We all have a massive sweet tooth here at UW, so a wedding dessert table is right up our street! Wedding cake is one of our favourite things, but we reckon this is even BETTER!
Wedding dessert tables (or dessert grazing tables or dessert bars) are rising in popularity and we are so here for it! They can be a stunning focal point for your wedding day!
We asked the wonderful Lou from Bake To The Future to help us write this piece and she did not disappoint! Keep reading for some sweet advice and ideas on how to style your wedding dessert table!
Feature Photo by Floberry Photo
How to create a wedding dessert table
Variety is the spice of ... a wedding dessert table!
The great thing about wedding dessert tables is that you can have them alongside your wedding cake or instead of. You can use it as a replacement for the dessert after a formal sit-down meal or you can offer it after the evening food. The best bit is that they can be completely customised to your style/requirements! They also look pretty damn great!
Each company has different offerings but some of the things you can expect to see on a menu will include cupcakes, cake pops, doughnuts, macarons, cookies, truffles, biscuits, pancakes, fruit, and pretty much anything you can think of!
Personalise your dessert table with your favourite sweet treats! If you want your favourite Krispy Kreme Doughnuts included – DO IT!
There are so many delicious treats to choose from, all of which come in a wide variety of colours and flavours. You can even have some as favours or place settings.
How To Style A Wedding Dessert Table
Make a statement
A brilliant thing about wedding dessert tables is that you can make a statement with them and style them any way you like! You can play with props and cake stands as well as incorporate flowers, candles, and any other decor! You can use jam jars, tall martini glasses, platters, or something totally out of the ordinary!
For extra wow factor, display the desserts at different heights to make an awesome focal point. Or pair with a doughnut wall alongside to add impact! Your suppliers may already have these styling items, or you could alternatively rent, borrow or thrift them.
Gor for something different!
Maybe you’re not feeling a table layout? Get creative! You can make an incredible display with cabinets, crates, ladders, or vintage furniture! Maybe you could have your display in front of a backdrop to make it really pop. If you are having your wedding dessert table alongside a wedding cake, you can carry through the design and style – your cake designer will be able to advise on this.
Wedding dessert tables do work well outside but remember the practicalities! They can look great on photos but no-one wants a piece of fruit covered in bugs so make sure you take appropriate precautions. After putting all that effort in, your dessert table deserves to be eaten!
Bring On Dessert!
Whatever style you are going for, there is a diverse range of wedding cake companies offering wedding dessert tables. There really is something for everyone!
There are loads of yummy vegan and gluten-free options now so you can make sure all your guests are catered for. They’re also brilliant for catering for all dietary requirements – just make sure they are clearly marked.
And, any awesome wedding cake designer will be able to make suggestions that perfectly compliment the colour scheme, aesthetic and overall vibe of your wedding. Listen to their advice and tips to make it happen!
So! What’s for dessert?
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