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Dessert Buffet Featured Co~Couture Confections

 Today’s Dessert Buffet Edition features the lovely ladies of Couture Confections, Shandra Ward and Helen Dailey.  These ladies are taking the dessert buffet industry by storm, so much so that I’m going to have a two part series on their work!

Thanks for sharing with Jem of the South Shandra and Helen and blessings to you for continued success!  

1) How long have you been designing dessert buffets? How did you get started?

We’ve been designing stylish candy & fine dessert buffets for about 2 years now.  We began this delightful journey when a client wanted a buffet at their 20th anniversary celebration.  We had never done anything like that before, so we figured what the heck.  We researched the buffets online and discovered the wonderful world of Amy Atlas.  WOW! We couldn’t wait to start designing.  We bought all types of accessories, jars, platters, bowls, vases and plates for the event.  Low and behold it was a SUCCESS!  Couture Confections Stylish Candy & Fine Dessert buffets was born.


2) Do you have a signature item that always accompanies your buffets?

We like to use fresh florals in our designs, unless it’s a buffet for kids


3) Do you specialize in certain buffet styles? Adult themes, baby showers, weddings or children’s parties?

We specialize in all types of buffet designs.  Everything from A to Zebra!  Tell us what you would like to see and gives us color scheme….and Voila!


4) What has been your most memorable dessert buffet and why?

Our most memorable buffet was a baby shower design we created with diamonds and pearls.  It was soooooooo FAB!


5) What advice would you give someone interested in starting a party planning/dessert buffet business?

Like any business research your target audience and your competition.  Stay competitive, but always offer something the others don’t.  Develop a relationship with your candy wholesale supplier and your baker.  Be creative and have fun!


Here are some fabulous photos from Shandra and Helen’s favorite Dessert Buffet!

Shandra Ward & Helen Dailey (The Candi Girlz)

Couture Confections Stylish Candy & Fine Dessert Buffets





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  • Courtney Price of Glamour Avenue Parties
    09/21/2011 at 9:21 pm

    Shandra! Glad to see you guys featured as well! Great job!

  • Shandra Ward Signature Design Studio
    09/22/2011 at 12:17 am

    Thanks a bunch, Tamara!

    Thanks Courtney, we’re excited too!

    • Jem
      09/22/2011 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with Jem Shandra!

  • Tamara Eckles
    09/22/2011 at 2:15 am

    Latest post from Jem! #dessertbuffets #desserttrends

  • Shandra Ward
    09/22/2011 at 6:04 am

    Couture Confections Stylish Candy & Fine Dessert Buffets is being featured on Jem of the south, a dessert blog…

  • Diane
    09/22/2011 at 7:10 am

    Yummy article—nicely done!

    • Jem
      09/22/2011 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks Diane!

  • Monica of TG Bears
    09/22/2011 at 11:44 am

    Now this is something after my own heart – desserts. Congrats Shandra and Helen.

  • Tamara Eckles
    09/22/2011 at 3:56 pm

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  • GoodtoBeYou
    09/22/2011 at 8:08 pm

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