Girly Woodland Dessert Table
After falling in love with the idea of a pink woodland theme for my youngest cakelet's birthday, I was inspired to create an entire dessert table to display some neapolitan woodland treats. Since I spend days (sometimes weeks) preparing cakes and confections for a party, why not put as much love and care into displaying them? The inspiration initially came from her favourite blabla doll, Prudence the Owl, and her organic woodland embroidered blanket in her crib. I knew, though, that I had to infuse the brown woodsy feel with some pink "girliness." I incorporated white to freshen it up and give it a bit of a contemporary feel. The sweets on the table that I created, included a 3-tier woodland cake, neapolitan mini cakes, chocolate fondant "N" monogrammed cupcakes (for birthday girl, Neve), pink woodland sugar cookies, vanilla cupcakes with pink buttercream swirls and fondant flowers, and raspberry cheesecake brownies (from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook). My gorgeous sister-in-law (and I'm not just being cute--she really is gorgeous) Mary, made the chocolate birds' nests with eggs (sadly not shown in the above photo--darn lens!), and I bought cookies n' cream bark and dark chocolate bark to complete the woodsy feel.
Lastly, here's an adorable (and teeny) neapolitan banner I found, at the last minute, on Esty from Big Day Party Shop. Life is in the details! All in all, I loved every minute of creating this party for my little Neve's birthday. Now, there are only 198 days until my preschooler, Reese, turns 4--better get planning!
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