The Petites Bouchées Dessert Table, plus a Giveaway!

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Petites Bouchees Dessert Table

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I’ve hinted on a project that I have been working on for a few weeks now. Well, now it can be revealed. Petites Bouchees has ventured into the stylized dessert table business!
This idea has been percolating in my brain since last year, but it was only this year that I had the guts to go through with it.
Wedding professional consultant, Meghan Ely of OFDconsulting has been instrumental in connecting me with great vendors in the area, with whom I am so thrilled to be now working with on current and future projects.

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Wedding Cake – Sweetest Thing Bakery

It’s so easy to get carried away with a first project, but I wanted to pay tribute to the lovely wallpaper I first laid eyes on in an adorable pastry shop in San Francisco called Miette. I couldn’t not include a candy station for which Miette is also known for and their macarons were the first ones I tried that got me hooked on these little Parisian confections.

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Wallpaper Shortbread cookies

I was lucky that they made the wallpaper cookies that matched the backdrop (yes, I’m going to use the “wallpapered” structure somewhere in my house after this project) – whimsical hydrangeas and starburst floral patterns – so I mailordered them to make an appearance on my very first dessert table.

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Peadee Pops by Flour and Iced

I won’t deny that this has been a learning experience – I think I’ve spent enough time at Michael’s and on the internet sourcing paper and crafting ideas to bring into the dessert table. Many times, I thought my head would burst thinking of all the little details that need to be done. Sometimes they just fall into place and sometimes you just have to accept that the tarts and buttermilk panna cottas have no room on your little (or big)scheme of things. It’s picking and choosing and always remembering that there is always that next dessert table. 🙂

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A little candy station- I just adore the lollipops
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Dainty cupcakes

And of course, how can we forget the macarons?

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Rose Litchi Macarons
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More macs

Thanks to:
Jenny West of the Sweetest Thing Bakery for the beautiful wedding cake
Krissy Salmon-White of Flour and Iced for the gorgeous peadee pops (aka cake pops)
Paper and Pigtails for the adorable labels
Roshan and Dale of Quarterman Photography for the cool pictures

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Peadee Pop!

Now for the giveaway. I love Crate and Barrel (CB)! They always have such sensible and cool vessels that lend themselves to showcase your baked goodies perfectly. To celebrate the launch of my dessert tables, I am giving away two CB- $50.00 gift cards, just leave a comment between now and July 19, 2010 stating what you would like to see on a dessert table besides cupcakes and cake pops. I will pick 2 winners using the trusty random number generator. The winners will be announced on July 20th and email notifications will be sent to the winners and they should respond within a week or a new winner will be chosen. The winners will be required to provide a mailing address for the gift-card to be sent.This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

I have a couple of events coming up that will showcase my dessert tables. The first one coming up is called “An Engagement” which is a Bridal seminar and showcase to be held at the Downtown Hilton on July 25. See you future brides there!

77 thoughts on “The Petites Bouchées Dessert Table, plus a Giveaway!

  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Please enter me 🙂
    As for what else to go on the dessert table: how about beautiful little marzipan fruits or shapes? Or some lovely pates de fruits?

  2. I am a sucker for all things cute & tiny and this is why I love dessert bars (not to mention how scrumptious everything is)! I would love to see trifles or tiramisus in cute plastic containers and small spoons! The portion would be just right and how adorable it would be next to your macarons!

  3. I love the idea of little cheesecake squares, or lemon bars, or whatever would match the color scheme, piled high on a tiered tray.

  4. Lovely. I like to see old fashioned crystal rock candy lollipops. They add a little sparkle of days gone by.

  5. I’m doing a dessert table for our own wedding (in just a few short weeks!) and we’ve added mini 2-bite cheese cakes and mini mint brownies. I’m excited!

  6. Your dessert table is lovely! I love that you found inspiration from something as simple as wall paper! I would add something chocolatey to the table. Maybe some truffles or bon bons. You could even coat the truffles in different colored sprinkles to keep with your color theme.

  7. HI! i’ve been a big follower of your macaron chronicles since the beginning and I enjoy your blogs! Love the dessert buffet spread 😀

  8. Whenever I see dessert spreads, I always go for the cannolis, eclairs, tiramisu, anything with fresh berries, and anything chocolate. 🙂

  9. Love your blog!
    My idea would be a small chocolate fountain with hand made marshmallows, graham sticks, strawberries. good luck with everything! 🙂

  10. I would love to see some prinsesstårta slices! Also, if I happened to see vegan Prinsesstårta I would probably faint from happiness.

  11. These deserts are gorgeous! Here’s my answer for the giveaway: Cookies! Not just sugar cookies or shortbread – oatmeal, chocolate chip with cranberries, etc. Something for those of us who aren’t always in the mood for super-sweet frosting! Yum!

  12. Those pics look unreal. The kind of set up you see on those Travel Channel specials highlighting the high-end “private member” affaris that go on in those little secret places at The Magic Kingdom! Amazing! – Gary

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