Sweets tables don’t come much more glamorous than the beautiful candy buffet the Sweetie Factory supplied at the British Wedding Awards 2017.
If you want a glamorous look for your sweets table, then follow these three steps to help you DIY in style.
CHOOSE YOUR CONTAINERS
Sweets are only as pretty as you make them. It doesn’t matter what delights you’ve put inside if you’re displaying them in the plastic tubs they came in or some less than glamorous borrowed trays.
If you want your sweets table to make an impact for the eyes as well as taste, then don’t scrimp on the vessels that will contain the candy. That’s not to say you’ll need to spend a lot, though. Pretty vintage candy jars are gentler on your budget than you’d expect, and you could also try scalloped, flared and round vases to introduce a range of heights to your table, too (more on stylish reception tables here).
CHOOSE YOUR FILLINGS
There are two things to bear in mind when choosing what goodies to fill up your sweets table with. The first goes without saying, they need to taste good. Ideally, that means there’ll be a good range on offer with a few favourites that are guaranteed crowd pleasers.
The second is that not all sweets and chocolates were created equal. If you want your sweets table to enhance your chosen colour scheme, you’ll need to fill it accordingly. Choose strawberry bonbons, rhubarb and custards and marshmallows for a pastel or vintage theme, for example.
When it comes to chocolate, the prettiest ways to incorporate it are often as chocolate lollipops or as coatings or icing for cakes or cake pops. Unless you happen to be a brilliant baker yourself, these are often best left to the professionals – those dainty iced designs are as intricate as they look! Why not ask your wedding cake maker whether they could add some baked dessert table elements to complement your sweets table?
CHOOSE YOUR DÉCOR
The reason that the sweets table by Sweetie Factory at the British Wedding Awards had the wow-factor was the combination of delicious treats and standout decorations. Yes, just like your reception tables and card table, you should really think about decorating your sweets table too…
Cover up a less than inspiring table with a chic sequinned tablecloth or hide the legs in a curtain of fairytale tassels for a whimsical effect. We’re also big fans of bunting hung above the table to make it a focal point. Why not try candy bar bunting to signpost the sweets to your guests. Alternatively, you could opt for a subtler just married design…
By now you’re well prepped to create a super glamorous sweets table that will be talked about, so don’t spoil it with unappealing servingware. It’s so easy to choose colour co-ordinated striped paper bags and chic silver serving scoops. These will add the glamorous finishing touches to your sweets table to make sure it’s a sweet success for all of the senses!