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: www.lunabazaar.com, and www.candywarehouse.com.
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'.