While wedding cake is the traditional dessert for this momentous celebration, it isn’t the only dessert that many couples opt for and wedding dessert bar pictures can show just how many delicious treats can be part of a wedding menu. Whether a couple wants a smaller, more affordable cake or simply doesn’t care for cake at all, additional desserts can add a sweet touch to any wedding reception menu.
Wedding cupcakes decorated in a bride and groom theme are the perfect choice to augment a wedding cake as part of a full dessert bar. Cupcakes can be in different flavors or they can be themed around the couple’s wedding colors, honeymoon destination, or hobbies.
Even the simplest dessert, such as berries and cream, can be an elegant addition to a wedding dessert bar when it is served in unique glasses. Fruit, mousse, gelatin, and pudding can also be served in unique dishes to give a touch of formality to these familiar desserts.
A wedding dessert bar can be decorated just as beautifully as a wedding cake table. Many couples choose ice sculptures in the shape of swans, hearts, doves, bells, or wedding cakes as a centerpiece. Other options include a faux cake, fountain, or large floral bouquet.
Chocolate fondue is a perfect treat to add to a dessert bar. Milk, dark, and white chocolate can all be used in a fountain, and skewered tidbits such as pineapple, bananas, strawberries, kiwi, marshmallows, angel food cake, and pound cake are perfect for dipping.
When arranging a wedding dessert bar, using several small tables for a buffet arrangement can be more convenient than one large table. This allows guests to choose from different tables when selecting their desserts and will improve the traffic flow and serving ease of the buffet area. Be sure to put dessert plates and napkins on each table for more convenience.
An edible fruit bouquet makes a lovely decoration for a wedding dessert bar. Other delicious options include carved fruits and cookie bouquets, but be sure to let guests know that they’re welcome to sample the centerpieces.
Many couples who choose dessert bars theme the treats to match their wedding. For example, desserts for a beach wedding may include tropical fruit skewers, orange cream cake, and sangria punch, while a fall wedding might include spice cupcakes, toasted nuts, caramel apples, and candy corn.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a favorite treat for weddings because of their decadence and deliciousness. For more distinction, choose strawberries decorated in both milk and white chocolate as tuxedos, or opt for white chocolate covered strawberries with a lacy bridal pattern.
To create more space on the dessert bar, serve individual treats on tiered dishes. This makes the desserts more visible and easier to reach and adds a vertical dimension to the table’s beauty.
Mousses and gelatin desserts are affordable, easy to make, and attractive additions to any wedding dessert bar. Be sure they can be chilled until served, however, so they will hold their shape appropriately and be firm enough to cut and serve easily.
Add a Touch of Whimsy
Add a bit of whimsy to your wedding desserts by sprinkling chocolate lips or kisses among the other treats. Some couples even make it a game, and every time a guest gives them a chocolate kiss they must renew their first kiss.
To finish off a wedding dessert bar, add a dish of mints or choose personalized wrapped mints as wedding favors for a refreshing treat.