(Closed) Share with me your reception desserts other than cake!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a huge sweet tooth, so in addition to a three tier cake we had a viennese dessert bar set up at our reception. Desserts included:

Two types of cookies (chocolate chip and sugar)

Chocolate dipped strawberries

A fruit platter (with raspberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, cantelope)

Two choices of cake pops (chocolate mint and green tea flavor)

egg custard

lemon squares

tiramasu bites 

The possibilities were endless, so we settled on a combo of what our caterers offered (to keep costs in line) and combined that with bringing in on our own, a few must have desserts that both hubby and I wanted.


Post # 4
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our menu comes with Creme Brûlée! Yummmm

Post # 5
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We ordered desserts from our favorite local restaurant bakery. My husband and I do like cake, so our cutting cake and one of the dessert options for guests was a triple-layer chocolate cake. However, we also had key lime pie and cheesecake as the other dessert options — our guests loved having a choice of desserts!

Finally, having a cookie table is a Western PA tradition. So in addition to their choice of the above sliced desserts, we also had plates and plates of homemade cookies for people to choose from and take home bags of at the end of the night.

Post # 6
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Instead of cake were doing cupcakes in multiple flavours. The icing will be in a purple ombre technique. 

Our package at our venue includes a sweet table which will include various homemade pies, cookies, mini pastries, fresh fruits and cheeses. 

Post # 8
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve always liked the idea of a chocolate truffle tower!

I think a big consideration in this is how the desserts will be served – if it’s going to be buffet-style, don’t go with anything that’s difficult to pick up. A friend of mine recently served strawberry mascarpone slice as a buffet dessert and it was a disaster – couldn’t be picked up without falling apart!

Post # 9
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are having a cake to cut and serve as an option. We are having a candy buffet as the favor, but also something sweet to munch on. And our caterer, which is a food truck, is going to serve mini churros. I can’t wait!

Post # 10
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had traditional 4 tier cake

Tradiional Jamaican black cake (it acted as a grooms cake).

Cheesecake from the caterer for dessert


Post # 11
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m making most of the things we will have in our dessert buffet which will include: hand pies, brownies, cookies and donuts from Voodoo. Yay!

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