[ desert inspired dessert table ]

a few weeks ago i was invited to add a little pizazz to a dessert table for the socal social blogger event. the last leg of the event was held at el ranchito in orange. as i was given freedom to design as i pleased, i went with a little desert inspiration. natural woods, terra cotta, recycled glass and cacti (obviously) were the main elements. kristin of meringue bake shop kept in stride and baked her delicious treats in the natural color scheme.

salted caramel mocha cupcakes, sugar cookie bites and cafe con dulce trifles were stacked on rustic wood planks.

as the event was held outdoors, i added a bit of candlelight next to the signs. they always say candle light is the most flattering... even for desserts;)

i created watercolor cards to add my calligraphy to. the dessert labels were attached to small wood boards and tied up with natural twine.

all of the natural elements needed a little color to pop. so i whipped up some runners, added fringe to the ends and dyed each a different shade of pink.

meringue bake shop's cafe con dulce trifles. so good.

all of these yummy desserts are available for order from meringue bake shop! and of course, i can come help you make your dessert table fabulous..