Posts Tagged ‘sweet’


Ah, the eternal search for pretty glass jars for the candy buffet table. As well as scouring second hand shops I’ve been looking at places to buy jars over the internet. Here’s what I have discovered so far.


You can buy different size simple glass jars at Sweet Crazy. I particularly like the globe jar…


For cheap and attractive classic traditional sweet jars try Coloured Bottles.


A similar jar but filled with sweets is available at Treasure Island Sweets. The jar will hold approximately 800g of sweets and comes with your choice of sweets from Acid drops to Cola Fizzballs.


At The Sweet Jar of Ambleside you can personalise the jar labels with your wedding colours and your names.


My favourite jars so far are these French footed glass jars from Dibor. Perfect!


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Such beautiful cakes!

Wedding cake designer Shinmin Li started baking wedding cakes after training in fine art. It’s not that jarring of a change, if you think about it. Li owns I Dream of Cake in San Francisco, and spends her time obsessing over cake consistency, design details, and whether her clients will eat the finished product.

Here’s some of Shinmin Li’s cakes…




Check out other food videos in the ‘Obsessives’ series at Chow.com

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Fancy a wibbly wobbly wedding? How about a jelly as a dessert? Or have a jelly buffet table rather than the ever popular candy buffet table?


British company Bompas & Parr create has a bespoke wedding jelly mould manufacturing service. Moulds, flavours and internal lighting are all designed to order.

As they say themselves “Wedding jellies are lighter and more refreshing than cakes. They are kinder to the stomach after a heavy meal so make it less likely for guest to fall asleep during the speeches!”. So if you have any ancient aunts inclined to take a snooze why not try jelly instead of dessert? Imagine the fun of the waiters bringing out all that wobbly jelly!

Prices start from £700 depending on scale and technical complexity.


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Portrait by Richard Nicholson

Hope and Greenwood is a sweet shop in London set up Husband-and-wife owners Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood, to celebrate British confectionery. The shop itself celebrates the by-gone era with glass jars of candy lining the walls.

It’s the perfect place to get inspiration for a retro sweets table at your wedding.

The Hope and Greenwood website even has a wedding page where you can mail order your candy. Some of the sweets come with lovely background stories which make them even more difficult not to fall for. For example here’s the Cherry Love Me Trues


There is a 19th century English tradition in which a procession of singing maidens form an arch of cherry blossom, a symbol of fertility and innocence, through which passed the available young men of the village.

‘Come hither, sweet sir
And take this cherry fine,
Love me true the live long day
My winsome Valentine!’

Or the Rosebud funbag


In days of yore it was the custom to tie a velvet pouch of rose petals under your coat to attract a lover; so, should you be feeling amorous, a bag of delicately fragranced Rosebuds nestling in your trouser pocket should make you irresistible.

They also make Strawberry swirl Lollipops which you can personalise with your names and the date of the wedding.


They’d look great on a summer fete candy buffet. Again, I turn to Amy Atlas for the ultimate in sweetie table inspiration:


1 Russell Street, Westminster, London, WC2B 5JF
Tel: 020 7240 3314
Email: misscherrylips@hopeandgreenwood.co.uk

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Yummmmmmm, here’s a pastry that would look beautiful on a wedding candy table.

I would love some beautiful macaroons from French bakery Ladurée at my own wedding. They come in a rainbow of pastel colours and many different flavours among which are orange blossom, cherry amaretto, pistachio and, most intriguingly, lily-of-the-valley.




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Stop salivating!

These macaroons remind me of the pretty and extravagant tables of pastries of all kinds in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette.



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I was thinking of a chalkboard sign for my candy buffet table with a nice message for guests written on it. My idea was to write ‘Love is Sweet’ but here’s some other ideas:

  • Because love is sweet…..
  • Sweet treats for the ride home
  • How Sweet it is…
  • Love Sweet Love

The most brilliant sign I’ve come across is this by Little Miss Planner


My engagement party is this Saturday and so I might use the idea of the banner for mine and my fiancé’s names to decorate the room.

Little Miss Planner has great instructions on how to make the banner. Find out how here

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