The world of dessert-making is constantly evolving to reflect particular trends, and often emulating natural beauty made by Mama Nature herself! A current dessert trend that is truly “rocking” people around the world, is the oh-so-glitzy geode cake. Geodes are hollow rocks filled with sparkling crystals and minerals and can be used to make jewellery, decorate homes, and some people claim they also possess healing elements. Colorado-based, Rachel Teufel, from Intricate Icings, was said to

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George’s “Whimsical Winter Forest” Soirée


Creative director and event planner Jason James, transformed Sydney Harbourside restaurant, Flying Fish, into a modern and sculptural Whimsical Winter Forest, to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the industries’ finest, George Low, owner of Seed Flora. In this extravagant birthday soirée, guests were transported to a floating forest, consisting of custom-made fringed balloons, nestled amongst a floral palette of deep winter reds, pink hues, silvers and greys. A floral palette of Cymbidium Orchids,

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When your older brother is a bit of a styling and dessert connoisseur-you know that you’re in for simply sumptuous day. In the conception of this birthday celebration, the first thing Mr Timothy James knew was the colour palette-rose, smoke and copper. A gorgeous colour combination he feels is the new go-to for all celebrations. To create a relaxed and casual feel-simple styling, fresh florals by Jess Maugher Floral Design, and decadent desserts were used

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Pastel Unicorn Fiesta


Who can resist a unicorn party and pastel colours! This Unicorn theme party was held in Ecuador for a family celebration honouring a grandmother who turned 96 years of age styled by Helen Guzman from Bonito Design. Who sweetly cried out of joy and absolutely loved it! The dessert table was decorated with rainbow cookies, unicorn cake topper, unicorn cake pops, sprinkle cake with marshmallow, mini unicorn pinatas, ice cream cones filled with flavoured popcorn, vanilla cupcakes

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A Very Spooky 30th


Some say turning 30 is scary. And well, in this case it was absolutely terrifying! Mary Ronis designed and styled this Victorian masterpiece for her client Sophie, and the results are positively chilling. Mary recalls the event. ‘When my amazing client Sophie called me and gave me the brief for her 30th birthday, I wanted to scream from excitement! I couldn’t wait to transform her contemporary home into an old haunted Victorian house! We installed

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Tropic Joint Birthday


You know how the old saying goes, blue and green should never be seen without mass amounts of dessert in between. Wait, what? Your telling me that’s not how the saying goes? Well, Creating Beautiful had me fooled with this stunning tropical beach inspired set up. Created for a joint 1st and 30th birthday, we can’t get enough of that lush tropical greenery paired with that baby blue hue. The balloon garland is phenomenal, and we love

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A Monochromatic, Moody and Masculine 21st Birthday


Today we’re sharing a seriously atmospheric celebration in the form of this perfectly styled 21st birthday by Temika of Florence Knows. With a predominately geometric aesthetic accented with faux marble and concrete textures juxtaposed by decadent desserts of a chocolate lovers wildest dream, this tablescape oozes masculinity and is bound to give you goosebumps. When discussing the design with Temika, she admitted ‘the ideas of the structure all came from a picture I saw on Instagram of

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I think it’s safe to say I see on average more than a hundred cakes/desserts each day, and while I am blown away every day by the creativity and skill of the dessert designers, sometimes I spot something that literally stops the scroll (on Instagram), and this shoot that we are sharing today is one of them. I discovered Don’t Tell Charles work via her instagram account, when it was still very new and her

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We recently came across Never Been Kissed Styling (Melbourne) on Instagram, and fell in love with their work. Today we are sharing this beautifully styled 40th birthday party by them. Here’s what they shared about styling this party; The theme was a relaxed natural feel to the environment. The client is a very laid back woman who owns her own business and whose main focus was getting family and friends together to catch up and celebrate. She

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We are loving this beautiful marble and copper themed party which is very much on trend and styled to perfection by The Occasional Table. Here’s what Shaina shared about planning this party; I wanted to create a modern yet masculine table to represent my dads 60th. I was inspired by the amazing marble trend in current homewares. I added a touch of copper and greenery to allow the table to pop. Vendors: Concept, Styling &

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Marble and copper is our current favourite combo not only for dessert tables but for home-wares as well, so we are delighted to share with you this beautiful dessert table styled to perfection by Merveille French Styling. Here’s what Virginie shared about styling this dessert table; The idea behind this photoshoot – was to capture the contemporary, but also timeless beauty of marble & copper in the raw state of nature. This match made in

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We’re celebrating Father’s Day with bright colours, loud graphics and a whole lotta funk! “RAD DAD” is a break away from the rustic, wooden, chalkboard type of styling we often associate with a ‘manly’ look. Not that there’s anything wrong with all the above but who says Dads can’t have some colour in their celebrations? We’re talking neon yellow..bright blue hues..and yes, even neon pink! We also said no to the traditional desserts (sorry, cupcakes)

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Sharing this fabulous tropical party today which will have you wishing for the summer sun. Styled to perfection by Paula of Sweet William Prints, this party is bursting with bright colours, and fun details. Here’s what Paula shared about this party; We hired a disco from Disco Pop Parties to celebrate Rosie’s 11th birthday, ordered in Hawaiian Pizza as the main meal, had lots of watermelon and tropical fruits as snacks. Kids had a great time! It was

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Dream A Little Dream Children’s Party is one of our favourite party vendors in the OIP directory. They take the stress out of party planning and as you can see from the featured party today, their styling is simply fabulous. This Boho themed party is filled with gorgeous details, we are loving all the party decor from the Photo Booth props to the dream catchers, it is Party Perfection indeed! Vendors: Concept and styling: Dream a little

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Today we are featuring this beautiful pastel themed birthday party, sent to us by A & K Lolly Buffet. The colourful backdrop and that amazing cake just makes this set up a delight to look at! Here’s what they shared about planning and styling this party; Our dear Astra is always the “Life of the Party” – the party planner, the one who organises all the pretty details, the one who brings everyone and everything together. Today, on

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WOODLAND THEMED DESSERT TABLE BY PRETTY PEDESTALS Write Up By Pretty Pedestal When I got the news that we were chosen as a vendor for One Fine Day wedding fair held in Sydney on 7 & 8 February, I was over the moon for our cake stands and dessert pedestals to be on display amongst some of the bridal industry’s finest suppliers.   I immediately started dreaming up my cake stand wonderland, eventually deciding on

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Our eyes are sparkling with delight looking at this beautiful and unique Boho themed 30th party that our Creative Director (Sydney) Astrid of Paperplayground styled recently. So many gorgeous details it’s hard to pick a favourite. From the beautiful cakes to the unique backdrop this boho chic party is a total stunner!   Vendors: Photography, concept and styling: PAPERplayground Cakes and cake pops: Cupcakes By Brother Sista 2-in-1 Strawberry & Macaron Tower: Macaron Delights Flowers:

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Teens or tweens can sometimes be difficult to plan a party for, but this very cool 12th birthday party by Paper & Style Co is sure to give you some ideas. We are loving the amazing 3D paper installation as the backdrop, which Di designed and put together herself.   Here’s what Di shared about planning this awesome party; While coming up with ideas for my daughter’s party, the colour theme changed many times, but

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