Glam Baby Shower Sweet Table

Baby Bash!

A few weeks ago I got to set up the most glam of baby shower sweet tables. It was a Baby Bash for a lovely couple expecting their first baby. I met with the mommy-to-be and her Mommy to discuss the upcoming celebration. They are such a beautiful family! Easy going and just wanted everyone to have a good time.

They decided on a trendy theme: Black, White and Gold, dînatoire style menu: cocktail service and a sweet table to finish it off! This baby shower is on trend!

This was not your typical blue or pink set up and party. This was sophistication and glam all rolled up with their very own cocktail drink.

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The Desserts!

There was a variety of desserts to please even the not so sweet tooth. I typically add 3 types of desserts per person on my sweet tables so that each person can taste at least one dessert and that there are enough for everyone. Some might think it’s too much, but in the end my clients always tell me that there was just enough.

For this baby bash we did 5 types with different flavours. I made glitter and gold cake pops, chocolate pretzel sticks, mini cupcakes, oreo gems and dessert shots: tiramisu and cheesecake mousse. YUMMY!

The Cake:

Sequins Gold Tier… Need I say more!

The Final Details:

The rest, as they say, is in the details 🙂 Straws with bow ties, baby topper and water bottle wraps to match the invitation, to match the invitation, and lots of candy to much on when the desserts were all eaten lol. I love how detailed the parents and grandparents were. They made sure that the guests were there to have a good time and left with a full stomach.

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I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you for your next event. Remember that you don’t always have to go with what the crowd is telling you to do. Go with your vibe and your likes. That’s the only way to stand out from the crowd!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata

Cake topper by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Bottle wrap and invitation by client

Trendy Gold and White Sweet Table

I finally get to show off that trendy gold and white sweet table I worked on in collaboration with Marie from MA Signature Events this past May. She brought together some of the best in the industry to create a seamless and sophisticated styled shoot. It was such an experience, being able to set up in an art studio, the Le Livart. You literally have a blank canvas, all white walls you can play with! It was so much fun being able to see my creation come to life amidst this white backdrop.

I was given carte Blanche (pun intended) to do as I pleased so long as I created something within the elements of the styled shoot: mercury gold, paper flowers, white, trendy and stunning 🙂 I think I was able to capture the essence she wanted!

I asked Marie to share with us a brief description behind her concept and this is what she had to say:

“I wanted to manipulate white in different elements to bring more of the immaculate whiteness of the venue. But I didn’t want it to be uni-dimensional, so we played with various textures and styles to create an interesting visual. By combining modern, vintage, metal, paper , gold and white, we were able to create an eclectic but stunning decor!”

With that being said, here are the pictures of the shoot taken by the very talented Mo from Maurice Keiffer Wedding Photography

A Splash of Gold

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The desserts were all white with some speckles of gold to give that mercury gold effect!

Mo was able to use the art studio to his advantage taking different shots from different angles, giving the table a new few each time.

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Eat Cake for Breakfast

As the famous saying goes, who wouldn’t want cake for breakfast! I especially (don’t judge me) love a piece of cake the day after the party…for breakfast…with my first cup of coffee…Delicious! The best part of these cakes are the paper flowers I used to decorate them with. Marie did a phenomenal job making so many for the shoot.

 

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Dinner is served!

As for the dinner table setting, it couldn’t get more elegant than this. All crisp white paper flowers with gold touches to bring out that romantic feel, yet this can be set up for a cozy winter wedding or a summer soiree. Gold and white has always been and will always be a dream color theme to work with. It’s royalty, elegance (sorry for the repeat) and sophistication all rolled up in a beautiful ball!

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Marie and her lovely assistants made the floral backdrop. It took them some time but they managed to get it done. How pretty are these sitting on the mantle!

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And you guys! You’re going to freak out when you see how Mademoiselle D created the menu cards!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the eye candy as much I enjoyed this collaboration! This trendy gold and white is here to stay and I’m happy to say that I’ve done multiple tables within this very theme 🙂

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits
Concept and design : M.A. Signature Events www.masignature.ca
Photographer: Maurice Kieffer www.mauricekieffer.com
Sweet table and design: May Houri www.chocolata.ca
Venue: Le Livart www.lelivart.com
Rentals: Location Gervais www.locationgervais.com
Tables and chairs; Happening.ca
Custom menu card: Mademoiselle D www.mademoiselled.com

Happy Birthday Canada!

Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1st will mark 150 years for Canada. Happy Birthday Canada! We are so very lucky to be able to call this land home. My parents immigrated in the 70’s so they’ve seen a lot happen since then. They’ve also come to cherish and know that Canada to them will always be their home. With all that is happening in the world, we are truly lucky to be here.

This year I wanted to celebrate by having the kids color their own flags for the big celebration coming up. I printed some flags and set them up on the dining room table. This was also a great opportunity for me to add a little sweet and drink table for them. I didn’t add a cake this time. I did something better. I found the national anthem laid out in beautiful font as a free printable.

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The national anthem

Thanks to Sarah from Sweet Green Studios for this beautiful printable. I will definitely have this up in our living room!

2nd Generation Canadians

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Sweet Treats

For this simple table, all I did was add some macarons and cupcakes. My kids faves for sure! There was also some fruit punch to go with he color theme 🙂

Thank God for Homesense and the amazing products they have on hand. I found the drink container, glass bottles and red glitter tray all there. Have I told you how much I love that store!! They have everything you need for throwing an impromptu party or gathering.

Another great investment (in mind) are the pretty red glitter pom pops from Fizzy Party. I have used them on several tables, like valentines day, christmas and others. There are so many uses for them. This is just one way. Check out her etsy shop for more options in color and uses (cupcake toppers, etc)

I wish you a beautiful long weekend spent with family and friends. I hope that you were able to take some inspiration for your event.

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata 

Printable from Sweet Green Studios

Drink container, glass bottles, red glitter tray from Homesense 

Red Glitter Pops from Fizzy Party 

 

Flamingo Pineapple 1st Birthday Party

Flamingo Party!

If you haven’t already noticed the big trend this year, I think you’ve probably had your head in the sand lol. It’s all about Flamingos and Pineapples this year when throwing a summer party. It’s super fun and colourful that this can be a theme anyone would love to have! That’s why we went with a flamingo party to celebrate my my niece’s 1st birthday.

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I especially had so much fun coming up with the design and styling aspect of it. Of course, I HAD to add some glam to the table. Who doesn’t love a sequins table cloth??!! I had to stop a few people from leaving the party with it lol.

Party like a Pineapple

Let’s start with the backdrop… Not only are pineapple and flamingos trending but so are these balloon backdrops. They are everywhere! My instragram feed is filled with them. Of course i had to make one myself :). Let me tell you how easy it is to make one. This is a super easy DIY. And it literally took me 15 minutes to make. Well, of course it helped that my sister blew up all the balloons before hand to help with the process… But that’s beside the point… moving on to how easy this is to make 🙂 All you need is string, balloons in different colors and sizes, fillers like flowers and leaves and something to hang it on. Comment below if you’d like to see a tutorial on how to make one.

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Desserts

The desserts were a hit with the crowd. It’s really simple when all they want are the usuals: cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and oreo gems. I also made some cannolis but they were gone before the party started.

But the best ones were the cinnamon sugar mini donuts I made and dressed up as pineapples! They were so cute! I found a template online that I liked, sized it down and printed it out on green paper. Super easy and take no time at all.

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The cake was a red velvet buttercream with floral accents to make you feel like you were away on the islands. The cake toppers were made by my niece’s aunt. She is so creative! She helped with a ton of other table paper decorations.

Happy birthday to this cutie patootie! I wish you many more celebrations and a happy and healthy year to come!

I hope you were inspired for you next summer bash. Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Design, styling and desserts by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events

Photography by Lisa Meuser – The Meus Productions 

Cake Topper, Pineapple honeycomb by Brigitte Charron

White and Gold Pineapples from Homesense/ Winners

Sequins Table Linen from Glam Locations & Decor

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Sophisti’CAT’ed Glam Birthday Sweet Table

An upscale Cat Glam Sweet Table

A few weeks ago, we had my daughter’s 8th birthday party. Let me tell you that this little girl has been planning this party for a better part of a year but really focusing on the details in the last 6 months. She loves cats! So I convinced her to have a glam cat party. I didn’t want her to go the baby route (this party is as much for me 🙂 as it is for her), so we came up with a “Sphisti’CAT”ed Glam Birthday”.

The color palette, you guessed it :), was gold, black and white. There was some glitter and sequins to make things pop!

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The Details

My good friend Sorayda from Creations by Jazzmine Rose made all the cute cat details: wall banner, favour bags, juice bottle picks. The kids loved them!

The Desserts!

The cake you see is a fake one (oh my!). Fake! My Madalayne hates cake. I know shocking right. Her mom is a baker and she doesn’t like cake… That is why she opted for cupcakes. We had to negotiate lol. So I made cupcakes and a fake cake. My sweet tables always act as favours as well. I try to make things that the kids would love to bring home. I’m sure parents are sneaking some of the goodies when they’re not looking 🙂

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The Birthday Girl

Another reason I use their parties are for pictures. When I scroll through the pictures of sweet tables I’ve done for them over the years, I see the changes. They’re growing up so fast! They are the best part of me and I love them so much! These styled sweet tables are a reminder for me that I do what I do for them and for me.

I hope that Ive been able to give you some tips on creating your own glam sweet table.

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Sweet table styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events

Banner, backdrop, favour bags by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Sister Squad T-Shirts from The Children’s Place

 

Unicorn Dessert – Cheesecake Mousse

Today I’m going to share something different. I usually share my tricks and tips to creating a beautiful sweet table. Today, I’m going to share a recipe to one of my popular desserts that is usually on my sweet tables. It’s a cheesecake mousse, but I’ve created a special one for this post. I’ve jumped on the Unicorn bandwagon and created my very own version of the popular dessert 🙂 A Unicorn Dessert – Cheesecake Mousse!

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Be a Unicorn

This unicorn dessert is so easy and versatile, it’ll be your go to for family gatherings and birthdays. Trust me when I say it’s not only simple it’s yummy! I’ll also let you in on my secret for keeping this dessert stable: gelatine. I use the ever popular KNOX Gelatine, but you can use your favorite or what is available at your local grocery store. You don’t have to add it, but if you’re creating a sweet table that will be displayed for all to see, this will make sure they keep for a bit.

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To make these into unicorns, all you need are gel colors in your favorite shades. I used pink and turquoise. A few drops is all it takes. To create the beautiful unicorn hair, color some buttercream in a couple of other colors (i used purple and blue) and pipe it on. Have fun with it!

If you do try it, I’d love to hear how you liked it!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Unicorn Dessert – Cheesecake Mousse Recipe

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 package unflavoured gelatine
  • 1/4 cup water

Mousse

1-Pour the water in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatine on top of the water. Allow the gelatine to set for 2 minutes. Once set, microwave on high for 30 seconds until melted. Let stand for 2 minutes.

2- With an electric mixer or hand held mixer, beat the cream cheese on high.

3- Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla.

4- In a seperate bowl, beat the heavy cream and sugar on high until stiff peaks.

5- Whip the gelatine and add to the cream cheese mix.

6- Fold the whip cream into the cream cheese mix.

7- You can seperate the mousse into 3 seperate bowls and color to your liking.

8- Prepare 10-12 small cups (about 5-7 oz). Add your mousse into a piping bag, and pipe into the cups. Top off with some buttercream. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve or add to your sweet table.

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Easter Celebration Sweet Table

It’s that time of year again, where the snow starts to melt! If you’re living anywhere in this part of the world, it seemed like it was never going to end. We would get 50 cm (20 inches) here, 20 cm there and another amount the next week. It seemed like it was never ending! UGH! But alas, the rain is coming down and it will be warming up. YAY! So with that, we welcome Easter preparations. Everyone, I feel, is excited to bring out the pastel colors, the flowers and just be able to have a beautiful Sunday brunch with their family and friends. Of course, don’t forget the egg hunt 🙂

So what better way to decorate the sweet table with a beautiful floral backdrop! Sorayda from Creations by Jazzmine Rose absolutely outdid herself with this. It’s stunning! Beautiful pastel colors with some bright butterflies to make the whole thing pop!

Donut Tower

My table this year was a very subtle. I wanted to highlight the backdrop as well as create a simple table that anyone can do for their guests. The donut tower is probably the hardest to make, only because it requires patience and diligence, lol. You don’t want to build and eat as you’ll see that you may be missing a few and would have to bake a whole new batch. I used a very simple recipe from Jessica Segarra that wrote the book on these miniature desserts! Trust me you’re going to want to get the book and try them all!

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Yummy Desserts

All the other desserts are easy peasy: cupcakes, cake pops, sugar cookies! I also used some decor items from last year 🙂 . I really do love to reuse decorations anyway I can. Don’t get me wrong, I love toshop for what’s the latest at HomeSense (i’m there at least once-twice a week/ I’m their number 1 fan), but I thought simplicity was best for this table.

For those in the Montreal, QC area that feel they have too much to do before Easter, I do have a special treat box on sale right now. Check out my Facebook post for mode details!

Well I hope that you are pleased with this super pretty (ahem backdrop ahem) sweet table and hope that you can use any of my tips at your next event.

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Styling, Desserts and Photography by Chocolata – Sweets|Styling|Events
Backdrop by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Boho Sweet Table

This past weekend, I had the privilege of being a vendor at the first ever Boho inspired wedding festival in Montreal, QC, Le Coeur Boheme. It was by far one of the best wedding shows I have had the pleasure of being a part of. I created a boho sweet table that I was so proud of!

I got to meet other professionals within the wedding industry that cater not only to the Boho bride but also the modern, eclectic and not your typical couple. From jewelry to wedding dresses to cakes and photographers. There was something for everyone!

I want to thank Vola from DVF Events for creating the beautiful flower centrepieces, greenery and for telling me that I NEEDED to have the Protea flower along side my desserts! I’m so happy she convinced me as it was the talk of many that stopped by my booth! To the beautiful Marilou from Kyoto Fleurs for lending me her arch to allow me to create this beautiful backdrop! Thank you to Creations by Jazzmine Rose for the signs and cake topper! And to my baby girl for helping me make the macrame backdrop! My truest of inspirations when it comes to my business 🙂

Thank you to the beautiful Koly of La Palette K for taking such pretty pictures of my booth!

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I hope you’ve gotten inspired for you next event! If you’d like me to create something just as wonderful for your wedding, you can always contact me for more details!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Vendors

Sweets, Styling and Concept by Chocolata

Photography by La Palette K

Florals and greenery by DVF Events

Cake topper and signs by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Arch from Kyoto Fleurs

Venue Gare Viger

 

Kitty Cat Sweet Table Birthday Party

This past weekend I created a beautiful sweet table for a little one turning 2. The mama didn’t go with anything mainstream, but with something cute and cuddly: Kitty cats! Let me tell you that this was a favorite in our house this week. Because it’s a theme I haven’t worked with before, I went on a pinterest/ google mission to find ideas to create a table that the birthday celebrant would love. This was such a sweet theme, a kitty cat sweet table for all ages to enjoy!

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The Decorations

I’m always looking to add fun and unique ideas to my sweet tables. No surprise, when the mama showed me some cute balloons that she wanted to add to the table. Those of course are courtesy of Pinterest. The person that came up with adding cat ears to the balloons was genius! They totally set the tone to the table.

I recruited my friends from Lace and Ribbons Events for the printables and Creations by Jazzmine Rose for the banner, cake and cupcake toppers.  They did such an amazing job for something so last minute!

I also added flowers, yarn balls and honeycomb balls to give it some pop of color!

Desserts

As for the desserts, I worked with the colors pink, light teal, gold and ivory. I made cake pops, dessert shots, cupcakes, pretzel sticks, donuts (yummy!!) and sugar cookies.

I hope you enjoyed a little piece of cat heaven today 🙂

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Sweets, Styling, Photography by Chocolata

Printables by Lace and Ribbons Events

Banner and toppers by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Popcorn cones from Delia Create

New Year New Look

Good Morning! As you may have seen from some of my posts on Facebook and Instagram, I’ve updated my profile picture. I decided to update my look, but with a twist. I didn’t want to go the traditional route, where i took a pic of my face and that’s it. I did what I do best…I created a theme around my shoot 🙂 !

She’s Building her Empire!

I used the motto and mantra that I have posted everywhere around me. I found this beautiful quote from a Canadian artist on Instagram. Loved it so much I bought it from her etsy shop. I have it hung in my office for me to see everyday as I build my sweet table empire!

The sweet table I created reflected the new color trend of copper with bright bold colours in my floral arrangements. I had so much fun with this shoot! Here I am cheering to my success and continued growth, knowing that everyday is better than the next!

I love what I do! I “create sweet moments” for my clients to cherish for years to come, helping them celebrate an important milestone in their life. What is better than having your cake and eating it too!

Here are some of the pictures taken that day:

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I also made Monogram cake pops!

 

 

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Photography by Grace de Castro Photography
Make Up by Maissa Houri-Charron
Printable She’s building her empire by Dayna Lee Collections
Sweet Table Styling and Desserts by Chocolata – Sweets| Styling | Events