Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aussie Queen of Dessert Tables

Ok..seriously..I am still drooling about how amazing this dessert table is (top). Im sure quite a few of you would have seen these photo's flying around blogs worldwide the last couple of weeks.
Sharnel, of My Life - My Loves, and The Cupcake Company, created this sensation for her son's 4th birthday party. As soon as I saw the sneak peak here, in early Jan, of the invitation and pinwheel, I knew we would be in for some major eye candy !

I can't stop looking at it, I just love everything about it, every detail, and the colour scheme ! WOW. I am so inspired by this, I just can't wait for Max's naming day, if I can make it look half as amazing as Sharnel's work I will be stoked.

I just had to know more about this talented lady, so I asked Sharnel to share a bit about herself with us, thanks Sharnel xx

What did you want to be when you were a little girl ?

A pop star. Each afternoon I would belt out Whitney Houston, microphone and all. Luckily we lived on acreage! Young Talent Time was and still is the greatest Australian TV show.

What is your favourite colour ?

I love so many colours, but if I had to pin one down it would be a shade of pink and coral.

Where do you find inspiration for styling your childrens birthday parties ?

Anywhere and everywhere. I normally select my colours first and go from there.

What inspired you to start your business The Cupcake Company ?

My love of cake and design. I can see myself heading into event styling though.

What tips do you have for creating a fantastic dessert table ?

Symmetry, height, layering and texture. I love adding fruit and floral arrangements, it adds another dimension.

What do you do to relax / what is your idea of a relaxing day ?

A few hours at a spa is heaven to me. I also love spending the day at the beach with my family – minus the sunburn. I crisp up like a piece on panchettta.

Where are your favourite places to shop for party supplies ?

I have to admit I do a lot of my purchasing in the good old US of A. However, the shipping costs are normally prohibitive.
But I love:, and
Australian online stores:
Bricks and Mortar stores: Bunnings, Spotlight, Riot Arts & Crafts, Donna Hay General Store.

Im sure you will all agree, when Sharnel says 'I can see myself heading into event styling though', I say 'YOU GO GIRL'.

Sarah xx


  1. fabulous! My mouth is watering already...

  2. We love Sharnel's style. We have a feeling little Max's naming day will be somthing special too if your track record is anything to go by.

  3. Sharnel is amazing !! And her cupcakes taste deliciouuusssss also !! Great little interview with her too, added nice personality to the post. Can't wait to see more of Sharnels work. xx