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For a fall wedding, there’s no better way to satisfy your guests than with a dessert display. You can offer everything from pies and caramel applies, to cookies and cupcakes. It’s a great alternative to the traditional slice of cake. However, there are a few tips and tricks you should know about when creating such an array of sweets. WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 laid out the do’s and don’ts of dessert displays so you know exactly how to create yours. Eat up!
Photos (from left to right): Jocelyn Filley Photography and Culinary Crafts
It’s not just about the wedding cake anymore, folks! Summer is all about serving guests downright delicious dessert alternatives even during the steamiest of months to help keep them cool. Our must-haves include: ice cream cones, root beer and orange creamsicle floats (take these kid-favorites and turn it into an adult-version signature drinks), popsicles, flavored snow cones, and sorbets (serve these in martini glasses in between dinner courses to cleanse palettes).
Our Cakes Editor wants to know — are you a classic buttercream-frosted couple, a glamorous raspberry champagne-flavored duo, a rustic nature-inspired twosome, or more of a beachy seashell-decorated pair? Take our quiz in WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014 to find out and let us know your results in the comments below.
Photo: Jennifer Baumann Photography
Last week, we launched our second e-magazine, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2013. It’s overflowing with this season’s top cakes, centerpieces, bouquets, favors, and boutonnieres full of red, orange, yellow and brown hues, textures, and foliage to inspire your fall wedding decor. And that’s not all! Some of our favorite sections? Check out which wedding and bridesmaid dresses are trending across the USA, how-to pair a statement necklace with your wedding dress, and which outfits to wear to your engagement session. If you’re looking for great advice, we’ve got that too, in the form of tips from some of our favorite wedding experts on saving money without sacrificing style. (Yes, it can be done!)
We’re also excited to share with you a sneak peek at two NEW WeddingWire features. Get a sneak peek of our new and improved wedding websites, and our super-cool makeover tool. Upload a picture of yourself to test the results and be sure to take the beauty quiz to discover your celebrity look.
So curl up with a mug of hot cider, and get inspired with our FallBook!
Photos (clockwise from top left): Red Ribbon Studio, Austin Gros Photography, Britt Rene Photo, Sweet and Saucy Shop and Crissie McDowell Photography
Instead of wearing white, some brides will wear a colored wedding gown. Instead of having the flower girl or ring bearer throw petals or hold a pillow, some brides choose creative items for them to carry. Instead of having a wedding, some couples decide to elope. What other tradition can a bride test the limits of? No cake! Here are our top surprising desserts that are in while three-tiered confections are on their way out:
Macarons: If you’re looking for endless possibilities of flavor at your dessert table, incorporate these French sweets. Just to name a few, you can choose between flavors such as s’mores, dark chocolate ganache, cotton candy, orange creamsicle or pistachio.
Cake Balls: First, came cupcakes. Second, came cake pops. Third, came cake balls. Of course, third time’s a charm, right? Well, cake balls are merely cake pops without a stick, and you most likely will not have the willpower to eat just one.
Mason Jar Cupcakes: Imagine a cake that is prepared, and even baked, inside the mason jar they are eaten from. All your guests need is a utensil, which means easy cleanup! Add gift tags or labels with your names and wedding date, and you have favors to pass out to your guests at the end of the night.
Mini Pies: Perfect for any rustic or ranch wedding, mini pies will make your guests feel right at home.
Donuts: Forget the candy bar and have a donut bar. Provide take home boxes, and guests will have breakfast for the morning after!
For more dessert display inspiration, check out our photo gallery.