Hired by the guest of honor’s sister to create a 40th Birthday dessert table
at a surprise outdoor party, we were completely on our own for inspiration.
Contemplating the birthday girl’s heritage – Polish, we decided to honor her with a table
inspired by Poland’s flag’s clean red, white, black and yellow design.
When setting up an event, we are often faced with moments
when things don’t just go as we expected them to.
It’s part of our profession and we creatively solve those little bumps in the road.
This weekend? One of those things was the weather and
BOTH parties were located outdoor/in spaces without air conditioning,
and temperatures soared in to the 90’s!
One of the decisions that has to be made is how to make the frosting.
Some people will choose style over flavor in this situation – using
shortening in their frosting instead of butter. Me? I choose butter!
I would rather eat a DELICIOUSLY drippy cupcake than a perfectly coiffed one
that is going to leave a waxy feeling in my mouth, and unless begged otherwise,
that’s the choice I make for clients also.
The table began melting AS we were styling it, fortunately Trish was quick
enough on the draw with her camera, capturing some beautiful shots before
in the guest’s mouths.
They literally swarmed the table the second we were done,
“rescuing” the cupcakes from certain utter disaster. ;)
We kept the rest of the table as melt proof as possible.
The self contained cream puffs…
;”>Simply by adding our custom dessert table, this small surprise gathering of friends and