Dessert Table Ideas, Please Help!!!!

Decorating By blissful Updated 2 Feb 2016 , 5:18pm by kakeladi

blissful Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 3:40pm
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Okay CC members, I need some help from you since I'm not getting it from the bride!!!
She wants me to do the dessert table but only has a budget of $1000. This price includes a 5 foot tall fake cake.
What I need is some ideas for desserts/cakes that can be left out for the reception. I'm thinking of a cheesecake, cream puff trees, regular cake, and some pastries. But is it okay for a cake made out of mousse to be left out, will it turn into a sloppy mess?
Any ideas or recipes would be a great help.
Thanks to all

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ChristaPaloma Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 4:03pm
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I saw this very yummy looking being made on Barefoot Contessa the other day.... very upscale dessert....hope it helps!

Narie Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 4:31pm
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A friend and I did a dessert buffet for a bridal shower a number of years ago. We served chocolate cake, small lemon tarts, trifle, small cream puffs, small cheesecakes with cherry glaze and rocky road bars. Every thing was served in two or three bite sizes including the cake so that the ladies could feel comfortable sampling everything.

adrisss Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 4:48pm
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I am also doing the same thing in may for a wedding and the bride is asking me for

mini peach tarts
mini mango tarts
mini cheesecake pineapple
mini cheesecake mango
mini apple pie
mini gourmet cupcakes
mini puff pastries with almond cream filling

let me put a picture of what I did for my son's baptism, back in July

Cakepro Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 4:49pm
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I did a dessert table about a year ago which included lemon tarts in shortbread tart shells, half a dozen varieties of chocolate-dipped biscotti (they had a coffee bar as well), little almond-flavored, sugar-glazed pastries, tart lemon cooler wedding cookies, a croquembouche centerpiece (also known as cream puffs icon_biggrin.gif ), and honey bars, which was a recipe given to me by the bride that she specifically requested. Can you tell they were lemon crazy? Everything was made from scratch and went over very well.

I certainly would not do all that PLUS the wedding cake for only a grand, though.

adrisss Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 4:50pm
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I forgot the mini carrot and pineapple cupcakes

good luck!!!



ChristaPaloma Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

I certainly would not do all that PLUS the wedding cake for only a grand, though.

Agreeing especially with a five foot dummy cake and you havn't even started feeding people!

A decadent brownie is also a must for the men I think...PM me if you want a recipe...
Sounds like a fun project!

mkolmar Posted 17 Feb 2007 , 5:39pm
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I did this for my brothers wedding. I made plain truffles, almond truffles, orero truffles, mini-cheesecakes, mini-cherry and blueberry pies, mini-carrot cakes, macadamia white chocolate coconut bars, pineapple upside down cake, hungarian nut horns, cream puffs, mini-eclairs, pecan diamonds, and some other stuff I can't remember. The truffles, mini-cheesecakes, mini-pies , mini-carrot cakes, pecan diamonds and hungarian nut horns went over the best.

arianamaniacs Posted 2 Feb 2016 , 2:55pm
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At my Halloween wedding we included whoopie pies and cake pops.

I also made a pyramid using foil wrapped chocolates, which looks quite classy

I didn't see you mention cupcakes - is that an option for this bride? She might like the look of a five foot tall cupcake tower instead, so there is no fake food on the table. Or show her pictures of giant cakes made out of fabrics and laces. You can check pinterest for ideas.

With that budget though, you might think of doing some bowls of candy which children can fill bags with. Children were laying siege to our candy table all evening, which kept their attention and usually in a good mood :)

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leah_s Posted 2 Feb 2016 , 3:24pm
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a 5' tall fake cake?  Not 5 tiers?  Wowza.  That would eat up the entire $1K right there.

be careful with cheesecake.  It can only be outside refrigeration for 4 hours.

kakeladi Posted 2 Feb 2016 , 5:18pm
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