I couldn’t be more excited than to share with you a project I worked on over the weekend with you today. In the past I have put together a fair few DIY tutorials for Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, I even crafted for my own wedding. In my spare time I love to get creative, whether it be with my children as it so often is these days, or with my crochet hook, styling my home and indulging in my love of flowers. So when Hobbycraft got in touch to see if I wanted to collaborate I was so excited to express my love of creating and crafting, any excuse hey! I loving nothing more than browsing their aisles for crafty items and getting inspired by their offerings. It’s always a successful shopping outing as they have everything you can think of.
DIY Wedding Dessert Table
I decided to create a DIY dessert table set up. It’s not so much a trend to have a cake or dessert table at weddings any longer, but more a must have element. I mean who doesn’t love cake? And dessert tables can also double up as pudding, which can certainly be helpful on the budget side of things. I am hearing of more and more couples, especially you lovely readers, either making your own bakes or asking loved ones to bring along a treat for a cake table. So I thought a dessert table DIY tutorial would hopefully help you to plan out your tasty treats and ensure they look totally awesome too!
What Do You Need
Here is exactly what you need to recreate the dessert table;
- A totally cool table. Ask your venue, source furniture from your home or scout local car boots for bargain finds. We used a vintage pine dresser we have in our living room.
- An array of cakes and bakes. I baked the main naked cake myself, which was also gluten free, using the Wilton Easy Layers Round Set of 4 Cake Tins. They were so easy to use, trust me, I have made layer cakes before, and these tins were a breeze. I simply doubled my recipe and then got them all in the oven at the same time. The sponges were all even and uniform as a result and it saved so much baking time.
- A backdrop. For the backdrop I used 3 Extra Large Multi-Coloured Confetti Balloons, the Helium Balloon Canister to inflate them, Pink Foil Balloon Weights to ensure they didn’t float away and I hand made the tassels with the Raspberry and Pink Tissue Paper Set.
- Cake stands. I chose the Wood Round Slice, the Ginger Ray Donut Wall, the Glazed White Cake Stand and the Glass Dome Cake Stand.
- Finishing touches. I opted for the Ginger Ray Mr and Mrs Kraft Cake Bunting topper, the White Paper Flag Picks and the Ginger Ray Rose Gold Candy Bags.
DIY Tissue Paper Balloon Tassels
This is one of the few crafts I haven’t DIYd before. I couldn’t believe how quick, easy and satisfying it was to make these pretties. Now those Multi-Coloured Confetti Balloons are things of dreams, I mean they are HUGE and filled to the brim with the prettiest confetti. But the tassels totally finished them off to perfection. In fact, I’d quite like them hanging around my home for a good while yet. I am going to be whipping these up for future celebrations that’s for sure. These are perfect for those craft making parties as chit chat and tissue paper crafting is a win win scenario in my book.
1. To begin, get one piece of Raspberry and Pink Tissue Paper and cut the sheet in half. Then fold in half lengthways.
2. Carefully snip strips along the sheet leaving at least a couple of centimetres at the top of the folded edge. TOP TIP: I actually cut several sheets of tissue paper in one time by layering up on top of one another and holding firmly.
3. Open the sheet back up and roll tightly.
4. Create a loop in the middle and attach to your balloon ribbon. Then fluff out the tassel.
5. Simply attach to your balloon and enjoy the fluffy tassels of fun.
Styling the Wedding Dessert Table
So you have your cakes and bakes ready and waiting, you have your balloons inflated and perfectly tasselled up. Next it’s time for putting the table together and arranging to perfection.
I chose the stands and items to create a cool mismatched feel. I really loved the Donut Wall on first sight, the calligraphy lettering and kraft card are so on trend. Donuts can be picked up anywhere and the stand really makes a great impact and much needed differing height level to my table. It was super quick and easy to assemble. Being flat pack also means it’s easy to store pre wedding.
For the centrepiece cake, once assembled and decorated, I used the Glazed White Cake Stand for added height and pure show-stopping wow factor. This was placed into the centre of the table to ensure emphasis was placed on it being the main wedding cake for cutting. The other cakes and treats were then placed organically on the table, in front of the donuts.
With the White Paper Flag Picks used to add a pop of fun to the fondant fancies.
Then of course, if there are any left overs from your amazing array of treats, then guests can scoop up some dessert to take home, thanks to these super stylish Rose Gold Candy Bags. I thought the lettering would match in well with the donut wall too.
The Completed DIY Dessert Table
All in all, I am so pleased with how the wedding dessert table turned out. It looked all the more professional than I anticipated thanks to the amazing props, crafting products and baking accessories from Hobbycraft. It just goes to show that good planning, brilliant items and an enjoyment for craft can create something really marvellous. What’s more is that Hobbycraft have so much choice and an array of styles, that I can guarantee every wedding dessert table would look totally different from the next. Amazing! xo Lou
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