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Decadent Dessert Table Inspiration

Dessert table spreads have become a quintessential part of any kind of party. From 1st birthdays to weddings, as soon as we walk into the party space, we’re looking for what sweet treats we’ll be enjoying after our food. And party hostesses are pulling out all the stops beyond just a single dessert offering. Cookies, macaroons, tiered cakes, pudding cups, trifles and more. Every dessert under the sun is being displayed in a beautiful dessert table that will be the center of the shindig.

After recently setting up a dessert table myself for my dear friend Krissy’s bridal shower, I learned how much work it takes. And I didn’t even bake anything! I was lucky the dessert table was outfitted by the bride’s sister in law Heather, who baked up a storm to offer us some amazing desserts to nibble on.

decadent desserts table

If you’re looking for some tips to create your own dessert table work-of-art, check some of the ideas that inspired me to created a dessert table at the shower starring some of Heather’s pretty desserts.

A Table of Never Ending Sweets

Frosted Petticoat featured this amazing wedding where the desserts took center stage as much as the happy couple did.

decadent vintage dessert table

A beautiful vintage inspired cake held its own when places around it’s bite sized smaller counterparts. With a variety of French macaroons being offered, this dessert table is every sweet tooth’s dream.

Desserts and Decor

This white, pink and gold dessert table has all the staples needed for a party. But what makes this dessert table even more appealing is how the party décor is part of the presentation of the dessert.

dessert table with decor

Cupcakes, cookies and cakes look even more delicious from this angle that shows the accompanying ceiling and fringe table décor. This table certainly was the focal part of the party.

Decorate With Flowers and Glassware

This pretty in pink dessert table had plenty of flowers to match the desserts.

glassware and flower dessert table

By also serving treats in beautiful glass containers, guests got an eyeful of some amazing options for their dessert.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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