When it comes to desserts, we can definitely be the first to say we have an undeniable sweet tooth. From cakes to cookies to our favorite frozen treats, there is nothing we love more than indulging in our ultimate craving. The hardest part about choosing a special treat for your big day is limiting yourself to only a few options. With so many types of desserts, it can be a difficult task to decide on the one that’s right for your reception.
Who said cakes were just for birthday parties? If we had it our way, we’d be eating it for breakfast. Because this sweet bread can be made in a limitless number of ways, they are our ultimate go-to for wedding day desserts. The best part is, you don’t have to limit yourself to the traditional vanilla or chocolate. There are different varieties and textures that offer something for every palette. From angel food cake to sponge cake to even flourless cakes, there are many options. If you’re looking for something a little different, try a pound cake, fruit cake, cheesecake, or throw your guests a twist and have cute cupcakes as a special surprise.
Cookies originate from the Netherlands. The name cookie, comes from the Dutch word “koekje” meaning “little cake”. They began as spoonfuls of cake batter cooked to test the oven temperature before ovens had thermometers. Today the small cookie has turned into a dessert industry empire. Whether they be our original favorite chocolate chip, or something more unique like strawberry cheesecake, cookies will always have a special place in our heart.
What better way to give your guests a taste of summer than to have pies at your reception? Pies are a totally nostalgic dessert that has us longing for the days of childhood summers and 4th of July parties, and with the infinite number of ways to create these delicacies, our taste buds are wanting more. The crust can be made from pastry dough or graham crackers while the filling allows unlimited possibilities, including apple, pecan, lime, or even something more sweet like chocolate.
Not only are donuts one of the coolest and trendiest foods of the year, but they’re also a surefire way to have guests of all ages leaving with full stomachs. These fried dough confections are known for being convenient as both a breakfast item and a dessert so they can fit in with any type of wedding.
With its smooth texture, and deep richness, chocolate is one of those things we can all get behind. Harvested straight from cacao seeds found in the forests of the jungle, chocolate has become one of the most popular foods in the world. Because it comes in so many variations including solid chocolate, toppings like chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles, this divine treat is something that should be at the top of everyone’s list.
If you’re looking for a more unique way to celebrate your wedding day, try incorporating some of your favorite candies. Some of our favorite ideas are to have a candy bar included after the main course of your reception, or to provide candy favors as a simple ‘thank you’ to your guests for attending.
Nothing is better at beating the heat than cold ice cream. Created out of frozen and churned cream, this dessert has been a fan favorite since day one. Because there are so many ways to make it, you can get creative on what kind you want. If you’re looking for something different try an Italian gelato with a milk base. Frozen custard is another great option as it uses egg yolks to provide a richer and creamier texture. For those guests that need something dairy-free, go for a fresh sorbet made from fruit puree. If you’re wanting a low-calorie ice cream, try frozen yogurt that substitutes cream for yogurt.
CUSTARDS AND PUDDINGS
Custards and puddings are another great way to provide variety to your dessert options. These delicacies usually have a thick dairy base, the thickness ultimately determining whether it is a custard or pudding. Crème brûlée is a great baked custard to try, while pudding can be flavored with vanilla, chocolate or any other type of ingredient.
What desserts are you having at your wedding?