Post # 1
FI and I are not into the traditional reception dessert – aka wedding cake. We dont want to do the whole cake cutting business so we are looking into other options. Cake pops, cookies, pies, etc.
Please share your non-cake reception dessert items.
Post # 3
I am a huge sweet tooth, so in addition to a three tier cake we had a viennese dessert bar set up at our reception. Desserts included:
Two types of cookies (chocolate chip and sugar)
Chocolate dipped strawberries
A fruit platter (with raspberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, cantelope)
Two choices of cake pops (chocolate mint and green tea flavor)
The possibilities were endless, so we settled on a combo of what our caterers offered (to keep costs in line) and combined that with bringing in on our own, a few must have desserts that both hubby and I wanted.
Post # 4
Our menu comes with Creme Brûlée! Yummmm
Post # 5
We ordered desserts from our favorite local restaurant bakery. My husband and I do like cake, so our cutting cake and one of the dessert options for guests was a triple-layer chocolate cake. However, we also had key lime pie and cheesecake as the other dessert options — our guests loved having a choice of desserts!
Finally, having a cookie table is a Western PA tradition. So in addition to their choice of the above sliced desserts, we also had plates and plates of homemade cookies for people to choose from and take home bags of at the end of the night.
Post # 6
Instead of cake were doing cupcakes in multiple flavours. The icing will be in a purple ombre technique.
Our package at our venue includes a sweet table which will include various homemade pies, cookies, mini pastries, fresh fruits and cheeses.
Post # 7
These all sound great! Our baker is out with kidney stones until the beginning of the year. I’m hoping to get some ideas from other bees to present to the baker! Thanks ladies!
Post # 8
I’ve always liked the idea of a chocolate truffle tower!
I think a big consideration in this is how the desserts will be served – if it’s going to be buffet-style, don’t go with anything that’s difficult to pick up. A friend of mine recently served strawberry mascarpone slice as a buffet dessert and it was a disaster – couldn’t be picked up without falling apart!
Post # 9
We are having a cake to cut and serve as an option. We are having a candy buffet as the favor, but also something sweet to munch on. And our caterer, which is a food truck, is going to serve mini churros. I can’t wait!
Post # 10
We had traditional 4 tier cake
Tradiional Jamaican black cake (it acted as a grooms cake).
Cheesecake from the caterer for dessert
Post # 11
I’m making most of the things we will have in our dessert buffet which will include: hand pies, brownies, cookies and donuts from Voodoo. Yay!