Sweets & Treats


Get ready to be inspired… because I have an AMAZING holiday party to share with you today from the ultra-talented Kate of Kate Landers Events! This gorgeous Nutcracker Suite Ballet Party is literally a sweet holiday dream brought to life. There are so many clever, creative details to admire – from the sparkly fondant lollipops […]

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Here’s a fun, easy idea for turning brownies into cute little “winter-y” desserts! These would look fabulous on the dessert table at a holiday party or winter bridal/baby shower… You can use your own favorite brownie recipe – OR just use store-bought brownie bites like I did here to keep things super quick & easy. […]

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I wanted to try a new dessert for Thanksgiving this year, so when a recipe with the words “pumpkin“, “chocolate“, AND “cheesecake” in the title graced my inbox, it sounded impossible to resist! Well, I’m happy to report that the finished product is impossible to resist too… a rich & creamy pumpkin top layer with […]

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Is this dessert table GORGEOUS or what?! Melody from Sweet and Saucy Shop created this amazing spread for Miley Cyrus’ 18th birthday party this past weekend. In addition to the stunning birthday cake – which included shimmery, whimsical details like hand-carved dream catchers, sugar feathers, and sugar turquoise beads – the table featured over 500 […]

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Good news! Pastry extraordinaire Melody Brandon from the popular dessert studio Sweet and Saucy Shop just opened up a brand new online store that features many of the same stylish pieces that she uses to display her own desserts! You’ll find gorgeous cake stands, bowls & platters, display domes, and decorative cupcake liners at the […]

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Annie from popular foodie blog Annie’s Eats just sent over these adorable Spiced Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies that were inspired by the Grateful Mod printables – how cute & yummy-looking are these?! The piping work is amazing… wish I had that steady of a hand! She also posted a step-by-step tutorial of the recipe on […]

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Wanted to share some quick & easy Thanksgiving favor/hostess gift ideas I recently created using the Grateful Mod Party Printables, which you can download for free here! All you need for the packaging is: 1. small kraft boxes OR cellophane bags 2. pretty ribbon OR raffia 3. one of following printables: drink/food flags (skinny designs […]

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When it comes winter holidays, there’s just something about rich, yummy chocolate that makes a celebration feel extra-festive! Hot chocolate, peppermint bark (a personal fav!), chocolate candy cane cocktails, elegant chocolate fountains, peppermint ice cream cakes with chocolate cookie crust… the list goes on! An entire Chocolate & Peppermint-inspired theme is actually a great way […]

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This fabulous Pumpkin Celebration by Katie of Katie Grace Designs was also created for The City Cradle’s fall celebration challenge… how fun & CREATIVE is this?!! Katie did such a great job and there is SO much great DIY inspiration to be found here. Added bonus: she’s posted step by step tutorials for the yummy […]

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This cake stand makes me happy just looking at it – how about you?! It’s from a wonderfully creative & unique wedding that was featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and it’s on my mind right now for 2 reasons: 1. I think this would be a fantastic display in holiday […]

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This week’s Surprise Giveaway is for my fellow choc-a-holics! It comes from the folks at Funley’s Delicious, who are offering up a 6-box-pack ($50 retail value) of their gourmet, all-natural STIX IN THE MUD® cookie clusters… dubbed “the Premium Crunchy-Salty-Sweet-Chocolate-Treat”. Stix in the Mud comes in 3 delicious flavors: Original, Peanut Butter, and Caramel. (Added […]

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Stefanie from Anna and Blue Paperie sent in this festive Halloween dessert table that features lots of fun, affordable DIY projects – like chocolate-dipped marshmallow pops with colorful Halloween sprinkles, glitter pumpkins, and popcorn-filled paper cones displayed “bed” of candy corn! All of these themed paper details are also available in Stephanie’s etsy shop. (Don’t […]

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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 […]

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How adorable are these Fur Ball and String Monster cupcakes?! You could probably serve them any time of year, but they’d be really super-cute for Halloween too! These wide-eyed little creatures are from the book What’s New, Cupcake?, which makes for a great gift idea for your favorite hostesses, moms (of all ages!), and party […]

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How FUN are these colorful Halloween Sweets Skewers from Sweets Indeed?! The skewers hold over one half pound of candy each! The {limited edition} designs include Bats, Skulls, Pumpkins, Zombies, Caskets, and Eyeballs. Great idea for Halloween party favors & gifts! (Note: The ordering deadline for Halloween skewers is this week! – Friday, October 15th) […]

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One of my long-time friends (since age 4!) got married recently and asked me to do a candy table for her wedding. The theme of the wedding was sparkly & romantic – lots of bling! – and although the main colors of the wedding were primarily white/ivory & blush with accents of bright pink & […]

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Jennifer from Shutterbug and the Sweet Life sent over these ADORABLE pics of the fabulous dessert buffet that she created (and photographed!)  for her son’s Sock Monkey themed birthday party! Creative details included a super-cute custom bunting, sock monkey cupcake toppers with an argyle pattern accent, “Monkey Munchies” adorned with baker’s twine (love the addition […]

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Ready for some seriously stunning eye candy? Jenna from Eat Drink Pretty sent over these gorgeous images of a dessert table that she recently designed and oh my goodness… SWOON! From the gorgeous pink flower arrangements {created by Just Bloomed} to the orchid topped cupcakes, fabulous pinwheel dessert boxes, and everything in between, this table […]

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Clau! is back with another fabulous dessert buffet (check out her Colorful Candy Buffet here). This time she’s created an adorable Pink Elephant theme featuring a pink, white & chocolate color palette and lots of homemade treats that’s full of great inspiration for a Pink Elephant Baby Shower and or a circus-themed kids party! The […]

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Jasmine from The Couture Cakery recently sent over some images of the absolutely fabulous dessert buffet that she created for JDK Weddings. I’m especially loving the contemporary rasberry & lime green color palette – which really pops against the black and white damask print…and how gorgeous is this cake?! Read on for lots more images […]

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