Dessert Tables Are ALL The Rage!

Written by Curator Erin Martin of ECBG Cake Studio:

These days you can have your cake and eat cookies too! 

You wouldn’t believe it but I hear “I’m not a cake person” ALL THE TIME and as a total cake person I die a little each time. I will have an 8 tier cake at my wedding… I mean I love cake so much I made a career out of it! 

 Me looking at cake the way my boyfriend wishes I looked at him.

Me looking at cake the way my boyfriend wishes I looked at him.

But I totally respect when someone comes in for their cake tasting and they don’t want cake at all! And let me tell you something…. It’s happening more and more! People are abandoning the traditional wedding cake much to their mother’s dismay and going for a wide variety of small treats put on display beautifully. I’m talking dessert stands, candles, gold geometric shapes, floral arrangements, lights, paper flowers, balloons, and backdrops! I’m talking, “Is that a precious gem or is that a truffle?” You guys its marvelous. 

A lot of the brides I talk to want to customize their desserts to represent their personalities, which I am ALL about!  

 Mini cheesecakes on a handmade multiple tier wooden stand for my friends who love the outdoors.

Mini cheesecakes on a handmade multiple tier wooden stand for my friends who love the outdoors.

Donuts, cake pops, and tarts are pretty popular in my experience. People are using their dessert to pay homage to their heritage and hometown. One of my favorites was a variety of Kolacky because the groom was Polish. I am Czech so I used my family recipe. I was so nostalgic as I made those little jam filled cookies, and I was so glad they chose something that meant something to them as well, even if it was off the menu! 

 Raspberry, prune, and apricot filled Kolacky Photo by: Alicia’s Photography

Raspberry, prune, and apricot filled Kolacky
Photo by: Alicia’s Photography

 Chocolate dipped short bread cookies and kolacky cookies to reflect the grooms’ English and Polish background. Photo by: Alicia’s Photography

Chocolate dipped short bread cookies and kolacky cookies to reflect the grooms’ English and Polish background.
Photo by: Alicia’s Photography

I went to a wedding this weekend with a variety of cupcakes. Cupcakes are great because you don’t need a plate or a fork… Just hands and a mouth! They’re great too because if there are multiple flavors you can try one of each! Mini cupcakes are my most popular option because of this. They are so easy to eat which is important when you’re standing, all dolled up, and holding a drink! 

 Maple cupcakes with cinnamon frosting and candied bacon.

Maple cupcakes with cinnamon frosting and candied bacon.

 Lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and raspberry mousse

Lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and raspberry mousse

Most recently I had a groom request black and white cookies because of his time spent in New York. We jazzed them up bit and made them gold and white cookies instead! The beauty is you can get whatever you want! 

I personally love when there is a small cake to cut AS WELL as a variety for your guests. I guess I’m a sucker for that cake cutting moment! 

Interested in learning more about the perfect desserts to have at your wedding? Contact Erin at ECBG Cake Studio today!