13 Aug

Modern Moroccan-Inspired Dessert Buffet

Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

Amy Atlas has done it again! Her recent Moroccan-Inspired Dessert Buffet is quite possibly one of my favorite dessert buffets she’s created yet… not only because of the fabulous pattern that is incorporated throughout the entire thing – but also due to the vibrant aqua and orange color palette. Yum! It’s ultra-contemporary, yet warm & inviting all at the same time.

Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

The work of some other very talented creatives went into this visual feast as well…

The gorgeous custom pattern (and inspiration for the entire buffet) was created by Erica Bohanon Miller of Thoughtful Day, and the Moroccan mum centerpieces are by Jessie Weidinger of Rountree

Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

Orange flower macarons, creamsicle pannacotta, and orange cream filled meringues by Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille, and the fabulous Moroccan cake and cupcakes are by Archana Rao of Love Street Cakes.

Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

Ali Kantor of Papery and Cakery created a traditional moroccan cookie called kaab el ghazal, which served as a favor for the guests to take home in goodie bags.

Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

All of these lovely photos are courtesy of Karen Mordechai Photography and Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille.


Take-home tips for creating a dessert buffet like this:

1. Start with a great color palette and pattern that can serve as the “inspiration piece” for your buffet. It’s even better if you can find a few different patterns that all coordinate well (such as 3 different designs from a scrapbook or gift wrap collection) – so that you have a few different prints to incorporate into the buffet.

2. When it comes to your large serving trays & dishes, stick with all-white for a clean, modern look. Line serving trays with your patterned paper and embellish cake stands and tiered servers with color-coordinating ribbon.

3. Bring some of your key pattern into the decoration ON the dessert if possible – just like how the cake & mini cupcakes pictured above boast some of the chic Moroccan-inspired pattern detail.

4. Embellish the table with a little non-edible decor – just make sure to stick with the overall colors & theme of the buffet. Floral elements such as the Moroccan mum trees pictured here are a perfect example, but you can also opt for things like framed photos or prints, wrapped gift boxes done up with fun bows, unique vases & home accessories, or even toys! This is actually one of the easiest ways to help play up your theme!


Moroccan Inspired Candy Buffet by Amy Atlas

For more great eye-candy from Amy, check out her online portfolio.

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Leigh Moorhouse SAYS:

I love this post! I get a lot of inspiration from your posts and this has to be one of my favs so far! Thank you for sharing your talents:)

August 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Giselle C SAYS:

Love the color… great table!

August 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

apparentlyjessy SAYS:

This is stunning! I adore the blue white and orange combination!

August 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Yvette SAYS:

I looove it!

August 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm


Of course, beautiful once again. LOVE!

August 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm

thoughtful day SAYS:

Thank you for posting! I love your blog and I am very honored to be mentioned on it. It was so much fun to work on!

August 14, 2009 at 7:39 am

Julianne SAYS:

Wowe. Love the color combo but I love the indian mehendi influence in the cake. It is just stunning.


August 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

Nicole-Lynn SAYS:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this color combo! great details.

August 14, 2009 at 11:24 am

Shar SAYS:

Love this post, your blog is always full of great ideas. My sister will be getting married next year and I have the honor of giving her a shower, your blog was the first place I thought to look for inspiration. Any ideas for a “60’s – Mad Men” themed shower? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

August 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm

brooke SAYS:

Such an amazing post! I love the fun colors and little details! Thanks for sharing!

August 14, 2009 at 8:44 pm

teri SAYS:

Are you kidding me with that cake? Just gorgeous. I

August 16, 2009 at 5:28 am

Down Pillow SAYS:

Love the color combination – so fresh & modern :)

August 16, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Fete SAYS:

very cute..nice pattern used..

August 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Katy SAYS:

wow! what an amazing spread! it looks gorgeous!

August 25, 2009 at 5:27 pm
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