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An Enchanted Garden Party

Cake Ink Enchanted Garden Party

Today we’re sharing something truly very special – a breathtaking children’s garden birthday party by the incredible team at Cake Ink, a Melbourne-based boutique studio that designs mouthwatering cakes and beautiful stationery for celebrations, along with tips and tricks for an easy and cost-effective beautiful dessert table yourself. Lovely!

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Incredibly pretty, right?! As a special treat, the Cake Ink experts have shared tips and tricks for creating your own dessert table.

Six terrific tips and tricks from Cake Ink for creating your own beautiful dessert table

Tip 1: Source platters, bowls and servingware from op shops

Vintage finds are a lot of fun and add a lot of character to a display. You’d be amazed how different something looks once you take it home and clean it up, and place it amongst some other beautiful things!

Tip 2: Keep it simple.

Don’t try to clutter too much stuff onto the one table. If you have a lot of guests to keep happy, just put out a few items and top them up as you go – trying to cram 60 cookies onto one plate is not going to be pretty.

Tip 3: Fresh is best.

If you don’t have time to bake cupcakes and desserts in the last day, or the morning of, an event then source them!! Or go for less perishable treats like lollies, cookies, cake pops and meringues.

Tip 4: Think about the backdrop and the environment around a dessert buffet.

If you are putting a table against a wall a great backdrop is a sheet of MDF or chipboard wrapped in fabric to match. Or stick up some patterned papers, or posters. Perhaps the plain wall is ok, or some venues have patterned wallpaper or coloured feature walls – use these to your advantage.

Tip 5: Think about height and dimension on a table.

You want to create a really pleasing, three-dimensional look that is easy on the eye but still interesting. Cakes are usually a central focus of a dessert table, so they may look best on a cake stand or propped up on a plinth. You can be creative with your plinths too, put found objects like wooden crates or upside-down teacups underneath platters and bowls to raise them, or we love to cover polystyrene blocks in matching papers or fabrics.

Tip 6: Take a look around for great printed party items, like fun napkins, favour bags, thank you gift tags, menu cards, etc.

Etsy and Made It have a lot of great designers you can purchase artwork from and print yourself. For a little bit extra, some designers also offer a customised personalised solution.

We hope these tips help you next time you’re organising a special event to create a beautiful dessert party of your own!

A very big thank you to the lovely ladies at Cake Ink who created this beautiful party. You can visit their website here or follow on Facebook or Instagram.


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