In January I had the pleasure of creating items which were to be used on a dessert table for a 30th birthday party with a black and gold theme. The party was created by the party and wedding planner Aimee Dunne, at the beautiful Fawsley Hall. The different items which I created to make up the dessert table were a 2 tier black ruffle and gold cake, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and all the stationery / printed designs which can be seen on the table. I loved the black and gold theme and think these 2 colours worked so well together…

The cake itself was 2 tiers made up of a 6 inch cake on the top and 8 inch cake on the bottom. The bottom was covered in black icing / fondant ruffles and the top was painted gold with edible gold colouring. The number 30 on top was cut out of black gumpaste in the same style as the fonts used on the stationery to tie it all together.

When creating the cake pops, cookies and cupcakes I used a variety of gold edible glitters and sugars to decorate them. My favourite had to be the very find edible gold that was sprinkled over the cake pops as they dried. I used the edible glitter over the top of yellow candy melts which gave such a lovely shimmer effect.

I also had the opportunity to create all the stationery which was to be used around the venue for the party, this included menus for food and cocktails, which can be see in the photo below, sweet signs and signs for the dessert table. I loved bringing design elements from both the cakes and stationery together and combining them so they fit perfectly within the theme. More of my stationery designs can be see on my wedding based website The Little Touches.