Now cake is the traditional dessert to have at your reception, however there are many new sweet trends that are becoming more popular:
- different cakes, one at each table--even as part of centerpiece
- candy table
- chocolate fountains
- dessert table
When you are planning this part of your wedding, here are some things to consider:
- What do you and your fiance like? It is your day after all, so let this be something you love or something that has a special memory/meaning attached to it for you.
- What are your colors and theme? The style of your wedding may lend itself very well to a specific kind of dessert. The dessert can also be a great way to incorporate your colors in a fun and tasty way.
- How many guests are you inviting? Along with food, dessert gets more expensive as your guest count increases. If you have a large wedding, you may want to consider cupcakes, mini desserts, or a candy table to cut costs from a large cake. Another idea is to have a smaller cake for the cutting and pictures but then get several sheet cakes (Costco is a great option for this) for the majority of the eating.
|Some of our wonderful church ladies carrying the cake to the food tent.|
|Don't you just want a piece?|
|I love how she added the blossoms!|
|Oh my yumm!!! It tasted so good. I was fine that I had a small plate of the food, but I wish I could have had 2 big slices of cake :)|
We were able to get a special purchase from Costco for the berry topping. You know their very berry sundaes that are so good? We ordered 2 cases of that berry topping. We ordered gallon tubs of vanilla ice cream from WalMart and my mom and I made 23 dozen sugar cookies. Look at how much flour and butter we needed! It would have been SO nice to have 2 ovens to speed up the baking process. We could roll and cut the dough much faster than our oven would bake them. We baked them a few weeks before the wedding and froze them. They were thawed on the wedding day and it turned out great. Right before we put the cookies in the oven, we sprinkled clear sugar crystal sprinkles on them to add a little sparkle. :)
|Doesn't this look like a great country summer dessert?|