OUR TOP TIPS FOR DESIGNING YOUR OWN
After last week’s Blog on why dessert matters, I was inundated with questions on how to create the perfect dessert table when it is the last thing we worry about and is NOT in the budget. Your wedding cake will undoubtedly be a stunning work of art. However, guests have become used to seeing expensive, beautiful cakes at weddings, so they will not be surprised to see your lovely cake.
A dessert buffet is a perfect way to express yourselves as a couple and enjoy your favourite sweet treats on your special day. The ways you can customise a dessert buffet are as limitless as your imagination, and there is no way you can go wrong. Sweet and straightforward finger food is an excellent choice if you would like to offer a variety of small bites. Or, you could make a bold and elegant statement by adding a chocolate fountain with various fruits, biscuits, cakes, and anything else you can think of to dip into the chocolate. In all honesty, they don’t even have to be expensive biscuits. Our guests always demolish the wafers. you know, the ones filled with vanilla or chocolate cream.
My best tips for designing dessert tables for a party:
You can hardly see a styled party or wedding without an elaborate sweets display. And it’s a great way to make your event feel special.
But for the purpose of realistic home parties and celebrations, I’m going to cover some basic design principles that are a bit more achievable. In addition to these sweets’ tables, here are some ideas for setting up a treat table for a party at home. These are all great for the holidays and birthday celebrations. Here’s my basic dessert table formula to keep in mind. This should be more than enough to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth. One or two specialty items (show-stopping cakes, designer cupcakes, decorated cookies (speak to @juliasbakesfromscratch for those.) One or two homemade treats like fudge, coconut ice or simple bakery items. Two or three jars of sweets to fill out the table.
I recommend you use the show-stopping cakes as the centerpiece. The rest of the table is filled in with colour-coordinated baked treats and sweets. I like to block colour, so even if you only have five different items, keep them all in their own colour schemes. By doing this, your table won’t look bitty. If you have a little more budget, don’t forget Variety is the Spice of Life. Serve a variety of flavours and textures unless, of course, you are explicitly doing a “chocolate” party. Good choices that can add different flavours and textures are Cakes, Macaron, chocolate bars, Brownies, lemon bars and something crunchy. Something Crunchy. These would make an excellent assortment and a taste to satisfy all palates. You can add different textures to a chocolate theme with creamy chocolate truffles, soft sweetie pies and brownies, chocolate cups filled with Amarula cream, and crunchy chocolate-coated nuts. You can even make popcorn and then drizzle dark milk and white chocolate onto it, or jazz up some chocolate with edible glitter and make some glamorous chocolate bark.