April 17, 2010

Shop Handmade Launch - White Dessert Bar



With some inspiration from Amy Atlas I created my very first dessert bar for the Shop Handmade VIP launch! The white dessert bar (with a touch of 'Shop Handmade' blue) was laden with delicious goodies for our guests to enjoy with a glass of bubbly!



The super talented Elizabeth of pARTy cakes created our delightful 'Shop Handmade' gingerbread biscuits, adorable vanilla cupcakes and the 'cappuccino' mud cakes which could be mistaken for a real coffee! The details were exquisite, thank you Elizabeth - they were a huge hit. The to-die-for New York Cheesecake was from Flute bakery.




Unfortunately I could not find white macaroons in Canberra so had to settle for meringues! Guests enjoyed some old favourites like milk-bottles and marshmallows and some divine organic vanilla bean flecked chocolates from Lindsay and Edmunds along with home-baked almond crescent biscuits! Even our drinks got dressed up for the night with cute 'shop girl' tags made by fellow dessert-bar-enthusiast, Tania who assisted me with the lovely details.




Last but not least, the simply beautiful letter-pressed invitations from Poppy Letterpress which set the tone for the whole evening... in one word....delicious! I made the cute little food signs from Business card sheets, printed at home, using a tent fold to allow them to stand with ease.


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I thoroughly enjoyed planning and executing my first dessert bar even while almost 9 months pregnant!!! Now the launch is over I have been secretly dreaming up lovely birthday themes for my daughters party in October. I know - 6 months away... but with the birth of our second child any day now it gives me something creative to look forward to on those long nights that I know are coming! You can enjoy more photos here and here.

11 comments:

Yana said...

WOW! your dessert bar looks awesome! so much detail and so many yummy things! i wish i was there to see it all! :)

Gifts Created said...

Looked amazing loving the white and blue so Martha! lol...

Danielle said...

It's beautiful, you must be so pleased with how it turned out. All the best for the big arrival!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh it was glorious, just a fantastic effort & your taste (style & taste buds) are amazing. So loved everything, the branded water bottles, food tags, oh & your happy smiley service with that belly, you're awesome Ros!! I got to taste a cup cake by default, by way of my son helping himself at the Grand Opening morning tea, delicious!! All fabulous & Anya will have an incredible birthday by your hand, i just know it. Love Posie

Tania McCartney said...

You are incredible, Ros - the dessert bar was absolutely stunning and tongue-tingingly delicious. People were raving about it! Those cookies from pARTy cakes were simply too gorgeous to eat (but we did, anyway!). Thank you for your supreme talent, even with full term belly! Tx

Little Ted Canvas said...

Everything looks lovely,and the buisiness cards are great.

gret said...

Fabulous!

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Ohh Ros you are simply amazing!!! How you pulled off that beautiful,perfect dessert bar not to mention all of the other support you gave us is beyond me. At nine months pregnant all I wanted to do was lie around and cry. We can not thank you enough for everything!! love ,love love! Rach

Steph said...

It all looks exquisite! The white theme is so beautiful :)

Victoria Sayer said...

Quite utterly superb. Congratulations to all concerned.

Market Girl said...

Watch out Martha and Amy Atlas here come Ros...

You are fabulous x