5 Unique Wedding Desserts

Say goodbye to the days when the wedding cake was the only dessert served at a wedding! These days brides are treating their guests to all types of delicious goodies either during the cocktail hour, reception or as a late night snack.  You can choose to create a candy or dessert bar  filled with sweet treats or choose one main dessert to give your guests.  Either way, these mini delicious surprises are always a welcome treat!  Here are five desserts that are not only unique but will leave a lasting impression on your guests!

Do you love chocolate?  Do you love bacon?  Well, why not put them together for a delicious late night dessert!?  The mix of the savory and the sweet is so unbelievably good and the perfect snack for a night of partying!

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A great dessert that can be served during a cocktail hour or later in the evening is cotton candy!  Guests will feel like a kid again eating this sugary dessert!

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Another fun dessert that reminds me of being a kid is shaved ice!  This dessert is perfect for an outdoor or Summer wedding!

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Popsicle’s are another perfect dessert for a Summer wedding!  You can even have the popsicle’s in the wedding colors!

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Last but not least, a great dessert is gourmet ice cream sandwiches.  They can be made with your choice of cookie and ice cream flavor…yummy!

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 What do you think about these five unique dessert ideas?

Do you have a favorite? Or do you have a unique dessert idea to share?

If so, we want to hear about it!

Happy Planning!

Chevron Wedding Cakes

I am in love with everything Chevron!  The Chevron pattern, similar to a zig-zag pattern,  is being used everywhere in home design and now showing up in weddings for 2012! From stationary and programs to being the design for wedding cakes, the chevron pattern is a modern, fun design that looks great in any color.  I like the idea of incorporating the chevron pattern in little ways in to a wedding.  The cake is a great place to use the chevron to add dimension or to add a splash of color!  Here are some great examples of wedding cakes that have the chevron design!

Many brides are choosing a white or ivory base for the cake color and adding a chevron pattern to only one layer and embellishing with fondant flowers.  Simple yet modern design!

If you are looking to have a cake with more color and design I like the idea of using thicker tiers with multiple colors used in the chevron pattern.

Or you can use a different pattern on each tier (swiss dots, chevron, ruffles, etc.) like below!

How beautiful is this ombre and chevron patterned cake?

Charm City Cakes recently made a cake using the chevron pattern that is absolutely stunning. I love the use of color and pattern on each tier!

We would love to hear your thoughts on these chevron wedding cakes!  Are you using a chevron pattern at your wedding?

We want to hear about it!

Happy Planning!

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Pretty as “Pie”: Great ways to Serve Pie at your Wedding

So many brides and grooms don’t like the taste of cake but want to have the traditional wedding cake served for their guests.  If you feel the same way, there are other ways to incorporate a variety of desserts for your guests (and you) to choose from.  One of the most popular ways to do this is by having a dessert bar or station with an assortment of desserts…. and you can’t have a dessert bar without pie!

Pies are perfect for a dessert bar and the best part is that you can offer a variety of flavors.  One of the ways to modernize serving pie is to make a mini version.  Stack them on a tower for a beautiful presentation. Some brides are even using this instead of serving cake.

Mini pies are also great favors and you can even make them yourself.  They can be made in to small mason jars where guests can take them home to warm and eat later! Yum!!

Pie-pops are a new way of serving pie which is basically pie on a stick similar to a lollipop.    These also make great favors when wrapped in cellophane.

What do you think about having pie at your wedding? Do you like the idea of pie pops?

Let us know!

Happy Planning!

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