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Victorian Halloween Table

A-MAZING! That’s pretty much the best way to describe this fabulous Victorian Halloween Dessert Table created by the sugar-style gurus at Sweets Indeed.

In addition to the cool black lace backdrop, the individual crème brûlées served in chocolate cups, and the ridiculously gorgeous cake, one of my favorite things about this table is how stylish and adult-friendly it feels. (P.S. – The black lace backdrop is a great idea for lingerie-themed bridal showers & bachelorettes too!)

Victorian Halloween Table

Read on for lots more dazzling images (photography by The Pixel Studio) and all the creative details, as told by Marie of Sweets Indeed

For this shoot, we wanted to create something that didn’t necessarily scream Halloween but had a subtle creepiness to it. We drew inspiration from the Victorian era and tapped into our inner haunted mansion.

After handcrafting our black lace backdrop and dessert stands, we decided on desserts for the more mature palette and made creme brulee in chocolate dishes, tiramisu, lavender ginger cookies, decorated lemon sugar cookies, monster-tini’s and an assortment of candy take away treats.

Victorian Halloween Table

Victorian Halloween Table

The two-tiered cake was made by Rebecca Lehman of Heavenscent Cakes and became a focal point for the Sweet Station. We loved the intricate detailing and the perfect color match!

Victorian Halloween Table

We designed and created all of the paper goods as part of the overall look of this station. (Our custom dessert stations come with many of these unique items that we create specifically for the event.)

The Victorian Halloween themed favor boxes, mini treat cups, candy bar wrappers, and flavor tags were a lot of fun to make! Fabulous scrapbook paper, brads, and decorative items help complete the look…

Victorian Halloween Table

Victorian Halloween Table

We even adorned the center of our candy bar wrappers with a sticker from the Martha Stewart Halloween collection. The coffin candy cases are from her collection as well and can be found in-store at Michaels.

Victorian Halloween Table

Victorian Halloween Table

Beware, we caught a ghost sneaking treats in one of the photos! Can you spot him?

Victorian Halloween Table


Design, styling, paper goods and other desserts by: Sweets Indeed
Photography by: The Pixel Studio
Vintage Prop Pieces by: Found Vintage Rentals
Cookies by: Sophie Hogarth
Cake by: Rebecca Lehman

By |2018-07-15T14:13:43-07:00October 23rd, 2010|Halloween, Sweets|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Marisa October 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Wow! I’m in awe. That cake? Speechless. Simply amazing.

    And, uh, that tiramisu? That creme brulee in chocolate cups? Please send some my way.

  2. Anna_patricia October 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I’m loving the lace!!!

  3. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams October 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. I love how they paired up and boxed the various candies and displayed the desserts. The cake is gorgeous and I would love to find out how a Ginger Lavender cookie tastes! Also – can’t go wrong with a little help from Martha!

  4. Dacia October 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful display!

  5. Nina Designs October 24, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Love all the details!

  6. Cindy October 24, 2010 at 5:50 am


  7. Maureen ANDERS October 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

    WOW. All of the desserts are stunning. I wonder where she got the beautiful candies (the orange/black/white … so fun!)
    LOVE the cake!

  8. [email protected] By Tammy October 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Everything looks great! This is so creative. I love the casket favor boxes.

  9. Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras October 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

    LOVE that cake! The piping is perfectly done, and the concept is absolutely perfect for the party. Now I want someone to throw a party where I could conceivably pitch making a cake based on that concept!

  10. Mary October 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    im in love….

  11. Lisa's Creative Home October 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Awesome table! That cake looks sooooo yummy!

  12. sara October 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I am drooling now.. where is a spoon.. What a great spread for a Halloween wedding.


  13. alyssa b October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm


  14. PartyMom October 25, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Every time I see this spread, I’m in awe. There’s always something else to see!

  15. Erika @ IndieSpotting October 25, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I can’t get over that cake! Love the idea of lace and butterflies ~ it’s so unexpected, yet it works perfectly for the holiday!

    The whole concept is gorgeous. Well done!

  16. Stacy October 25, 2010 at 8:15 am

    This is amazing! What are the black candy sticks? Where can I find a little birdcage like the one in the photo? I’ve been looking for one for awhile now. :)

  17. Stacey - Total City Girl October 25, 2010 at 10:36 am

    LOVE this party! Although I have kids, I like to see party designs that aren’t cutesy. This one is amazing! The cake could also be great for an AlLice in Wonderland party – more the Tim Burton version than the Disney cartoon. The choc bar wrappers also came out great. Love all the details!

  18. jeannette R. October 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    That cake is amazing! Gorgeous!!

  19. Colleen October 26, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Where can I get the monster-tini recipe?

  20. rivernorthlove October 26, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I love this. What a fantastic combo: purple and black lace! Can’t wait to share {www.rivernorthlove.blogspot.com} Thanks!

  21. Sweets Indeed October 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I wanted to pop in and answer a few questions. Thank you so much for all of your sweet words.

    Maureen – The black, orange and white hard candies are a seasonal item that we acquired early on from one of our candy distributors. They sell out fast. We’ll be selling them on our website next Halloween.

    Stacy – The black candy sticks are an Italian licorice called Piccolo’s. Haribo is one of the manufacturers and you can usually find them at candywarehouse.com. We found the birdcage at a local dollar store! ;-)

    Sweet Regards,
    Sweets Indeed

  22. Booran October 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    This is a lovely, lovely display.

    The creme brulee in chocolate cups look exactly like the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s–we buy them quite often (and they are delicious).

  23. Olivia Russell October 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    OMG! This looks amazing! I wish I could throw parties but my friends are so lame, lol

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