Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Vintage Candy Buffet table

Hi all,

A few weeks ago, I shared the rustic charm dessert table that I was lucky enough to collaborate on. I am still chuffed with how it turned out and just wanted to talk a bit more about vintage candy buffet tables. For the last few years they have been super popular at weddings, and will probably be for the foreseeable. But I really think that with a few vintage pieces of china and props, we put a new spin on the a new staple on the wedding scene.

The overall look was achieved by combining pale green cake stands, pieces of vintage china and silverware, and all tied together with the 'pantone reference of the year' - radiant orchid. Not only did we use the colour reference within the candy on the table, but the Tarnia also managed to source the actual flower - radiant orchid.

Here are a few close ups of some of the vintage silverware and china that we used in the shoot.

Thanks to Jay for photos, and Melissa for sweets and lovely candy table props.

Feel free to get in touch for a bespoke quote on vintage candy buffets -

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

When baking goes bad!

Hi all,

I have been meaning to bake whoopie pies for ages -my special tin has been in its wrapper for about 6 months. So, yesterday I choose to make the chocolate whoopie pies from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book.

The internet is full of cupcakes and sweet treats baked to perfection so I thought I would share my not so perfect bakes!

I know where my faults lie...trying to make or do anything with an overtired and at times hungry baby! The recipes says to leave the mixture for 30 mins to chill. I left mine for an hour and a half while I ssshhed, swayed and shook a rattle. So the mixture was too hard to work with when putting in the tins.

Lesson learnt. They do taste delicious and I looking forward to perfecting the recipe soon, but next time I'll wait until the bubba is in bed X