It’s hard to feel fully satisfied without something sweet to finish out your meal. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, it’s hard to say “no” to a delicious dessert. While it’s commonplace to have a gorgeous wedding cake that the couple cuts together at the reception; however, if you have a sweet tooth, what about adding something extra to the dessert menu for your wedding? Here’s how you can give a sweet twist to your reception by trying the latest dessert trends.
The Groom’s Cake
A groom’s cake is a fun addition to any dessert table. Sitting beside the main wedding cake, the groom’s cake is a small and often personalized cake that represents a bit more of the groom’s personality. This looks like a more stylized cake, showing off his favorite football team, movie, or his beloved dog. Have fun with a groom’s cake and let it be a surprise to the groom or let your hubby-to-be design it himself! Weddings are usually spearheaded by the bride and the décor most likely reflects her wishes. Let your man take the cake on this one and add a groom’s cake!
A wall of donuts? Donut mind if we do! It is hard to picture what a wall of donuts might look like at your reception, so here’s how a donut wall works. All the wall consists of, is a piece of plywood that is hammered with pegs to hold the delicious treats. The pegs will go through the donuts’ holes and hold them up on the board creating a delicious and decorative backdrop. Cover your wall in glazed donuts or display an array of different flavors for your guests.
Full-Service Candy Buffet
Candy buffets are a great way to have guests fill up a goody bag and have a sweet party favor to remember the night with. Leave personalized cellophane bags for guests to fill up and take home. Add a fun twist by personalizing the bag with your monogram or the date of your new anniversary. This is our favorite kind of open bar because it is fun for all ages!
Dessert Creation Stations
Want to give your guests even more of a sugar rush? Consider adding dessert stations to your reception. These are tons of fun and allow guests of all ages to get creative and interact. Dessert stations come in all forms, and you’ll want to discuss with your caterer the options they have available. They may have a preset menu or will be able to work to come up with new and unique ideas that’ll complement your reception best.
Some ideas include a chocolate fondue fountain, a s’mores station, or an ice cream sundae bar. One option that always wows the crowd comes from our innovative and creative chefs at Bradford Catered Events. We offer a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Station where doughnuts are served warm by a uniformed chef and guests have the option to add any number of toppings on top of a scoop of ice cream.
Whatever your reception entails, remember that no party is complete until every sweet tooth is satisfied! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your desserts and even work your treats into the design of your event (hello, donut wall!) Every guest, no matter the age, is able to get in on the fun of desserts so don’t let them be an afterthought, let them be the main event! Bradford Catered Events is ready to help you achieve whatever you dream up for your wedding or next event. We boast years of experience, knowledge and expertise that you can trust. To book us for your reception, give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or visit us online.