Oct 22, 2010

Carnival Guest Dessert Feature

We’re up to the second guest feature of the day.  This one is from Kirsten of A Little Polka Dot.  Yes, I know we’re getting ready for Halloween, but I’m going to bombard you with Halloween inspiration next week so we might as well take a break before we head into the week.  Besides, this feature is coming in from the other side of the world, where it will be summer soon!   Kirsten just started her own party company and I think she did a really nice job for this carnival theme.  I really like the canopy frame, which Kirsten had the benefit of a carpenter husband to build.  Kirsten’s mom sewed the fabric canopy backdrop.  Kirsten made all the paperie items and the sweets.  Kirsten brought in Mehlenbacher’s Taffy {do you all know how much I adore Mehlenbacher’s?} all the way from San Francisco!

A sweet styling tip that Kirsten shared from her experience – The party was outside so she had a little issue with the wind blowing the labels around on the jars. Next time she’ll be using extra double sided tape!!!!

Kirsten’s Ask Amy – With the party being outside, what is your advice as to how early your sweets can be set up so as to avoid crusty frosting, melted chocolate?  Great question Kirsten.  For items that can melt {buttercream, chocolate}, wait until the last moment you can to set it up, especially in warmer months.  We usually set up all of the props and candy that won’t melt ahead of time {we cover whatever we put out with saran wrap} and wait until the last half hour before putting out the items that could melt.

Fantastic job, ladies!

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  • Seriously? Wow! Talk about an adorable sugar high!!!! 🙂

  • Love it!!!!

  • Giovanna

    Oh WOW!!! That´s just the most CUTE thing i´ve ever seen!

  • Very well done. Love the little tents on the table.
    My favorite Taffy.

  • Always fun, so well thought out and executed and I bet unerringly delicious!!! Your work is SUCH an inspiration….thank you!!

  • This is adorable! I LOVE the table tent/backdrop!

  • Something about that blue layer in the vanilla cake is super appealing to me. Love the table, too!

  • I love the cake!

  • Pretty! I love the marshmallow pops and the jelly cups.

  • omgosh! Love It!! I have a project for my husband! 😉

  • that canopy is amazing!! the sweets looks awesome as well!!

  • Jennifer

    This would be so perfect for a 1st birthday party!

  • I LOVE the table canopy made to look like a big top! So cute!

  • Oh, boy…it’s stunning!!
    xx

  • Amy, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so much for featuring my dessert table, and to everyone with your lovely comments. I’m squealing and doing a happy dance!!! xK

  • Amy, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so much for featuring my dessert table, and to everyone with your lovely comments. I’m squealing and doing a happy dance!!! xK

  • Adorable! Circus parties are so much fun!

  • I really love the simple yet somewhat unique look of the inside of the cake! Ingenious! I love the whole table it’s super cute. x

  • WOW! That looks adorable and delicious!

  • Melissa

    Does “a little polkadot” have a store? Her blog mentions items available in her collection but how do you locate the collection?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Melissa, we are in the process of building our “collection” and are working on a web store. If there is anything in particular that you are interested in please leave a comment on our blog and we will contact you. Thanks so much for your interest! Kirsten x

  • Sharnel

    The circus tent favor boxes are from Favor Makers on Etsy. I’ve used them in a party and they are just gorgeous.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51440891/carnival-circus-tent-single-favor-gift

  • LOVE the look of this party. Simple. Fun. Playful. Bright. Colorful. Just the inspiration I need for my party this Spring.
    Where did you get those silver food tag holders (not sure of the official name). What is the name?

  • Ann

    Can you tell me where did you get the glass milk bottles? Super cute!