Valentine’s Day is a double celebration in my home. It’s also our second oldest son’s birthday, and he was one of the greatest gifts ever. Way better than chocolates and flowers. It’s been so long since we’ve had a chance to celebrate with him The military has taken him to so many corners of the world. Thankfully he’s in Atlanta safe and sound. So, here we go with another dessert table.
I used printables from Glitter.com for all the tags and toppers. Vintage inspired, and cupcake scrapbook paper was used for the book coverings and labels for the bottles. Cupcake wrapping paper was used for the Styrofoam block stand for the cookie pops and the fans at the back of the table. I used pearl buttons for the center of the fans. A simple Valentine’s card was perfect for the silver frame. The table was covered first with a white linen cloth and then overlaid with a pink round one that I found at the thrift store. Dainty rose motif plates, silver dessert forks and super soft pick paper napkins were used for serving.
I made a White Chocolate Cake and covered it with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. This is the first time making Swiss Meringue and I am hooked. It took forever to make it but it was worth every minute. The pink plate it sits on looks kind of vintage and it’s another treasure from my mom.
Cookies rule on this table. The cookie pops are Oatmeal Chocolate Chip from Samara’s Baby Cakes. I dipped the tops in chocolate and gave them a dusting with pink sugar. The heart shaped sugar cookies are a sweet/salty combo and I used the flood method to ice them. Simple dots and some pink pearls finish them off. They’re sitting on vintage paper covered books that I swiped from my dining room tablescape.
I kind of like dressing up store bought goodies and that’s what I did with the chocolate marshmallow cookies. They were already covered in chocolate and I drizzled them with white candy melts and pink and red sugar. The tall stand is keeper to some Little Debbie Snack Cakes, gotta love her whoever she is! Mini marshmallows and strawberry heart shaped marshmallows fill up two cylindrical vases flanking the tall stand.
I borrowed the conversation heart candy from my romantic tablescape and added them to the buffet. Leftover cake batter means truffles. They were dipped in light cocoa candy melts with conversation hearts tucked around them.
It’s been eons since I’ve had cream soda so I decided to try the Jones Soda brand. The Mr. and I may have to arm wrestle for these. I found the straws at the Dollar Store and Christmas and knew they’d come in handy.
Between Gabbi’s favors and all the goodies on the table, it’s been a really sweet day!