Non-traDitional Wedding Desserts
Sweet treats are a staple at weddings, but does it really have to be "the cake, the whole cake, and nothing but the cake, so help me, God..."? Absolutely not! Let's talk about non-traditional wedding desserts and how they can be incorporated into a modern wedding and reception:
1. Give your event an abundant and opulent feel without breaking the bank by giving your guests choices. Supplement a smaller (i.e. cheaper) wedding cake with other treats in a dessert "bar" featuring your favorite desserts.
2. Give your guests a taste of what's to come by serving something sweet at the cocktail hour and have the traditional cake-cutting at the actual reception.
3. Hand out personalized sweets as a wedding favor your guests are actually going to appreciate.
4. Ditch the traditional cake altogether, and replace it with a dessert table that is customized to fit you as a couple and your ceremony.
See it in action
Honeybear Baking was honored to be a part of Mr. and Mrs. S's wedding day. Here is a glimpse into our non-traditional contributions to their dessert table at their reception for 60 people.
First, we made 100 sugar cookies in two different flavors: lemon for the bride and chocolate for the groom. What a heavenly combination!
The icing colors, grey and peach, were specially mixed to match the colors of the wedding.
Each cookie was hand-monogrammed with the couple's initials in a serif font they chose.
Finally, each cookie was finished with brush embroidery detailing, chose by the couple.
Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes
Next, we put together 80 mini chocolate cheesecakes for some variety at the dessert table.
The cheesecakes were made with rich dark chocolate and premium cream cheese. Each bite-sized cheesecake had an Oreo crust as requested by the couple.
Finally, the cheesecakes were topped with homemade whipped cream decoratively piped by hand onto each individual cheesecake.
Honeybear Baking was honored to be able to help the bride and groom customize their special day with desserts that were tailored specifically to them. Like Mr. and Mrs. S., every couple deserves a ceremony and reception that fits their unique tastes and styles. Honeybear Baking can help you conceptualize and design treats for your unique event, bake them, decorate them, and deliver to your venue in the Chicagoland area. If you would like to discuss how we can help customize your big day, email us at email@example.com.