Wedding cake aside, discover unique ways to satisfy your sweet tooth on your big day
April 19, 2016
| Updated July 13, 2018
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This delightful smorgasbord shows off all kinds of home-style favorites, ranging from pumpkin and berry pies to pastries and cookies beside an adorably decorated cake crafted for the bride and groom. Fitting for weddings with enchanting, rustic charm, this array of baked goods hits the spot in style.
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Ice cream cones
When it comes to finding a sweet treat everyone can enjoy, ice cream is a universal favorite. Add a little personality to your big day by offering up an ice cream bar stacked with your favorite flavors–an idea loved by adults and little ones alike.
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Take the cupcake concept to the next level with these floral-inspired desserts. Topped with rose petal designs, these chocolatey morsels add a classy touch to the beloved cupcake. Serve them solo or pair them with other bite-size sweets for an easy, eye-pleasing dessert option.
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Sometimes the wedding cake can get a little neglected with guests still full from that delectable dinner. Try a more modern approach to a traditional dessert with mini cakes, offering accessible portions of an assortment of flavors while eliminating potential waste.
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Vintage décor spread
Why limit guests to just one dessert when you can have a little bit of everything in a whole lot of style? Get creative with décor that pays homage to the past. This wedding incorporates a classic birdcage and leather-bound books, working in character and ingenuity, while offering everything from macarons to cupcakes.
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Cute, colorful, and packed with flavor, this old-fashioned favorite is sure to please wedding guests. While strawberry shortcake can easily be served in conventional slices, this variation ensures a stunning aesthetic, while giving guests their own plate.
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Revive your inner child with a DIY s'mores bar! This interactive idea adds a little fun to the dessert course. Ideal for outdoor weddings, guests can stack chocolates, low-maintenance marshmallows, and graham crackers onto decorative roasting forks for a unique, engaging experience.
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Brides and grooms interested in weaving a little bit of old with new can keep the traditional wedding cake for themselves, while giving guests multi-flavored treats. As bite-size foods become more prevalent at weddings, cupcakes offer all the tasty goodness without the hassle of slicing and serving.
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Can’t decide on a single dessert? Have your cupcakes and candies and eat them, too, with an all-encompassing chocolate treat bar. Serve double-chocolate cupcakes, chocolate and peanut butter truffles, and your favorite cocoa-infused candies. These selections evoke a family-friendly feel with a uniform flavor profile, blending style with function.
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