An idea for a floral tablescape wasn’t coming to me so I used this Pretty in Pink Cherry Cake as an Edible Centerpiece. With this tablescape, I also decided to go with another non-traditional color palette. If it weren’t for Valentine’s decorations on the cake this would be cute for a baby shower.
The cake is a six-inch round which yields approximately seven ample size servings. In my last two dessert posts, I used maraschino cherries and didn’t toss out the juice. For this cake, I used a white boxed mix and substituted half the water called for with maraschino cherry juice. Waste not want not! It’s covered in a vanilla buttercream which I always seem to have on hand as well. For the top of the cake, I placed a heart cookie cutter and then filled the inside with pink sprinkles before lifting it and taking it away. I then outlined the heart with a simple shell border made with the vanilla buttercream frosting.
Valentine Sweet Tarts are used for the bottom border with frosting stars in between each one. This little sweet treat sits on a small white cake stand that came from the Target Dollar Bin. Also as part of the centerpiece I’ve used two fan-shaped taper holds that I purchased from a garage sale a few years back.
In addition to the color, the motif on the top tablecloth is anything but Valentine’s, but I like it and this is the only time of year I typically use it. This cloth is actually a fabric remnant and the writing on one of the edges says, “Summer 2005 an Exclusive Design by Alexandra Champalimaud for Kravet Contact Heat Set”. I had zero luck finding it online but now I know what I have. This cloth is overlaid on a white polyester cloth.
The stack begins with a silver acrylic charger. Atop it sits a white dinner plate followed by a white salad plate. To complete the stack, I used a white bowl in which I placed a pink polyester napkin with a brushed silver napkin ring.
For the cutlery, I decided upon this silver set with a swirl design on the handles.
Two goblets are used, one in pink and the other are a soft blue.
The plate that the cake slice sits on is clear with a floral design and I think it’s a part of a punch bowl set. The dessert fork with pink and blue beads on the handle ties in perfectly.
Now that I have a bit of history on this table cover I’m anxious to using it again. I have a lovely set of blue and white plates with an Asian motif that pairs perfectly with it. Next time around I’ll have to shake things up a bit. Wish me luck!
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