Creating a candy table may seem like an extremely complicated thing, but knowing the basics is something that anyone can do at home, but it should always be based on personal inspiration. Obviously you can look at the network or other parties that you like and try to copy them but they will not have a meaning for you or for the person honoured. Splendid Servings is second to none in terms of quality, offering the most beautiful cake designs you’ll find in Australia. Contact us today!
1.- Choose a colour palette
There is not a minimum number of colours, in fact, a few days ago we published a monochromatic candy table, made completely blank, but if there is a maximum, unless the theme of the party is the rainbow.
Amy Atlas, the queen of the candy tables, has said in multiple interviews that what she enjoys the most is the incorporation of unexpected colours, as well as creating a table around two colours and an additional complementary tone always neutral. Also, if the table pattern is very heavy, soften it by including a lot of white, for example you can use all the trays in white to avoid that the design looks very ornate.
The more you limit the number of colours that are part of the palette, the greater the impact and drama that you will create on the table. From experience, when you pass through three colours, the effect is diluted a little.
Remember that the colour tones are not limited to the decorative elements, as we see in each of the tables, but also the desserts themselves respect the palette as tight as possible.
2.- Create a sketch
Making a sketch of what will be your table of sweets before the event will allow you to have an idea of whether you need more candy or cupcakes, or if on the other hand, you have to cut back.
3.- Choose a specific style
Choosing a colour palette is not enough, but we must be faithful to the style that has been chosen at all times and in every element of the table, from linens, ribbons, containers, trays, etc, to desserts you serve.
4.- Choose a variety of desserts
You have clear colours, style but now you have to decide what you are going to serve on those trays and containers carefully arranged on the table. Obviously you have to take into account the number of guests at the party but everyone does not like cupcakes.
Keep in mind always offer at least 6-8 varieties of dessert and also a few varieties of sweets and candies. The most popular are always: cake pops, cookies, brownies, bars of whatever, and truffles or chocolate chocolates.
It is clear the title of this section in which there must be a variety, an error that we commonly see and that we commit, is to include many varieties of cupcakes, or many desserts with chocolate.
Another thing, if there are children invited there should be nothing very elegant or that it can generate disaster, like very creamy desserts without packaging, that an adult can control but a child cannot. In the case of children’s tables, the desserts change: cupcakes, rice krispie treats, cake pops, marshmallows or clouds covered in chocolate, and oreos covered. The talented Amy Atlas always marks her style regardless of style.
5.- Create a focal point
Here you have to distinguish between whether there is a wedding cake or birthday cake or if you are not going to serve and present cake. If there will be no cake on the candy table, the alternative and create an alternative focal element, as in this example a giant floral arrangement, which is also not excessively expensive.
Another way to solve the absence of cake is to stack the stands, placing one on top of another makes it the height of a cake and extends the space to place desserts.
If there is cake, it is normal that this is the focal point. This is where it is important to have a pretty and quite tall stand or stand, which you usually place in the centre of the table, this is the usual and what has been repeated throughout almost all the examples we have shared. The ideal is always to have a cake like the rock star in the centre, although it is not always possible.
6.- Do not discuss the levels
Once you have created your main focal point, the rest of the table can not be flat, but it has to be arranged at different heights or levels, which makes the table visually interesting. You can do it with the trays and use lined boxes to raise your trays or use floral arrangements, ideally there should be at least 5 levels.
It is not just a question of levels but of practicality. The highest pieces should go behind, as in this case the apothecary canisters and the low trays in front, notice that there are different sizes even in the desserts.
7.- Now it’s time to decorate
The decoration of the background should respect the style that inspired you and the colours of the palette, but you should also respect the set, if the table has had a simple design, you can load a little more the support wall, but if it is recharged you can decorate the ceiling a bit by entering the frame of the photos.
8.- Finally, labelling
You can identify the desserts as much as you want and you can do it with labels or pennants, which helps the guests to identify what they are eating. This is incredibly useful, you will save time for all those who as: “is this cream or chocolate?”
Choosing your cake for the servings table is the most important thing you will do in your party, and if you want to dazzle your guests with its design and taste, you must pay close attention. Splendid Servings is a business dedicated to superior cake design, contact us today to start working on your cake.