dinner. I didn’t really know what to expect with an older crowd, but I was pleasantly surprised at what a fantastic time I had. Good people, good food, drinks and Elvis made for a memorable night.
I started building this display by imagining a romantic picnic for two. I laid sparkly silver fabric, my rice paper umbrella and two of my favorite crackled angled rim glasses down. I added and took away pieces until eventually the display emitted a romantic feel. This specific table was dressed only with my cake truffles in Red Velvet, Luxe Triple Chocolate and our holiday specialty flavor Champagne. Take a peek!
Special thanks again to the amazing staff over at the Lodge! For more information visit them at http://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodge=254 or come see us at the Janesville Bridal Fair on March 4th at Craig HS.