Henna Themed Dessert Table

This weekend I was blessed with the honor of attending to one of my nearest and dearest friend’s at her wedding. A beautiful blend of cultures and traditions which created a wedding unlike any other. I was truly blessed and excited to be a part of it!

As a surprise for my friend, I created desserts for her Kina Gece, a Turkish henna party for the night before the wedding.

I was originally going to make cupcakes decorated with Turkish designs in orange and teal, the brides’ favorite colors. Then I remembered I had a cookie cutter in the shape of a hand.

My hand-shaped cookie cutter.

Inspired by the henna and the revelation of my hand-shaped cookie cutter, my plans changed. Can you see where I’m going with this?

At first my husband thought I was crazy. Whenever I have a brilliantly inspired idea my husband thinks I’m crazy, so I took that as a good sign.  I spent an afternoon baking cakes and cookies.

Rolling out dough.

Cutting the cookies.

Ready to bake.

The oven was on heavy rotation for just over 2 hours with cake pans and three cookie sheets. Then an hour of calm and quiet while everything cooled.

Baked and cooling.

It took me 40 minutes to get the color of the royal icing just right, and another 30 minutes to match the color for the cake, but match it did! I spent an evening decorating with my husband, who as it turns out, loves decorating cookies, and cake.

Henna cookies!

I spent the next evening making flowers for the backdrop and prepared that lovely paper to line the dessert plates. All of which created a lovely dessert table.


The dessert plates were lined to give the table visual interest.

Henna cookies!
More henna cookies!

Dark chocolate truffles with orange sugar  and chocolate dipped lady fingers.
The cake turned out beautifully and it tasted good too!

Cake covered in Turkish henaa designs.


The sun!

It's even pretty close up!

Oh, everyone loved the cookies and the cake. They all thought I was crazy as well. I guess in my case, crazy = good.

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5 Responses to “Henna Themed Dessert Table”

  1. Phantasma says:

    …beautiful and yes, crazy is always good when it comes to creating! <3

  2. Ian says:

    The henna cookies looked great – and tasted great too. Good recipe. Me want more!

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  5. nasima says:

    Totally unique and fabulous

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