Designing your Dessert Table: Guest Post from Deepa of Aalayam!




 'Tis the season for love and 'tis the season for guest posts on The Keybunch.  Say hello to Deepa, who is part of the enterprising duo running Aalayam. Do check out their blog because it's a great source of inspiration any time of the year! Over to Deepa!

A wonderful Hello and Merry Christmas to all the readers of The Key Bunch! Aalayam is the newest décor/design blog on the block and we’ve been around only for a couple of months now. So, when Sharon requested us to author for The Key Bunch –it was very exciting! I’ve been sharing Christmas pictures and holiday traditions on Aalayam and I figured another holiday post for The Key Bunch wouldn’t hurt since Christmas is right around the corner. Of course, if you live in North America, you are probably already up to your eyeballs with holiday preparations! You must be right in the middle of a shopping, decorating, and partying frenzy? After all, ‘tis the season! 

You can read all about decorating your home for Christmas and take a look at my Christmas tree here.                    .
Today, let’s talk about designing your dessert table – it’s not that hard!!

If you are hosting a holiday party this year, then dress up your dessert table. There’s nothing like celebrating with a perfect cake. So, find a custom cake with a holiday theme. A good looking and a great tasting cake always leaves a lasting impression. Last year, I had a friend make this stunning cake in a pastel blue with white snowflakes and marshmallow holiday toppers. So dreamy! It was a piece of art and I had to showcase it.

Go have fun putting your dessert table together! In my case, the cake was the focal point. You can expand around your focal point with more desserts and decorative  accessories. I used a white cake stand since I wanted the cake to pop. Colored or metallic cake stands are an option too. I used gift boxes, star shaped ornaments and glittery miniature homes as accessories keeping in mind my holiday theme.
And if you have more than one dessert, you can use tiered dessert stands or serving platters. In addition to my main winter themed cake, I also had these absolutely adorable gingerbread man cupcakes and I arranged them on a platter for a dramatic effect!
 I stuck to good ole cake! However, if you want to go all out and have a more elaborate display then there are other options too like French macaroons, holiday cookies, or even Indian desserts. The possibilities are limitless!
Thank you for having me over! Cheers!

 Deepa


Thank you Deepa! We loved having you over, and I am looking forward to the rest of your Christmas posts on Aalayam!

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