Post # 1
I am planning on doing a DIY dessert buffet for my May wedding and need some help. I am wondering for those of you that had dessert buffets or have been to weddings that had them, what desserts were hits and what went quickly? I want a large variety of things that maybe some people wouldnt expect that gives a wow factor to it.
I am planning on having a two tier white cake for cutting as well as
red velvet cupcakes snickerdoodle cupcakes
smore pops M&M cookies/chocolate chip cookies
brownies rice krispie treats
oreo bark mini cheesecake squares from Sams Club
7 layer bars chocolate dipped pretzel sticks
I realize this is alot but I am a baker and desserts are a passion of mine. I will be making all of these aside from the cheesecake. Many can be made ahead of time, so I am not worried about the time, but more on what you have actually seen get eaten at weddings. Any advice would be awesome!! 🙂
Post # 3
Mmmm, your post is making my hungry! Those all sound delicious. We didn’t have a dessert buffett, but I recently went to a wedding with frozen grocery store cream puffs. They weren’t too fancy but they were tasty and very popular 🙂
Post # 4
Is anyone attending diabetic or hypoglycemic?
Im hypoglycemic, which means I cant eat more than half a bite of most of the yummy things youre thinking of but I loooove fruit for dessert 🙂
Post # 5
We had a dessert buffet, and the most popular desserts were definitely the cheesecakes, particularly the Reese’s cup cheesecake. We bought ours from Aladdin’s supplier (don’t know if the chain is national yet).
Post # 6
For the typical sugary, decadent desserts, we had a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake and a chocolate cheesecake at our wedding. They were…incredible. I mean, “omg why did I make this? I didn’t need to know that there was anything this delicious that could be made in our oven” good.
We had other stuff, too. But those were the hands-down winners.
Post # 7
We had a dessert bar at our wedding with a variety of options so everyone could’ve enjoyed something, whether they liked sour, fruity, chocolate, etc. It was most definitely a hit and we received a lot of compliments.
Post # 8
bump– looking for more ideas too!
Post # 9
We had fresh donuts at our wedding and people loved them!
Post # 10
we will definitely go with cheesecake then! Anyone else have any experience with them?
Post # 11
I did something very similar at my wedding. I just wanted to say that it was a huge hit! I made a lot of cookies, bars, cheesecake pops (i think those were the biggest hit), and some ohter stuff.
Post # 12
We had a bunch of different cakes, all kinds even kinds made with splenda for Diabetic quest, then 12 different kinds of icream and different toppings, plus we had the wedding cake we actaully gave the wedding cake as part of a parting gift when the guest left we put a piece of cake for each guest in a parting bag, along with our other favors
Post # 13
our chocolate fountain went down VERY well at our wedding!
Post # 14
@stephcramer1: DON’T buy red velvet cupcakes, my brother had a dessert bar at his wedding and they were mostly all left at the end. They look pretty, but the flavour of red velvet cake, at least in my experience, really isn’t a widely liked one. Lots of kids took a cupcake, decided they didn’t like it, and squished it into the tablecloth.
i think that desserts depend on the theme of your wedding, but I would definitely say that m&m cookies are a really great idea for the kids’ table. They won’t leave the children sticky, there’s no cream or icing to stain outfits, no overly rich flavours that will make them feel sick, and all kids like biscuits so they won’t be disappointed by more grown up flavours.
I would say same goes for most of the other desserts, but I would veto any suggestions of chocolate fountains because they are a bad idea. Period. They’re totally crawling with germs, parents will not thank oh for inviting their kids the opportunity to bathe in chocolate and they leave even adults embarrassingly covered in chocolate.
Post # 15
I love cheesecake so think it’s a great idea, but I went to a summer wedding where the cheesecake was not stored well and ended up really “sweaty” and gross. Just make sure you think about storing it properly! 🙂 I love your unconventional ideas!
Post # 16
By the way, we had a “pie bar” with many types of pie and it was a hit! Not sure if that’s something you would want to consider. We also had a couple of sheet cakes for those who may not like pie.