12.05.2013

Rowaida's Martha-Inspired Christmas Dessert Buffet

One of the best things about being a blogger is meeting so many great people from all over the world. Rowaida Flayhan, a reader in Kuwait, has visited Martha Moments every day for a few years now and she often sends me photographs of her very inspiring work, which I never hesitate to highlight on the blog. Last year, Rowaida sent me these amazing photographs of a dessert buffet table she set up for her Christmas party. The recipes for the cake and the Christmas-tree cut-out cookies are Martha's, of course, and she also made Christmas tree desserts using ice-cream cones that she filled with M&M chocolates and then iced to create a tree effect.
 
The extremely beautiful presentation is certainly "very Martha" but also "very Rowaida!" She stood the cookies in uncooked rice for a pretty snow effect and made a cute little cake-topper using wooden skewers and tiny ornaments strung between them. If you click here you can see how beautifully she always presents her baking. The recipe for the cake and frosting that you see in Rowaida's photos is this one from Martha's Baking Handbook. You can get Martha's recipe for the tree-shaped cookies with royal icing in Martha Stewart's Cookies book on page 241. The photos were taken by Rowaida's son Samo and I hope you enjoy them!
 
 




 
 
 
 
 



23 comments:

Stacie said...

Absolutely beautiful work from Rowaida, such a delight to see!!

Rowaida said...

Thank you so much Andrew for featuring my dessert table, I'm honored.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful work, displays and inspiration, Rowaida. These pictures could be featured in pages of Martha Stewart Living. Thank you for sharing Andrew. Always love your blog.

Cindy

Corine said...

WOWWW!!!! very magical

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of Rowaida and her delightful desserts.

David P. said...

Everything looks so tempting, delicious and well put together. I love her attention to detail, her styling and those cookies!! Send Rowaida my best!

I would love to get in contact with her.

Bisous,
David

Janet said...

WOW!

Thank you for introducing me to Rowaida - Her dessert buffet is stunning and I know Martha would approve! ;)

xo

Anonymous said...

simple but elegant and looks easy.

Kenn said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how Rowaida took the inspiration from Martha, but made it her own. I know Martha would be happy!

stephanie j. said...

Wow wow wow woow stunning!!! So intricate that attention to detail is amazing!!! I commend rowaida for her creativity. I agree with anonymous about it being elegant however they seem to be clueless on how much work and effort goes into visualising, putting together and creating such beautiful desserts. Easy is the wrong word to describe it.

Nour said...

So proud of my mum and her beautiful desserts. Always works of perfection and constantly a figure of inspiration. She brought us a touch of magic with her winter wonderland desserts and warmed our hearts with her determination to create something extra special every holiday.
Thank you Andrew for sharing and wishing you a joyous and magical white Christmas!

Ordinary J said...

Martha must be so proud of you. I look forward to the day that I can do something like that so I can show Martha.

Najwa Fuleihan said...

Wow!!!! This is really incredible Roweida - it is great Thank you

amal alfa said...

Rowaida as usual, all looks perfect! ! Your creativity never ceases to dazzle me. You are truly amazing.

Vanessa M said...

Hello Andrew,

I came over from The Martha Blog to see Rowaida's work--thank you so much for sharing.

Rowaida, I admire your attention to fine detail. Your work is truly amazing and beautiful.

Rowaida said...

Thank you all for your kind comments xx

Monia said...

Rowaida, this is absolutely amazing. Love all the details. You never cease to impress me with your gifted talent. Love you. Monia

samira slim said...

Wawww....amazing work rowaida u r so creative we.r all proud of u..

Maha Massry said...

Incredible work Roweida!!! Very creative and elegant. Loved the intricate details!

Imen McDonnell said...

Really beautiful Rowaida! I wish I could see in person =) Happy Holidays xx

Tania said...

Rwaida's elegant display tables personifies her elegance as a person! Her attention to every detail can be seen in all of her beautiful gatherings! I would actually recommend martha to attend one of her dinner parties as Im sure she would be completely blown away by everything around her! Im so touched to have Rwaida as a dear friend as she is v beautuful inside and out...thumbs up to her and her lovely family!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I love it all!

Maria said...

Hi Andrew, I am a new visitor. Thank you for sharing Rowaida's dessert, it is very beautiful and elegant.
Merry Christmas