Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2011 - Oxon Hill Manor
I bought all of the supplies for our dessert bar last night (two large cookie jars, cake stands, etc.) and now I’m dying to plan out the dessert menu! We definitely want to have oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies. We’re also thinking of having mini eclairs and chocolate covered peanuts.
What desserts do you plan to serve?
Is your dessert bar going to be color coordinated? Show me your inspiration photos (or ones from your wedding if you have them).
Post # 3
We are having mini key lime and lemon meringue tarts, mini cheesecake bites, mini apple and pecan pies, an assortment of cupcakes and peanut butter brownies! Mine isn’t color coordinated but I plan to use vintage pink and green cake stands to display some of the goodies.
Post # 4
We are having a mix of different sorts of cheesecakes (Traditional, chocolate etc) & also other desserts including homemade cream puffs, chocolate covered strawberries, death by chocolate etc. Our dessert table has to be nut free though, as FI is allergic! DANG! I love nuts!
Post # 5
We did a dessert bar with fresh fruit, Asian dessrts and also ice cream which was my favorite. The ice cream was a bit logistically hard to do in June, but we had someone pick up the ice cream at the start of dinner and the timing worked out. We bought two big 3 gallon containers of two different flavors I bought all the toppings to have on the side in cute bowls. We had the wait staff scooping ice cream. So folks had ice cream and cake!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2011 - Oxon Hill Manor
@Lo: YUUUUM! Did you know pink and green are my colors?? I LOVE it. Can’t wait to see the outcome!
@MissJay: Cream puffs! That’s an excellent idea. I think I might add that one to my list 🙂 Ours will be, too (except Mr.B’s dad’s famous chocolate-covered peanuts). My dad is allergic!
@photobookgirl: I’d LOVE to have ice cream! So glad it worked out for you!
Post # 7
I think I’m going to try to diy chocolate covered pretzel sticks and chocolate covered marshmallows on sticks, just because I love how they look standing up in vases.
Definitly having mini cheesecakes too though. SO yummy!
Post # 8
I’m working hard to convince FI to have cinnamon buns. I’d rather eat the buns rather than wedding cake!
Post # 9
We are doing a smaller wedding cake (2 tiers) and then I am having 4 “decadent” cakes around it. I live in Florida and our local supermarket (Publix) makes AMAZING cakes. We are having Carrot Torte, Chocolate Ganache Supreme, Dulce de Leche Torte and Cassata Torte. I love all of those PLUS I love their buttercream icing which is what I am having put on the wedding cake. This is one wedding cake I a going to LOVE eating! lol
Post # 10
@MissBabeski: That sounds like an awesome idea!
Post # 11
Roughly this is our game plan (though our final decisions may vary slightly)
- sugar cookies
- chocolate chip cookies
- ginger snaps
(I would be doing peanut butter cookies because I LOVE them, but there will be guests with peanut allergies, so yeah, no death at my reception plzkthnx!)
Sweets & danties:
- nanimo bars
- raspberry oatmeal bars (similar to “apple crisp” w graham crust, but with raspberries)
- date squares
- chocolate coconut rum balls
- mini fruit tarts
- butter tarts
pies, cakes & cup cakes:
- mini (individual) cherry pies
- pumpkin pie (my fav!)
- chocolate cheese cake
- strawberry cheese cake
- hazelnut Belgian cream cake (small -for cutting)
- carrot cake cup cakes
- plain “white” cupcakes (for those who don’t like carrot cake)
My partner & I both have major a sweet tooth, but we are going to have non-sweet options for noshing as well.
eta: some inspiration pictures (Our desserts will be colour coordinated DELICiOUS! lol)
Post # 12
We will be having a small-ish wedding cake (probably 2 tiers), and then a bunch of cherry pies from the local bakery and apple crisp from my caterer. We will also be having ice cream from the florist as well (its a small town). I’m going to have to have a little bit of everything, I won’t want to pick just one!
Post # 13
I’m torn between a deliciously fattening homemade style dessert bar….and a trail mix/granola/nuts/dried fruit sort of candy bar.
I have a bunch of vintage carnival glass pieces (tangerine, marigold and blue) that we’ll be using. I feel like they lend themselves more to trail mix, rather than cakes, cookies, truffles etc.
But I am still torn – suggestions?
Post # 14
I’ve loved the candy buffet idea for a long time, but I’ve been deciding against it due to its growing popularity. I want to try something new…perhaps a ice cream bar?
Post # 15
Everyone does Ben & Jerry’s ice cream bars around here (here being VT). Ben & Jerrys employees actually come on site to dish it out…then you set up whatever condiments/toppings you want.