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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