Sure, cake is the traditional wedding dessert but who says you need to serve JUST cake? Wouldn’t a dessert display like this be a fabulous addition to your reception?
A sweet table is something to be considered. It’s a nice option for guests who’d rather not eat cake. OKAY, I don’t really know anyone who wouldn’t want cake… but it’d be nice to have other sweets to snack on too.
If you are thinking you’d like a dessert table but are worried about cost, it could be done rather cheaply. If you go with a baker the price could be considerably higher than if you bake yourself or even purchase the sweets pre-made at the grocery store. Now, I’m not talking Little Debbie cupcakes. If you shop around I’m sure you can find some great deals on delicious baked goods. Ask around, someone always know where to find THE best cookies or THE best pies. I know Costco and Sam’s Club have some fabulous options!
Okay, so if you’re awesome and DO decide to have a dessert display you can’t just throw cupcakes on a table and call it a day. Well, ya COULD but if you do you may as well not even bother at all. Take some extra time and plan out the LOOK of your sweet table. Here’s a few tips on how to create an amazing display….
Make sure your dessert table coordinates with your wedding. It should reflect your theme and color scheme.
Use a backdrop, flowers and menu cards to add interest.
Add some flare to desserts by dressing them up with lacy cupcake liners, ribbons, twine, or little tags.
Display your desserts at different heights.
Get creative with servers and cake stands. Rather than a plate: for a rustic wedding try wooden crates or stumps; going retro… try records.
Keep the table neat and uncluttered
Step back and look. Rearrange until your table is so gorgeous you can’t keep your eyes off of it!!
Now…. WHAT TO SERVE:
PIES (click to view our pie post)
PIES PLEASE!!! Apple, cherry, blueberry, pecan, apple. OH, wait, did I already mention apple? OKAY, it’s my fave!! There is just something charming about a pies. Dontcha think?
I’d do just about anything for a smidge of cheesecake. It’s like heaven! I’m loving the individual bite size servings too! CUTE CUTE!
Aren’t these cupcakes lovely in their lacy wrappers, pearl sprinkles and “I DO” inserts? Come on, wouldn’t something like this be fantastic as dessert?
via Fifties Wedding
Cake balls are a growing trend. I love them because they are delicious, a perfect little serving, and can be displayed in so many ways.
Doesn’t come much easier than some cookies in a cookie jar. SERIOUSLY…. SOOOO simple!
via Sweet Designs
Donuts (click to see our donut post)
Donuts… need I say more? I am loving the wooden crate they are in too! Sweet presentation idea!
Who doesn’t LOVE brownies? These are sure to be a crowd pleaser!!
Macaroons are becoming more and more popular. I’m not sure if it’s because they are delicious or adorable but does it really matter? They are a win win!! Not to mention they come in every color imaginable!
Dessert breads come in all shapes and sizes. You could serve up pumpkin, monkey or banana nut… they are ALL delicious. Order a few loaves from your baker or have Grammy make you some!
via Betty Crocker
YUMMY MUFFINS! Love this idea for a morning or mid afternoon wedding! Again, an easy little something you could bake up yourself!
Pudding and trifles are not only tasty but would look terrific on a dessert table!
FRUIT! A healthy sweet treat. Such a lovely option for summer weddings and an easy way to add color to any dessert display! Don’t these berries look adorable in this basket? via Hip Hostess
And what’s dessert without coffee or tea?
DON’T forget the coffee!