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Top 5 Nontraditional Wedding Dessert Ideas to Make Your Guests Say Wow

Many couples are straying away from "Traditional" wedding ideas and are developing nontraditional ways to make their weddings uniquely their own. Here are a few of Chef Brittany's top Wedding Desserts that are well... everything but traditional!


Great example of a cupcake design! Thank you to our friends ruffledblog.com for the photo! http://ruffledblog.com/handmade-santa-barbara-wedding/?t=179#_a5y_p=675902

Great example of a cupcake design! Thank you to our friends ruffledblog.com for the photo! http://ruffledblog.com/handmade-santa-barbara-wedding/?t=179#_a5y_p=675902

Cupcakes

This is the latest non-traditional trend!  A delightful way to add a dash of fun to any wedding celebration.  Even though they may be simple in design they can be every bit as elegant. These delightful “miniature cakes” can be displayed in a variety of ways, from pre-set platters to cupcake trees.  And the best part is that because they are individually decorated there is no muss or fuss over cutting a cake.  Simple, whimsical, and classy cupcakes will be a delightful treat your guests are sure to enjoy!

 

 

 


Created by our friends at "Macaronage" and photo taken by London Light Photography.  

Created by our friends at "Macaronage" and photo taken by London Light Photography.  

Cookie Buffet

Looking for something simple, fun, and positively delightful? Then a cookie buffet is the option for you.  You can punch it up by theming the cookies to color coordinate with your wedding or keep it rustic and traditional.  After all, who can say "no" to a delicious chocolate chip cookie?!  Still not completely sure this is the direction for you? Here is a little background on the classic “cookie” that you may not know.  “The first cookies were created by accident. Cooks used a small amount of cake batter to test their oven temperature before baking a large cake. These little test cakes were called "koekje", meaning "little cake" in Dutch.
Originally called "little cakes," cookies are made with sweet dough or batter, baked in single-sized servings and eaten out-of-hand.” (
http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/cookies.htm) So the truth is you really are serving cake at your wedding!  How about that?!


Thank you to our friends at Angie Wilson Photography for the great photo of Wedding Pies! 

Thank you to our friends at Angie Wilson Photography for the great photo of Wedding Pies! 

Pies

Offering a taste of the season is a sure hit with pies! Choose a buffet and serve by the slice or display your table with 4” individual pies -- delicious. Wonderful choices for Spring and Summer: light and refreshing options with mixed-berry, lemon meringue, or coconut cream. October thru December weddings favor the spicy decadent notes of fall with pumpkin, pecan, and Dutch apple!  

 

 


Thank you for  great example of Cake Cups! Photo credit: Julia khozam

Thank you for  great example of Cake Cups! Photo credit: Julia khozam

Cake Cups

A new and up-and-coming style is cake layered with butter cream or mousse with additional mix-ins.  Different than the traditional 3 tiered cake these little gems are displayed in individual glass jars. Not only will this be a delightful treat for your guests but it can be paired with the perfect party favor because they can keep the jar they eat the cake out of.


Photo by Katie Vowels for Annie McElwain via Style Me Pretty.

Photo by Katie Vowels for Annie McElwain via Style Me Pretty.

Dessert Table 

Perhaps you cannot decide on only one dessert.  Well don’t worry, with a dessert table you will not be limited!  You can keep it elegant and classy and select anything from mini petite fours and mousse cups to éclairs and mini flourless cakes.  Or say you want to keep it simple and fun: Then choose an assortment of bars, brownies, cake pops, and cookies!  Lastly, this is the perfect dessert idea for a themed wedding.  Transport your guests into France, Italy, or Spain by featuring an array of desserts from those specific regions!  No matter what way you decide to go, you can never go wrong with bringing a variety of dessert delicacies to your wedding celebration!

 


Alternative desserts are a great way to offer your guests variety, but avoid overwhelming your guests with choices by only offering 3-4 flavors.

For more specialty cakes and designs: 

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SPECIAL WEEKLY TIP: Tasting Tip No. 2

Allow yourself to think outside of the box when choosing flavors. Remember this is your day! Don’t limit yourself to only sampling chocolate if you know you like almond cake with a zesty lemon buttercream and a dash of cinnamon to spice things up!
— Chef Brittany