DIY Mini Dessert Bar

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll:
    Love the dessert bar : (37 votes)
    50 %
    Hate the dessert bar : (1 votes)
    1 %
    You can DIY it : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Pay someone else to make it all : (21 votes)
    28 %
    Just buy a cake like everyone else : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    @lollygagon:  

     

    I like the idea, A LOT. I’ve been to a couple weddings with dessert bars. They went over very well (better than the cake).

     

    However, as a person with food allergies I’ve never been able to eat anything from them 🙁 Not that I can eat the cake either though…

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lollygagon:  I wouldn’t pay for a dessert bar, they are too expensive. But I wouldn’t DIY either. If someone offered to help DIYing it for me as a gift or something, I would take it, no question. But as the bride I really don’t want to be doing anything the week before my wedding :/

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    9910 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lollygagon:  Love the idea but I wouldn’t attempt to DIY it…

    Post # 7
    Member
    1343 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I really adore the idea… but honestly, that SO much to do (and you have to wait until last minute so everything is fresh) I REALLY recommend that you hire someone to do it. 

    There is SO much to be done last minute. The last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you will end up having your dessert bar!

    Post # 8
    Member
    42510 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have done mini desserts for parties and would not take this on as a bride. They are fussy little things and take a lot of time to assemble.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee

    @MsGinkgo:  +1

    im sure it is cheaper than getting a professionally made cake, however this is a lot of work for you to take on. but if you have help and plan accordingly it could be something fun. however, I would suggest just buying the treats instead.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lollygagon:  I have a friend who is a chef student who offered helping me with appetizers and stuff like that. I will buy the food he needs and ask somefriends to help him, but he’s doing it for free!

    I hope you have a lovely (and very tasty!) dessert bar!

    Post # 12
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @lollygagon:  I DIY’d my sweet n salty buffet, so it’s totally doable, especially if you don’t take on extra DIY like I did (i.e. welcome dinner desserts and flowers).  I did cake pops, 2 kinds of dipped pretzels (honey mustard and white chocolate), 3 kinds of chex mix (caramel, white chocolate, and savory) and cheese straws.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @lollygagon:  I think this is a great idea.. I wouldn’t attempt to DIY all through. Although, a good portion of it COULD be made by you with already-made store bought things. Like mini yogurt parfaits, chocolate mousse, cupcakes. Just slap them in containers or on plates and you’re good to go.

    We are having a cake, but we are also doing a candy buffet/dessert bar which will consist of lots of candy with bags for take home, brownies, cheesecakes, cookies, gourmet chocolates/truffles, cupcakes and whatever else we find to put on it!

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    42510 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There is a big difference between having  a dessert bar or a candy bar or sweet and salty bar consisting mostly of items that can be prepared ahead. All of the desserts will have to be prepared at the last minute. Nothing worse than stale cake,brownies etc

    Post # 16
    Member
    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Costco has a lot of cute mousse cups and mini desserts. If you bought some and DIY’d a few items it would probably be easier. Are you an experienced baker and have you done this before? I’ve made and decorated 3 dozen cupcakes for a bridal shower and I did not find it easy peasy!

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