Friday, December 23, 2011

Red Velvet Christmas Cake

I am loving this festive season and find baking sweet treats very enjoyable! My boys also love to help out in the kitchen and of course lick the spoon & bowl!


Today I made some red velvet cake, (recipe via taste) and I cut it in small pieces to fit into some glass canister jars, that I embellished with a small bamboo spoon & some Christmas ribbon.


I also took myself flower shopping this morning and purchased a beautiful range of Christmasy flowers. They are perfect in my vintage blue mason jar (via sweet style)

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Christmas Dessert Table

Christmas is certainly in the air at my home. Our Christmas tree is up, standing elegantly in our family room, our outdoor Christmas lights brighten up the street & they attract passers by & my boy's visited Santa to tell him what they would like for Christmas & we had our Santa photo  for 2011 taken. Amongst all of that, we had a family pre- Christmas celebration where I styled a sweet dessert table that we all enjoyed.

For me, this Christmas was all about Turquoise & Metallic & I wanted my table to reflect both a vintage & rustic feel . My colour scheme was inspired by the Christmas displays that were -jaw droppingly gorgeous- that I spotted during my recent trip to NYC. I incorporated Christmas props that I purchased from here & the beautiful cakes were made by my lovely friend Marie from Couture Cupcakes & Cookies. I designed the printables & my cake stands were purchased from the fabulous Sweet Style.

I was excited to see my dessert table featured on Amy Atlas' Blog last week. Read about it here.

turquoise & metallic christmas dessert table






printable chocolate wrappers by mon tresor



turquoise m&m's, with santa's secret key








stacked warm cinnamon donuts :: ribbon banner by mon tresor


kraft cupcake candy tote boxes by mon tresor



T2 turquoise tea cup filled with vintage baubles (carousel boutique)


baby's breath










Friday, December 9, 2011

Sweet Table Contest Submission, Round 6

I am thrilled to share with you another roundup of the dessert table submissions for the Sweet Table Contest for 2011!



First off we are starting with Nicky's dessert table for her son's birthday. She was inspired by the HiPP range of owl invitations. The colours were blue, brown, white with some red highlights in keeping with the invitations and all the sweets were made by Nicky! 





Next we have Melanie who styled this dessert table for her son Max's birthday. The theme for Max's first birthday was ''Max's magical garden'' and Melanie created all the sweets for her table. 






Next we have little Rome's party that was based on a robot theme featuring orange and blue, created by mum Liv. The theme was robots (his current obsession) and we chose the colour scheme of orange and blue because of its bold contrast.



 

Mother Amanda created this fairy garden party for her daughter Milla's birthday. Inspired by Milla's love for all things fairy and dressing up in fairy wings & all things sparkly! Amanda focused on pastel colours to create a whimsical feel.




Sonia created a cowgirl inspired dessert table for her daughter Erin's 7th Birthday. She chose the colour combination of  cherry red and pale blue An old picture frame in a charity shop with old rope with red entwined and glued to a sheet of  linen to create Erin's name in a 'lasso' style served as a striking backdrop.






Nicole created this table for her husband's 40th birthday in August. He is a keen amateur photographer with a passion for Nikon cameras. Nicole granted her husband's request by creating a replica Nikon camera birthday cake and she handmade all the sweets herself as well as designing the printables.



Ashlea created this Woodland Gnome birthday dessert table for her daughter Hannah's 2nd birthday party.It was a woodlands gnome theme inspired by her little girls party dress. Ashlea used her island bench in her kitchen and she created a table that you could access from every angle. Everything was loving made Ashlea including the mushroom cake pops, rainbow cake pops, peppermint slice, chocolate caramel slice, rocky road, mini meringues red raspberry lollies, vanilla slice, marshmallows and the mushroom cupcakes and main cake.





Amanda created this Sweet peach ''thankful'' table for her family.  She was inspired by her family because "they have always supported me with everything in life and this was my little way of thank them for always being there". Amanda incorporated colours of peach, silver and ivory tones and these colours were used in the desserts, flowers and printable files. 






Thank you to all who have entered to date. Remember the closing date is December 11th! Please be sure to email through one photograph of your table and please include a URL link also along with some details about what inspired you to create your table.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas GIVE AWAY!

red cupcake candy tote box :: sweet scallop box in white
We love this time of year here at Mon Tresor. A season of thanksgiving, of peace, love and joy.

We would love to send a special little gift to you this Christmas! The winner will receive a pack of 12 Mon Tresor red candy cupcake tote boxes, a pack of 25 light green stripey straws, a ''Merry Christmas'' printable pennant banner by Mon Tresor, a Christmas chocolate wrapper printable, a pack of 12 petite cupcake pedestals in white & a set of 12 white sweet scallop boxes Valued at over $50! 

printable banner

printable chocolate wrapper

white petite cupcake pedestals

pack of 25 stripey straws in mint green



To enter ;
1. Leave your name and tell us what you love most about the Christmas season.
2. Be sure to share the giveaway love by following us via facebook and our blog & sharing it with your friends & family & leave a message below telling us you did so!
3. Giveaway ends THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER. The Winner will be announced after 8pm (Sydney time)

GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 1st of December!

image via here

Yay! I adore this time of year, the first day of December, the beginning of the Church season -Advent & the start of preparing for Christmas day.

Some people call it the silly season, which I can totally relate to- take for example this morning when I headed out to the shops and saw many queues and a carpark that was full I had to drive around for ten minutes before I found a parking spot!



All that aside, I love the warm, love & excitement that Christmas brings.I have had a few people ask about the photobooth Christmas printables I used for my boys Christmas 2011 photo. They can be purchased here and were a whole heap of fun!

Also, for some extra added fun I have designed some ''reindeer nose'' labels that can be purchased as a printable and are a fabulous sweet gift for preschoolers or class mates & they are also a nice alternative to candy canes. They can be purchased here.



Let the festivities and Christmas season begin!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A New Little Direction for Mon Tresor in 2012


This post has been one in the works for a little while now I know, but as you can imagine life is always so busy, there is never really a quiet moment!

I would love to let all of my Mon Tresor customers and supporters know- including the lovely friends & other gorgeous businesses I have met because of Mon Tresor through blogging & Facebooking- the direction that I will be focusing on in the New Year. This change will allow me to spend creative ''work'' time with Mon Tresor, and more importantly allow me to dedicate and spend more quality time with my boys {while they are still young!}  Our online store will no longer stock a wide range of party products, instead we will be concentrating purely on party printables & our own range of Mon Tresor party products.



We have had a tremendous amount of support and a wonderful reaction to our party printables this year that are available in store (both premade designs and custom designs).  This will be one of the areas of focus for Mon Tresor in 2012.

Another area we will devote our time to is on the collection of Mon Tresor party products which has proven to be extremely popular in both gorgeous online and b&m stores. We thank you for your support and we will continue to provide you with these quality Mon Tresor party products to pretty & sweeten up your special event. If you would like to find out more information about our wholesale range, please send me an email.



And lastly, we will continue to offer our party & dessert table styling service for your birthdays, kitchen teas, christenings, bridal showers, weddings & more. This is another area that I am extremely passionate about and this year I had the pleasure of working with a number of clients and styling dessert tables for their special events.




Our online store will therefore stock only our party printables, Mon Tresor party collection and a small range of party staples.

Keep a look at for our upcoming online store SALE as we clear current stock & I thank you again for your continued support.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and safe New Year 2012.




Monday, November 28, 2011

Sweet table contest submissions round 5


Simone's Rainbow themed dessert table

Simone from Melbourne created this  colourful, bright and cheery rainbow party for her daughter Tessa's 4th birthday. As told by Simone, 'True to our theme, the heavens opened and a downpour the morning of our afternoon soiree ensured it became an indoor affair rather than the planned outdoor occasion –eeek!. I love that rainbow parties are in vogue at the moment and wanted to explore the gorgeousness of rainbows and their vibrant colours'.



Simone's Easter dessert table

Simone from Mackay in North Queensland has entered her Easter themed dessert table. It was set up for her family and friends and Simone hand crafted many of the props and sweets. She was inspired by a sunny vintage homemade Easter with soft vintage colours of apple green, musk pink, baby blue and white. As told by Simone, ''I went to op-shops and used many pieces I found there like doilies and old glass items. I wanted to make it as authentic and homemade as possible''.










 
Sophie's Paris themed dessert table
URL link
Sophie created this Paris themed dessert table for her 6 year old daughter, Harriet. Harriet is in love with all things Paris, so it seemed an obvious choice for her birthday this year. I know Paris parties are generally red, white and blue and that was my initial choice. But when I saw this gorgeous print on Etsy I knew it had to be pink, white and black''.

Leah's vintage garden dessert table
Lastly, Leah created this vintage garden party dessert table for her daughter and she incorporated soft pastels with some brights for a vinty, whimsical feel.


If you would like to submit your dessert table and you are NOT a professional stylist or baker, please send one photograph of your table with a short blurb to suzanna@montresor.com.au.
Competition submissions are due by December 11th.

 






Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Tree Fun




I know we are only a few days away from Advent & that time of year when we begin to prepare for Christmas & celebrate Jesus' birth, but my boys Kayden & Maddox were very eager to set it all up today.



With the Christmas carols playing in the background {including my favourite Sinatra tunes} the boys were happy little helpers as they went about fluffing out our white Christmas tree and adorning it with baubles and decorations. Usually I am quite pedantic & particular about how and where decorations are placed, but this year I sat back and let them take charge. I loved watching them decorate as they were filled with so much excitement and were all smiles.



This year I chose the colours of white, champagne, gold, turquoise and chocolate. I was inspired by the Christmas colours I spotted at Bergdorf Goodman during my recent trip to NYC. It is a fresh change from last year {turquoise & red}

What are your Christmas colours for 2011?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweet Table Contest Submission, Round 4

We have had an influx of submissions for the Sweet Table Contest for 2011. So, let's get the posts rolling! Here are our first three submissions. Enjoy!

An from Northern Australia designed this dessert table for her daughter's birthday party. A woodland forest theme was the inspiration, along with natural colours of the forest, tied in with red.




Next up we have Rachel, who created this dessert table using a colour palette of classic pink and chocolate for her daughter Charlotte's 5th birthday. Charlotte was given a cockatiel for Christmas and developed a love of birds, which inspired the theme for the table. 




Sonia from Melbourne Australia styled this dessert table and it was her first time. Sonia was inspired from the Alannah Rose invitations 'Take me to the fair'. Sonia baked all the desserts herself!

Sonia's carousel inspired dessert table

Remember! All submission are due in by December 11th!
To enter, email a clear photograph of your dessert table along with a brief paragraph about what inspired you to create it!

Contest open to only NON-professional bakers/ stylists.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Say Merry Christmas with a Personalised Chocolate!

Christmas printable chocolate wrappers by Mon Tresor


This year say Merry Christmas with a personalised chocolate wrapper by Mon Tresor. It is the perfect little gift to give to family, friends or teachers. Customise with your own message, name or photograph.

They are super easy to assemble and affordable too. Our wrappers can be designed to suit any chocolate bar (Moser Roth, Lindt etc)

Take a look at some of our Christmas designs for 2011 and remember we are happy to customise colours & designs for you. Available through our store here .

Hot pink and lime christmas wrappers by Mon Tresor

Natural and red & blue christmas wrappers by Mon Tresor

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sweet Table Contest Submissions, Round 3

Ok peeps! We have had several more entries for the Australian Sweet Table Contest for 2011! Thank you to all who have sent their dessert tables through, we have a few more posts coming up this week! And remember, if you would like to enter and you are a NON professional stylist or baker, you have until December 11th to email your submission to suzanna@montresor.com.au with one photo of your table (front view) along with a paragraph of what inspired you to create your dessert table and a URL link of photos of your table.

Firstly, we have Maria from inner west Sydney, who created a hot air balloon dessert table for her son. Maria chose the colour palette of red and pale blue and incorporated this in her printables, decorations and sweets.


Secondly, Thy created this scarlet red dessert table for her daughter Ruby, which features hand made mini butterfly's cascading amongst the branches and home made desserts. The inspiration behind this dessert table was based on the colour ruby red.


Thy's scarlet red inspired dessert table


Kristy created this pink and purple dessert table for her daughter's 4th birthday party. Her daughter's favourite colours are pink and purple so it seemed fitting to base the desserts and candy along with decorations with these colours.

Kristy's pink and purple dessert table



Thank you!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Charli's 1st Birthday- Styled by Mon Tresor & Sweets by Couture Cupcakes

Dessert table styled by Mon Tresor

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! The weather in Sydney was sublime and I spent some time with my family by the water, as well as styling this dessert table for a client- her daughter Charli's 1st Birthday. The brief was a Halloween inspired table, so because it was for a gorgeous little girl I wanted to create a table that was 'Halloweeny' but not too scary! And, a table that had a touch of vintage & whimsy.



The colours I decided on were green, orange, black and white. The burlap material was just perfect and helped to create that natural & vintage feel. Along the table I used many different props that included some glitter halloween skulls, pumpkins, moroccan tea glasses filled with baby's breath, a shabby chic white cake stand, a vintage wooden box and a witches broomstick.



The touches of different lace and ribbon strands draped along the front of the table helped to soften the table. My backdrop featured a paper fan in mint chevron design & I hung a pennant banner across it with CharlĂ­'s name. (available at Mon Tresor)



Printable pennant banner available at Mon Tresor



The stunning cake was made by the gorgeous Marie from Couture Cupcakes & Cookies, along with the boo! cookies, mint green chevron cookies and the lovely bat cupcakes.


mint green scallop boxes- designed by Mon Tresor


The mint green scallop boxes by Mon Tresor were perfect on the table and make a great box to fill with sweets at the conclusion of a party. These were embellished with personalised name tags designed by me & available through my online store.


chocolate wrappers by Mon Tresor

After setting up the table I was very happy with the result as it was something a little different to what I have done before. And of course, hearing the lovely feedback from the client was definately the icing on the cake!

If you would like your next event styled by Mon Tresor, email suzanna@montresor.com.au
 
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