Baby Shower Dessert Table

by Zena-Marie on 22 March 2012

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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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Mrs Jones March 22, 2012 at 17:01

Those Macaroons and marshmallow pops are making me hungry, yuuuummm!!!
Off to check out your Pinterest for some inspiration x


Zena-Marie March 23, 2012 at 13:58

Hi Mrs Jones,
Glad you liked them. The macaroons were a bit fiddly to make but the marshmallow pops are really easy to do and kids LOVE them. I’ll be posting a picture tutorial soon so do check back.


Tara @ Baby Lifestyles March 27, 2012 at 16:03

Zena! OMG This is such a beautiful table! Your sister is so lucky to have you be an auntie. We’d love to feature it at Baby Lifestyles. Please email me if we may.


Zena-Marie March 27, 2012 at 20:12

How exciting. Thank you so much. I would love to have my table featured in Baby Lifestyles.


amummysview April 5, 2012 at 18:00

oh wow I am literally drooling! It looks fab! xxx


Zena-Marie April 9, 2012 at 23:24

Thank you so much. I’m new to dessert tables so I was really pleased with how it turned out.


Karen April 9, 2012 at 20:39

Ooooo, looks good, I am in the middle of planning a baby shower for my SIL, thanks for some inspiration! X


Zena-Marie April 9, 2012 at 23:30

How exciting. I’ll be doing some more posts soon that you’ll find useful so definitely check back.


Mrs n August 31, 2012 at 15:18

Love your blog! Please can you let me know what you used to stand the marshmallow pops in?


Zena-Marie September 4, 2012 at 12:44

Thank you so much. To display the marshmallow pops I used a small block of Styrofoam that I bought in a cake shop. I have added it to my on-line shop or you can also order it from Amazon. You can wrap the foam in coloured paper that co ordinates with you table theme or just a little ribbon to make it look pretty.


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