Wednesday, December 29, 2010

'Tis the Season...for Dessert!

I had the oppurtunity to work on something a little different a few weeks ago and I was thrilled to be able to collaborate with Ami Smith of Embellish Interiors and Jen Maton of IfsoInklined Calligraphy. The event was for the annual holiday party for the Community of Charlottesville Wedding and Event Professionals. With Ami's eye for detail and design she was able to create a beautiful backdrop and tablescape and with Jen's lovely calligraphy we were able to pull together a cohesive dessert table without sacrificing taste!

Dark Chocolate Cognac Truffles dipped in pearlized white chocolate...

Of course, a dessert table is not complete without a cake!

The hottest rage in dessert...Whoopie Pies!

Eggnog Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream and Pumpkin Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ginger Buttercream...complete with White Chocolate Ginger Bark.

My favorite part of the dessert spread...Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pops...just add hot milk (from sterling silver carafe) to hot chocolate pop and stir until melted...sprinkle on marshmallows and enjoy!

Jen's beautiful calligraphy...

One last look...

Beautiful photography courtesy of William Walker Photography and Tod Cohen Photography! Thank you both for your amazing talent and lovely works!

We would also like to thank Festive Fare Rentals for the beautiful farm table and the lovely hot chocolate mugs!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thankful for Abundance...

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. As we move into December and the weather cools down considerably, I thought it would be fun to warm up with a snapshot of our Thanksgiving dessert table.
A Maliha Creations dessert table is of course, not complete without a cake. Simple and elegant and does not compete with the other desserts on the table.
Chocolate covered apples from Co Co. Sala in Washington DC.
Chipotle chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting, topped with a chocolate leaf brushed with edible gold.
Fresh fruit to balance the sugar, and add a new dimension of color. Also, check out the turkeys on the champagne glass. The signature cocktail was a pomegranate and cardamom spiked champagne!
In the back on lollipop sticks are apple pies and pumpkin pies...affectionately known as pie pops. In the front we have pumpkin whoopie pies filled with ginger buttercream...YUM!

The entire display!