Confectionary Delights

While I do enjoy sweets from time to time, I’m usually much more of a salty/savory type of gal. Nine times out of ten, I’ll choose nachos or chili fries over pie or custard.

But lately, I can’t get sweets out of my mind. Maybe it’s because I’ve been on Weight Watchers and haven’t really indulged in several months. Maybe it’s because, this holiday season, I can’t turn around without someone shoving a plate of cookies under my nose. Whatever the reason, although I’m using all of my willpower to resist them, I can’t stop thinking about dessert.

So I’m channeling my dessert cravings into something more productive, by choosing which sweet things I’d like to incorporate into the wedding. Mr. S isn’t into sweets at all, so he’s left this decision completely up to me.

I’ve mentioned before that Bridesmaid J is studying to be a pastry chef and will be making the dessert buffet for the wedding. The cool thing about this, besides getting to work with an awesome friendor, is that we can choose whatever we want, and J will make it!

Honestly, I’m not too concerned with what type of desserts that she makes, and I’m going to give her free rein on a lot of the decisions. But there are some flavors that I’m really into, and I’ve asked J to incorporate them into the dessert buffet.

1. Dulce de Leche – I am obsessed with this creamy Latin American caramel, and J has promised that she’ll develop some kind of dessert around it. Possibly dulce de leche whoopie pies?

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2. Salted Caramel – Suddenly, salted caramel is everywhere. It’s amazing how a pinch of sea salt can completely jazz up the flavor of regular old caramel. I think that some salted caramel cupcakes would be ridiculous!

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3. Chocolate Hazelnut – Two great tastes that taste great together. Every dessert buffet should have some chocolate, and hazelnut is the perfect complement (side note: I could totally eat Nutella three times a day if it wouldn’t kill me). I think a chocolate hazelnut tart would be perfect for our wedding.

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What flavors are you going to feature for your wedding desserts?

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Ms. Sloth

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
May 2011

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    katsupgirl 621 posts, Busy bee @ 3:37 pm

    Yums! Nutella is soooo good. Anyway you can get that incorporated is gonna rock. Just put the jar out with tasting spoons. LOL!

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    Carla, Guest @ 3:49 pm

    In Brazil (my wedding was there), the tradition is to have “bem casados” (meaning “well married”) cakes to give your guests as favors — they look very similar to the “whoopie pie” you posted, and yes, they have dulce de leche filling!

    Here is a recipe of it: http://www.kitchencorners.com/2008/12/bem-casado.html

    (I’ve been posting recaps on my blog, but I forgot to take pictures of the Bem Casados even though I ate a crapload of them after the wedding.)

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    Miss Twigs 126 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:06 pm

    You are totally a girl after my own flavor heart!

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    kayakgirl73 2593 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:51 pm

    Looks yummy.

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:59 pm

    Those are literally three of my FAVORITE flavors!! The dulce de leche woopie pies look amazing!!

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    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:20 am

    Our wedding will be fruit, fruit, and fruit! (Pies).

    I kinda want to have a dessert buffet though, to have an excuse to buy cute bowls and trays and things like that, as well as the cake stands I’m already collecting.

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    MissMargie 769 posts, Busy bee @ 1:18 am

    i love all of your choices, especially the dulce de leche whoopie pies, amaaazing!

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    rachaelrobin 2915 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:25 pm

    We are having a boatload of sweets at the wedding, since my mom’s only requirement of the caterer was that they have an awesome full sweet table. It was something FI and I negotiated for in our package, because deserts can be super expensive!

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