(Closed) Anyone DIY dessert/candy bar?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m DIYing my own snack bar (we’re doing sweet and salty), and I really recommend doing test batches for freshness.  Cake pops have the benefit of keeping well, so you can make them and the refrigerate them.  Mine stayed fresh for 5 days, I’m not sure after that because they all got eaten.  I’m also making caramel chex mix, and white chocolate dipped pretzels.  I can’t give you any feedback of how stressful it might be, but I don’t have a choice since I’m picky and I have food allergies.  My wedding isn’t until April though.

Post # 4
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a dessert/cookie/cake table. I made cake pops about 1.5 weeks in advance (as PP stated, they keep really well in the fridge), french macarons- 3 weeks in advance (the shells freeze well), 4 different kinds of cake (cakes and buttercreams made several weeks in advance, then frozen), my own wedding cake, and because I’m originally from PA, my aunts made like, 10 different kinds of cookies to have kind of a “cookie table.”

I would do as much as you can ahead of time AND, enlist help. I would skip the candy/caramel apples. Those will be messy and hard to keep fresh, and you’ll be under enough stress with the wedding cake to take those on last minute. Focus on things that can be made ahead of time and frozen, and you’ll be fine.

I would do it over in a heartbeat, but in my other life, I’m a baker/cake decorator so I love the process. Planning is key, but it’s totally doable!

Post # 6
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1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My wedding is April 20!  I am kinda stressing on this, and I dunno how it will go.  I’m doing cookies.  I plan on hopefully making the dough and freezing that until the week before and then thawing and baking.  I’m hoping it will be just like break and bake that way!!! Ah!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@myluverbuny:  THAT is my biggest concern.. storing it all!

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