(Closed) Dessert bar instead of cake…

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Maybe some flowers scattered about the table or in vases, bunting around it, multi-tierd cake/cookie/etc stands?  You can probably find a lot of inspiration looking up pictures of candy bars as well as other dessert bars 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Need some inspiration? 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Super easy way to dress up a buffet table especially for dessert, is to add some levels to it.  Look for cake stands, boxes, bowls you can turn upside down in varying heights that you can display trays of desserts on.  Take an extra couple table clothes, and drape them over the stands.  You want the linen to be slightly bunched/scrunched to give a “cloud” look.  Then nestle some loose flowers in the amoungst the linens,

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You could put some of your engagement photos around the bar for a personalized touch, the banner previously mentioned is really cute, you could put some facts about you as a couple, some little “to-go” boxes for guests…hmm…I don’t know.

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Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@AlwaysSunny:  LOL that is mine!

i was going to post, but looks like someone had for me!

last minute i switched our cake topper to something that would add color and we sprinkled some of the remnants around the table. scarcely stuck cupcake sticks in a few desserts. picked a few colorful desserts themselves. you can add color to the dessert labels or jars or plates if you wanted. we rented a vintage tabel and used no linens, as you can see. 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@wifegoodman:  Oops, sorry! I saved it to my pinterest for inspiration! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@wifegoodman:  Did you hire a baker for your desserts or did you just get them from random places? I love your setup and also want to do a dessert bar like this and am thinking it would be much cheaper? Just wondering what you did!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definitely cake stands. I have been slowly collecting them as I find pretty ones in thrift stores and on sale. 

You can also make multiple level cake stands using glass candle holders and plates. There’s a dishwasher safe glass glue that you use to put them together. (I have been eyeing some of those thrift store cut-glass candy dishes too.) 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@Runnat:  we got them all from a place called cocoa&fig – they provided/made the desserts! wasnt cheaper than a cake would have been but that didnt matter. it was what we really wanted. we had about 600 pieces based on 200 people (we had 160 show up) and it was $1800

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@wifegoodman: I am also a MN bride considering cocoa & fig for a dessert display. How many pieces did you have left over? They encourage 3 pieces/person. Just curious if that was realistic for your party. Any info you can provide would be awesome!

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