How to Create a Perfect Dessert Buffet

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Holiday Review

Here’s how to give your guests something sweet to talk about during the Holidays!

For Fall gatherings the dessert buffet should have shades of orange and fall colors. Order your favorite cakes and cookies in warm orange or peachy tones and place real maple leaves and gourds among earth tone platters. Art supply stores provide a nice selection of decorative items.

Hosting a party?

Your dessert buffet should complement your party’s theme. Use a table cloth, colored table, flowers, bows, and pearls to make the table even more attractive! If you have room on your buffet table, add large photos or posters as back drops, and a punch bowl or fountain. Attractive candy jars complement any dessert buffet.

Use elevation:

People taste with their eyes first, so present your desserts in the best way possible. Use different heights of platters and stands, and a few hidden sets of heavy books under the loosely placed table cloth to create different levels. Don’t forget to put your table out in the open so guests notice it quickly!

Decide on the quantity:

You don’t want to overwhelm your guests with too many choices so we typically offer 2-3 more options than the amount per guest. For example, if you allot 3 desserts per person, offer 5-6 dessert options total.