This wondrous, Wonka-esque dessert buffet celebrates one of the South's most iconic flavors in creative new ways. Get ready to take your love for red velvet cake to the next level. And yes, you're going to need a bigger dessert plate.
Recipes: Red Velvet Cake Recipes
A dessert buffet is certainly not a new phenomenon, but this eye-catching one stands out among the sugary fray thanks to an inventive, distinctly Southern menu and a graphic color palette that manages to feel sophisticated, not saccharine. We particularly love how the crimson desserts pop against the milky white tableware. Add a sugary sound track and you and your guests are all set for confection perfection.
Here's another reason to bubble over with excitement: We partnered with Minted to create custom paper goods for each of our parties, all designed by Southerners. In addition to invitations, you'll find banners, centerpieces, stickers, and more here.
Set the Table
This place card only looks high-end. Back a simple white card with patterned paper and then thread with sumptuous red velvet ribbon. When wrapped around white dinnerware, these crafts store finds are instantly elevated.
Recipe: Chocolate Latte
End your meal with a decadent cup of richly flavored Chocolate Latte.
Red Velvet Madeleines
Recipe: Red Velvet Madeleines
For this majestically elevated dessert, make four batches of the madeleines recipe.
Red Velvet-Raspberry Tiramisu Trifle
Make these sweet snowflake garnishes by tracing snowflake templates on wax or parchment paper with royal icing. Let them dry at room temperature and peel off.
Red Velvet-Peppermint Swirl Brownies
These red velvet brownies taste as good as they look. They are moist, tasty, and swirling with color.
Red Velvet Cake with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting
This cake bakes best in four pans. If you need additional pans, use 8-inch aluminum foil disposable pans. Just be sure to place them on a baking sheet for stability.
Shop the Party
Kiltlifter red nail color, $15; scotchnaturals.com Striped paper straws, 8 cents/each; thinkgarnish.com Charlotte clutch, $275; elaineturner.com Signature Stud skinny cuff in black and calf hair, $38/each; cwonder.com Aldo's Hazelnut Biscotti, $11; deandeluca.com Oslo red velvet skinny jeans, $198; mih-jeans.com Faux-bois guest book, $45; casparionline.com Incanto white scallop creamer and white stripe sugar bowl, $65 and $90; vietri.com Port Wine Caramel sauce, $8; sweeteethchocolate.com
Set the Mood
Listen on Spotify and download our party playlist and get started on the right note:
Sugar, Billie Holiday I Can't Help Myself, The Four Tops Sugar Town, Nancy Sinatra Brown Sugar, Rolling Stones Hard Candy Christmas, Dolly Parton Candy, Nat King Cole The Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani The Candy Man, Sammy Davis, Jr. Pour Some Sugar on Me, Def Leopard Sugar Sugar, The Archies