I’m a big fan of dessert tables – give me a reason for a party and I’ll be the first person to jump up to create a table filled with desserts to fit the theme.
I think it makes the perfect addition to any party and I’m a sucker for taking something simple and transforming it to look pretty. Having a dessert table helps to give the room a focal point and keeps the guests waiting eagerly and on their toes till the table opens up!
I’ve created loads of dessert tables over the past few years – but none have actually appeared on here. This little series will showcase all the tables I’ve put together for various different events – all of which combine homemade desserts with those purchased straight from the shop.
First up is this ensemble I put together for a family gathering. With the majority being homemade and with only one evening to bake- I had my work cut out! Many of these dessert recipes feature on this blog, if you’re keen to give them a go!
- Lemon Loaf
- Strawberry Jelly Shots
- Chocolate Choux Buns
- Banoffee Pie
- Madeira Cake
- Rice Pudding Glasses
- Mini Caramel Tarts
- Cinnamon Rolls
Here are my top tips on creating the perfect dessert table:
- Use Individual mini glasses/pots
- I tend buy mine from Party Delights – by using these, it makes it incredibly easy for all guests to pick up a dessert and go, but also really helps to add to the aesthetics of the table.
- Use a variety of cake stands/boxes in all different shapes and sizes
- A good dessert table is one which is of all different heights – you can be as imaginative as you want with the items you use – I’ve used jewellery boxes, bird cages and vegetable crates previously!
- Use fairy lights and flowers
- Use anything to help you dress the table up
- Use a table cover
- Unless your table is super pretty, there’s no excuse to not use a table cover.