Well, I was wrong because it seems that peacock is still going strong in fashion, home decor, and even desserts! As I mentioned previously, I have been pouring over Amy Atlas's book Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It. Chapter 3 "Take Me Away" focuses on dessert displays built around a stunning piece of peacock fabric designed by Trina Turk.
As someone with a love of both peacock and dessert buffets, this was one of my favorite chapters in the book. The shades of sky blue, turquoise, lime, and navy compliment each other beautifully and make the color the focal point of the display. Amy also give two great pieces of advice: hang the gorgeous fabric so no one spills on it and focus on desserts that are not blue, which frankly is not an appealing color to eat.
Here is the complete spread:
Amy also included her recipe for Key Lime Bars. Adding a blueberry to each sweet square would contrast beautifully.
Be sure to get your copy of Sweet Designs here
Although this is a peacock inspired table, the fabric is the true peacock element. Even though the fabric is amazing, it might not be an option for everyone who wants to incorporate a peacock dessert display. Here are a few other ways to create a peacock dessert buffet that sure to leave an impression:
Try adding a centerpiece using peacock feathers. If you are included a sit down meal, extend the colors to your place settings as well.
If your party includes cocktails and martini, (which all parties should!), include these stunning martini glasses. I found mine at Homegoods, but you can order then here
Want to match your party theme? Duchess Kate just wore this gorgeous Jenny Packham design to a charity event this past week.
Most of us can't change our entire home decor when entertaining, but a well placed accessory that matches your party decor creates a cohesive look. An eye-catchng piece, like this pillow from Etsy seller Giardino, not only will bring more flow to your look, but might also be a welcome update to your living space.
Design Seeds grouped together another slight variation of this color. By planning for the shades you would like to incorporate, you create a clean palette, rather one that incorporates too many colors and looks garish.
Mariah at Giggle Galore and More fused princesses and peacocks for her daughters birthday. Here is her beautiful dessert table. Check out her post to see even more of the delicate desserts and colorful decor she created. Although this was created for a child's birthday, there is no reason this could not be adapted for any celebration. I know I certainly wouldn't mind if this was my birthday party!
Here is one of my favorite peacock inspired dessert accessories. When I saw these on Pinterest, my jaw dropped and I wondered what excuse I could come up with to buy these. Etsy sellar Amanda at
Tasty Prints created (...wait for it....) EDIBLE peacock feather cake decorations!!! I mean, who wouldn't want a cupcake decorated like this!
Evidently peacock is here to stay! How do you incorporate peacock colors and feathers in your life?