December 30, 2010

Well my final post for the year and I have some pictures of the Christmas Day Dessert table I put together at home for my family.  Sydney turned on the most spectacular weather for the day so we celebrated outdoors while watching the kids swim and play in the backyard.
We had 12 for lunch and even after prawns, turkey, ham and roast vegies there was still room for dessert!  I had my first attempt at the Donna Hay Strawberry Macaroon Trifle that features on the cover of the current magazine and I was pleased with how it turned out – it tasted delicious!
Let’s start with Mr A’s Turkey and Ham – so so yummy!
Here comes the trifle!
The table included:-
“The Trifle”
Tim Tam Cookie Pops
Rum Balls
Chocolate dipped waffers
Chocolate dipped strawberries
Meringues
Christmas Pudding
Ginger Biscuits
Jaffas
I am thrilled to say that I am getting so much better with my cookie pops – thank you to everyone who has left comments and tips.   I have had great success with Linda from Bubble and Sweets receipe for Tim Tam Cookie Pops – check out the recipe here
Mini chocolate bars for everyone to take home! 
Once again this fabulous printables were by Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous
I am now signing off for 2010 – thank you to everyone for your wonderful support this past year.  I am so excited about all the new and wonderful things I have planned for 2011.  We are off for a family vacation next week so I will be back mid January with lots to share.
Wishing you all good health and happiness for 2011!

Leanne

December 29, 2010

My gorgeous friend Kristy asked me to put together a Christmas Day candy table for her extended family to enjoy at the end of their Christmas celebrations.
Her colour theme was traditional red and green so I used the lovely Vintage Rudolph printables from Kim at The Tomkat Studio which tied everything together beautifully.
 I used some great Christmas candy selections including chocolate beans, chocolate balls and rock candy all in red, green and white.
Mini chocolate bars and rock candy sticks were tied with pretty ribbon.
These ever so cute mini candy Christmas trees were a hit with the kids as they got one each.
Candy Canes, Jelly beans, raspberry licorice and a christmas pudding made for one very sweet celebration. 

Leanne

December 28, 2010

Hi Everyone – I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas.  I am still trying to catch my breath from an incredibly busy few weeks and can’t quite believe that after all that preparation Christmas has come and gone once more.  We had a wonderful day here and Sydney turned on it’s finest weather for a true Aussie Christmas – blue skies for as far as you could see and the perfect temperature so the kids could play in the pool.
Today I have some photos for you of the dessert table for Christmas drinks we held here at our house for Sofia’s pre-school.  I also put a cheese and drinks table together.  We had a lovely evening – the perfect way to end off the school year.
Cookie Pops that I am getting much better at (more on that in another post)!!
The table included:-
 Chocolate dipped pretzels
Raspberry Cupcakes
Cookie Pops
Meringues
Macaroons
Chocolate dipped wafter sticks
Mini chocolate bars
Candy Canes
On the outdoor table I put together two platters of different cheeses and a yummy berry punch
The gorgeous printables I used for this table were from Sarah at Style Me Gorgeous – the perfect combination of pink and red!

Leanne

December 22, 2010

As Christmas fast approaches I am here with my final Wednesday Wishlist and there is but only one thing that we all really need – a happy and healthy festive season filled with those we love. 
So from my family to yours I wish you all a wonderful and magical Christmas filled with all things sweet.
I sign off now to prepare for another big few days – a Christmas day candy table for a friend and my own celebrations at home with my family.  I will be back next week with a few pictures of the Christmas tables I have put together in the past few weeks so until then enjoy the next few days with your loved ones!

Leanne

December 21, 2010

Last week I had the pleasure of creating a candy table at Wendy and Lester’s wedding.  This candy table was a surprise gift for the couple from their bridesmaids.  Wendy’s wonderful bridesmaids knew how much she wanted a candy table at her wedding but time would not allow her to put it together so they surprised her at her kitchen tea with this lovely and thoughtful gift.

  The colour theme was pink and white and I had great fun choosing the correct candy for this table which included personalised lollipops and mini chocolate bars, sugar sticks, milk bottles, marshmallows, candy pigs, rock candy, jelly beans, chunky sour pigs, chocolate hearts, milk chocolate hearts, musk sticks and cool mints.  Here are my snaps from the day!

Congratulations Wendy and Lester on your marriage – I hope you and your guests enjoyed your candy.

Leanne