The saying across the top of the pedestal states: Life is short . . . eat dessert first! The colorof the rim of the top of the pedestal is black with white polka dots all the way around the pedestal. The background color of most of the pedestal is yellow with the older lady wearing a black blouse and holding a fork in her hand. Before her is a grouping of three dessert which are sitting on the pinkish red table cloth. The pedestal itself is made up of a collection of different desserts with a border of black and white polka dots around the rim. The diameter of the plate is 10 3/4" and the height of the plate is 6 1/8".