December 14th, 2010 |

Holiday Table Challenge: Two Sugar Babies

Our next entry in the Blogger’s Holiday Table Challenge is from Charynn Olsheski, the amazing talent behind Two Sugar Babies.  Known for her amazing fondant and gum paste creations, Charynn has created a whole new aspect to dessert tables – the fondant cupcake topper.  Her fondant toppers have graced a few of my party tables lately and they are always a hit!  You can find styles for every occasion in her etsy shop, and follow her musings on her blog.   I recently had the pleasure of working with her on her daughter’s birthday party (if you missed it, you can see it here) and was thrilled when she excepted our blogger’s challenge.

Read on for more details, as told by Charynn:

I decided to do a “Christmas Morning Breakfast” table that included bite-size items and drinks. One of my family’s favorite holiday movies is “The Polar Express”, so I decided to tie that theme in as well. I completed this table with the help of my mom and grandmother, as they are the lovely women who will be preparing Christmas morning festivities with me (and my mom has an extensive collection of holiday tableware)!  We wanted to keep it simple and inspirational for those non-professional event planners just like us. We used some awesome silver wrapping paper and peppermint striped ribbon as our background, and a red tablecloth under our display.

Everything seen was baked/prepared/designed by the three of us: chocolate-dipped gingerbread grahams, powdered sugar donut “Christmas tree”, gourmet donuts, snowball cookies, double chocolate muffins, and mini egg and bacon puff sandwiches. For drinks, we used orange juice and hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks served in Christmas glasses. Polar Express bottle cap designs were purchased online and made into quick muffin toppers and display cards using card stock.  We used large apothecary jars filled with candy canes to give our plates of muffins and sandwiches some height. To add a little sparkle to the jars, we found red glitter snowflake stickers that were really detailed (I can’t wait to use these again!). And to top off the background, I added a hand-drawn “Believe” sign in a traditional Christmas font. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

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