Flirty Peach Skirt

On the final night of my “Art of Tablescaping” class this Spring, I set up a table in the library to give students an idea of what’s yet to come in the Summer class series. (Yup…there will be a throwback to my days as a wedding planner mixed in there!) Rebekah Foster of Rebekah Cake Artist was kind enough to lend me a fabulous 3-tiered peaches and cream wedding cake (with sugary sweet and oh-so-delicate handmade gumpaste flowers!!!) to further highlight the demonstration. (Click HERE for more info on Rebekah’s fabulous cake artistry!)
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Photo by Sheri L. Grant

To give a cake table or any table a special little oomph, use a linen about 18″ larger than what you usually would for a floor-length, and pleat fan the bottom to resemble the hem of a flirty short skirt or dramatic evening gown. I got this idea when one of my students, Marie, came to class in a great little red skirt with a similar hemline. It adds a lot of instant character to the table and tends to keep people back just a bit so curious hands don’t make their way into the frosting! To add even more interest, consider adding a smattering of flower petals or gemstones.

The 108″ peach linen used on this 30″ round table is from Linen Tablecloth. The toasting flutes are Mikasa from the “Jamestown Platinum” collection. The silver scrolled cake plateau and gemstone-studded frame are from my private inventory, vestiges of my days as a purveyor of fine special occasion rentals.

I’m linking up with Kathleen for “Let’s Dish!” this Wednesday.
Please join us anytime after 6:00 p.m. CDT for tips on all things dishes and tabletop!