Thank You All For Your Help, A Picture Of My Table

Decorating By Kaybaby Updated 6 Sep 2011 , 1:30am by Kaybaby

Kaybaby Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 8:15pm
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Hi everyone,

I have been lurking on these boards for quite some time. I have asked numerous questions and have been given some wonderful advice. I am a complete novice in baking and only bake for fun. This past school year I volunteered to make a dessert buffet for my daughters Orchestra banquet (approx. 100 people). I asked so many questions and you all were so helpful.

I had planned on taking pictures of the table after setting up, but time got away from me and I barely finished before the first guests arrived. Fortunately, one of the students took some pictures and posted them on the orchestra FB page. Anyhow, I wanted to show you all how it came out. I'm proud of myself for pulling this off especially considering my lack of experience.

School colors are purple and black. I will be doing he banquet next year and have to come up with something totally different. Thank goodness I have plenty of time.

Vonda

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31 replies
ReneeFLL Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 8:26pm
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Very pretty.

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 8:26pm
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Wow..That is some dessert table..You should be proud..It looks awesome!!!

What kinds of desserts did you do?

cakestyles Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 8:39pm
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The display is really beautiful!

katie1214 Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 8:43pm
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That's beautiful! I think it looks very professional - well done icon_smile.gif

Kaybaby Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 8:56pm
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Thank you all for the nice words. I have never made for so many people before and I was concerned about everything being fresh. Because of this, I chose items that I could make ahead of time and some items that were store bought.

I made:

Music notes stenciled cookies
Chocolate covered Oreos
Chocolate dipped pretzels
Strawberry mousse in choc. cups
White chocolate mousse in choc. cups
Chocolate mousse in choc. cups
Chocolate cupcakes with Nutella filling and choc. buttercream icing
Vanilla cupcakes with Raspberry filling and buttercream icing
Choc. dipped strawberries
Chocolate high heels filled with M&M's

I bought:

Lollipops and made stickers with the name and date
Purple kisses
Purple M & M's
Chocolate candies with a musical quote
Black chocolate Sixlets

I may have missed something.

I have to admit purple and black were great colors to work with.

Vonda

kakeladi Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 9:33pm
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Wonderful job! You did a super nice job. You have every right to be proud of your work.
Even though you bought some of it you still made a LOT! icon_smile.gif Good for you!

JSKConfections Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 9:40pm
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Beautiful!! Maybe we should have a new category to post dessert tables? I know they are not cakes, but seem to be the trend these days! icon_smile.gif

klat7292 Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 10:08pm
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Very professional looking! If you would not have said something about being a novice... I would have never guessed it!! KUDOS and good luck to you in the future...looks like you've found your calling icon_lol.gif

cupcake_cutie Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 10:23pm
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Wow, kaybaby! Very nice!

julesh268 Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 11:18pm
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Wow! I would have loved to have you as my mom! Your daughter must have just been so excited. This table is just breath taking! Nice work.

triquetra33 Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 11:27pm
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wonderful job!

scp1127 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 5:07am
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Excellent job!!!

joycesdaughter111 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 6:53am
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I read that your were a novice so I was prepared to be unimpressed. But no, my jaw DROPPED when I saw the photo! icon_surprised.gif

Beautiful job! Elegant. Can't wait to see what you come up with next time! thumbs_up.gif

joycesdaughter111 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 6:58am
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Originally Posted by JSKConfections

Beautiful!! Maybe we should have a new category to post dessert tables? I know they are not cakes, but seem to be the trend these days! icon_smile.gif





I really wish CC would do this...as long as at least one cake is included in the dessert table. icon_smile.gif

sweetcakes Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 12:37pm
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thats an awesome looking dessert table. you could do these as a business, well done. would you mind sharing your mousses recipes in the choc cups? how well did they hold up in the tx heat?

AnnieCahill Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 12:53pm
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Wow that is really beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

I had one at my wedding. My mom and I did it-it looked really awesome. The people at the hotel had never heard of a candy/dessert buffet. I couldn't believe it but then again I do live in a small town.

I think the key to having them look good is to go with only a couple of colors and make sure the table is FULL. It doesn't look good to have only four or five items on a 6' table.

You should be very proud. I would encourage you to Google Amy Atlas designs. She is great inspiration!

Annie

JGMB Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 1:24pm
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Vonda, this literally took my breath away. I audibly gasped when the photo popped up. You should be so, so proud of yourself -- this display is gorgeous!!!! thumbs_up.gif

MerlotCook Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 4:04pm
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Simply Stunning!! You did a wonderful job!

Kaybaby Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

thats an awesome looking dessert table. you could do these as a business, well done. would you mind sharing your mousses recipes in the choc cups? how well did they hold up in the tx heat?




sweetcakes,

I kept the mousse in a cooler on ice and piped them into the chocolate cups at the venue. I used the chocolate mousse recipe in the Wilton Cake Decorating book, it's actually very good. The strawberry mousse I used did not set firm enough, I won't use it again. The white-chocolate mousse was delicious, the recipe is below:

3/4 cup confectioners sugar
7 3/4 cups heavy cream
2 tsp unflavored gelatin
24 ounces (about 4 cups) white chocolate, cut into pieces
6 large egg yolks

1. Whisk the egg yolks and conf. sugar in a medium heatproof bowl until
thick and pale.

2. Bring 2 cups cream to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually pour
into yolk mixture, whisking constantly to combine. Pour back into
pan; cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened and
mixture registers 185 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about
10 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in gelatin.

3. Put chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Pour hot custard through a
fine sieve over the chocolate. Let stand 2 minutes. Whisk until
shiny and smooth. Let cool.

4. Put remaining 5 2/3 cups cream into a bowl of an electric mixer
fitted with the whisk attachment; beat on medium speed until
soft peaks form (do not let it get stiff). Gently fold into chocolate
mixture in 3 batches. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Makes 8 cups

QTCakes1 Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 3:06am
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That is just so pretty! Novice, I think not! icon_wink.gif

DragonFly2333 Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 5:52am
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Love the M&M's in the chocolate heel.

Purple is huge right now, this could have easily been a wedding dessert table.

monet1895 Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 6:16am
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Amazing! What kind of icing did you use for the music note cookies and where did you find the stencil? Love those!!

dg10148 Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 7:01am
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WOW NICE JOB

QueDeeCakes Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 7:54am
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Fabulous!

tarabara Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 2:17pm
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BEAUTIFUL work!!! How on earth did you make those chocolate shoes? Are they from a mold? Amazing eye for esthetics!

Kaybaby Posted 6 Sep 2011 , 12:36am
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Originally Posted by monet1895

Amazing! What kind of icing did you use for the music note cookies and where did you find the stencil? Love those!!




I used NFSC for the cookies and fondant. I bought my stencils from Designer Stencils. I used royal icing and used a palette knife to smooth it on. I have never used stencils before and it took some practice especially using black on white. Having the RI with the consistency of peanut butter is excellent advice. It worked well.

They were fun to do once I got the hang of it.

Vonda

Kaybaby Posted 6 Sep 2011 , 12:46am
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Originally Posted by tarabara

BEAUTIFUL work!!! How on earth did you make those chocolate shoes? Are they from a mold? Amazing eye for esthetics!




I bought the 3D high heel mold on Amazon. I trimmed the mold in the center so the shoe would look more realistic, it looked like you could actually put it on. I used the Wilton Candy melts. It took numerous tries to get them right, I made 2 of them.

Vonda

jules5000 Posted 6 Sep 2011 , 1:03am
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Vonda, I saw someone had made a comment about your daughter being proud! Was this for a birthday or a graduation party reception? YOu did an excellent job and if you were a novice when you started you certainly did an outstanding job. It looks very professionally done.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 6 Sep 2011 , 1:13am
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Omg I love this

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