Black and white and super chic; I LOVE this Coco Chanel inspired dessert table we set up for our client Connie's 30th birthday party. Connie is in the fashion industry and is a huge Chanel fan so she decided to treat herself for the big 3-0 and throw herself a Chanel inspired bash. We were thrilled to get the chance to flex our creative muscles working with the limited palette of black and white and just pearls, those classic double C insignias and Coco's signature camellia flower for inspiration. Below are all the pretty details. Enjoy!
The spread: We lucked out that our client's party room just happened to have this fabulous black and white wall to use as a back drop. Too perfect. Hard to see in the photos, but our table is covered in a tailored cloth of black quilted fabric to mimic those famous Chanel handbags.
The birthday cake: We used royal icing transfers to embellish this three tiered beauty and capped it off with a Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle cookie topper. I think this might be my favorite Oh, Sugar! cake to date.
Chanel cookie detail.
Royal icing camellias.
Dozens of royal icing C's to use on our treats.
Bottom tier detail.
Tribute to Coco Chanel: Cocoa Krispie Treats.
Striking individual baby cakes.
Chocolate covered Oreos.
Hand dipped Vanilla meringues.
Camellia covered mini cake.
Pearl studded cupcake wrappers.
Royal icing camellia cupcake toppers.
Pearl topped baby cakes.
UPDATE: When I came by the next morning to pick up our serving pieces, the table looked like it hadn't been touched all night. I was afraid there had been a problem when the hostess informed me, "It was just too pretty to eat. No one had the heart to mess it up!" Let's say she had left overs for days.