Tablescapes, Aqua Ice

I have a little confession to make



seaside winter setting



It’s about a cake that failed when baked






I bought this fancy snowman pan





To wow, impress, and man oh man



snowman cake 1


My icing really lacked some skill, maybe time in the fridge and a little chill


snowman cake


Nope, my ugly snowman looked the same…




And he toppled over from the shame…😭



snowman ice 3


But then his life was born anew


icy snowman



He turned to ice and aqua blue



aqua ice


Aqua & Ice Collage


He proudly stood in this aqua sea



aqua ice snowman



on this table for 2, for my hubby and me



aqua and gold sea table


A sparkle of gold is warm and nice


icy aqua & gold



It’s a good contrast to the silver and ice



snowman ice 3



No snow fell here but,  BRRRR…it’s cold



winter aqua table


And now I love my ugly wonderful snowman mold!



aqua ice snowman



Add some gold to dreary winter hues




aqua ice lantern



And aqua is guaranteed to cure the blues



aqua ice place setting


January’s almost behind us, and that’s very good news!


seaside winter setting

Juicy Details

dinner plates, snowman cakepan/Home Goods

chargers, ornaments/Hobby Lobby

votives/At Home

runner, lantern/TJMaxx

gold leaf glasses tutorial here


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32 Responses to “Tablescapes, Aqua Ice”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your fancy snowman pan made a beautiful ice sculpture that’s more figure-friendly than cake! I’ve never seen blue velvet cake mix in the store before. Your aqua layers on your table are BEAUTIFUL and a welcome sight for the winter blues! All our snow and ice is gone except for patches and we have rain in the forecast today and then things start to warm back to the 60s for the weekend. Stay warm. 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    oh Jenna love your creativity in using it as an ice mold. That is brilliant! And I think the cake turned out adorable. You rock!

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Jenna, this is just beautiful and so peaceful. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post! Hope you are having a really great day!
    Miz Helen

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Jenna, once again you rock the creativity scale! I loved your “ode to a fallen snowman”! What a clever idea to make an ice sculpture. I’ll bet the cake tasted delicious. I don’t know what the secret is to successful frosting of sculptures, but your snowman had a personality of his very own, and in his own right was a success! Thanks for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • You are too nice Rosie, I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought that pan, I certainly didn’t think through the icing part! I guess the way to go is to pour white chocolate ganache on it…maybe next time 🙂 >

  5. Genius! What a pretty table!

  6. Christine says:

    Jenna, as always you put sooo much detail and thought into your tablesettings.I love the fallen snowman!!!!

  7. I love this color and your table setting is so very pretty.

  8. Jenna, your snowman fell over just like they do when they begin to melt, but I love the ice sculpture! It works so well with the aqua! Love your creativity!

  9. Lynn says:

    Your iceman looks cool! That was a very good use for the pan:@)

  10. Candy S says:

    I love the aqua blues! Perfect for a cold winter day no matter where you are. I love the beach overtones too. Your snow man turned ice man story was so appropriate for a very strange winter season. I should have been at my Grand Daughters christening on Saturday but the drive through the snow in the mountains of West Virginia and North Carolina made the trip impossible. Yet in Ohio there was barely a flake of snow.

    • oh no Candy, I’m so sorry the winter weather cancelled your trip! I really don’t handle winter well, but you were smart to stay home and safe. I’m hoping that’s it for a snow threat in Alabama this year! >

  11. Laurie says:

    I love this post, Jenna. Your poem is so cute and lot of fun to read (Talk about lemonade out of lemons – that ice sculpture looks fab!) The aqua table is beautiful. I love addition of the aqua and white beaded ornaments, and mixing the gold ornaments with aqua looks beautiful.

  12. Your table is lovely and the ice sculpture is just perfect. You don’t want to see the cakes that I have made using molds. Hideous!

  13. Gorgeous table. Loved reading your personal and amusing description of your Snowman. I have that same pan. Enjoy your week.

  14. I love all your posts, Jenna, but this one is darling. Your creative talent in rhyme was delightful. I’m partial to aqua and you cleverly entertained us. I was smiling all the way.
    You might kid about your snowman but I bet it tasted good.

  15. Lori says:

    How fun! Loved that you showed us how your not-so-Frosty-the-snowman turned to ice and the poem you created is darling! The aqua with gold is not something I’d have thought of but it looks terrific!

  16. Marsha says:

    I love the color aqua. The snowman is so darling. It makes for a lovely tablescape. Your blue striped flatware is so unique. Can I ask where you purchased it?

  17. Linda says:

    Such a beautiful tablescape Jenna. Love the aqua, so pretty and fresh. Your little cake was sad looking, but you saved the day when you showed it as an ice snowman. Thanks for linking up to Table It Link Party.

  18. I love that runner. You make me swoon every time you use it. I love that you shared your cake “mistake” I need to share the pavlova fail I did. Your aqua snowman is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story.

  19. Oh, Lordy be, it’s nice to know even a pro like you can have a little mishap every now and then in the kitchen! ha!
    You know I’m LOVING all those aqua goodies — a delight to my eyes!

  20. Lori says:

    I love the poor shamed snowman… 🙂 Beautiful display!! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

  21. Sandra Garth says:

    Adorable post!

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