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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    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 🙂

  3. tartlet Bee
    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!

  4. biscuit Bee
    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!

  5. oatmeal Bee
    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!

  6. cinnamonbun Bee
    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. 🙂

  7. bacon Bee
    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

  8. husky Bee
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:47 pm

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

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