Sweet offerings are the icing on the cake of every wedding celebration! While towering tiers and charming cupcakes have become the traditional after-dinner treats to delight guests, we’ve seen a range of unique desserts to sweeten your celebration. Below are five dessert trends to add style and flavour to your wedding!
1. Share your sweet tooth
Forgo the fondant in favour of making your favourite treats the centerpiece of the dessert display. From bite-sized cake pops to dreamy cream pies, or delectable doughnuts to drizzled brownies, our wedding venues are happy to help you customize a dessert menu that reflects your taste and personalizes your big day.
2. Consider cultural confections
Wedding customs vary across cultures, making dessert a great way to highlight your heritage. The French, for example, traditionally serve a croquembouche at their weddings – a tower of cream-filled pastries – while in some parts of Italy, a millefoglie cake featuring layers of puff pastry, custard, and fresh fruit, is served to celebrate nuptials.
3. Think outside of the (cake) box
While white butter cream is always a classic choice, don’t be afraid to use your cake to enhance your wedding’s theme. A rustic, fresh berry cake, for example, is a perfect reflection of a country-chic wedding at The Farm, while a naked cake dressed in greenery is a natural fit for a scenic wedding at Ancaster Mill. A unique ‘painted’ cake can accent the soft tones of the season and reflect your colour palate, while a cake with metallic gold and bright coloured flowers is a reminder of the spunky personality of the wedding couple.
4. Make a statement with a mini cake
Mini, one-tiered cakes make a big impact! Not only are small cakes great for intimate gatherings, they can easily be customized to make a statement with pretty piping, fresh floral adornments, and delectable décor. A mini cake is also optimal for preserving wedding traditions such as a wedding cake smash. You can even save a slice for your first year anniversary – a ritual that is said to bring the bride and groom good luck!
Small cakes can still create a big impact! Photo by Anne Edgar Photography.
5. Top it off right
No doubt, a wedding cake topper adds the perfect finishing touch to any celebration. Consider topping your cake with the bride and groom’s initials, an inspiring quote or saying, or a cute, creative and candied replica of the newlyweds.
Personalize your wedding cake with a cute, creative, and candied replica of the bride and groom. Photo by VP Studios.
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Jocelynn Maund, Special Event Consultant | Spencer’s at the Waterfront