It’s been a very busy week working on our church’s 10th Anniversary Weekend. What a wonderful time it has been! Saturday night we had a wonderful celebratory banquet, and I was in charge of the dessert table. The church’s logo colours are yellow and blue, so we went with yellow as the theme colour of the banquet and the dessert table. We had over 20 different sweet choices, and everything was so tasty!
The show stopper was the large wooden cake stands. I was inspired on-line by a few clever brides who had hand-made their cake plates, in order to achieve a custom look. Check out our inspiration here and here. Yellow can be a tricky colour to find, so custom making our cake plates was a great solution. We often think making them ourselves will be a cheaper alternative, but it’s quite expensive to buy all the supplies. We were able to make six, giving us the high impact we desired, through the generous help of Ajax Home Depot. My friend Dave put them all together for us. After this event, we’ll be able to re-paint them white, and get lots of use out of them for other events.
Featured on the yellow cake plates, were five different varieties of cupcakes, and cake pops. We had vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, with yellow frosting and topped with our custom cupcake picks. We also had coconut, with cream cheese frosting, banana with caramel butter cream, and “24 carrot” cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and garnished with real gold flakes!
The cake pops were a favourite.
Along with all the cupcakes there were several kinds of cookies. We were inspired by Made in Brooklyn, who featured some similar cookies on her blog. We decided to use round rather than square.
There were a few other kinds of cookies; shortbread and rice crispy squares drizzled with yellow chocolate. Also on the buffet were lemon squares and mini lemon meringue tarts. People were puckered up for them!
Another favourite with everyone was the individual banana parfaits. We used shot glasses, and the sweetest little spoons, we layered banana pudding, banana, caramel sauce and whip cream, yum!
We also had homemade fudge, mini pineapple upside down cakes, butterscotch bars, mini cheesecakes, and butter tarts. It was an amazing feast, for the eyes, as well as the tummy!
Along with all these home baked goods, we also included some candy. In keeping with our yellow theme, we had jelly beans, caramels, and rock candy.
We also included some treat cones, made out of yellow scrap book and wrapping paper, and filled with a mixture of caramel corn and vanilla clop hoppers.
To carry on the yellow theme, I made simple orchid centre pieces for all the tables, they looked beautiful with the candle light. Another fun detail was small bags of yellow candyfloss which we placed in the souvenir mugs as a party favour.
It was a beautiful evening of celebrating with friends that feel like family. I had an army of bakers to help me pull this one off, special thanks to Heather, Bev, Lucia, Maureen, Miya and Renate. I am so pleased with the results. Sometimes life truly is a party!