It was my sister’s baby shower so I finally got the chance to put together a dessert table. Technically this is the second table I have put together. I did my first for my older sisters ‘cake and cocktail’ party but due to the copious amount of fruit flavoured cocktails being served I didn’t manage to get any good pictures. Oops. (But I do have a great recipe for Woo Woo that I’ll share with you at some point.) Dessert tables are all the rage in the U.S but they are just making an entrance on mainstream tables in the UK which means they are still pretty much guaranteed to give the wow factor to your party. I love them because they are easy to do and relatively inexpensive. (Check out the online shop for jars, plates & stands etc.)
I have to admit that all the cakes where shop bought. I didn’t want to stress myself out and it just seemed cheaper and easier to buy them.
The mini muffins I picked up at the Supermarket (12 for £1) and I decorated them with pink ribbon and sprinkles. I also got the cupcakes from the Supermarket (12 for £1) and decorated them with a Swiss meringue buttercream swirl. SMBC is also a new discovery for me I stumbled across it when looking for an alternative to the usual sickly sweet buttercream that I usually serve at kids parties. SMBC is definitely for grown-ups and it is by far the nicest buttercream I have ever tasted. It’s smooth and light and not to sweet. It is a bit fiddlier to make than normal buttercream but it is definitely worth the effort. I’ll be posting a recipe and how to in a future post.
I did make, bake and decorate the biscuits. I think themed biscuits add a little something special. Specialty biscuits can be quite expensive to buy and as they are so simple to make at home I tend to do them myself. I’ll be posting a great recipe perfect for use with shaped biscuits soon.
I also made some macaroons (hadn’t filled them with cream when I took this photo!) and marshmallow pops. The marshmallow pops went down a treat, everybody loved them and they were so easy to make. Just pop a marshmallow on a lolly stick, dip the marshmallow in luke warm water, swirl it about a bit then cover it in sprinkles. Voila.
All in all I spent less on the food for the entire table than was spent on a single themed cake.
For more dessert table ideas check out my inspiration board on Pinterest.
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