One of the things that seems to cause a lot of stress for hosts is what to order or make for an event.
What if no one likes it? What if? What if? What if? If you keep going with the what ifs you will never get off the ground.
There will always be someone who doesn’t like ALL the choices but it is rare that they won’t like ANY of the choices. The greatest challenge is people with food intolerances or allergies - and we will chat about this a bit later.
The easiest place to start is - what do YOU like? Chances are your friends will like similar things. If you like out there flavours but aren’t sure if your guests will, include ONE of those options.
Next make sure you have a variety. For example not everyone likes chocolate (crazy I know but it happens) so have a couple of other options. Such as fruit based flavours, caramels, or custards
If in doubt look at what is currently popular. Social media is a great place to see what is trending. Another place is google (or whatever your p...
Traditionally mirror glaze was used to cover mousse cakes (called entreme), petite gateaux and tarts. Now people are using them to cover all manner of cake and dessert. Or even as a garnish - such as the drip on a drip cake.
Dessert tables are a fabulous way to treat your guests to a variety of desserts. Best of all they get to choose what they want - they will thank you for that. If you are like many people, you want it to all match or at least have a theme to represent you and your event.
There are many different ways to work towards a cohesive dessert table, You may want to start with one (or more) of the following
Colour as a theme is great. You can use it as a basis for all your desserts or you can use it to bring a random assortment together. The thing to consider with colour is, it can limit your flavour choices if you have your heart set on everything being the same.
The red and silver selection below is a statement. It is obvious what their theme is and it took precedence over everything else. The flavours were chosen to suit. The second mix of desserts was selected by flavour first and brought together with silver accents....
Are you flying off to a special destination for your wedding? It might be so you can keep it small or it might be a central location because you have family all over the world. What ever the why is, there is no reason you can't still indulge in some wedding traditions.
Many brides feel it's all to hard to arrange a beautiful bomboniere or wedding favour for their destination. Or they find their options very limited if they are bringing them from home. The other common concern is they are more expensive if sources in the destination country/ location. I'm here to tell you it is easier than you think and you have almost as many options as someone having their wedding at home.
The secret? There are a couple of considerations, well THREE to be precise.
1. Check the regulations of the destination and your airline.
There may be restrictions on what you can bring into a country or location. Australia has some of the strictest food import laws but many destination wedding loca...
Whether it is you or a friend getting married, finding the right wedding favour for the guests can be a challenge. There are so many options available.
I tell all my brides, couples, bridesmaids, mother of the bride or who ever is organising the favours - find something simple that resonates with the couple. Essentially the wedding favour or bomboniere is another extension of the wedding. Here are a heap of examples of what you can do. Some are traditional(ish) and some are a bit more out of the box. The most important thing to remember is...they are all customisable in a variety of ways.
Chocolate! Everyone loves chocolate (ok yes there may be one or two people who don't but we can't please everyone).
Custom chocolates or bonbons are magical because they can be almost any colour AND flavour! You can have just chocolate or pair with cookies for even more versatility. Have a look at our chocolate gallery to see more colour options
We all love a good gift. Your clients or potential clients are no different. Gift giving indicates you value the recipient. It helps to build and maintain relationships.
Imagine you have been shopping around for a particular product. Its a large investment and a couple of the companies offer similar products. You take all the info home to sleep on it. A day or so later you sit down to review the info and make a decision. One of the info packs includes a little something to nibble on while reading. Hmmm, yep I remember that sales person was pretty awesome and this product does what I want. Subconsciously it sways your decision.
Gifting after closing a deal cements the relationship and shows appreciation for their custom. When you feel good about a transaction you are more likely to recommend a product or service to friends.
It doesn’t matter where your clients are in their purchasing cycle, there is a be...
There is no rule to say your branded corporate gifts have to include a logo. Different options suit different situations. I want to outline a few real life examples for you.
These Pantone colour swatch cookies were for a new colour range launch. Regular clients attended the launch which was held at the hosts showroom. The clients were talking about the cookies for months afterwards. Several asked if there would be more at the next colour launch. No logo was not an issue here. The fun nature of the product made it memorable.
Using your brand palette to colour seasonal gifts (eg Christmas, Easter etc) is a great way to stand out from the crowd. In this instance, logo ribbon or specific messages are used to further identify the creations which are personally delivered by a senior member of staff. The recipients have regularly mentioned that they look forward to seeing what the company will come up with each year.
We may have been a little quiet lately but there is a good reason. I’ve been working hard on a new range of packaged confectionary goodies. There has been months of recipe and flavour testing, packaging development and finding the right time to get it out there to you.
Now that is all done, I am pleased to share the results with you! For now the range includes brittles (both plain and choc coated), sweet rubbles (think crunchy flavour bombs) and chocolate blocks for sharing (or not). I think there is something for everyone, some classic flavours and a few contemporary, there is even something for the chilli lover.
As always I have new flavours in mind and a few more product varieties...always thinking! And yes it keeps me up at night!!
Our brittles are airy and a bit of a brittle/ honeycomb hybrid I guess. It means you get the toffee and crunch of brittle without breaking you teeth (your dentist will totally thank us)