What’s a wedding without dessert? It is one of those detail that is talked about long after last call and the final dance. We are far past the tradition of the multi-tiered wedding cakes of the past. Couples these days are becoming bolder and more creative when it comes to their dessert tables. So, I’m going to show you some ideas for a dessert bar that will outlast the day of your event and be talked about for years to come and also some tips to pull it off flawlessly.
Cupcakes are a slight twist on your traditional cake but provide you with an easy way to serve a greater variety! You can have several flavors of cupcakes and you can skip the extra charges of serving ware as they are a great grab and go options. Don’t worry about missing out on the classic cake cutting option as you can always get a single tear cutting cake as a throwback to tradition. A great option is also mini cupcakes as these bite size cupcakes are more prone to get eaten throughout the night as they are lighter and allow guest to try multiple flavors before getting full.
A newer tradition we have been seeing is a donut bar or wall. This is a fun play on wedding desserts where a variety of donuts are displayed on a peg wall or various fun set ups. The important thing is to be sure to get fresh donuts and maybe have them set out at the last possible minute as no one likes stale donuts. Searching Pinterest can bring you to a huge variety of decorative donut set ups that you can make your own.
Pie and Cheesecake made an entrance in 2018. Instead of one large cake couples are choosing to do varieties of pie flavors and or cheesecake. This is a nice fresh twist to regular wedding desserts and can really bring the comfort of family and home of to the wedding. You can even incorporate a family recipe for the cutting pie/cheesecake to add a little tradition into the mix.
Candy buffets and Caramel apple bars can be a playful unique way to bring life to your party. You can choose to play up your wedding colors and incorporate unique jars for display. This dessert has the chance to be a show stopper
Last but certainly not least my favorite option is Ice Cream! We have seen everything from ice cream bars to ice cream created in front of your eyes from liquid nitrogen. My favorite ice cream vendor is sub zero ice cream but I’ve seen some fun ways people have done DIY ice cream stations with the use of dry ice. This is logistically one of the harder desserts to DIY but Id be happy to give advice if you reach out with questions.
Quick Tips to Pull off Your Dessert Station