Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table
Snow White Sweet Table

I created this for the first ever European Sweet Table Contest in 2010 (and I won – yay!)

I wanted to give the table a theme rather than just a colour and my love of fairytales led to Snow White & the Seven Dwarves. The intro to the story talks of the queen wanting a child that was ‘as fair as snow, as rosy as the red blood and with hairs and eyes as black as ebony’ so that decided my colours for me: red, black and white. Other elements of the story are the wicked stepmother asking a huntsman to bring back Snow White’s heart, he instead bought back a deer’s heart. This led to deer cake toppers that I sprayed red, heart biscuits and I also cross-stitched a heart, then covered a button with it, for the bow around the cake.

Of course seven dwarves were needed. Technically I guess they are gnomes as I used a gnome mould and plaster of paris but they look like dwarves. I also created ‘mountains’ of cranberry nougat; the cranberries being the jewels for the dwarves to mine.

Finally is the poisoned apple that the stepmother gives to Snow White, to represent this I made red candied apples using sticks from my apple tree in the back garden and also had one as the cake topper.

For the backdrop I wanted a rustic feel and the woodland wallpaper was perfect; I blu-tacked it to my living room for the purpose of the shoot. The finishing touch was the famous mirror. I did Photoshop out the reflection because me with a camera kind of ruined the look but it is a real mirror bought from eBay that I sprayed black. The table was also an eBay find exchanged for a couple of bags of sweets for the owner’s children! I also sprayed it black. Ideally it would have been a more ornate, vintage, black table with peeling paint but I just didn’t have the funds.

Snow White Sweet Table

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