Now if you’re like me it’s hard to pick a favourite cake flavour; personally I’m not a fan of icing – I love a cake that looks like it has been hand baked and whipped out of the oven. Fully styled dessert tables make the most of yummy cakes whilst adding impact through on point styling. As a venue stylist getting creative with a wedding dessert table is one of my favourite areas to work on and here some simple tips for you to create your own.
I always suggest working from the design of the central cake first, and ask yourself whether it will feature flowers or a specific design that you want to mirror or draw attention to?
What colour will it be?
And most importantly what flavour will it be?
You want your table to look effortless, whilst sitting in with the rest of your wedding style.
Next, think about where the dessert table is going to be placed and how it will be displayed. This is where your creativity can run wild, think out of the box with hanging structures, industrial trollies and pieces of mid century furniture. The size of the space you have to play around with will help determine how many cakes you have and how they are displayed. Dessert bars are often self – serve so consider cakes/ brownies & biscuits that won’t need cutting on site. As an option to add to guest interaction consider hosting a bake off and ask certain guests to bring along home- made cakes.
Styling: The White Emporium www.thewhiteemporium.co.uk & Nikkita Palmer Designs https://www.nikkitapalmer.com/ Photography: https://www.gourmandpixels.com/
Playing around with height on your wedding desert table allows each different cake to become their own little focal point. It is important to make the cake you are cutting the main statement and try not to crowd the space around this cake to much as you don’t want to knock anything over during that crucial cake cutting moment. Use crates, wooden blocks, log slices, wooden risers, wire frames and log slices to stop everything appearing on one level.
Styling: The White Emporium www.thewhiteemporium.co.uk Props: The Little Lending Co https://thelittlelendingcompany.com/ Photography: Rosie May Kelly https://www.rosiekelly.co.uk/ Cakes: Cakes By Yolk
Playing around with height allows each different cake to become their own little focal point. It is important to make the cake you are cutting the main statement and try not to crowd the space around this cake to much as you don’t want to knock anything over during that crucial cake cutting moment. Use crates, wooden blocks, log slices, wooden risers, wire frames and log slices to stop everything appearing on one level.
Image from: Emily Little Photography https://emilylittle.co.uk/. Cake Oh My Cakery https://www.ohmycakery.co.uk/
The best thing about styling a dessert table is they can be very fun, really showcase the cakes and actively encourage guest interaction plus they are a perfect photo op!
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READ MORE OF MY STYLING TIPS:
What to consider when styling your wedding day
How to create a relaxed boho wedding chill out area
Creative “Pimp Your” Stations that your guests will love!
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