You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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Dessert bars are a popular choice for couples who want an alternative to the traditional wedding cake stand and we understand why.  Aside from the open bar, the dessert table usually ends up being the most frequented spot of the night. Imagine that!

Tables full of post-dinner treats are also a great way to inject personality into a wedding. The wedding trend in the coming year(s) are dessert bars and sweet drawers (use an amoire’ or desk with alternate drawers pulled out and lined with parchment paper or paper doilies) being done in a more thoughtful way.  Some couples are even collaborating with their bakers and caterers to include family recipes, referencing childhood flavors and honoring family heritage and traditions.  There’s so many yummy ideas as options.

Here are some dessert bars elements to consider:

  • There are no limits to what kinds of treats you can serve.  Pies, brownies, doughnuts, and pudding just to name a few.
  • Take the season into account when considering flavors and décor.  Consider pumpkin pie and apple cobbler for Fall or pastel hued macarons with fresh blooms for Spring.
  • Keep the dessert bar in the theme of the wedding.  If bohemian, consider a more eclectic and artsy display.  If rustic, incorporate wooden elements and perhaps galvanized metals and antique brushed elements.
  • Dessert bars can also become multi-functional by turning it into a Favor Stand for guests in grab and go containers.

If you still want to serve the traditional wedding cake, you can serve it right alongside an assortment of other desserts or even other cakes. All on varying size and height serving platters and stands for texture and dimension.  Not to mention a great photo shoot!

Don’t limit yourself you lovely couples as you “Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!”


The DuGaren Team

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