Guide to setting the perfect Christmas dessert table

When most people think of the Christmas table they imagine mouth-watering roast dinners and scrumptious savoury food, however, at Royal Albert we know better than to overlook the sweet moments! In our latest guide we look at the Christmas dessert table, and how to set a fantastic one for the festive season.

Floral cottagecore inspired teaware

Getting started – pick a theme for your Christmas dessert table

Floral Christmas inspired cake stand

TeapotsLike any good Christmas table setting, begin by picking a theme. We have patterns galore for you to choose from - try Old Country Roses for a festive twist, Miranda Kerr’s Friendship Collection for pretty in pink, or 100 Years of Royal Albert for a cottagecore blend of nostalgic patterns.

Whatever pattern you decide on, you’ll need the following to get started:

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How to serve your sweet treats and Christmas desserts

Royal Albert 100 years collection afternoon tea moment setting on a table

Once you’ve picked your Christmas dessert table theme, it’s time to move on to the most important part… what sweet treats you’ll be serving.

  • Baking a delicious Christmas fruit cake? Display it proudly on a fantastically floral 1-tier cake stand.
  • Of course you’ll need to be ready to serve it up in style – shop Cake Knives and Servers for the perfect finish.
  • Cupcakes are ideal for easy sharing, plus it means you can bake a variety of flavors for your guests – a 3-tier cake stand is a wonderful way to showcase these little delights.
  • Perhaps you’re opting for a selection of biscuits, macaroons and scones? Use a platter or tray to easily display these little treats.

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Make it a festive afternoon tea

Floral Christmas dessert table with a fruit cake

Now your theme is picked, and the sweet treats are chosen, there’s only one thing left… tea! And while we’re talking Christmas dessert table ideas, be sure to not overlook the importance of a festive tea party.

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Extra little touches for Christmas dessert table setting

Colourful and floral Miranda Kerr teaware collection

With all the yummy treats baked and the pretty serveware laid out, be sure to add in a few extra touches for a festive nod to the season. 

  • Add flowers in vases with seasonal accents, such as pine sprigs or holly berries.
  • Choose a traditional Christmas colour scheme when icing cakes, or picking the table cloth.
  • Make it just that little bit cozier with the warm glow of fairy lights or candles on the table.

Be sure to share your inspiring Christmas dessert tables with the Royal Albert community on Instagram. Tag @royalalbertengland and #MyRoyalAlbertChristmas for a chance to be featured.