Singaporebrides | Fine Dining

December 2014

15 Desserts to Serve at Your Wedding

What makes a wedding even sweeter? A table full of desserts, of course! Fill your guests’ tummies with these delectable desserts at your wedding. Serve them individually, pack them as wedding favours, mix them up and create a wedding dessert table or build a cookie or doughnut dessert bar! Whichever you choose, our list of 15 desserts to serve at your wedding promises to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth!

Cupcakes

It’s impossible to not love these bite-size sweets. Perfect for both the young and old, incorporate them as part of your wedding cake tower and serve them individually to your guests, or include them in your dessert table so your guests can plate as many as they want.

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Cakes in Jars

These are perfect as a wedding favour and dessert. Guests can easily bag these home without any mess and reuse the jars at home. For a more homemade and rustic feel, use brown cupcake liners and twine to decorate your jars. Or, go with satin ribbons or lace for a romantic look.

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Cake Pops

We just can’t get enough of cakes! Cake pops are balls of cake styled as a lollipop and perfect as individual treats, especially if your guests prefer a smaller portion of dessert. Coated with icing, chocolate or coloured sprinkles, these adorable and yummy bites are guaranteed to win over both the young and old at your wedding.

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Doughnuts

Not everyone on your guest list might love cakes and sweets, so offer them a little variety by including doughnuts in your dessert table. Or, if you’re on Team Doughnuts yourself, skip the other desserts and create a bar full of sugar and icing-coated doughnuts instead. The kids will love you.

Desserts to Serve at Your Wedding - Donuts bar Photo from Green Wedding Shoes by Alex Creswell Still Music Photography by Jeremy Hohengarten Photo from 100 layer cake by Still Music Photography

Brownies

If you dislike cake altogether but love chocolate, you might consider serving brownies at your wedding instead. Whether they are dusted with icing sugar or baked with nuts or M&Ms, it’ll be hard to find someone who’ll say “no” to a piece of rich, chocolatey goodness, especially if it is served with a scoop of ice cream. Hmm-mm.

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Dessert Shots

Dessert shots are great because they are perfect one-mouthful portions and that means your guests can sample different varieties of these without being overly full after a sumptuous meal. Attach a spoon to each shot glass for easy consumption or leave spoons on the side and let your guests decide if they want to use them or simply slurp the dessert down.

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Ice Cream

Nothing will make your guests and their younger ones happier than an ice cream dessert stand, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding.

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Pies/Tarts

Take a less common approach and serve pies and tarts at your wedding. Other than serving dessert pies and tarts, you can consider including savoury pies such as chicken pies or egg tarts for guests who do not have a sweet tooth.

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Macarons

Ah, who can resist the smooth texture and crunchy bite of a macaron? This pretty French confection comes in a myriad of flavours and colours, making it a perfect addition to any wedding.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches/ Whoopie Pies

Can’t decide if you should have ice cream, cookies or frosting? Have an ice cream sandwich or whoopie pie instead! Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

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Candy Apples

Who says desserts can’t be healthy, or at the very least, partially healthy? Candied apples are great if you don’t want your guests (and their little ones) going into a sugar overdrive after your wedding. Dip apples in caramel or melted candy and coat them with nuts, coconut shreds or even chocolate sprinkles, if you like.

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Meringues

Made of whipped egg whites and sugar, meringues are strictly for those with extremely sweet tooth. But, that isn’t to say that some of your guests aren’t. Besides, meringues make such pretty little additions to your wedding that you have to include them.

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Chocolate Truffles and Candy

Chocolate truffles and candy are great alternatives to the more filling and sweeter cakes and sweets. Pack them as wedding favours, or provide take-away bags for your guests to fill up and bring home.

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Choux Pastries and Croquembouche Towers

Choux pastries such as cream puffs, sugar or chocolate coated puffs and eclairs have long been favourites of any buffet spread. These delicious puffs also double up as beautiful decorations when you stack them up in a croquembouche tower.

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Cookies

Please all the cookie monsters on your guest list by including cookies at your wedding. Serve up a variety of cookies made with chocolate chips, oatmeal or nuts and let your guests pick their poison. Pack them as wedding favours or leave goodie bags for them to fill up. Or, if you’re a cookie monster yourself, create a cookie bar full of different types of cookies instead of the usually cake-filled dessert table.

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