Eats + Sweets

Homemade Dessert Buffet

Homemade Dessert Buffet

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If I’m honest, I really can’t get enough of weddings and parties that feature the warmth and joy of casual, homespun details. Baked up by Social Bites, I’m completely in love with this pretty spread of homemade desserts. With a colorful rainbow-hued backdrop of long flowing ribbons, and an assortment of yummy treats on white serving platters and stands, each dessert is identified with a simple black card showcasing the calligraphy of Paperglaze. From mini pecan pies to bite-sized cheesecakes …

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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I know my love for sweets and treats is well documented, but have I ever confessed my undying love for ice cream? I’m not sure. So I guess today is that day. Confession time – ice cream is hands down, no contest, my absolute favorite food. I’m entirely convinced that it is, in fact, the world’s greatest invention. With that said, it’s probably no big surprise that I’ve been really incredibly excited at the number of delicious homemade ice cream …

DIY Dessert Table from Bride Scouts

DIY Dessert Table from Bride Scouts

I loved this cute DIY dessert table from Bride Scouts that I spotted on Amy Atlas’s blog and thought it was just the right kind of sweet for a Monday. All of the pretty pink, blue and white details are so cute, but the most impressive part is the budget – just $40! Everything was purchased at a local grocery store and then arranged on pretty plates and dishes. This would be equally as sweet for a wedding, shower or …

Cherry Blossom Donuts

Cherry Blossom Donuts

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For the foodie in me, Cannelle et Vanille has become a true obsession over the last several months. Aran’s recipes and photographs blow me away each and every time she posts. These gluten free cherry blossom donuts look almost too good to be true. While I’m not traditionally a donut fanatic, I assure you I could make an exception for these babies. Anything you can describe as being “scented with lemon zest and cherry blossom extract and rolled in cherry …

Happy April!

Happy April!

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In honor of my birthday today, I’m going to take today off, but fear not, I’ll be back tomorrow! I hope everyone is enjoying a bit of sunshine today. For the first time in a long time the weather forecast is calling for bright sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and I really can’t wait. I’m hoping I find time to spend a bit of the day outside with my dog. She loves this time of year and so …

Pupcake from Coco Cake

Pupcake from Coco Cake

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Spied over at Poppytalk, I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little puppy cake. This is Hunter and he’s an impossibly cute doggie and also the inspiration for this impossibly cute puppy cake created by Coco Cake Cupcakes. Isn’t this the cutest? As a major lover of both doggies and cake, I just can’t get enough!

{Photos from Coco Cake Cupcakes via Poppytalk.}

Lemon Zest Cupcakes

Lemon Zest Cupcakes

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Good morning, friends! I thought I’d start the week with something sweet and uplifting, because if I’m honest, I’m still recovering from an incredibly tough week and could really use a pick-me-up. Perhaps you can, too? Even just the sight of these lemon zest cupcakes, spied over at Lanalou recently, does the trick for me. Now, if I had one to go with my morning coffee today that’d be even better, but I’ll take what I can get right now. While …

Sugarcoated Pink and White Candy Buffet

Sugarcoated Pink and White Candy Buffet

When I saw this gorgeous pink and white candy and dessert buffet designed by Brie and Karon of Sugarcoated Events, I was pretty much giddy. I love sweets and I’m on a major pink kick lately so it really just made my day. The beautiful photos were taken by Brie’s sister Nicola of Concrete & Honey, one of my favorite recent blog finds, and the whole look is just pretty and fun. While this spread was designed for a wedding, …

Academy Awards Sugar Cookies

Academy Awards Sugar Cookies

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As per the usual, Bakerella can do no wrong – these Academy Awards inspired Oscar-shaped sugar cookies are brilliant. They even stand upright in a little sugar cookie stand a la official awards statue. Hi. Like I said – brilliant. The miniature statue cut outs are covered in royal icing and sprinkled in shimmery gold sanding sugar and, perhaps best of all, they look downright yummy, too. You can bet I’d be making these for the Oscar party this weekend …

Raspberry Macaron Pops

Raspberry Macaron Pops

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I’ve seen a lot of macarons in my day, but none that look quite this adorable. Raspberry macaron pops. Brilliant! People put hot dogs on a stick, why not dessert? I love these pretty raspberry macaron pops, a simple macaron on a stick. Bunched together or tied with simple ribbon, they look so pretty and so festive. For some reason these make me think of Easter – I feel like I’d love to see a big bouquet of macarons sticking …

Pretty Purple Dessert Buffet

Pretty Purple Dessert Buffet

Jenna from Eat Drink Pretty emailed me to share this gorgeous dessert buffet she posted on her blog – it was created by Shauna Younge Dessert Tables and photographed by Sweet Shibui Photography. I love the color palette and all of the cute little details from the purple homemade marshmallows to the towers of macarons. Be sure to visit Eat Drink Pretty for all of the details and Shauna’s blog Sweet Tooth for lots of sweet inspiration.

{Photos by Sweet Shibui …

Sweet Chocolate Treats

Sweet Chocolate Treats

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When Sara posted the recipe for these sweet chocolate treats yesterday on Sprouted Kitchen, I immediately starred the recipe so I can put it to good use this weekend. I love her idea of packaging these up in pretty little jars with fabric and twine, tied with a cute little tag made from newspaper and colorful construction paper as perfect little Valentine’s Day gift or wedding favors. What I love even more – her retelling of the sweet Valentine’s Day …