Christmas is just around the corner, can you believe it!!? In honor of Cuisine Kathleen's Bundt Cake Challenge, today I am sharing the first Christmas tablescape of the season. I hope you enjoy the post!
Simple white whipstitched plates were topped with vibrant red napkins.
The centerpiece was created by using a tip from a pin I found on Pinterest.
Ombré silver glasses and crystal goblets were added to the setting along with a silver cup. I wanted the desserts to be the main focal point, so I opted to only place settings on the front and two sides of the table. My tea service and tray along with an extra teapot (just in case) was placed on the other side of the table along with the dessert displays. Finally, silver flatware placed in a casual manner completed the setting.
Now, onto the cake!!!
I must say, I don't bake bundt often, and I was intimidated....especially after seeing all the beauty linked up at Kathleen's. Here is a look at the pan I purchased specifically for this challenge....sort of simple.
The cakes were a simple chocolate cake recipe from Hershey that I use all the time. If you want to read about the whole process, you may do so on my other blog Parsimonious Pabulum by clicking here. I also used the remaining batter to make the walnut torte you see featured. The recipe for the torte is also shown on the post.
From my collection:
Damask cloth, Martha Stewart Living
Silver chargers, generic
Red transfer ware, Staffordshire Engravings 17th Century, local antique
White whipstitch plates, Ralph Lauren Whipstitch Collection, Horchow
Silver Platter and cups, Reed and Barton Silversmiths, local antique
Silver tea service, Godinger Hotel Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Extra teapot, Oneida Wm. Rogers & Son Collection
Silver Bowl used in arrangement, Ralph Lauren Wentworth Collection
Cake stand (for torte), Ralph Lauren Pavilion Footed Cake Stand
Crystal goblets, Godinger Dublin Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Ombré glasses, local antique
Flatware, Wallace Antique Baroque Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus