Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Homecoming Dessert Bar Deliciousness!

So last Friday I landed back on UK soil! and my amazing family had planned a homecoming dessert bar in my honour! 

If there's one thing I love (dare I say it) more than cupcakes....it is dessert bars! and so I was beyond excited! 

Check out the cute theme too....'Home Sweet Home' - wasn't it perfect! 

These malteser cupcakes were made by my sister Mel, and were absolutely delicious! She's been creating quite the cupcake stir up North recently and has narrowly missed out on winning Iron Cupcake Leeds several times now, every time I taste her cupcakes they get yummier so I've no doubt she'll win 1st prize one day soon! 

All the other goodies and the dessert bar set up were done by my sister Mara.  I love details! and look at these cute little straws and cups of Schloer! 

She is so extremely thoughtful, she had even somehow managed to find a comment that I had posted on Ice Cream Before Dinner's blog about how I wanted to bake these Brown Butter Brownies and so she baked them for me! 

She also baked these Lamingtons, since she is actually a native Aussie - she was born in Canberra! 

and if you follow my blog regularly you will know she works at The English Cheesecake Company, so of course no Jones Family dessert bar would be complete without cheesecake! This was a delicious strawberry and flake topped cheesecake...complete with exploding candle! 

and there were some totally chocolate cookies to finish it all off! 

I loved the polka dot tablecloth (since I am a huge polka dot fan!) and the blue and red colour scheme were a great way to welcome me back in a rather patriotic way! 

Look at this gorgeous cake server! 

and tying the patriotic theme together were these cute serviettes...

Mara even made this little bunting that was strewn across the table! How cute is that! 

I realised, after we'd scoffed most things up, that I needed a picture taken with my dessert bar! so here it is looking a little diminished...

and here I am with Mel and Mara and my lovely mom...the 3 people who gave me the best homecoming with the most delicious dessert bar! It was so good to be welcomed back in such a tasty way, and so good to be back spending time with the people I love most in the world! 

Home sweet home - indeed! If you want to see how we spent the rest of my homecoming weekend you can check it out here.


  1. Welcome back! What a fantastic treat. Hope you have a good time :)

  2. You have a wonderful family! How cool that they did that for you! Everything looks so yummy

  3. Hi!
    Thanks for getting in touch! Yes I hope she likes the little details too - that sucks about your giveaway recipient!! Boo hiss!!

    Looks like you had an amazing welcome home - how long had you been away? I've never seen a dessert bar but now I want one!! ;)

    Sadie x



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