Dessert Tables with an Unexpected Surprise

Dessert brings out the kid in all of us.  There are plenty of moments in a wedding to be grown up and sophisticated, but dessert isn’t one of them.  The latest trend in weddings and bat & bar mitzvahs is to complement traditional dessert items with unexpected surprises!

Wedding Cake & Candy Apple Combination

Wedding Cake & Candy Apple Unexpected Pairing

Wedding Cake & Candy Apple Unexpected Pairing

Now that fall is here, you and your guests can enjoy classic seasonal favorites.  This dessert bar from Pink Cake Box gives you wedding cake and candy apples.

DIY Dessert Stations, S’mores Bar

Guests love when they get to enjoy favorites from their childhood – cotton candy, s’mores, cookies with milk, ice cream sundaes – it’s all fair game.  It’s even popular to set out a bar and just let your guests make it their way.  It’s a great ice breaker for guests to get to know each other and loosen up a bit. It’s hard to be reserved and formal when you’re loading up your ice cream scoop with sprinkles and chocolate.  Soft serve ice cream machines are very convenient.  There’s no worry about it melting and it’s easy to take as much or as little as you want.  Be sure to go all out and offer all the toppings from cones to sprinkles to syrup, fruits, and nuts.

Smores Buffet

S’mores Buffet

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If you want to indulge in a dessert that can be messy like s’mores, be considerate of your guests’ formal wear.  No one wants a chocolate stain on their silk designer dress.  This s’mores bar is cleverly and elegantly set out with several stations and all the ingredients neatly laid out.  The individual burners get the job done without crowding everyone around a fire.  No one has to worry about getting bumped into and there are plenty of napkins.

Whimsical Willy Wonka Inspired Desserts

Willy Wonka Inspired Desserts

Willy Wonka Inspired Desserts

This Willy Wonka theme from Top Chef turns dessert into décor.  The lollipops look like they are growing out of a bush.

Cotton Candy & Cupcakes

Cotton Candy & Cupcakes DessertCombination

Cotton Candy & Cupcakes Dessert Combination

Serve your kiddie food with a grown up twist.  This cotton candy and cupcake dessert table is quite chic.

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Written by Lonni Delane