Monday, July 27, 2009

Cool Trend: Dessert Bars!

Another very cool trend I'm seeing more and more of is the dessert bar!

To tell you more, I went right to an expert...Carissa Jones from Sugar and Spice and...

Here's what she had to say about this trend:

"Dessert bars are gaining in popularity! A small wedding cake surrounded by bite sized desserts is not only dramatic, but is a wonderful surprise for your guests.

There are so many fun approaches to this dessert option: desserts can be tied in with the colors of the wedding or they can be eclectic where they are a beautiful assembly of the couple's favorite desserts or they can focus on one favorite ingredient... say, chocolate!

Dessert bars also can provide your guests with little nibbles throughout the evening of dancing and, when paired up with pretty take home boxes, can double as favors. My favorite dessert bar features fruit desserts and then finishes off with cookies or truffles, perfect for filling pretty glycine bags or pairing with ice cold glasses of milk as a midnight snack!

As a general rule, I encourage my couples to, at least, have a 6" cake (I call it a cutting cake) for the cake cutting and feeding each other part of the evening. It's tradition, it's charming, and it's super photographic!

Another trend I'm seeing is some of my clients are still ordering the full on monster wedding cake, and they are also having 2-4 individual desserts, enough for one or two pieces per guest. And, they are also pairing these desserts with their coffee stations or port and cigar stations."

Very cool lady -- thank you for giving our readers the 411 on this trend!

To find out more about Carissa and Sugar and Spice and... visit her Web site: http://www.sugarandspice.me/w/

Photo of a Sugar and Spice and...dessert bar by The Memory Journalists, www.memoryjournalists.com.

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1 comment:

Sugar and spice and ... said...

You are too wonderful! I do love making the last course! Thank you for the post.