From Miss to Mrs: Bridal Shower Brunch

From Miss to Mrs Bridal shower brunch with custom desserts from cafe pierrot in sparta nj

We love a good brunch, and a girly bridal shower is the perfect opportunity. We combined our Luncheon Catering Menu with a few Breakfast Menu options to balance meal. Dessert is always necessary, so we created beautiful diamond cookies, macaron pops, and a two-tier rosette cake.

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If you’re planning an engagement or bridal shower, diamonds are the perfect touch!

These diamond-shaped cookies can be any solid color or ombre colors to coordinate with your theme. Give these away as favors and your guests will say they’re too pretty to eat!

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Macarons add an elegant touch to any event, but display them differently by ordering macaron pops! A delicious, gluten free alternative to the cake pop.

We ordered our pop stands through Amazon.

Bridal Shower Cake with Rosettes and pearl details. From Miss to Mrs Cake Topper

Of course, this cake will be the highlight of any event. Rosettes and pearls in bright magenta are a beautiful combination.

We found this bold, yet simple cake topper through CFWeddings on Etsy.

Click here to see the listing. Explore their shop for many different options!

From Miss to Mrs Diamond themed bridal shower brunch from Cafe Pierrot in Sparta NJ

Of course, no brunch is complete without mimosas! What did you think of our little party?

Here’s a recap of all the items in our post!

Decorations:

  • Striped Table Cloth (old by Spritz at Target)
  • Small Vases (Dollar Store, spray painted gold)
  • Pink & Gold Balloons (Dollar Store)
  • Cake Pop Stand
  • Cake Topper
  • White Crate (this is unfinished, but we found white in-store)

Food:

From Miss to Mrs Bridal shower brunch with custom desserts from cafe pierrot in sparta nj

Gender Reveal Baby Shower

gender reveal baby shower brunch and luncheon by French Bakery and Caterer Cafe Pierrot in Northern New Jersey

 

gender reveal baby shower cake by French bakery Cafe Pierrot in North Jersey.We’ve been making more and more gender reveal cakes lately and wanted to share a few ideas with you for the special day!

This is one of our favorite baby-themed cakes. It’s a a touch girly with the fondant bow, but with multi-colored sprinkles it’s perfect for announcing the baby’s gender.

Gender Reveal Baby Shower custom cookies from French bakery Cafe Pierrot in Northern New Jersey

These onesie cookies are another special element that can be taken as a favor. Delicious and adorable!

Gender Reveal Cupcakes with colored filling by French Bakery Cafe Pierrot in Northern New Jersey

Some clients choose to fill the cake with vanilla mousse in the gender colors, dye the vanilla cake in baby colors, or simply fill cupcakes for a surprise!

We love that sometimes we are the only people who know the baby’s gender. It’s a surprise for everyone at the party including parents/ grandparents! So fun to be involved in our client’s story!

Macaron Tree in Baby Shower colors from French Bakery Cafe Pierrot in North Jersey

No party is complete without a little macaron tree!! Order custom colors/ flavors for the event, or see what’s available in store that day. Of course, we recommend pink and blue (our raspberry and chocolate flavors – which are almost always available).

Brunch and Luncheon catering for baby/ bridal showers in Northern New Jersey

Not only can we provide the cake, cookies, cupcakes, and macarons for your baby shower, but we also have delicious brunch and luncheon catering options for the party.

Check out our luncheon catering menus here – only $13/ person

  • Assorted Dinner Roll & Croissant Sandwiches or Wraps
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Choice of House Salad, Caesar Salad, or Harvest Salad
  • Sprinkle Cupcakes

The following items were Add-Ons to the luncheon catering menu:

  • Fruit Platter
  • Lorraine Quiche (Bacon & Swiss)
  • Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Party Supplies!

Once you have the supplies, it’s very simple to put together one of these parties! Many supplies can be purchased inexpensively from Target and look perfect!gender reveal baby shower brunch and luncheon by French Bakery and Caterer Cafe Pierrot in Northern New Jersey

What’s your favorite part of the layout? That cake is definitely the highlight!

 

Pineapples and Palm Leaves Party

Gold Pineapple themed bridal shower with palm leaves and naked cake by Cafe Pierrot

For this bridal shower, the bride wanted her fiance to join her. He was more excited about the kitchen gadgets than she was, and so a joint-shower was planned.

Inspired by our Hawaiian Theme menu, the Maid of Honor planned a classy luau  shower without the typical bright floral prints, leis, and Hawaiian shirts.

The dessert table was the focal point of the event with hand-cut palm leaves and gold spray-painted pineapples. She added white hydrangeas to our classic naked cake, per the bride’s request.

Bride and groom with the hawaiian-inspired dessert table

Gold Pineapple themed bridal shower with palm leaves and naked cake by Cafe Pierrot

 

We added tiny fondant pineapples to the tops of these mini cupcakes and served Chocolate, Vanilla, and Raspberry Mousse Shooters topped with chocolate shavings.

mini cupcakes with fondant pineapple topper made with a cricut cartridge

The drink station was decorated with another gold pineapple and more palm leaves. Guests received Iced Tea, Cucumber-Infused Water, or Iced Coffee in handled mason jars. For extra sparkle, the maid of honor included gold paper straws from Target.

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A few more links to the decor supplies:

 

Christening, Communion Party Inspiration

Christening, Communion, Baptism cake with cross inspiration

We are obsessed with this recent First Holy Communion cake and mini cakes, so we set up an inspirational dessert table based on the order’s pink & silver theme!

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The cake was pink with silver ribbon details, so we bought a few Silver Circle Garlands from Target for the background and picked up a some roses! With food this beautiful, we didn’t need to add many decorations!

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A beautiful, detailed cross topper for this cake

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Closeup on the pink and white lilies, roses, and butterflies

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These tiny cakes were the perfect finishing touch!

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White cross cookies matched the theme, but we make these in any colors and add monograms or inscriptions.

We added raspberry mousse cups, pink macaron pops, and raspberry blondies to complete the dessert table.

Placing the macaron pops in a vintage vase adds to the sophisticated and elegant feeling of the event!

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No dessert table is complete without our macaron tree in coordinating colors. Many of the flavors and colors can be customized to match your party. Visit our Macaron page for more options!

See all of our religious cakes and catering options on our website!

Tell us what you think of the party in the comments! Hope it was inspiring!!

 

Graduation Party!

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High School Graduations are right around the corner! We put together a dessert table as an example for your party.

Pope John Regional is a local high school, and their graduation is up first! Here’s an example of a dessert table with their colors (Blue and Gold). We can customize any colors to match your school!

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The Custom Cake

Graduating from high school only happens once, and you should celebrate with a beautiful custom cake. We love the two layers of fondant and beautiful scroll-work pattern on the top layer. The rope details are present between the tiers, diploma, and on the tassel.

We added some specialty desserts in custom school colors, as well

  • Graduation Cupcakes: choose the color sprinkles and flavored buttercream! We have adorable grad hat & diploma cupcake pics to match the theme!
  • Macaron Pops: a classy version of the cake pops, and we can customize the cookie color with a minimum order of 35 pieces.
  • Mini Cupcakes: we topped these with blue icing and gold star sprinkles!
  • Brownie Squares: One of our favorite classic desserts. We’ll add a corner of colored sprinkles for the theme.
  • Chocolate Mini Mousse Cups: These little snacks are delicious and perfectly chocolate-y. Of course, we added gold stars for the graduation theme

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Macaron Tree

This little tree has 35 Macarons, and comes in a convenient carry case for easy transport and display.

Decorations

We picked up these decorations at Party City. They have perfect black, white, and gold themed graduation supplies

We also love the Black & Gold graduation supplies available at Target by Spritz!

Click here to view our graduation page

Contact us with any questions!

Vegan Wedding

Vegan Wedding Menu

Last year, we were asked to create a completely Vegan wedding menu for a couple at The Raritan Inn.

We love the opportunity to develop new menus, and these options provide versatility for all of our future brides – we now have plenty of delicious vegan selections on our catering menu.

Click here to view samples of our wedding menus, including the Vegan Wedding

Vegan Appetizers

Some of the appetizers:

  • Tapenade filled cherry tomatoes
  • California Sushi
  • Mexican Spring Rolls
  • Tapas: Hummus on seasoned pita, or Tomato & Pesto on Baguette Chips
Moroccan Squash Tagine vegan menu
Moroccan Squash Tagine with Cous Cous in process

Vegan Wedding Entrees by Cafe Pierrot in NJ

Vegan Wedding and wildflower arrangements
We love all of the wildflowers used for the arrangements
Fruit Platter with carved watermelon
Our beautiful fruit platter with a carved watermelon

Vegan Wedding cake: Carrot Cake with Soy Cream Cheese Icing

Vegan Wedding Cake: Carrot Cake with a soy Cream Cheese Icing…. yummm

Barn tables at the Raritan Inn NJ
These barn tables completed the look for this rustic wedding

Hope you enjoyed looking through these photos as much as we enjoyed making everything 🙂

Easter Desserts + Free Printables

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Signs of Spring! The colors and flowers of this season were especially inspiring as we created this Easter dessert table. We love the opportunity to display our beautiful cookies and cupcakes for this time of year.

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Of course, tulips are necessary for an Easter table display. We’ve paired our flowers with brown and white eggs in a pink wire basket. By using natural colored eggs, instead of dyed “Easter eggs,” we kept the theme grown-up and pretty.

We found our basket at Home Goods, similar here.

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No Easter table is complete without jellybeans!! By displaying them in clear jars, we’re able to add to the color of the display. We also filled the base with grass, so we didn’t need to use quite so many jellybeans.

Since we have cases of jellybeans here at Café Pierrot, we used large half-gallon mason jars. You’ll probably want to use smaller jars or more filler if you do not have access to so many beans 🙂

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Three of each cookie fills out the display tray perfectly, while giving room for each design to shine.

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This Lemon Chiffon cake is beautiful, and I can’t imagine a better centerpiece for the table. To give it some height on the table, we used a wood crate from Michaels and a white cake stand.

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And of course, we wouldn’t leave without some printable signs for your display! We’re using the same binder clip technique mentioned in the St. Patrick’s Day post. Instead of gold clips, we used white and pink to match the theme.

Click here for the printable PDF.

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Below are a few more of Café Pierrot’s specialty Easter desserts! Visit our website to view all available deserts and dinner items.

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  1. Pastel Cupcakes
  2. Lemon Drop Cupcakes: lemon cake filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon butter cream
  3. Carrot Cake Cupcake: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing
  4. Stramberry Rhubarb Pie
  5. Lemon Meringue Tart

We added a pastel tassel banner and cricut cut-outs from the Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge to decorate the table.

What decor and products are you using for your Easter celebration?

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St. Patrick’s Day Party + Free Printables!

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The traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner is a favorite for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner. But with all of our dessert options, we thought we’d share some beautiful table ideas to add a professional touch to your gathering.

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Decorating for your party

  1. Green & Gold: For a classy party, incorporate lots of gold and dark green to bring an elevated look to your table display. We love these gold mason jars  for small and simple flower arrangements, and we found the gold table runner at Home Goods.
  2. Super Simple Sign Holders: we used green, gold, and white large binder clips to hold up our signs. Simply clip the sign into the binder clip and squeeze the tabs to remove. We will definitely use this method over and over again!
  3. Fun Backdrop: We used green streamers and this Studio DIY template to make this shamrock cut-out backdrop. We also LOVE these giant streamers from Studio DIY, so you should try those out!

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Now for the food! Below is a list of exactly what is pictured.
For a full list of Café Pierrot’s St. Patrick’s Day offerings, visit this page!

  1. Corned Beef & Cabbage: Café Pierrot sells this complete meal for 8-10 people, so you don’t have to worry about cooking a huge meal on a busy weeknight! We are also serving the meal in the Sparta location during the week of St. Patricks Day, and you can pickup a serving as a Dinner- To-Go from our Andover location.
  2. Irish Soda Bread: This delicious bread is similar to a scone, so it can even be eaten for breakfast on the holiday. Of course, we think it goes perfectly with the Corned Beef dinner.
  3. Cupcakes: 6 of each
    • Mint Ganache
    • Sprinkle
  4.  Mint Chocolate Macarons: 2 dozen (you can never have too many!)
  5. Mini Mint Mousse Cups: 1 dozen
  6. Mint Chocolate Cake: Chocolate Cake filled with Chocolate Mousse, iced with Crème de Menthe Buttercream and Garnished with Chocolate Curls

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Click here to download the free printable signs!

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Oscars Viewing Party + Printable signs!

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Have you started planning your Oscars Party? We have a few tips that will make your party elegant and fun!

  1. Lots of Gold!
    We used this gold fringe background from Party City for the backdrop of this table, and you could also layer fringe for a photo backdrop.
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  2. Appetizers
    We chose a few of our favorites off the Cafe Pierrot pans & platters menu! Mini Crabcakes, Seafood Ragou, and Chicken Satay – yummy, yet chic party food
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  3. Classy Desserts
    Dress up your event with tuxedo strawberries, mini chocolate mousse cups, cannoli, and gold sparkle cupcakes
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  4. Always display golden macarons in champagne glasses!
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  5. Send them with the perfect party favor
    These Oscar-shaped cookies are delicious and will ensure your guests will remember this event!
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CLICK HERE FOR FREE PRINTABLE SIGNS
These signs are 4×6 to fit in picture frames!

Valentine’s Dessert Table + FREE PRINTABLE SIGNS

Cafe Pierrot Valentine's Day Featured

Cafe Pierrot Valentine's Day Collage

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays at Cafe Pierrot – so many desserts! We thought we’d put together a dessert table, so you can have some ideas for a Valentine’s party! Complete with some free printable watercolor signs  to add the finishing touch.

All the dessert items are listed below, and you can find our full Valentine’s Dessert Menu here.

We recommend ordering One Dozen of each dessert to get a full table.

  • Macaron Tree: This tree comes with 35 macarons displayed on a plastic tiered stand
  • Sprinkle Heart Cookies
  • Raspberry Blondies
  • Mini Cannolis
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Mini Heart Cupcakes
  • Mini Raspberry Mousse Cups

Cafe Pierrot Valentine's Day Featured

This table has so many pretty touches. We used our Cricut machine to cut almost 50 hearts for the banner and table.

The banner is simple red & white baker’s twine with tiny red clothespins holding the hearts – found both items at Target!

The signs are 4×6 images, so they fit perfectly into any picture frames. We used a pink/purple watercolor image and added the descriptions.

Click Here to download the PDF versions of our signs, including some blank signs for you to write your own descriptions.

Hope these ideas help you plan a perfect Valentine’s Party! Let us know if you use these signs – especially if they are paired with our product!

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