Tag Archives: Sweet Treats

How to Create a Sweet (and Stunning!) Candy Buffet

What goes into putting together a creative candy table? A top West Coast event designer shares his confection perfection.
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Something Blue

“There’s so much i love about candy tables — or candy bars, as I like to call them,” says Los Angeles wedding planner Wayne Gurnick. Styling a standout candy bar takes preparation and thought, he says. “the goal is for everyone to see the candy as a visual treat before they even get near it.”

Here, rock-candy kabobs and jelly beans put a whimsical spin on this elegant, sumptuous buffet created by Marjaneh Etebar of Candybar Couture, who frequently collaborates with Gurnitz. A tower of buttercream cupcakes is offset by a mirrored table; marabou-trimmed glassware adds an unexpected touch to this dreamy blue scenario, perfect for an evening affair.

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35 Ways to Save on Cake (and Other Desserts)

Divine desserts (including your cake!) for less.
Sharon Naylor
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Swirls of buttercream, cascades of iced ribbons and blossoms — wedding cakes are the stuff of dreams, and it’s the rare guest who doesn’t look forward to the prospect of that magical last course. But there’s no sugar coating it; the cost of confection perfection can soar. Especially these days, with desserts (and dessert tables) such a major trend.

(The national average cost of wedding cakes and desserts will be $451 in 2013, jumping to $466 in 2014, up from 2012’s $437. In areas like New York City and Napa, CA cakes can run as high as $1,200-plus.)

No worries! We’ve gathered loads of ways to slice your costs.

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Create a Gorgeous Dessert Table

She’s known as “The Sweets Stylist,” and with good reason. Just take a look at Amy Atlas’s celebratory—and delectable—sugar scapes.

She’s known as “The Sweets Stylist,” and with good reason. Just take a look at Amy Atlas’s celebratory — and delectable — sugar scapes.


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