If there’s one thing that guests look forward to during a wedding reception, it’s indulging in a one-of-a-kind sweet treat! The wedding dessert is one of the memorable parts of the day for both the wedding guests and the newlywed couple. Not only is the “cutting of the cake” an adorably photogenic moment to be cherished for years, but the dessert display also serves as edible decor that can truly be the “wow” factor of your reception space.
Instead of the traditional tiered wedding cake, modern couples are choosing to make their own traditions. Now more than ever, couples are using the dessert as a way to show their personalities and express who they are as a couple. And since so many couples are opting for fun desserts that aren’t cake, local bakers are having a blast coming up with delectable desserts that not only look amazing, but taste great too. Keep reading to learn about other dessert options that will look incredible and taste absolutely delicious.
Dazzle Your Guests with a Flaming Donut Bar
In recent years, brides and grooms are opting for a colorful display of donuts instead of a traditional wedding cake – and we are so here for it! Turn this trend up a notch by serving up hot, fresh donuts with a flaming donut bar! Your guests will be dazzled as chefs create freshly fried donuts glazed with a sweet bourbon pecan syrup and topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Former Red Gate Farms brides and grooms often say that their guests still talk about how delicious these flaming donuts were years after their wedding.
Display Decadent Cheesecake Toppedwith Fresh, Seasonal Fruit
You can never go wrong with a rich, creamy cheesecake – it’s a crowd-pleasing dessert that is truly meant to be savored! When topped with fresh, seasonal fruit, cheesecake displays can look just as beautiful as a tiered wedding cake. Make your wedding cheesecake even more memorable by selecting seasonal fruit flavors for maximum flavor. Top your cheesecake with Georgia peaches or colorful berries in the summer, baked apples with cinnamon crumble in the fall and winter.
Say “Je t’aime” with Adorable French Macarons
Nothing says “classy” like displaying a tower of perfectly baked French macarons at your wedding reception. These adorable French cookies are sweet and chewy and can be filled with anything from freshly made buttercream to your favorite flavor of jam. One reason macarons are so perfect for a wedding reception is because there are endless flavor and color combinations, making it easy for your dessert to match your wedding theme.
Give a Taste of Savannah With Fresh Pralines
If you’re hosting a Southern soiree, freshly baked pralines are the perfect wedding dessert for a true taste of Savannah. Local bakers in Savannah are known for whipping up pralines that are the perfect combination of nutty, fudgy and mapley. Serve your freshly baked Southern pralines alongside custom decorated sugar cookies for a nut-free option that your guests (especially the kiddos!) will get a kick out of. Some ideas for custom cookies include wedding cake shaped, champagne flute shaped, Georgia-shaped (or whatever your home state is!), and cookies decorated with your initials.
Get Creative with Your Wedding Cake
You don’t need to go the traditional route when serving wedding cake – have some fun with it! We’re seeing plenty of brides and grooms display wedding cakes in incredible shapes that perfectly match their wedding themes. Shop around for bakers who design extravagant cakes to see if they can create the cake of your dreams – just don’t be surprised if your guests are photographing it all night long!
The wedding dessert is one of the most important pieces to an unforgettable wedding reception. If you want to go down a more creative route, there are plenty of options in the Savannah area! Contact us today so we can get you in contact with some incredible Savannah bakers who bake unique and delicious desserts!