Trends and styles occur in every occasion and a wedding is no exception. A recent and very "in" trend for weddings today, is to have a wedding dessert bar. This is a buffet-styled arrangement of various desserts and sweet items, to provide guests with a wide choice of food.
In some weddings, the traditional multi-tiered white wedding cake is foregone and instead replaced with this sort of arrangement, so newly-weds and guests alike are served the same desserts. Others keep both dessert styles, wedding cake is reserved for close family and the newly-weds, the dessert bar is exclusively for guests.
Whatever the preference, here are some ideas for a wedding dessert menu, that are ideal to serve at a bar styled food table.
Macaroons are a popular and a recent addition to dessert bars and so hop onto the elegant trend, by featuring these crumbly treats among your dessert menu.
Then there are toppings and garnishings galore, from fresh fruit to melted, drizzled or poured over chocolate or strawberry sauce. How about a wedding styled cheesecake, with fondant or white icing and cream cheese filling? You can even have one wedding cake styled cheesecake for your ceremony and separate servings of one large cheesecake for the reception.
Serving brownies up as a wedding dessert is an avant-garde step, to show amongst fancy and high-brow wedding surroundings, you still have heart and it shows with this simple, homespun treat. Plus, they are very convenient to make and serve. Oh and once again, a lot of your kiddie guests will be happy.
Fried rings of dough, filled with jam or caramel custard or with a hole in their center, and decorated with sprinkles or jimmies or frosting. For an exotic twist, you could serve beignets. Or even donut holes, which are basically mini donuts. The bottom line is you can't get more finger foody than serving donuts.
The fruits used depends on your preference and you should consider seasonal availability too. Try to strike a balance, if one menu item is fruit based cheesecake, try serving tarts with a different fruit filling.
They can be coated with chocolate or cocoa powder and have sprinkles, chocolate or vanilla shavings, powdered nuts and chocolate chips as toppings. Truffles are another type of high-end wedding dessert foods.
Peppermint, cinnamon and more minty or tangy flavored candies serve as after food mints and will be highly appreciated by your very full wedding guests! Serving hard candies can be as simple as leaving them on a plate or being very decorative and wrapping them up into little bundles of assorted mints.
It's an ideal way to serve small portions of something sweet, instead of baking or making an entire dessert. Plus dessert shots allow yummy but messy desserts like mousse or shortcake to be served in a convenient and very appealing manner. Get even more creative and serve chocolate martinis or peanut butter and jelly pudding in shot glasses.
If you have a lot of varied items in your dessert menu, make only one type of dessert shooter. For a small menu, offer varied types of desserts in such glasses. Keep the desserts simple, something creamy or soft, preferably without crust or crumbs and full of toppings like sprinkles, frosting, fruits, M&M'S ®. ...
Elevating items, which need to be cut and served, can end up making a huge mess. Small and simple floral decorations or an attractive centerpiece can highlight the dessert bar amongst various food tables.
In summation, to celebrate the joyous and special occasion of a wedding and the feast that follows, desserts help end the event on a lingering note of sweetness and love and a bar styled presentation of dessert items is a classy, elegant and very varied way to serve up the sweets!