04 Sep

DIY: Pink Ribbon Dessert Buffet

pink ribbon dessert buffet

Here’s the entire Pink Ribbon Dessert Buffet we recently created in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (coming up in October), which features the marshmallow pops and centerpiece posted earlier this week.

The goal was to keep this dessert buffet creative & visually appealing, but easy to recreate, so all of the treats are very accessible and easy to make… either store-bought or semi-homemade.

pink ribbon dessert buffet

LOTS more images + DIY Tips for this buffet are below… and – as usual – the basic concepts can be modified to fit any color palette or occasion!

pink ribbon dessert buffet



Think Pink!
Set out a spread of sweet treats with a common ingredient: PINK! Everything from candy to cookies to cupcakes will work.

pink ribbon dessert buffet

Just add Pink Ribbons… and Papers.
A simple band of pink ribbon or scrapbook paper will instantly transform simple clear or white serving dishes into fun, themed displays! Also try criss-crossing light pink ribbon all the way around clear glass containers and lining white trays with coordinating decorative papers.

pink ribbon dessert buffet

Create Visual Interest.
Use tiered serving dishes or upside-down bowls and tall candleholders to add height to some of your treat displays. Add a few non-edible decorative elements as well, such as a floral arrangement or Pink Ribbon Tree centerpiece and table runner.

pink ribbon dessert buffet

Bling, Bling.
Pink craft gems & rhinestones will add some fun sparkle to the dessert buffet! Use them to dress up containers or individually wrapped treats. Look for adhesive-backed gems to keep things easy.

pink ribbon dessert buffet

Lollipop, Lollipop.
Cover any flavor or brand of lollipop with pink tissue paper to create a color-coordinating treat. Twist the tissue under the bottom of the candy top and secure with a pink ribbon. Embellish with a rhinestone (optional).

pink ribbon dessert buffet

Keep things simple & easy by dressing up store-bought treats instead of making everything from scratch.

For this buffet we “made”:
Pink Dipped Cookie Sticks (Pirouette cookies dipped in pink Candy Melts)
“Drizzled Pink” Vanilla Cookies (sandwich cookies drizzled with pink Candy Melts)
Strawberry-Chic Pink Cupcakes (with boxed cake mix & ready-made frosting)
Pink Marshmallow Pops

(More detailed DIY tips for each will be featured in separate posts).

pink ribbon dessert buffet


Other store-bought pink treats featured in the buffet: Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate with Raspberry Filling SQUARES (Target), Fling chocolate sticks in milk chocolate and hazelnut (Target), Archer Farms Raspberry Tea Cookies (Target), and Pink Rock Candy Sticks (Michaels).

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Vanessa SAYS:

you are absolutely…. the hostess with the mostess. just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply September 12, 2009 at 11:49 pm

jnngin SAYS:

i’m looking for ideas to celebrate ovarian cancer awareness…any ideas?

Reply September 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

marianne SAYS:

super gorgeous. I wish I had your skill :)

Reply September 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Candace SAYS:

I love this page. I am throwing a 1st Birthday party for my daughter Gracie and this is exactly what I had in mind. I love it! I am also doing a baby shower, check out my blog in November for some great pictures!


Reply September 18, 2009 at 7:52 am

Heather SAYS:

I am hosting a civic club meeting in October with breast cancer survivors as our guests of honor and these ideas are PERFECT!! Thanks!!

Reply September 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Rochelle SAYS:

Love your ideas! Its so simple and pretty!

Reply September 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Candace SAYS:

loved this and gave me some great ideas

Reply November 13, 2009 at 8:25 am

Ashley SAYS:

In February, I am throwing my baby sister a baby shower. I totally love this dessert bar and fully plan on borrowing some ideas from this for the shower. This is absolutely perfect!

Reply November 26, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Christina SAYS:

Where is the recipe for the pink tea cookies?

Reply January 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Christina –
Those are actually store-bought! Easiest kind of recipe ;) They’re Raspberry Tea Cookies by Archer Farms (at Target).

Reply January 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Kelly Denison SAYS:

Adoreable!! :)

Reply February 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

Destinee SAYS:

i love this! i’m getting ready to do a breast cancer awareness bake sale and these are great ideas! they are so simple, but so elegant. =)

Reply April 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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