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Victorian Halloween Part 1 – Sweets Table

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

24 responses to “Victorian Halloween Part 1 – Sweets Table”

  1. 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.

  2. I’m loving the lace!!!

  3. 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!

  4. Dacia says:

    Wow! What a beautiful display!

  5. Nina Designs says:

    Love all the details!

  6. Cindy says:


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

  8. 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!

  9. Mary says:

    im in love….

  10. Awesome table! That cake looks sooooo yummy!

  11. sara says:

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


  12. PartyMom says:

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

  13. 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!

  14. Stacy says:

    This is amazing! What are the black candy sticks? Where can I find a little birdcage like the one in the photo? I’ve been looking for one for awhile now. :)

  15. LOVE this party! Although I have kids, I like to see party designs that aren’t cutesy. This one is amazing! The cake could also be great for an AlLice in Wonderland party – more the Tim Burton version than the Disney cartoon. The choc bar wrappers also came out great. Love all the details!

  16. jeannette R. says:

    That cake is amazing! Gorgeous!!

  17. Colleen says:

    Where can I get the monster-tini recipe?

  18. I love this. What a fantastic combo: purple and black lace! Can’t wait to share {} Thanks!