(Closed) Share Your Dessert Bar Ideas…

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m working hard to convince FI to have cinnamon buns. I’d rather eat the buns rather than wedding cake!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Roughly this is our game plan (though our final decisions may vary slightly)

Cookies:

  • 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:

  • brownies
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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. 

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