Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what a better time than now to create a dessert bar filled with sweets! We recently made a dessert bar for Better TV and gave their viewers some do-it-yourself tips for making a Valentine's Day spread for a loved one.
Playing off the theme "love is the key to my heart" we included key cupcakes and custom "love is the key to my heart" chocolate bars. We opted for a bubblegum pink, light pink and pale grey color palette instead of the expected pink and red palette. I've wanted to play with those colors for some time and thought Valentine's Day would be the perfect holiday to experiment with the palette. On the table were some delicious goodies including a macaron tower, ruffled buttercream cake, and lots of pink candy! To give it a nostalgic feel, we served strawberry milk in "Be Mine" glasses. The ladies from Wiley Valentine designed the beautiful paperie elements for the table for us and Patti Paige of Baked Ideas created the elegant key cupcakes and heart cookies for us. Annabelle of Belathee Photography stopped by and captured these gorgeous photographs.
As you are getting ready for Valentine's Day...consider making a dessert bar for your loved one instead of giving a simple box of wrapped chocolates. You will certainly get the key to your loved one's heart if you create a dessert bar like the one above! I'll be back tomorrow with more details of the table including the macaron tower and a handmade cupcake stand!
I'll also be back at 12pm EST today to tell you the winner of the sought after Rosanna cake stand giveaway. We had over 865 people enter the contest for our first product giveaway! Be sure to come back at 12pm for the results!