Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn dessert table by Shauna Younge

This gorgeous, seasonal table was designed and executed by Shauna Younge, a custom dessert table designer located in Minneapolis, MN. It was featured in the October issue of Mpls St. Paul magazine! Shauna is also the mastermind behind this purple dessert table and this Love dessert table that I featured on Eat Drink Pretty.

I want those giant whoopie pies for breakfast!  Everything looks delicious. Below is a glimpse into Shauna's creative process.

As told by Shauna:

"The table's final design is modified from the original sketch. Once on set, we made several tweaks and adjustments to create a visually appealing dessert display that would accommodate the magazine's different text and space requirements. Even though the arrangement of the items changed a little, the overall Autumnal feel of the design is still evident."

Shauna also shared the printable download for the candy bar wrappers!  Click here to get the wrappers and follow the directions on the pdf.

And just yesterday, Shauna revealed yet another fabulous table that was featured on her blog and Twig and Thistle, be sure to check it out!!!

Now I'm really in a fall mood, ready to hang outdoors with the gorgeous leaves in their peak.  Speaking of, I am taking engagement photos for my friend's Libby and Biffer tomorrow morning at an apple orchard in southern Minnesota. Think buckets of crisp apples, plaid blankets to keep warm, hot apple cider, and apple donuts. Erik is joining me to act as an assistant (he is thrilled) but also so that we can go apple picking when the shoot is over. I hope the photos turn out so I can share them with you!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. That is pretty cool to see the sketch into her final product! Gorgeous dessert table and love her blog to! Thanks for sharing this!!

  2. I love seeing the sketches behind dessert tables!

    And apple orchard for photos sounds perfect!

  3. Wow! Gorgeous. I never knew all the hard work that goes into something seemingly so simple. Go team!

  4. I love it! I saw the one on Twigs and Thistle yesterday and love that one too! Have fun at the apple orchard on Saturday. I can't wait to see the pictures!

  5. Ooh that table looks delic!!

    I hope the pics turn out the way, I thought it'd be fun if we took some spring ones too and I can wear the dress you like :) just a thought.


  6. It's nice to see the creative process behind her dessert table! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing - what an inspiring fall table - and the creative process is so cool to see.

  8. Wow! This is gorgeous! A unique and beautiful color palette for fall!