“What unique thing can we do at our wedding reception to impress our guests?” Engaged couples have asked me the same question more times than I can remember. What do I tell them? Well, everyone knows that one of the easiest ways to instantly impress guests at a wedding reception is with food, but I have an even better idea. How about impressing them with dessert?
It’s true that everyone loves cake, but it’s not your only option. There are other fun wedding desserts that will surely leave your guests asking for more. In a wedding world where casual has gone chic and DIY is delightfully divine, say out with “the bigger the better” wedding cake and in with these fun and unique wedding desserts.
This universally loved indulgence (and Homer’s favorite!) is not only a nostalgic Sunday morning treat but also one of this year’s newest and most unconventional wedding desserts. From Krispy Kreme towers to sophisticated doughnut holes hand dipped in gourmet chocolate, this former cheap breakfast sweet has quickly become a dessert buffet must have.
Macaroons are all the rage right now. These pretty French treats are basically meringue cookie sandwiches with a delicate cream filling of ganache, buttercream, or jam. The best part of adorning your dessert table with macaroons is that you can choose from hundreds of flavor and color combinations to fit your wedding theme.
Custom Candy Bars
If you’re looking for an affordable, whimsical and fun dessert option that your wedding guests won’t be able to resist, why not try a custom candy buffet bar? You can select your favorite candies and fill the jars up until they are overflowing. This way, your guests can pick and choose their own treats. And this easy dessert buffet also doubles as décor (and triples as favors!).
This is a very interesting twist on your typical strawberry bar! Guests can choose from different liquors (Orange brandy, Baileys, Kahlua, Raspberry Vodka, etc.) and have them infused into the strawberry and then dipped in rich white or dark chocolate. To finish this already delicious treat, you can choose from a different selection of toppings (nuts, coconut and sprinkles). Yummy!
Mochi Ice Cream
One of my favorites and worth any ensuing brain freeze, mochi ice cream is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pounded stick rice) with an ice cream filling. With many flavors to choose from (green tea, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or mango), your guests will love this tiny, yet refreshing treat.
Personalized Chocolate Bars
Turn the individuality of your big day up a notch by adorning your buffet with chocolate bars. Yes, good old melt-in-your-hand chocolate bars. Except they wouldn’t be any Hershey bars; they’d be YOUR chocolate bars with personalized wrappers that are guaranteed to impress.
If you want to impress your wedding guests with some fun and trending desserts, then serve them one (or all) of these yummy dessert options! Have fun experimenting, and don’t forget to taste test before hand – it’s the sweetest part!