Some people work best under pressure and with limited time. I just happen to be one of those people! Easter is two days away, and I am now just planning, and preparing for it! I decided to create a last minute dessert bar, featuring a few simple Easter desserts. Following these steps, you too can create a bar your guests are sure to enjoy!
Select a simple color palette. Start by “shopping” your supplies and home for colors that inspire you, and fit the occasion. After sorting through my fabric stash, I found an assortment of scraps that complemented each other. I choose a palette of gold, peach, and blush pink.
Create a focal point. In creating a dessert table, it’s crucial to have a dominant focal point. Whether you choose a large cake or an element of decor, it should be both appealing and elevated in height. I created a fabric garland as my focal point. The garland also works as a filler against the “dead” wall space. It is also important to vary the heights of the table components. Be creative! You can use books, boxes, bowls, and other household items to create height under your food vessels. I used my collection of homemade pedestals to display the desserts.
Balance and moderation. It’s easy to get excited and go overboard when styling any type of display or bar. Bigger is not always better! Yes, use your table space, but focus on keeping your food vessels close together and clustered. Doing so will create a more abundant look. To help me do this, I start by arranging all food vessels first. You will be able to see what space is left for decor and details.
Adding detail. Personally, details are the icing on the cake! My favorite go-to details are paper straws and food picks. Using leftover fabric scraps, I created two fabric pom-poms to embellish the base of a pedestal. Lastly, I tied fabric strips on the cake pop sticks.
My dessert bar menu consists of a miniature Vanilla Pudding bundt cake, homemade “Cotton Tail” cake pops, Chocolate cupcakes, and Strawberry Cream cups. And there you have it, a last minute dessert bar! I hope this process will be helpful in planning your next bar!
Have a blessed Easter!