Sweet Dreams: Romantic Dessert Bar

Event designer Kaleb Norman James and baker extraordinaire Kara Burfeind of The SweetSide craft the dreamiest of dessert bars, lush with romantic hanging greenery, vintage decor and an all-white lineup of decadent treats
From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

Accented by garden florals and rustic-chic decor curated by Kirkland-based Kaleb Norman James, this dessert display from Wallingford’s The Sweetside defines modern romance.

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Tucked in amongst antique furniture and decor finds, plus a custom-made tree frame from Camas-based Classic Vintage Rentals, this trio of treats from The SweetSide wows in white. From left: Popcorn ingeniously displayed under a glass cake topper; a vanilla bean French macaron tower; and, a stunning vanilla cake topped with poured salted caramel and cinnamon sugar mini doughnuts.

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Your sweet tooth will be sated by a variety of blissful bites, complemented here by Kaleb Norman James’ floral arrangements crafted from a mix of garden roses, peonies, café au lait dahlias and ranunculus. Clockwise from top left: A chocolate truffle tower, each truffle composed of a dark chocolate shell and creamy chocolate ganache filling; vanilla twirl lollipops; white chocolate covered Oreos; plus, two varieties of white chocolate truffles, the first dusted in coconut, the second in a classic dipped shell.

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From left, The SweetSide’s handmade vanilla bean marshmallows, espresso-flavored French macarons and cinnamon sugar mini doughnuts beckon beside a hand-lettered sign from Queen Anne-based La Happy.