Decorating for Dessert: Sugarplum Table
Sugarplum tables are what I call my dessert tables. In the view of The Chocolate Goddess, you can never have enough desserts. I set the main table for the savory food and two dessert tables several days ahead (yes I said two).
I take sheer delight in composing them. I have one table with Santa standing by a cupboard of sweets. The other table I have set up with gingerbread houses. I put down a table cloth under them and add some cotton snow.
Then I add my favorite holiday cake plates and some with pedestals and some oval and round platters for visual interest. I set the base of one pedestal with a candy wreath and I sometimes a real wreath or berries. After putting them all out I plan what desserts I will make to put on them after, garnering inspiration from the plates themselves.
This year I am making a chocolate raspberry cake with chocolate raspberry buttercream frosting covered with a smooth and shiny ganache. I am making chocolate chips, orange, raspberry, mint and marzipan chocolate truffle cookies for my cookie platter. I plan on an Irish Cream chocolate Bundt cake, and fudge too. All these recipes will be in my book.
Plan and set up your sugarplum tables this weekend so you are not harried Christmas Eve and Christmas!