Best of 2012 {Candy and Dessert Tables}

Candy Buffets

This past year we have so much to be thankful for:)  The business flourished, we gained many new friends, worked with some fabulous people in the field, and welcomed Baby Gavin into the world!  Looking back through some photos of our displays it was difficult to choose a Top Ten.  Some of our favorite displays didn’t even make the list, but sometimes it is more about the entire experience.  Perhaps it was the appreciative client that desperately needed our help, the creative theme of the event, the team of collaborators that were involved, the first time we introduced a new dessert, or even for the actual guest-of-honor or charity that we were celebrating!  Whatever reason it may be, these were the top ten displays that we created this year:

10.  Rustic Wine Themed meets Intimate Wedding Elegance

Wine Themed Wedding Candy Buffet Favor Table

9.  European-Inspired Dessert Table

Christening Candy and Dessert Buffet Station

8.  Annie Taintor Themed Bridal Shower Candy Table

Red & Aqua Candy Table Station

7.  Little Bird Baby Shower Sweet Treat Dessert Table

Pink Vintage Candy and Dessert Buffet Table

6.  Purple Candyland First Birthday Sweets

Purple Candyland First Birthday candy Table

5.  Mr. Prepster’s Christening Candy Buffet

4.  C+P Explosive Wedding Candy Table

3.  Peacock Inspired Sweet 16 Candy Station

2.  Dining Out New Jersey Toys for Tots Charity Event

1.  “Miss Alana’s” Sugar and Spice Baby Shower Candy Table

Thank you to all of our past and future clients!  You make this ALL WORTH IT!  Looking forward to the Year 2013…

|Bridal Shower| Heavenly Dessert Table

When Lindsay, from Cakes-By-Me, contacted me to setup a candy table for her dear friend’s bridal shower, I knew it was going to be alongside her delectable dessert spread.  Yet, I never knew this event would turn into a sweet treat haven. Another fun sweet treat dessert table collaboration between CW distinctive DESIGNS and Cakes-By-Me.

I quickly got started on the paper goods (labels, menus, cupcake toppers, signs, etc) because it needed to be cohesive and capture the  shimmery, clean essence she envisioned with white, silver and muted pink.  Check back in on our ETSY SHOP for these party printables; they should be ready for purchase soon. Quatrefoil is everywhere on the wedding scene, and I am obsessed!  Inevitably, this was going to be the basis to all of my printables created.

White Chinese take-out containers were used to store all of the guests’ goodies, and additional bags were readily available for the “overflow” of edible treats.

Desserts included mik shake shooters, cupcakes, chocolate dipped Rice Krispie Treats, ombre cakes, banana split bites,  cake pops, champagne popsicles, chocolate covered Oreos, a wide variety of candy favorites, and even more…  Check out our facebook page for even more highlights from the candy table that day.

Although the desserts caught much of the crowds’ attention, the home-cooked food did not go unnoticed.  The guests had a large array of dip options to choose from, sweet and sour kielbasa (close to this Polish girl’s heart), pulled pork sliders,  cheese and antipasto kabobs, etc.

Lindsay and her friends created place settings with silver chargers, and wine glasses in order to create some elegance.  Moreover, beautiful greenery and large flower pots were brought in to encircle the tented area.

|European-Inspired| Sweet Treat Dessert Table

Last year, my family vacationed in Portugal and Spain to visit extended family and take pleasure in the culture.  Thus this European-Inspired Sweet Treat Dessert Table was motivated by our enjoyment of the delectable desserts we savored and the simple, yet stylish atmosphere we experienced.  The special event was a dual baptism for my son and neice, for whom I am honored to be a Godmother for.  The neutral color scheme consisted of gold, champagne and white hues; it coordinated well with the venue’s warm yellow tones. And we love the venue: La Fontana’s Restaurant🙂

I come from a family of “foodies,” thus the focal point of the room became the dessert table. Some European-inspired desserts included our family’s favorites: Pasteis de Nata, a Portuguese crème pastry that melts in your mouth, and Mille Figlio, what the Americans know as “The Italian Napoleon.”    Also included were French Macarons, Meringue cookies, and Ferrero Roche chocolates.  Kid and adult favorites, such as Snickers, chocolate covered Oreos, grapefruit/pineapple gummies, chocolate caramel and pretzels rounded out the display.

Each guest was given a gold tote to take some home as an additional favor.

The beverage table included Grandma’s homemade Sangria, which always proves to be a success, as well as red and white wines imported from France.  We love Hand Picked Selections, Inc!

A scroll pattern and a chic cursive font were used for the labels.  The flower centerpiece stayed true to the European tablescape simplicity, as they were Pellegrino and wine bottles spray painted gold and champagne showcasing white hydrangeas with baby’s breath.  Champagne pintuck runners were used atop the tables.

Check out our facebook page for more detailed photos of this dessert table, as well as our extensive portfolio:)

VENDOR CREDITS:

-Event Design/Dessert Table Styling: CW distinctive DESIGNS

-Photography: Adam Lindstrom Photography

-Cake: Cakes-By-Me

-French Macarons: Sweet Sarah Artisan Confections

-Pasteis de Nata: Tiexeira’s, Newark, NJ

-Venue: La Fontana’s Restaurant

Tiffany Blue + Zebra Print Candy Buffet |Baby Shower|

This was one rockin’ celebration!  Three cakes, huge flower centerpieces, crystal embellishments, large candy spread, and dancing music…now that’s how you celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new child!  AND the mother-to-be danced all night….what a trooper:) Visit our facebook page for more photos:)

 

| Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding |Candy + Chocolate Wedding Dessert Table

Vendor Credits:

Candy/Dessert Table & Logo Design:  CW distinctive DESIGNS
Photography:  JanPress Media
Chocolate covered Oreos:  Sweeties by Kim