23 Oct

Victorian Halloween Part 1 – Sweets Table

Victorian Halloween Table

A-MAZING! That’s pretty much the best way to describe this fabulous Victorian Halloween Dessert Table created by the sugar-style gurus at Sweets Indeed.

In addition to the cool black lace backdrop, the individual crème brûlées served in chocolate cups, and the ridiculously gorgeous cake, one of my favorite things about this table is how stylish and adult-friendly it feels. (P.S. – The black lace backdrop is a great idea for lingerie-themed bridal showers & bachelorettes too!)

Victorian Halloween Table

Read on for lots more dazzling images (photography by The Pixel Studio) and all the creative details, as told by Marie of Sweets Indeed

For this shoot, we wanted to create something that didn’t necessarily scream Halloween but had a subtle creepiness to it. We drew inspiration from the Victorian era and tapped into our inner haunted mansion.

After handcrafting our black lace backdrop and dessert stands, we decided on desserts for the more mature palette and made creme brulee in chocolate dishes, tiramisu, lavender ginger cookies, decorated lemon sugar cookies, monster-tini’s and an assortment of candy take away treats.

Victorian Halloween Table

Victorian Halloween Table

The two-tiered cake was made by Rebecca Lehman of Heavenscent Cakes and became a focal point for the Sweet Station. We loved the intricate detailing and the perfect color match!

Victorian Halloween Table

We designed and created all of the paper goods as part of the overall look of this station. (Our custom dessert stations come with many of these unique items that we create specifically for the event.)

The Victorian Halloween themed favor boxes, mini treat cups, candy bar wrappers, and flavor tags were a lot of fun to make! Fabulous scrapbook paper, brads, and decorative items help complete the look…

Victorian Halloween Table

Victorian Halloween Table

We even adorned the center of our candy bar wrappers with a sticker from the Martha Stewart Halloween collection. The coffin candy cases are from her collection as well and can be found in-store at Michaels.

Victorian Halloween Table

Victorian Halloween Table

Beware, we caught a ghost sneaking treats in one of the photos! Can you spot him?

Victorian Halloween Table


Design, styling, paper goods and other desserts by: Sweets Indeed
Photography by: The Pixel Studio
Vintage Prop Pieces by: Found Vintage Rentals
Cookies by: Sophie Hogarth
Cake by: Rebecca Lehman

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Marisa SAYS:

Wow! I’m in awe. That cake? Speechless. Simply amazing.

And, uh, that tiramisu? That creme brulee in chocolate cups? Please send some my way.

Reply October 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Anna_patricia SAYS:

I’m loving the lace!!!

Reply October 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams SAYS:

This is absolutely beautiful. I love how they paired up and boxed the various candies and displayed the desserts. The cake is gorgeous and I would love to find out how a Ginger Lavender cookie tastes! Also – can’t go wrong with a little help from Martha!

Reply October 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Dacia SAYS:

Wow! What a beautiful display!

Reply October 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Nina Designs SAYS:

Love all the details!

Reply October 24, 2010 at 1:11 am

Cindy SAYS:


Reply October 24, 2010 at 5:50 am


WOW. All of the desserts are stunning. I wonder where she got the beautiful candies (the orange/black/white … so fun!)
LOVE the cake!

Reply October 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras SAYS:

LOVE that cake! The piping is perfectly done, and the concept is absolutely perfect for the party. Now I want someone to throw a party where I could conceivably pitch making a cake based on that concept!

Reply October 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

Mary SAYS:

im in love….

Reply October 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Lisa's Creative Home SAYS:

Awesome table! That cake looks sooooo yummy!

Reply October 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm

sara SAYS:

I am drooling now.. where is a spoon.. What a great spread for a Halloween wedding.


Reply October 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm

alyssa b SAYS:


Reply October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

PartyMom SAYS:

Every time I see this spread, I’m in awe. There’s always something else to see!

Reply October 25, 2010 at 4:30 am

Erika @ IndieSpotting SAYS:

I can’t get over that cake! Love the idea of lace and butterflies ~ it’s so unexpected, yet it works perfectly for the holiday!

The whole concept is gorgeous. Well done!

Reply October 25, 2010 at 7:32 am

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