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DIY: Pink Ribbon Dessert Buffet

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

27 responses to “DIY: Pink Ribbon Dessert Buffet”

  1. Rochelle says:

    Love your ideas! Its so simple and pretty!

  2. Candace says:

    loved this and gave me some great ideas

  3. 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!

  4. Christina says:

    Where is the recipe for the pink tea cookies?

  5. jenn s. says:

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

  6. Kelly Denison says:

    Adoreable!! :)

  7. 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. =)