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Melissa was after a traditional nautical themed dessert table for her sons christening with the colour scheme red, white and navy blue. I approached Pretty and Print to design some custom printables for the event and once I saw the custom design, it became the main inspiration for the dessert table. Instead of using all traditional nautical themed symbols for the dessert table, I decided to incorporate the ocean swirls into the dessert table design. The colour scheme was then changed to red, white and all shades of blue (using navy blue for impact only).
I crafted the boats at the front of the table out of wooden disposable boat plates and painted them to match the colour scheme.
I attached a red anchor to each of the boats. The flags in the boats spelt the christening boys name 'Gerard'.
I then added two crafted red boats on top of round white footed bowls filled with blue candy, so it appeared that these two red boats were floating in the ocean.
The cake was a two tiered cake with ocean swirls on the bottom tier to match the printables and a gold anchor on top to stand out.
The other sweet treats on the table were nautical themed cupcakes and cookies with anchors, ocean swirls and lifebuoy toppers. Ocean jelly which replicated the ocean swirl colours on the printables and had lifebouys made out of fondant dangling on top, life bouy sailing macarons, rock candy oars, chocolates, cake pops and various types of candy to match the colour scheme.
Credits - Styling, cake pops and jelly - Events by Nat http://eventsbynat.blogspot.com.au/ Cake, cupcakes and cookies- Blissfully Sweet http://blissfullysweetcakes.blogspot.com.au/
Printables - Pretty and Print http://www.facebook.com/prettyandprint
Candy, cake stands and vessels - Sweet Style http://www.sweetstyle.com.au/
Photography - Events by Nat and Eternal Photography http://eventsbynat.blogspot.com.au/ and http://www.eternal.com.au/