Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Sweet Life

If they gave out awards for most inspiring dessert buffets, Amy Atlas' creations would most certainly take the cake!

Dessert buffets are becoming a staple along the wedding circuit, often use as a sweet favor to see off the guests at the end of the event.  Much as I love delicious goodies, I'm often dismayed to see that most dessert buffet designs have become somewhat of a wedding 101 of finding several apothecary jars, filling them up with like colored candy, and a few dozen plastic baggies to wrap them in.


There takes a certain knack into making these mouth watering delights into eye candy.  Take a look at a this scrumptious table from Amy:


As always, weddings are about making a personal statement and having continuity through all elements of the wedding. Of course color is an integral part in the display, but as they say, the devil's in the details!

Amy and her team designed this bold, patterned dessert table for a wedding. The fuschia cherry blossom tree cake was inspired by the wedding invitation.   Custom lollipop trees were created to complement the cake, as well as raspberry truffles, chocolate and mini cupcakes.  Did you also notice the small pile pink rocks to mimic the lollipop trees growing from the earth?  

Lattice patterned paper was used to line each dish of sweets, giving the overall look a chic, organic look.  Each dessert had its own platter and each dish was neatly arranged on the plate, thus creating crisp, modern lines.  Making sure each dessert has its own place is key to maintaining a clean and inviting buffet, and gives the illusion that each guest was the first guest to happen upon such a treasure. 

If you decide to have a self-serve dessert buffet, make sure that you designate some one to routinely check to make sure all dessert plates and jars are full and everything is in order.  And please above all else, find a container or a space for the goodie bags rather than having them splayed out across the table. Better yet, designate a server at the reception to create special goodie bags for each guest and seal them closed with a monogramed sticker to commemorate the occasion.

How sweet it is to be loved by you!

Images courtesy of Amy Atlas Events.

2 comments:

Lily G. said...

Those lollipops and cupcakes look delicious!!

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experimentalculinarypursuits said...

My favorite color! Congrats on being featured in In-Syle :) You are way fabulous

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