Wedding Desserts | Sweets, Treats, and All the Deets..

By Kristen Walker, King of Pops

Desserts are a memorable part of the reception. From the ceremonial aspect of the cutting of the cake, or the endearing moment that a couple shares the first bite together. Camera lights go off everywhere, toasting occurs, and festivities continue.

Dessert trends have changed over the years and have become another pinnacle moment to embrace the overall feel of the wedding environment. Whether it be seasonal and tied to the time of year or a carryover from the style of food that is being served for dinner, make it as special and unique to you as a couple and something you will certainly enjoy.

Here are a few ideas to consider when selecting what the dessert will be.

Do you want the dessert to be a centerpiece? A Master of Art placed on the middle of the dance floor for all to see prior to serving? Maybe an amazing, tiered cake is the way to go!

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Not a cake person but still want the photo op and this ceremonial piece of the celebration? Have a small cutting cake for you       and your sweetheart to cut and surround it with other favorites such as chocolates, tartlets, or even cupcakes with the same flavor as the cake for guests to enjoy. Variety is always a big hit!

Are you getting married in the warmer months of the year? Provide guests with a way to cool off and satisfy their sweet tooth! Ice cream sundae bars with all the toppings can be fun. Think gelato, sorbet, or a variety of popsicles.

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On the flip side of the season, will it be chilly outside, and you want to warm your guests up for the night? Offer warm assorted pies or crisps paired with coffee or espresso bars. Hot cider with cinnamon sticks and whipped cream will make your guests all soft and fuzzy inside.

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Want it all? You can do that too! Create a dessert display with all the decadence. Ideas are mini crème brulees, chocolate mousse, individual tiramisus, truffles, cheesecake, cake pops, cookies and brownies. Have a variety for all the palates to enjoy!

Keep in mind that a sweet at the end of the evening may be the last thing your guests put in their mouths, which makes it just as important as the first piece of food that they eat. It is what they will leave the event dreaming about.

Wedding Dessert Tips

Kristen is a franchise owner of King of Pops in RVA as well as General Manager of A Sharper Palate Catering and Events, with over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Kristen is actively involved in all facets of the industry and loves to give back to the community and bring “UMOH” (Unexpected Moments of Happiness) to the Richmond region.