Eid Dessert Table

9 Aug

Eid is fast approaching, where did the time go? Eid is a pretty special time with lots of yummy food and treats, and of course we’d like to display them in an appealing way. Dessert tables are all the rage at the moment so Siddiqa (from Cupcakes with Siddiqa) and I decided to put together a dessert table for ideas and inspiration.

Here’s some of my tips for creating a perfect dessert table at home:

  • Colour scheme – when choosing a theme, consider the colours of treats you usually make as well as any serving ware and decorative items you may already have
  • Is there enough? – for a dessert table to look appealing it’s necessary to have a few items displayed 5/6 is a good place to start but be sure not to overcrowd your table
  • Vary the items on the table – having a range of items ensures there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy
  • Commercial foods – Don’t be afraid to have store bought items on your table, marshmallows, lollies, chocolates all make great additions to dessert tables and take some pressure of you as well
  • Decorations – Use anything you have around the house, old scarves, flowers and even decorative home wares. These can add texture to the table and help liven it up
  • Height – If you have a focus item, make it pop by giving it some height. You can do this easily by putting plates above upside down bowls for a make shift cake stand or even using boxes wrapped in themed paper
  • Move things – Play around with different placement of items,  just ensure you don’t leave to much blank space on the table as it will look empty. Choose to go symmetrical or asymmetrical, keep in mind with symmetrical placements you’ll have to have two sets of everything whereas asymmetrical allows for more freedom of placement.

Here’s the list of treats we featured on our table:

Cake Pops by Siddiqa

Date Biscuits (recipe here)

Decorated biscuits by Siddiqa

Berry berry Punch (recipe soon)

Chocolate decorated Strawberries by Siddiqa

Rose and Cardamon Macarons (recipe coming soon)

And last but certainly not least… The piece de resistance…

Cupcakes with Burfee Frosting!!

Yes, I did say ‘burfee’ frosting!

Cupcakes decorated by Siddiqa

The Burfee frosting was a little invention I had been working on and I am so glad it turned out the way it did, it was exactly what I was hoping for. I can’t wait to get this recipe up for all of you!

Hope these posts help you bring a little pizazz to your Eid day this year.


9 Responses to “Eid Dessert Table”

  1. abdullah0sman August 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Looking good, cant wait to taste some yummy treats at Eid Insha Allah!

  2. Nazrana August 10, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Awesome blog!!! Great ideas!!!!

    • Faaiza.O August 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you 🙂 You are too sweet!

  3. Shai August 12, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    How pretty!! and lovely ideas : ) U said, burfee frosting, can’t wait for the recipe!!


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