This past week, I have been working feverishly on this Modern St. Patrick's Day mini photo shoot.
Although I've set up dessert tables before, this was the first time I made all of the desserts (with the exception of one), and let me tell you, I was one tired mama lol. It's a pretty hard task to accomplish after working a full day, and coming home to two toddlers that need your attention (and can't get enough of saying your name)!
But I did it...and I was pretty pleased with how things came together. Of course, in hindsight, there were a few things I would have done differently, but maybe that's just the perfectionist in me.
But enough about that...let's get on to the good stuff: Pictures!
I wanted to do something a little different from what I've been seeing when it comes to St. Patrick's Day parties. Instead of the typical rainbow or all-green backdrop, I opted to give it a modern flair by going with zebra print! I then added my green elements (desserts) and kept with the theme by adding a touch of rainbow.
I hope you enjoy what I came up with:
I hand-made this ribbon banner and added a few shamrocks to make it a little more festive!
The entire dessert table
Chocolate cupcakes with two shades of green frosting. I finished the look with printable cupcake toppers by Anders Ruff.
Cake pops covered with sprinkles. I added these cute little printable flags by Anders Ruff Custom Designs.
CupKate's Event Design. I covered the bottom of the holder with gold coins to represent the "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow".
I wrapped water bottles with labels by Anders Ruff Custom Designs.
This is the one thing I did not bake. I prettied up these Oreo Cakesters by rolling them in green edible sugar pearls!
I have been wanting to attempt an "Ombre" cake for a while, and figured this was the perfect opportunity! Although I wish I had made the cake just a little taller so that I could have added one more shade of green, I was pretty pleased with how it came out. Not bad at all for a first try!
Photoshoot fail of the week: As I was wrapping up the shoot, I bumped into the table and the cake stand went tumbling over...luckily I was able to save this one slice to show you the inside of the cake!
I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.
Stay tuned for an Easter themed shoot!