The best part about dessert? Everyone always has room for it! You could have eaten an entire duck for dinner and it still wouldn’t have mattered – you’d still be able to scarf down a whole bowl of ice-cream, and maybe a cake pop or two, and how could you leave out the to-die-for marshmallow cones? So, to ensure your precious day has ended on a blissfully sweet note for you and your guests, we’ve curated a list of 11 finger-licking favorites for you to incorporate into your wedding candy buffet table without breaking the bank. We assure you, this magnificent dessert display will be remembered by your loved ones for years to come!
1. Ice Cream
If it’s a real crowd-pleaser you’re looking for, you simply can’t go wrong with some melt-in-your-mouth ice-cream. Although best served in spring and summer, this sinful, soul-satisfying, universally-adored creamy creation will still win hearts no matter what the season is. Up the ante on this humble dessert by hiring a vintage ice-cream truck for guests to get their goodies from. The tasteful and tasty throwback to childhood days will make the decadent dessert taste even sweeter, if that’s even possible!
It simply doesn’t get more elegant than this world favorite French offering. Taking social media by storm in its own sweet way, this dainty delectable dessert is fuss-free finger food at its finest. Transport your guests to the charming streets of Paris by pairing this ever-so-chic treat with an assortment of coffee and tea or even some rich, scrumptious hot chocolate if you really want to be authentic!
3. Candy & Lollypop
Someone very wise once said: “Everything tastes better on a stick!” And we are finding it impossible to argue! From dreamy chocolate-covered strawberries to candied apples to impossibly pretty pie and cake pops. These innovative, irresistible, and easy-to-eat creations will infuse the perfect amount of whimsy, youth and vivaciousness to your candy buffet table.
What can we say about chocolate that you don’t already know? That women constantly crave it? That men can’t live without it? That Mayan and Aztec wedding ceremonies were incomplete without it? Arguably one of man’s greatest inventions – chocolate has been making the world a better place for years now. Include this tantalizing treat in your candy buffet table by incorporating it into sinful swirly cupcakes, fudgy layered brownies, dense cushioned cakes, or anything really! So just keep the saccharine spotlight firmly on the chocolate and you won’t go wrong!
5. Desserts & Cupcakes
Cupcakes have been at the center of the dessert world for quite some time now and with good reason! These petite, ever-evolving treats are the only ones we know that can pack in style with substance so effortlessly.
And if its style we’re talking about, we can’t mention how darling dessert jars look! Besides being able to add a rustic, laidback hipster vibe to your buffet table – these genius creations also manage to provide quite a bit of punch in terms of flavor and variety. From strawberry shortcake to hazelnut and chocolate mousse to traditional trifle to warm apple pie – think it and you can jar it, we say.
Doughnuts too, offer tons of versatility in terms of flavor. Go from I Do to I Dough with these mouth-watering classic confections and leave your guests feeling equal parts nostalgic and satiated.
Transform this ooey gooey campfire must-have into a grown-up gourmet version for your big day. Limitless when it comes to flavors this humble retro favorite can be presented in its classic version, or can even be given a more artisanal twist to appease your more discerning guests. Also don’t worry about them getting their hands dirty, our favorite part of this new and improved timeless treat is that it’s served in an ice-cream cone! S’more-tastic, we say!
Healthy and economical, incorporating fruits into your candy buffet table is simply a must! And they’re so versatile too! From simple, saccharine-sweet, sliced platters to exquisite elaborate designs, the opportunities to have fun with these fresh, gorgeous fruits are endless. Also think of the vibrant burst of color they will add to your décor!
There’s something about popcorn that we can’t get enough of. From its crunchy goodness to its sumptuous buttery flavors to its addictive salty aftertaste – this evergreen snack has been pleasing palates for years. And now you can get your candy buffet table ‘popping’ too by featuring this beloved snack in its all-new gourmet avatar – think exotic flavor like dark chocolate, sea salt, peanut butter caramel, and confetti.
What’s a candy table without cookies? The king of comfort cuisine, nobody can resist a soft chewy cookie even if they tried! We surely can’t – heck the aroma alone of freshly baked cookies is enough to make us heady! We recommend keeping chilled glasses of milk nearby to complete this classic combo.
10. Frozen Yogurt
Frozen yogurt and its sublime creaminess are just what the doctor ordered for your summer wedding. Consider using fun, quirky flavors like matcha, passion fruit, peanut butter banana, and cherry amaretto to up the wow quotient on this chill dessert even more. Don’t forget to keep bucketfuls of toppings handy though, sprinkles make everything better!
11. Mini Burger
Disguised desserts are the hottest new entrants to the food scene and we’re surely not complaining. Incorporate this deliciously confusing trend to your wedding candy buffet in the form of adorable mini burgers. Sweet, small, and so Instagrammable, we simply can’t find fault with these little darlings!
Well. We really feel hungry after seeing these…