Offer your guests a bevvy of choice with a tasty dessert table. Add a soft charm by keeping your tasty treats in a particular palette for a chic finish.

ALL SHADES OF BLUE RECEPTION THEME

THE DESSERT TABLE Clockwise from top left: iced bundt cake (including stand hire), £50, rarefood.com. Teacup and saucer, £2 to hire, idyllicdays.com. Marshmallow cubes, £1.50 each, rarefood.com. Blue and white cake, £80 (serves 20), makiscakes.com. Mini bundts and blueberry tartlets, £3.85 each, rarefood.com. Two-tier cake stand, £25, johnlewis.com. Blue, white and gold cakes, from £6 each; cake stand, £22 to hire, makiscakes.com. Meringue-iced gems, £2 each; marshmallow hearts, £2 each; square plates, 75p each to hire; lemon meringue pie, £35, rarefood.com. Cake stand (centre), £42.50, Sophie Conran for Portmeirion at johnlewis.com. Cake slice, £6.50 to hire, The Lacquer Chest. Lace tablecloth, £99.99, zarahome.com. Ribbon, from £2.10 per metre, vvrouleaux.com.

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As seen in the January/February 2013 issue of Brides