Ahhh, the dessert bar– my favorite part of a reception to plan. Whether you’re a super sweet tooth and want every dessert under the sun served at your wedding or you’re a little more traditional (just a cake, thank you), you can still plan out a fabulous spread to serve your guests. There are so many directions you can go with your desserts– so let’s think of this as part one of many posts on this topic…
When I think of a dessert bar, a few of the options that first pop into my head:
Cakes! Whether it’s one grand statement cake or an assortment of smaller, chic cakes, putting a personal twist on it is a must (hint: think colors, designs, monograms, flowers). Maliha Creations
A groom’s cake! Some couples love this tradition, while others choose to forgo it. If we decide to do a special cake for John, I guarantee you it will look just like this! Sidenote: don’t feel like the groom’s cake has to be the only whimsical, unusual dessert on the bar. If you and your partner love the unexpected, skip the traditional tiered wedding cake and dream up something like this! Cakes of Art
Cupcakes! A cupcake display is a fun way to spread the cake love– with different flavors, frostings, and designs, you will definitely please everyone. Combine a small wedding cake with a spread of cupcakes– voila! Dessert bar perfection. Panda Cakes
Chocolate! I’m a huge chocolate fan and luckily, there are half a million ways you can incorporate chocolate into your dessert bar. Go simple and serve truffles and little bites of chocolate with coffee and tea at the end of the night or go big with brownie bites, whoopie pies, hot chocolate, smores, the works! This dessert bar by Eye Candy Cville is droolworthy.
Cookies! A cookie bar is such a fun way to end out the night– serve little glasses of milk, set out an assortment of cookie flavors, and let your hungry guests take their favorites home in sweet little boxes or bags. This particular cookie bar included six different types of cookies by One Creative Cookie and Farmington Country Club! Cramer Photo
Mix up your cookie bar with whimsical cookies– like these gingerbread men! Tom Daly Photography
Make your dessert bar REALLY quirky (and awesome) with some colorful, crazy cookies– I’m obsessed with these little donkey pinata cookies by Eye Candy Cville! Introduce another level of festivity and frolicking by pulling out a brightly colored dessert bar midway through the reception.