Dessert is one of the most playful and creative aspects of any wedding meal. Desserts are not only colorful and sweet, but they also tend to be everybody’s favorite part of the meal. And although most people think of that iconic, tiered cake in white icing, tradition shouldn’t limit you. Here, wedding dessert bar ideas that will blow your wedding guests away.
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Dessert Bar Displays Guests Will Not Forget
Organize your desserts by color. Imagine a dessert section of blue-frosted cupcakes, blueberry-topped pies, blue-frosted doughnuts, and blue macarons next to a red dessert station. Splitting your dessert stations up by color not only spreads out the number of places where people can get dessert, but also makes for an enchanting and bold visual.
Use height variance. The key to any visually appealing dessert display is height variance. Put the cookies on a flat tray and the mini cheesecakes on a tiered serving platter. When serving multiple pies, use multiple pie serving platters of different heights. Whatever you do, keep the heights varied in order to keep the display interesting.
Display your desserts on shelves or in cabinets. Wow your guests with the abundance of sugar by displaying the treats for all to see. Bonus points if the shelves take up the entire wall. The sheer volume will be visually unusual, and not something your guests will forget.
Present desserts as to-go options, too. A sweet treat is important whether it’s a cupcake or cute macaroons, so make a wedding favor out of it. Have wrapped up dessert bags for guests to snag on the way out or eat at the venue.
Think mini. Whether a mini candy bar, cake pops, handheld pies, or itty-bitty cupcakes, think about setting up a dessert bar where every dessert is micro for a simple grab-and-go treat.
Dessert Bars So Delicious, Your Guests Won’t Want to Leave
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Here are some ideas for dessert bars that will keep every guest satisfied.
Carnival food. Churros! Fried oreos! Funnel cake! Kettle corn popcorn! Think a fairgrounds-themed dessert bar where guests can pick and choose their favorite treats.
Chocolate mousse bar. Why not set up a chocolate mousse bar with milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, hazelnut, and any other flavors you choose. Keep nuts, fudge, sprinkles, and other toppings on hand, too.
Cake bar station. For a memorable cake dessert bar, why not serve cakes that are less traditional, but still delicious? A chocolate babka cake with cinnamon icing, a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, or a chocolate chip banana bread would all be welcomed surprises.
Cheesecake station. In addition to a cake bar, you could have a cheesecake station with multiple flavors.
Colorful pies. Everybody loves pie—especially fruit pies with rich, flaky crusts. For your pie dessert bar table, think pies with vibrant, bold toppings, like raspberries and blueberries, for a striking look.
Artisanal doughnuts. Doughnuts come in all shapes and sizes and flavors, from warm cinnamon doughnuts to frosted and powdered doughnuts. You can present your doughnut station in doughnut boxes, stacked on top of each other, or side by side. Your choice!
S’mores station bar. For a fun take on chocolate fondue, think about setting up a s’mores table with graham crackers, chocolate, and warming options for the marshmallows.
Breakfast dessert bar. Offer your guests waffles, crepes, chocolate chip pancakes, or other sweet breakfast goodies for dessert.
Macarons. No wedding dessert bar is complete without these delicate, delicious, French dreams. They come in every color and flavor you could imagine, and you can arrange them in a beautiful ombre design.
Sundae dessert bar. Need we say more? A classic for a reason, the sundae dessert bar will wow your guests. You can’t go wrong with this one—especially with an array of unique flavors and interesting toppings.
The wedding dessert bar is a time to wow your guests with delicious options. With these ideas for delicious wedding dessert bar options from Zola, you will be on your way to having the dessert bar of your dreams.