(Closed) Desert Buffet

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

I’ve been to several and they don’t have a standard setup as it is just a table full of desserts (beverages are on a different table) so you can do it however you wish.

This is generally how most are:


except all plates would go at one end of the table (where folks start to form the line) and there isn’t any candy.

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

     I am doing a candy/ cookie bar because my Fiance and I LOVE sweets!!!   As I have seen a variety of different photos I am trying my best to incorporate our own personal style.  After my grandmother went to the nursing home I got all of her cut glass crystal that will serve as my inspiration. My mom and I have went to several flea markets and antique shops and bough glass bowls, cake stands etc.   I have gotten 18 dishes and the most expensive was $2.00.   

Also,  when buying jars think about how people are going to get them out.  Apothecary jars are neat however diffecult to get a scoop into and get candy out.

I am also going to place cards by each explaining our choice. 

 Like Grandpa’s favorite cookies etc.  Let me know if you want more information.

Post # 9
4485 posts
Honey bee

Every buffet I have seen has been done in place of a meal. The table should be set out when the other food is because it will be awkward if the caterers are setting it out in the middle of dinner or afterward. Is there any way you can have it screened off by a partition and then revealed after dinner is over? Talk to the venue and see what they are able to do since they probably do this all the time.

Post # 11
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had a late night dessert buffet (we had a seated dessert with dinner as well) with pies, cakes, cookies, etc. It went out at 11pm when we had to move inside our venue from our tent (noise bylaws). I did some little place cards to identify what was what, although I don’t think they all made them out, but the ones that did looked cute! I bought all the stainless steel cake stands from Goodwill.



Post # 12
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Carpie:uh I wish I had the option of doing this at my venue!!! The best wedding I have ever been to had an AMAZING spread of desserts such as creme brule, chocolate mouse, cannoli’s, small torts, so great!

Post # 13
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am doing a dessert/candy buffet. I wish I had pictures of my inspiration, but its all in my head! 🙂

We are doing desserts that are all in our color scheme (shades of blue and green) so there will be lots of blue and green candy, blueberry pie, cupcakes and cookies frosted blue and green, etc. All of our dishes are very ecclectic and vintage inspired. I didn’t want to do the usual matching clear dishes for the candy. I have been getting dishes and trays at thrift stores, all in antique looking shades of silver and gold, and some even in black.

We are also making placecards that say what the treat is and who made it (if its homemade)

There is no specific way to do this. Let it be an expression of who u are and ur personal style!! Good luck!!

Ps my advice is to start looking early! Also, know far in advance what dessert and candy you want so you can price things out.

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