I've been keeping myself busy lately, buying candy and baking treats in every shade of purple possible. Someone who had seen the wedding dessert tables I did for my friend, Rachel, last summer contacted me and asked if I could make a perfectly-purple dessert table for a bridal shower she was hosting the first Saturday in April. The theme of the shower was "Home Sweet Home" and the bride is a K-State grad (thus, the Purple Pride!)
Instead of using my fancy glass apothecary jars, vases and white platters, I decided to use household items for displaying the goodies - baking pans, measuring cups, canning jars, colanders, a blender, a mixer, a lamp and a big white frame. I thought it really tied-in nicely with the Home Sweet Home theme.
I hope the bride and her party guests enjoyed the sweet display. I had a lot of fun dreaming up all the different purple possibilities.
|The blender is filled with Sixlet candies.|
|Measuring spoons were used for candy scoops.|
|These spoons are filled with peanut butter and covered in purple chocolate.|
|The fortune cookies had a special message inside:|
"Marriage is a dinner, that begins with dessert."
|This house & heart picture was created with Sixlet candies.|
|The mixing bowl was filled with huckleberry flavored taffy.|
|I used Hershey's Kisses for the "fringe" on the lamp shade.|
|Marshmallow Peeps surround these petite cupcakes in various shades of purple.|
|I used a mini colander to hold these purple, chocolate-dipped Oreos.|
|Purple ombre sugar cookies filled my favorite, 5-tiered dessert stand.|
|Each of the Whirly Pop lollipops had photo sticker of the bride & groom.|
|I just loved these Itty-bitty purple macarons with raspberry creme filling.|
|I built the 3-dimensional Home Sweet Home sign out of foam core and hot glue.|