Sweet Tables

Business By chocoladax Updated 29 Nov 2009 , 4:43pm by sweetcravings

chocoladax Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 6:56pm
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I have a bride who wants a sweet table for her wedding. This will include a 2-tier (6" and 8" round) wedding cake plus mini-desserts which include 4 x 6" dessert cakes, brownies, mini cheesecakes, mini cupcakes and cake balls. There will be 200 guests in her wedding.

This is going to be my biggest order so far.

My concern is how much mini desserts should I make for each type?

Thank you all in advance.

~~~maria~~~

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backermeister Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 8:10pm
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That depends on the time of the reception and what food is being served.

Auryn Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 8:22pm
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Also depends on what she wants.
Does she want one of each thing for each guest??

chocoladax Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 9:09pm
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Thanks for the quick replies.

Dinner is buffet style. And these mini desserts will be served/displayed on a separate dessert table before midnight. Something that the guests can munch while dancing the night away.

indydebi Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:02pm
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If it's going to be presented close to midnight, after dancing the night away, I'm assuming lots of alcohol consumption by then ... sweets and alcohol don't mix very well.

I'd figure 3, maybe 4 pieces/servings per person. If this was the only food, I'd say 6-7 per person, but even figuring 4 per person is guessing high.

chocoladax Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 4:16pm
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I talked to the bride last night and she said that there will be assorted fruits, caramel flans and mini rice cakes as well. There won't be much booze though according to her.

So since she wanted to have a variety of desserts on the table, it will be like a buffet style, too, where any one can choose whatever they want to eat. She then decided to have 1-2 pieces/person after also realizing that it will cost her more to get lots for each different dessert types.

Anyway, I enjoyed dealing with her, very pleasant and easy to get along with.
This is the first time I'm doing a sweet table and I am so excited.

Thanks everyone especially indydebi for your advise. You are our shining star here at cc!

~maria~

indydebi Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 4:25pm
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This is the first time I'm doing a sweet table and I am so excited.



They really are fun! You can do so much with presentation, too! Check out my Flickr site and see what we did with Crudite Cups and Shrimp Shots .... mirrors and glass blocks make great display stands. etc.

Mensch Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 5:52pm
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One of my favorite sites is a woman called Amy Atlas. Her dessert tables are absolutely fantastic. You should check her site if you need set-up inspiration.

olukad Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 12:07am
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Originally Posted by Mensch

One of my favorite sites is a woman called Amy Atlas. Her dessert tables are absolutely fantastic. You should check her site if you need set-up inspiration.


Thanks indydebi and Mensch. shall be trying out some of these ideas for a dessert table soon

indydebi Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 12:18am
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Originally Posted by Mensch

One of my favorite sites is a woman called Amy Atlas. Her dessert tables are absolutely fantastic. You should check her site if you need set-up inspiration.


Wow, those were some really great photos! I love the color themes that are carried thru even to the wall hanging behind the table! Thanks for sharing!

Mensch Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 4:54am
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You're welcome. She's fantastically creative.

JenniferMI Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 3:25pm
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I would definately figure more than one pp.

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jenng1482 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 4:05pm
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Oh my! I could spend hours looking at those pics on Amy Atlas's site. They are absolutely stunning! There are some fantasitic ideas. Good luck with your dessert table!

eilidh Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 4:19pm
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wow I LOVE that Amy Atlas site! What an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!

sweetcravings Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 4:43pm
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Mensch..thanks for sharing that website...fantastic!!!! Her displays are so wonderfully colorful and beautiful.

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