Sunday, August 7, 2011

Turquoise and Purple

As I mentioned in my last post, my sister and I have started our own business, Le Plaisir- dessert tables and sweets. We have both been so blessed to be able to be stay-at-home moms and we decided that starting a dessert table business would be the best way to utilize both our talents and bring in some extra income while still staying home with our babies.

Our first table was a success! We chose a simple and clean color scheme (turquoise and purple) that featured exquisite desserts with less emphasis on the decor.

The menu consisted of Swan Profiteroles, which are Pâte à choux swans, filled with crème pâtissière and fresh whipped cream

Large pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and colored sugar

Monogrammed sugar cookies

White chocolate Parisian macarons (I'm proud to say that my super talented sister learned how to perfect these in a special culinary class in PARIS!!)

Handmade vanilla marshmallows with turquoise swirls (which were amazing!)

And we also had a chocolate layer cake with buttercream frosting.

We made "to go" dessert boxes with my snazzy Silhouette machine and that accordian pinwheel backdrop out of cardstock and placed it against a bead board panel.

I'm so excited about next week's table. We are calling it "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and I get to go cuh-raaazy with the decorations! I also have a tutorial coming up for you guys that has to do with the table.

By the way, True Blood was awesome tonight!! What's going to happen to Jessica!? That was a rhetorical question, if you know don't tell me!! I want to be surprised :) Have a great week everyone!


  1. totally in love with all of this stuff! i wish so much i could eat one of those adorable swan profiteroles. they look delicious and so cute! i am so excited for your new business! you are so incredibly talented! i am so glad we are bff's! ;)
    so happy you are my swap partner!
    and... i haven't watched true blood yet. i am so excited to though!

  2. I absolutely CANNOT wait to see the other table!! This one turned out so good! Wish I could sample some of the goodies! =) I'm watching True Blood right now - missed the first showing! It's crazy!

  3. Congratulations! And if this is any indication, then you will soar to high places!!!
    : ) Kris

  4. Those swans look soooo cute! And a lovely colour scheme too!

  5. Oh my word you're SO talented!! These pictures are gorgeous! The colors...the details...lovely!

  6. YAY!!! Great Job!! I really hope you become incredibly busy and successful!! I'll be praying!! :)

  7. This is amazing! I am so impressed.

    Where are you going to be doing this? I'm assuming people can hire you. Sorry, I've been behind on my blog reading.

    How fun...and truly spectacular!

  8. Wow, everything looked delicious and so beautiful! You and your sister are really talented! Good luck!!!!!!

  9. Congratulations on your new business, and wishing you and your sister all the very best. You did a fabulous job on your first table. It all looks so great. :-)

  10. What a beautiful and delicious spread. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  11. Oh no!?! What is Jess up to now??? :o)

    Love the dessert table. Everything looks delicious!

  12. oh my those marshmallows and those macaroons.. wow!

  13. WOW! very impressive! I've heard macaroons are pretty hard to make... I'm linked up today too! Happy Wednesday!

  14. love the color palette and all the details! the treats look fabulous!


  15. Wow, you guys did an amazing job! Those swans are so cute!


  16. loves...i was gonna make those same pretzels with my boys tomorrow!! your are delish looking!

  17. This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!


  18. Great color combo & beautiful food!

    Warmly, Michelle

  19. Purple and turquoise both are very beautiful colors and you managed to use them well for your decoration. Great job.

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

  20. Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.


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