Sugar, Sugar

I was absolutely delighted by the input on my previous post! Can I just say that I love this community? Because I really do. Thanks for helping this indecisive gal out!

Today I’m moving upwards from my feet and talking about something that’s very close to my heart: my stomach. While there’s something magical about the traditional, tiered wedding cake—nowadays there are so many creative, sweet endings to indulge in. I can’t help but drool a bit as I see these dessert displays incorporated into other weddings. One of my regular blog reads, Ruffled, even featured a post the other day all about the art of dessert bars. Check it out for some great tips and tricks! In the meantime, get ready for a visual sugar high, my dears.

The smorgasbord candy bar:



The ice cream sundae bar, which the Tartlets–if we could–would twist into a gelato bar:



The gastronomical dessert spread with a little something for everyone:





Donuts a la Miss French Toast:



A pie parade, circa our very own Ms. Seahorse:



And who can forget the trendy, oh-so-cute cupcakes:


Jennifer Young via Green Wedding Shoes

What sort of treats did you, or will you serve your guests? Stay tuned to see what we decided on!


Mrs. Tartlet

Rochester, MI
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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    Kristie, Guest @ 7:05 pm

    I’m drooling!!!

    We served our guests cupcakes :) We had about 5 different flavors and they were absolutely delicious and everyone loved them!

    Can’t wait to hear what you choose to do!

  2. frenchtoast Member
    frenchtoast 298 posts, Helper bee @ 7:31 pm

    ahhhh Tartlet!! you made me crave something sweet…so I had a cupcake! grrr… :)

  3. rainbow Member
    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:46 pm

    Yum! Oh my god, I need sugar now!!!

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    piglet_625 2541 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:02 pm

    Yummy!! We’re doing a cookie buffet and doing cheesecake for our cake and dessert. I love doing things differently than a traditional cake!

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    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:44 pm

    This post is the mortal enemy of anyone attempting to avoid sweets! Still, I can’t wait to see what you’ve chosen to do after looking at your amazing inspirations. :)

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:46 pm

    Oh, drool. If I could have had one at my wedding I would have DEFINATELY had an icecream sundae bar :)

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    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:15 pm

    I would be thrilled to go to a wedding with any of these!!! We had a cookie bar that was a big hit!!

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    CapeBride917 94 posts, Worker bee @ 9:25 pm

    Mmm I am officially drooling! I would love to have any/all of these at our wedding and I don’t think you can go wrong!

    We will definitely be doing a smore’s bar at our pre-wedding reception (the night before the wedding) for out of town guests. I’m more excited for that than I am for the wedding cake haha!

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:31 pm

    *tummy grumbling* I cannot wait to see what deliciousness the tartlets choose! Meanwhile, I will be in the corner stuffing my face with those mini donuts. Yummmmm.

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    Chocolatte 198 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:52 pm

    target has a lot of the jars from your first pic on sale right now (at least in my area). we aren’t doing a dessert bar, but i thought of all you bees when i saw them!

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    glaca 378 posts, Helper bee @ 11:08 pm

    amazing! we’re getting a list of desserts from family members and having chocolate covered tuxedo strawberries, truffles, brownies, and possibly a smores table if allowed. will love to see what you come up with

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    spinningstars 264 posts, Helper bee @ 10:22 am

    We’re doing a dessert table… one cutting cake, some family and grocery store supplied desserts, and mini banana puddings and chocolate covered strawberries from our caterer :)

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:04 am

    @piglet_625: Oh my gosh, a cookie buffet! That sounds incredible!
    @Miss Lox: Tell me about it…I was popping M&Ms like crazy while writing this post. 😉
    @CapeBride917: I may have to borrow your idea for our welcoming dinner! Mr. Tartlet’s parents have a fire pit in their backyard, and this would be PERFECT. Thank you!
    @Chocolatte: Thanks for the info! I heart Target shopping. 😀
    @glaca, @spinningstars: This post has come back to bite me in the bum. Your dessert tables sound amazing!

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    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 12:27 pm

    ZOMG, I love that gelato parlor idea! We’re doing a cookie bar, as per Catholic/Pittsburgh tradition, but we’re having quite the myriad of offerings. Whenever I see posts like this, I just add more things on my list to bake…Cookies, Cupcakes, Donuts?? I MUST BE STOPPED!

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    oatmeal 221 posts, Helper bee @ 12:52 pm

    Oh man, I think the crazy amount of dessert ideas out there is a bit overwhelming! We’re going for a dessert bar with many, many offerings. And now I’m totally craving something sweet… and it’s not even 10 am. Oh no!

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    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:06 pm

    I want pie, I want candy, I want just about everything! Even cupcakes! But we’ll restrain ourselves and just have a delicious pie buffet. :)

  17. bacon Member
    bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 10:58 pm

    The gelato bar idea is so fab! If that’s not doable, I think your other inspiration pics are so delish

  18. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:47 pm

    Yum!! Can’t wait to see your choice.

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