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June 25, 2012

Cupcake Monday! A Ladurée-Inspired Patisserie Party

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Wipe down your screen because you're probably going to lick it. (No? Just me?) I was asking all kinds of questions when I thought this was actually some lucky girl's bridal shower - did she get to eat during? What happened to the leftovers? And how can I get an invite to her next party? But this heavenly scene is just that, a set-up for a photo shoot. Amanda of Ruffled, an inspirational wedding blog she began after finding a lack of resources for creating a vintage wedding - see her stunning 1930s-themed nuptials here - worked with a team of talents to produce this patisserie brunch bridal shower shoot, including event designer Melissa of The Loveliest Day. It's not hard to see that Ladurée and other tea and pastry salons of Paris inspired the shoot, the centrepieces being a dessert table and a tea bar, and it's all been done to give you ideas so you can create your own. So better get going on amassing an enviable collection of cake stands and plates for styling! Some of the stands and platters you see are available at the My Sweet & Saucy Shop.

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The tea table was set with vintage teacups, saucers and silverteapots and no detail was spared. Each variety of tea had its own custom colored label, and the chalkboard menu, hand drawn by Jane of Olive Hue Paper Goods, identified which color tea tag coincided with each tea.

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Melody of My Sweet & Saucy created the pastries for the shoot including this cake for the shoot, and due to all the begging, shared her decorating secret here


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Even the sugar cubes were displayed in a way that elicits squeals. Squeeeeeal!

Photos from Ruffled, shot by Ashley Rose of Ashley Rose Photography

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Comments

This is so pretty. And yes, my mouth is watering!

Isn't it, Michelle? I hope they had fun with it before taking it all away, though I imagine that's one of the perks of the job!

Great pictures! It's like a mad hatter's wet dream.

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