Amy Atlas has done it again! Her recent Moroccan-Inspired Dessert Buffet is quite possibly one of my favorite dessert buffets she’s created yet… not only because of the fabulous pattern that is incorporated throughout the entire thing – but also due to the vibrant aqua and orange color palette. Yum! It’s ultra-contemporary, yet warm & inviting all at the same time.
The work of some other very talented creatives went into this visual feast as well…
Orange flower macarons, creamsicle pannacotta, and orange cream filled meringues by Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille, and the fabulous Moroccan cake and cupcakes are by Archana Rao of Love Street Cakes.
Ali Kantor of Papery and Cakery created a traditional moroccan cookie called kaab el ghazal, which served as a favor for the guests to take home in goodie bags.
All of these lovely photos are courtesy of Karen Mordechai Photography and Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille.
Take-home tips for creating a dessert buffet like this:
1. Start with a great color palette and pattern that can serve as the “inspiration piece” for your buffet. It’s even better if you can find a few different patterns that all coordinate well (such as 3 different designs from a scrapbook or gift wrap collection) – so that you have a few different prints to incorporate into the buffet.
2. When it comes to your large serving trays & dishes, stick with all-white for a clean, modern look. Line serving trays with your patterned paper and embellish cake stands and tiered servers with color-coordinating ribbon.
3. Bring some of your key pattern into the decoration ON the dessert if possible – just like how the cake & mini cupcakes pictured above boast some of the chic Moroccan-inspired pattern detail.
4. Embellish the table with a little non-edible decor – just make sure to stick with the overall colors & theme of the buffet. Floral elements such as the Moroccan mum trees pictured here are a perfect example, but you can also opt for things like framed photos or prints, wrapped gift boxes done up with fun bows, unique vases & home accessories, or even toys! This is actually one of the easiest ways to help play up your theme!
For more great eye-candy from Amy, check out her online portfolio.