Thursday, May 31, 2012

My design process

I wanted to share with you the original sketch I did for the White & Pistachio Dessert Table.



image courtesy of Todd Hunter McGaw

As you can see the 'details' have changed a little but the main concept is there with wall panelling backdrop, the cake, meringue towers and tiered silver stands.

I always start with a sketch of my dessert tables and work from there gathering stands and vessels, selecting ribbon and right food labelling to match.

Thank you for all the kind words you have left Coby and I regarding this table here on my blog and on facebook.

Monday, May 28, 2012

White and Pistachio Wedding Dessert Table

A few weeks ago both Coby (from The Lemony Cupcake) and I had the pleasure in designing this wedding dessert table for a bridal showcase hosted by The Powder Room.  These beautiful images were taken by none other than Todd Hunter McGaw.

A little side note: I grew up in Samford, a lazy rural town north of Brisbane.  I went to school from pre-school to year 7 with Todd's younger brother Lachlan.  About a year ago Lachlan and I reconnected via facebook he told me about Todd's fab photography business with his lovely wife Alyda.  It was such a treat to see Todd again and reminisce about the good old days.  And can I tell you, they were the good old days.


Classic and timeless.  We selected a palette of crisp white with accents of pistachio and silver.  I had the backdrop custom made to look like wall panelling.


Breathtaking 4 tiered cake


Hydrangea, quilting, beading and cameo detail


Handmade chocolate hearts


Homemade pistachio nougat on our custom made white timber footed platters


Petite Lemon Meringue Tarts


White chocolate mousse with choc mint leaf accents


This photo was taken by me.  Mint white choc mousse cups, cookie cakes and cupcakes with hydrangea detail


White chocolate truffle balls


Meringue Tower detail


Meringue Tower with hydrangea ball decoration

Design and styling Sharnel Dollar Designs
Wedding cake and sweet treats The Lemony Cupcake
Photography Todd Hunter McGaw
Graphic design Style Me Gorgeous

If you would like us to design a breathtaking dessert table for your next event, please email me