Pretty & Pastel: Wedding Dessert Table Ideas

Give us a box of tissues, a program and a fork and we’re all set for a wedding. The ceremony makes us cry, the program helps us stay on task and the fork, well the fork is for the amazing wedding desserts that a wedding reception has to offer. It’s arguably the best place to satisfy your sweet tooth guilt free. After all, it has to be bad luck to say no to a piece of wedding cake! If not, we’ll certainly say it is and dig right in. Which leads us to our favorite wedding desserts around; a list that grows longer with each wedding we attend.

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Wedding cake is a time honored tradition. The tiers and decorations take hours of preparation and come together to create a true work of edible art. It’s almost a shame to cut it up and eat it—almost. In lieu of wedding cake, some brides are opting out of the multi-tiered dessert for cupcakes, dessert bars, cupcake buffets and other alternatives. The smaller desserts offer the option to serve more flavors and variety. Wedding cupcakes can be dressed up with cupcake wrappers, frosting decorations and cupcake toppers for a beautiful look that rivals the wedding cake dessert for best in class.

Create a combination of wedding cake and cupcakes by building a cake stand that has both cake and cupcake tiers. A dessert table can accomplish the same variety of looks. So far on our list of favorite wedding desserts: mixing different cupcakes, macaroons, candy and pies to create a dessert table to please everyone’s sweet tooth. Some cultures even have the mothers and aunts in the family prepare the desserts as a good omen for a healthy kitchen and plentiful home. The tradition dates back to Europe as a symbol of the woman’s role in the kitchen and the beautiful desserts to be made. A wise mother once told me, “the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and what better place to spoil your man rotten than with a plethora of desserts at your wedding! Wedding desserts are the cherry on top of a beautiful wedding day so don’t be afraid to go over the top with lots of sweet concoctions!