Saturday, July 23, 2011

Something Sweet

Those of you who know me are very aware of my love for all things sweet. My team at work has started an unofficial afternoon tea tradition where random sweets mainly biscuits, donuts and other baked goods appear just after lunch. Whilst this new tradition has dangerous waist-bulging potential it brings a little fun to the afternoon and its a great way to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea.


Speaking of all things sweet, I wanted to introduce you all to my first dessert and lolly buffet that I put together to help celebrate our belated wedding celebration earlier this year. Inspired by the amazing designs of Amy Atlas Events  I set out by searching the internet for online lolly stores and visiting old wares shops looking for cute glass containers and unusual bowls to house my sweeties.




In keeping with the colour scheme of our invites - white, chocolate and pink colours dominated the dessert and lolly table.






I ended up ordering some of the sweets online and the others I gathered from visiting Georgious Confectionery  in Petersham, Lolliland in Smeaton Grange, and Fardoulis Chocolates in Kogarah, all in Sydney. I also pre-ordered some of Adriano Zumbo's famous Macarons in three flavours: Chocolate Poprock, Pink Finger Bun and Pancakes & Maple Syrup. These were the first to go!




I managed to pick up some great glassware from old wares shops, Victoria's Basement and I even picked up one at Georgious, who sold me one of theirs! I placed pearl coloured plastic chinese noodle boxes on either end of the table for guests to fill up and take home. I picked these up from Big W and they were perfect for the table.I also purchased up some ribbon, labels, stickers and other bits and pieces at Spotlight.




The Zumbo macarons vanished in no time!
I table featured the following sweets:


Musk sticks
White chocolate frogs
Milk chocolate buttons
Strawberry swirl love heart lolly pops
Chocolate covered honeycomb
Wafer sticks
Ariano Zumbo macarons
Kool Mints
White chocolate swirls
Gorgeous heart shaped Greek 'kourabiethes 'shortbread ( thanks to Girlfriday)
Milk bottles
Foil covered solid and truffle filled heart chocolates
Oreos - original, strawberry and double chocolate
White & pink marshmallows
Mini musk lollies
White chocolate covered raspberry bullets
Cupcakes from the Cupcake Room






It was a LOT of work, but I really enjoyed putting this together and I'm looking forward to the next occasion where I can do it all over again. A great big thanks goes out to Girlfriday for helping me set everything up on the day. 


Tell me, what favourite lolly or sweet would you have to have on your dessert table?

13 comments:

Laura said...

soooooooo awesome, drool

The Food Mentalist said...

Thanks Laura,
It was a lot of fun to create :)

Maureen said...

Wow ! What a layout -- it looks professionally elegant and so inviting!

I'd just like to take your table and forget about mine. :)

The Food Mentalist said...

Thanks Maureen,
If you lived closer you could have mine :)
Hope you are getting better weather than us down here, it's cold and rainy :(

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Bravo! Well done-I can imagine what a monumental amount of effort that look. You've carried through the theme wonderfully too! :D

muppy said...

i love it, i am very inspired for my daughters 4th birthday! where did you get the heart lollypops?

The Food Mentalist said...

Thanks Lorraine :)

Muppy,
I got them at an online store called goodie goodie gumdrops ( well I think thats what its called). Would love to see what you do for your daughters 4th birthday! how exciting :)

Martyna @ WholesomeCook said...

Wowsers! How gorgeous and sweet... A great way to celebrate your union :-)

The Food Mentalist said...

Thanks Martyna :)

muppy said...

Thanks, i'll check it out :)

Miss T said...

gorgeous! and that view!!! Double Ewe, Tee, Eff!
where is that? (roughly...)

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

That is a wonderful table. You pegged Amy Atlas dead on...she has some of the most beautiful creations, well done.

Tina said...

Wonderful dessert buffet-Bravo!

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