Colorful Mexican Inspired Dessert Table by Minted and Vintage

5th May 2014

This dessert table is very near and dear to my heart, mainly because it was done for my sister and baby niece but also because I got to showcase authentic Mexican candies, cookies, sweet breads that I grew up eating which you don’t normally see so beautifully displayed on dessert tables. Needless to say it was the talk of the party, everyone oohed and aahed upon entering the room. It was so bright and colorful and full of sweet Mexican goodies our guests couldn’t wait to get their hands on!

The amazingly beautiful floral backdrop was handmade by Tania Fisher of Tania Fisher Design, who also designed the baby shower invitations and printables. She initially made it for a Frida Kahlo themed party, I heard it took her weeks to construct! She has since made a tutorial, if you are brave enough to give it a go, you can find it over at HWTM. Another gorgeous feature of this table was the sparkly gold sequin table linen from Jeanette of  The Candy Crush Shop, it was so perfect!

For the desserts, I contacted my good friend Mallory from The French Confection Co. to make the main cake topped with adorable gold glittered fondant mary janes, papel picado fondant banner, and a cluster of rice paper flowers. She also made yummy mini churro cupcakes, papel picado topped cupcakes, and colorful buttercream rose cupcakes. Everything tasted as amazing as it looked! The morning of the shower I purchased Mexican sweet bread from local panaderias (bakeries) around town. I also served some arroz con leche pudding in individual shot glasses for a pretty presentation.

The table also included Mexican candies like Mazapan, ollitas de tamarindo (tamarind candy pots), colorful sour sugar cups, and tamales de tamarindo, that I purchased on my trip to Tijuana. I found all of the candy at El Mercado Hidalgo, it’s a plaza full of different little shops where you can find party supplies like piñatas, candy, and decorations.

Last but not least, I just had to have some colorful floral jellos on my table. This is a HUGE trend in Mexico right now, and I searched high and low to find them locally. I was lucky enough to find them at a local bakery in Orange County called  La Poblana Bakery, these jellos are insane! They look like they have a real flower inside, but they are made entirely of gelatin (and food coloring). So amazing truly a piece of edible art!

I hope this table inspires many of you to reflect your beautiful culture on your next dessert table, using many of the unique desserts, sweets, and candy you grew up with. I think it will turn out to be one of your favorite ones!

Event styling, Design, & Cake Stands- Minted and Vintage
Invitation & Backdrop- Tania Fisher Design
Desserts-The French Confection Co.
Sequin Table Linen- The Candy Crush Shop
Floral Jello- La Poblana Bakery
Flower crown- Happy Annie


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CATEGORIES: Baby Shower, Dessert Tables, Events, Minted and Vintage Dessert Tables

One response to “Colorful Mexican Inspired Dessert Table by Minted and Vintage”

  1. Mauree says:

    What a gorgeous result with that mix of traditional and trendy! Tania’s floral backdrop is insanely awesome and those floral jellos were worth the search. I can’t even begin to fathom how you make one of those. You did a beautiful job styling everything!

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