Tabletop Tuesday: A Kewpie-inspired Dessert Course

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by Candace Brower
Photography by Cedric Smith for Thom Magazine
Fashion Styling by Brooke Atwood
Shot on location at Alex Raskin Antiques

Kewpie dolls are weird…in a good way. I let them and a flat of the freshest raspberries inspire this quirky, creepy and uber cool dessert course. Since I’m a big fan (BIG) of moving my guests to different locations during a meal I decided to take this dessert course to new heights. It involved walking up 4 flights of steps to a most discreet location and one of the best views in Savannah. If you didn’t know it, you would swear you were at some deliciously silly soirée in Italy. But, you WOULD know better, because Italians just don’t get the Kewpie.
A Kewpie Doll Dessert Course from Libbie Summers (Photography by Cedric Smith)
Libbie Summers (Photography by Cedric Smith for Thom Magazine)
Kewpie in Berries from Libbie Summers (Photography by Cedric Smith)
Lemon Kewpie Doll Cake from Libbie Summers (Photography by Cedric Smith)
•Antique portraits of creepy babies and 3 bunches of fresh cut forsythia decorated the space.
•Mismatched dessert plates, vintage flatware and scraps of French fabric sat the table.
•An absurdly tall lemon cake with a Kewpie doll cake topper stole the show!

What I’m wearing and recipes later…for now just soak in the setting.

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