Sweets & Treats


Hello from the BIG APPLE! I’m here for a couple days to work on a project with NECTRESSE® Natural No Calorie Sweetener, who I’ve teamed up with this holiday season to develop and share some creative holiday entertaining tips, including recipe ideas that are sweet like we love, but also lower in sugar! That’s exactly […]

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  I was recently asked to dream up some fall entertaining inspiration incorporating a few items from Target… okay, twist my arm! ;)  I wanted to have a little fun with this, and my mind instantly jumped to some fox themed items that had caught my eye earlier this month while shopping in-store: a wooden […]

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Winner update: 10/29/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #113 ASHLEY AUERBACH! Congrats, what a wonderful gift this will be! ***** I’ve got some SWEET news coming your way today – we’re hosting a DELICIOUS giveaway filled with fun stuff from EIGHT talented ladies that really know […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning!  This trend is still going strong…in fact it has become a staple in most parties these days from small parties and baby showers to large weddings.  In today’s guest post I’m sharing […]

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Back to school is in full swing right now, and for my latest post over at Glam I rounded up 5 Cute {& Homemade} Back To School Party Dessert Ideas to try out! From clever edible “pencils” to cute school bus cake pops, these are all super creative ways to get your kids (and you!) ready for class. Added bonus: […]

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I think I just fell in love! Blushing pinks, delicate desserts and a rustic + retro feel styled by Melissa Johnson of Best Friend For Frosting are paired in her Elegant, Sparkly & Romantic Dessert Table for the vintage fashion powerhouse, Modcloth. With a beautiful wedding cake by (our own contributor!) Tessa Huff and dreamy photos by Caroline Winata of Milou And Olin […]

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We have another yummy/healthy/easy dessert to share! This {Paleo} Coconut Macaroons Recipe by Elana’s Pantry looks delicious. Add them to any dessert table, wrap up for wedding favors, serve at a baby shower or whip up for your hubby + kids for a sweet afternoon!

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Want a sweet treat without all of the sugar, calories and guilt? Try this Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cashew Cream Recipe by Nikki Orth, a Paleo Chef. It will leave your baking itch & sweet tooth satisfied! ;)

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Celebrate the end of summer with a sweet twist – and one that’s extra easy and LIGHT, I might add! I recently partnered with NECTRESSE® Natural No Calorie Sweetener to come up with a “summer inspired” dessert that’s tasty and carefree (in other words easy to make + “guilt free”)… and I hope you enjoy these […]

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I was recently invited to come up with a couple “Sweet Summer Send-off” inspired recipes for NECTRESSE® Natural No Calorie Sweetener, which I’m excited to share with you today! And speaking of today – it’s already LATE AUGUST… how the heck did that happen so fast?! Anyways, I loved the idea of a sweet & […]

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From sparkly cake pops and lacy emerald cookies to a whimsical chevron cake, this Gorgeous & Green Wedding Dessert Table is pretty, rustic & impressive! Stephanie Brown & Izabela Chmielewska of Sweet Table give us just a taste of their talent, beautifully showcasing romantic white flowers (fresh & fondant!) and an assortment of sweets, making us fall in […]

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At HWTM, we are constantly amazed by all the creative, clever – and sometimes downright stunning – cakes from around the web. It would be a dream to be able to whip up any of these masterpieces, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from our own parties & dessert table shoots… it’s that making […]

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When it comes to dessert, sometimes you can’t go wrong with tried and true summer classics. Just as their sweetness hits its peak, strawberries are like precious, juicy gems this time of year. Tessa Huff here, from Style Sweet CA, and I am here today to share how to turn a couple traditional flavors into […]

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I love the modern, country feel of this Red, Blue & Yellow Picnic Theme Dessert Table by Kim Foren for Skeeter Snacks. A ribbon suspended cake (like a tree swing!), red gingham details and an all around creative dessert display with more than a few chips of inspiration! ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS  to look out for: – Suspended glass […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about Custom Cotton Candy Party Favors! Who doesn’t love cotton candy! As an event planner, I don’t really like the messiness of displaying cotton […]

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If you’re starting to plan your 4th of July menu, Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs has a perfect raspberry and meringue Patriotic Parfait Recipe to end your independence day celebration! These red and white treats are fresh and light… and even come with free printable flags to decorate (download below)! :)

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes and how this new trend is a fabulous budget friendly option! Buttercream frosted cakes are my FAVORITE and they just […]

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When it comes to 4th of July, I’m always really excited to see everyone’s creative ways to sweeten up their patriotic menu! And this year, I was committed to making a DIY Patriotic Layer Cake for our “All-American County Fair” 4th of July Party. I’m really excited about how it turned out, but even happier to […]

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There are not a lot of treats that are sweeter nor lighter than a crisp and chewy meringue. Pair them with luscious berry mousse and you have the perfect summertime dessert. Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I have a secret to share: I love meringue. Use it to create silky smooth buttercream, […]

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Today we’re finally sharing the delicious & fun Bourbon Peach Pie Pops Recipe from our “Preppy Paddock” Kentucky Derby Party! These pie pops are perfect bite-sized treats, and most importantly… super easy! These will surely impress your party guests with their Southern flavor and stylish little bow ties. ;)

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