Food in Jars

So I was looking back through the posts I’d missed on Bakerella recently and this one jumped out at me! Pie in a jar! So practical and cute makes these on the way up. A great idea for a portable dessert, no worries about transporting them and risking your lovely handiwork that you have slaved over being ruined on the way to your dinner party.

I also love that the possibilities are practically endless with this concept. Pies in jars, desserts in jars, cupcakes in jars… let me know your ideas! Here are some faves I have discovered.

food in jars

Clockwise from top left: Pumpkin Pie, S’mores, Cupcake, Lemon Cake.

Some uses for these include dinner parties, picnics, and wedding or party favours. Add a spoon or fork and it’s a complete take away meal!

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Cake Smash

Most people love babies and most people love cake so it makes sense to combine these two in a cake smash photo shoot. Usually this is done around the time of the child’s first birthday and one major benefit that makes this trending up is that you then get some really nice photos of your child to commemorate this milestone.

You want a nice bright cake and an outfit that you don’t mind your child getting messy! Some choose just to wear a nappy, some go for the nice party dress, a cute one I recall was a nappy and tie. Get a few photos of the cake before the destruction and then let your little one go nuts helping themselves and getting as messy as possible! The type of cake and icing you choose can make a difference to how ‘messy’ the shoot ends up. Buttercream, for example, will probably create more mess than fondant.

I am creating a cake this week for a cake smash shoot that will be done by the lovely Carly from CJ Williams Photography of her gorgeous nephew. So I may have some more photo inspiration to add for this idea in a few weeks but for now here are what others have done.

cake smash photos

Clockwise from top left: Shelley Ellis Photography, Melissa Treen Photography, Kerry Sundah Photography, and Kwerk.

Miniature Food

Ok, things in miniature are just too cute and everyone loves food so this is definitely trending up.

Mini food

Clockwise from top left: 1. Mini hamburgers by me, 2. Mini hotdogs from Bridal Guide, 3. Desserts in shot glasses via Pinterest, 4. Mini coffee with mini doughnuts from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Miniature treats are great for parties. Having something that everyone can just eat on the go without getting their hands too messy is just plain practical. Now these are great for any party but I do love the emerging trend of serving these as ‘midnight snacks’ at a wedding. Just as the main meal is starting to digest from all the dancing and energy levels are waning – BAM – food to grab and it’s gone by the time you get back on the dance floor. If you’re thinking of starting a wedding related business in the near future consider specialising in midnight food. Trust me, this is the next lolly buffet.