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)


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!
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