Earlier this year, my friends Courtney and Shauna created a new business, Inspired Cravings, where they create unique edible designs for parties, showers and holidays. I’d seen pictures of their super colourful and fun designs, but it wasn’t until I went to our mutual friends’ housewarming party this weekend that I got to see them in action.
This dip is a pumpkin-parmesan-sage cheese dip that was so good. I loved all the veggies displayed around it, and how they repurposed the pumpkin seeds by roasting them and putting them around the edge (one of my favourite parts. I love pumpkin seeds!) There was even a little LED candle inside the pumpkin that flickered!
This was such a cool idea – a giant pumpkin turned into a drink dispenser by drilling a hole and adding a spout! The drink of choice was a sparkling vodka apple cider, which was perfect for a chilly fall day.
These pumpkin spice cupcakes were so yummy and looked extra cute with the fall themed cupcake liners and picks. The little turkeys made from gourds were a nice touch! I don’t know how they come up with some of the ideas – like using mini potatoes as heads and red pepper tail feathers!
The pieces were great conversation starters, with guests oohing and ahhing at the displays. It’s like decor and food all in one!
Their Inspired Cravings Facebook page is full of pictures of some of their designs and lots of inspiration for creative food displays. There are some seriously talented ladies and I’m so excited to see them taking their creative side and finding a way to make it into a business that they love.
If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area and are looking for something fun for your next party or get together, check them out. I know they’re working on their holiday catalogue right now and I can’t wait to see what creations they come up with!