We won’t lie to you, we’ve tasted our fair share of wedding dessert delicacies and live for a good slice of red velvet cake (don’t be shy on that cream cheese frosting)! We’ve really seen such a shift in couples steering themselves away from the traditional tiered wedding cake, and for a variety of reasons. Some say “we just aren’t cake people” or “we have a lot of food allergies and kids to accommodate” but simply put, the millennial getting married wants to give their guests an experience in everything from the bar atmosphere, entertainment factor, and by all means, the food vibes. Here we’ll bring our insight to the wedding desserts we see and help you find your perfect match.
The Sweetheart Cake
We feel like sweetheart cakes get a regular sighting at our weddings. These petite, single or two-tier cakes are perfect for capturing the traditional cake cutting ceremony, without the need for a size cake that’ll serve 150 guests. Fear not, your guests still get to splurge on other wedding desserts.
Insider Tip: If you aren’t interested in serving other wedding desserts and want to stick to cake, still consider a sweetheart cake to be on display for photo opportunities and “the cut”, but serve guests sheet cakes that have been tucked away in the kitchen. The guests never have to know, and you just saved yourself some money.
Sugary Comfort Food
Comfort food at weddings has been going strong, with barbeque entrees and macaroni and cheese sides. Seeing it as a wedding dessert takes the midnight snack treats you always look for at home and gives your guests so many comfy options to enjoy: cupcakes, cookies, whoopie pies and double fudge brownies.
These elevated desserts are for sure conversation starters and hit a different level of sophisticated and refined tasty treats. Think macaroons, bite-sized panna cotta, fresh fruit tarts, creme brulee, and mousse cups. People will love the variety and want to try a little bit of everything so be sure to account for that in your quantities (and trust the baker’s recommendation).
So many of our couples search for a way to bring a touch of Michigan into their wedding. Locally sourced fruit pies or cider donuts and s’mores scream a Michigan summer and fall night.