Thank you for all the great feedback regarding Karyn's Sugar & Spice Shower blog post. Here is part two with a focus on the tablescape filled with sweetness and peppered with a bit of spice!
The days of chocolate fountains, tarts and whipped filled desserts are gone - say hello to adding personality to your presentation! It's important to select a theme that brings your dessert table to life! Culinary confections are now over the top thanks to talented pastry chefs, inspiring blogs (we love bakerella) and Pinterest. You can find ideas all over the internet and with a little tweaking make them your own. Luckily I had the amazing opportunity to work with a very talented pastry chef, Veronica Owens who works with me at the Royal Park Hotel. In her spare time Veronica runs a side business called A Sweet Intention and handcrafts cakes, artful cookies, French inspired macaroons and other decadant desserts.
I really enjoy working with Veronica, she has this calmness about her during the heat of the moment when she is producing thousands of desserts over a busy weekend at the Royal Park Hotel. She also has a twinkle in her eye when we chat about all things sweet! Veronica has this humble ability to take an idea and create a confection masterpiece. Not only does Veronica knock it out of the park with her presentation skills, the flavors are simply delish!
I shared this idea found on Pinterest with Veronica and asked her to recreate the look.
Here is the end result...
My mom (Judy) and I wanted the dessert table to be interactive. We created a takeaway station on the table where guests could enjoy some sweet and spicy treats after the shower. Guests filled their bags with spiced gumdrops, sea-salted caramel, kettle popped corn, M&M's, Good & Plenty, dipped pretzels and other goodies.
Veronica baked two tortes...
Chocolate Ganache Spice Cake (infusing spice with chocolate is a current culinary trend) and Sweet Vanilla Cherry Chip with Buttercream Icing.
ET Tip: Stack cake pedestals to create two tiers and elevation on the table.
Add a pop of color by simply tracing the top of the pedestal on a piece of scrapbook paper. Cut out the circle and use double-stick tape to secure the paper to the top of the cake pedestal.
Interested in learning more about this Sugar & Spice Shower? Check out part one of our ET blog post here.
An EventTrender shout out to my dear, sweet sister who is having her twins Friday (yes this Friday) !!!!!!!!!!!
As you can imagine, our family is just over the moon with joy and excitement.
Sugar and Spice and everything nice that's what little girls are made of (times two)!
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