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15 Best Dessert Tables

October 8, 2010 by
We just love dessert buffets, they are fun and beautiful. These incredible dessert tables that we have used as inspiration were all created by the super famous Amy Atlas from Amy Atlas Events and Shauna Young from Shauna Younge’s Dessert Tables. You can see that you can incorporate basically any theme into the dessert table, from French to Morrocan! They can be more formal, edgy or whimsical. We love the idea of using a cupboard to display the sweet treats. I also think incorporating frames is a great idea. But the real reason we are doing this post is because one of our readers has asked us to share some tips on creating your own dessert table. So Gretchen, this one is especially for you! (We love it when you send us ideas, by the way). Unfortunately, we are only familiar with the suppliers in the Cape Town area, so please feel free to let us know if you know of good suppliers elsewhere. I created my own sweetie buffet and here’s the suppliers that I used.
1. Firstly, Treat Company in Observatory, they have loads of different ready-made sweets that you can order. Just tell them you colour scheme, so they can advise you what to order. They can also make the most beautiful lollipops. I really wanted those, but my order was too late. So when you’re getting married in December, make sure you order well in advance. 2. Nicoletta, they have beautiful sparkly sweets, or you can go for the pastel-coloured almonds. Sugared almonds are a traditional treat at weddings and they have beautiful symbolism. Five almonds are served traditionally, because the number cannot be divided, just like the newlyweds! “Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat. To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet. Five wishes for the new husband and wife: health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!” The good news is you can order online. 3. I also included wedding cake-shaped biscuits. I made them myself, but if you would like to include them in your dessert buffet you can order them from Nelle Cakes or from Roxanne Floquet.
4. I also had homemade nougat that a wonderful friend made for me as well as homemade marshmallows. I also wanted to include candy floss, but unfortunately I couldn’t get hold of a candy floss machine. You can also include the following treats on your dessert buffet: turkish delight, macarons, coconut ice, toffee apples, cupcakes and truffles. The list is endless. 5. I got little boxes from Merrypak so that guests could take home a few treats. 6. I bought glass containers at @homeMr. Price Home and also at Milieu in Stellenbosch, to serve the sweets in.
7. Finally, I decorated the the glass containers with Petersham ribbons by Ebony and Ivory. I have to warn you that it’s lots of work! If you don’t have the time to do it, you can also get the wonderful Annari from Nelle Cakes to do it for you. Check out the table she did here.

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8 Responses to “15 Best Dessert Tables”

  1. Lezanne October 8, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    I absolutely love dessert tables! Such a nice informal and attractive way to treat your guests. By the time dessert comes around, most people are dancing or hanging around the bar. The convenience of dessert tables is that your guests don’t have to sit down and eat a plated dessert – they can just go and pick out what they want, when they want.
    I’ll definitely be making a dessert table for my wedding, with macaroons, petits fours, truffles, nougat….hmmmm!

  2. Paul Roberts October 8, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    I gotta say guys, or gals rather, I am well impressed! Great idea’s and tips! I can’t wait to see the idea’s me and Gretchen will be coming up for our wedding, 9weeks away now, awesome!

  3. Claudz October 8, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    I love this!! We’ve been thinking of a dessert table for our wedding in 2012. Hope it’s still as fun then and not totally over done!

  4. natasha October 8, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Love the real weddings – its great that more brides are going towards this route!!

  5. Karlien October 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    love it, love it, love it!!! Thanks for this post. Any more?? ;)

  6. Becky @ Bowties&bliss October 12, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    LOVE all these dessert tables… they’re so fun and colorful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. casey October 14, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    ha. amy – this is where my wedding inspiration all started.

    i got so excited when i saw her stuff – knew I had to do something similar.

    our sweet table is coming up on my blog soon


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