Dessert Buffet – A Yummy Wedding Trend

August 31st, 2009

The new trend in reception treats,  that keep your guests coming back for more,  is the Dessert Buffet. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up on having a gorgeous wedding cake if you really want one, but it can save you money to have your cake made smaller for your pictures and cake cutting tradition.

There is no end to what you can serve on a  Dessert Bar.  Cupcakes, pie, bite size brownies, rice krispy treats, cheesecake, etc.  Big taste can come in small packages.

1- Keep the servings small and presented beautifully.

2- Give a nice variety of tastes to satisfy your guests preferences.  Even some sugar free selections would be nice if possible.

3- Chocolate covered strawberries or a chocolate fountain with fruit, marshmallows, cut up pound cake is another wonderful presentation.

4- How about cookies with milk in cute glasses?

5- Make sure you have boxes to send home with your guests for their goodies from the dessert bar.

For the DIY bride, or a reception on a tight budget,  this is a wonderful idea.  You can have a dessert reception mid afternoon or after the dinner hour so guests will know they will not be fed a meal.  Make sure you note that in the wording of  your invitation “Dessert Buffet Reception” following.

I love this idea for your bridal shower or engagement party too if you still want to do a traditional wedding cake for your reception.

Now for the inspiration:

This is a brilliant idea (I can’t take credit for this one, but I love it).  Use your favorite pie recipe to make these miniature “pies” on a lollipop stick.  Wrap the top with cello tied with a bow and put them standing up in an attractive container or make an “arrangement” with them by inserting the stick into a piece of styrofoam which can be disguised with crumbled oreo cookies (that is my idea).  Use a round cookie cutter to cut the pie dough out, use your favorite pie filling, crimp the edges, and make these little pies as would any pie, except make sure you insert the lolli stick before baking.

"Lolli Pie"

"Lolli Pie"

Rice Krispy Treats in a Vase

Rice Krispy Treats in a Vase

Chocolate Fountain Buffet

Chocolate Fountain Buffet

Rice Krispy Cake

Rice Krispy Cake

Dessert Bar

Dessert Bar

Brownies, Mini Eclairs, Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Brownies, Mini Eclairs, Chocolate Covered Strawberries

dessert bar box

Cupcake Boxes

Cupcake Boxes

Boxes for all your guests to take home their desserts are available in 10 of your  favorite colors and a variety of sizes.

Gourmet Rice Krispie Treats come in different choices including Rice Krispie Pops and Decadent Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Pops.

Individual Cupcake boxes are also available.

Clear Boxes & Cupcake wrappers

Clear Boxes & Cupcake wrappers

For an elegant way to present your cupcakes, there are many styles and colors of cupcake wrappers to make them look elegant.

Now, this is fun!!


2 Responses to “Dessert Buffet – A Yummy Wedding Trend”

  1. Charlene on September 6, 2009 5:08 pm

    Since I love to bake, I totally love this idea and have kind of taken to creating a scaled-down version for my dinner parties. It’s fun to prepare, and it’s nice for the guests because they get to try a variety of goodies without making any one huge dessert commitment.

  2. Billi Parido on December 13, 2010 10:50 am

    Quite a beautiful website. I built mine and i was looking for some ideas and your website gave me some. The website was developed by you?

    Thanks

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