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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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).
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).
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).