Wedding desserts are that sweet ending to the meal celebrating your new beginning. There are many things to keep in mind as you are planning: What are your favorite desserts? Are you a cake, pie, cookie, ice cream couple? If you answer yes to all of it, then a dessert bar is just what to do!
Dessert bars can simply be a spread of all your favorites for your guests to fill for an oh-so-festive dessert plate. If you want to have a little fun for all, then I suggest including toppings and sauces (yes, whipped cream, too) for an interactive experience. Sauces to include: hot fudge, sea salt caramel, and perhaps a cooked fruit sauce like raspberry of strawberry. Toppings I suggest: toasted almonds, fresh berries, chopped chocolate (white, milk, dark) and what ever you love to add.
For a more elegant and traditional dessert experience, plated desserts are best – be it a slice of cake, or a slice of pie, I always like to dress each plate with a dusting of powdered sugar or topping with fresh fruit or pastry cutouts.
The bottom line is the desserts must reflect the signature style of your wedding and not be a departure.
A most memorable wedding dessert I loved brought the memory of the grandma of the bride to the wedding through a “retro pie.” Grandma had been famous for her burnt sugar pie so that was just what we baked and served at the wedding reception alongside her picture on her china and silver platters. Another stand out dessert was a platter of grandma’s Italian cookies placed at each table with six varieties of wedding cookies all baked by grandma. She physically could not be present but was there with each cookie she baked with love.
In the 2020 wedding world, comfort, joy, love and celebration can be found in desserts. We bake, freeze, vacuum seal and ship dessert nationwide. So when you find your heart wants the big guest list but COVID is restricting the count, we make it possible to do it all. Zoom showers, parties, and receptions are finding that sweet loving touch is now a reality.
This story was contributed by Cindy Grunik with It’s Easy As Pie.