Desserts that “Take the Cake!”

I love it when a couple decides to bypass tradition and swap a formal wedding cake for other scrumptious treats like cupcakes… or pies… or macaroons… or mini creme brulees… or fruit tarts… or gelato… well, you get the idea!

A smörgåsbord of desserts

It has become such a yummy trend to display wonderful mini confections; one that is surely satisfying many a sweet tooth!  In fact, The Green Kangaroo’s head designer, Katie, and her hubby picked out two deliciously flavored cupcakes to feature at their wedding last month.  (Don’t worry, you’ll be hearing more about Katie’s wedding real soon!)

Our friend Anne Flanagan and her team at Raleigh Cake Pops enjoy tasty bite-sized goodies too.  They whip up tiny treats such as whoopie pies, French macarons, and, of course, cake pops!  The first time we called upon Anne was to design some clown cake pops and, ‘Oh boy!,’ did they turned out great.  I asked about the craziest pop she’s ever made and it came down to pink monkeys and a scuba diving couple for a wedding on Figure Eight Island.

Dessert tables

If you’re considering various delightfully sugary guilty pleasures (and you should be!) for your big day, you’ll surely want a tempting way to present them.  Designing your dessert table will be almost as fun as taste-testing your treats… and worthy of a blog post all it’s own, so check back next week and we’ll sweeten the deal with decorative ideas for a perfect presentation.

Meanwhile, if you’re having a hard time imagining a reception without a proper cake, it’s okay.  Let your guests have cake and eat their other goodies too!

Images: (Top) Red Velvet Cupcakes, Mini Sweet Potato Pies (, Creme Brulee & Fruit Tarts (, Marshmallows (, Ginger Cookies, Candied Apples (, Macaroons (, Orange Marmalade Cupcakes, Strawberry Whoopie Pies, Gelato (, Cranberry Meringue Pies, Cotton Candy, Donuts, and Shaved Ice; (Dessert Tables) Creative display (, Mirrored dessert buffet (, Lovely display of treats (, White wedding dessert spread (

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