Wedding Dessert Table Help

Baking By suesong34 Updated 4 Dec 2009 , 8:46pm by Mensch

suesong34 Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:19pm
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I really need your help as my daughter who is getting married Jan 17th ask me today to do a dessert table with brownie bites, mini cheesecakes, shortbread, and whatever... I have been known to be a little bit of a perfectionist and want this to look like is should be at a wedding and not a Christmas party. I will need to bake and freeze everything and not have to worry how it will thaw the day before the wedding. Love to have some creative, easy ideas and thoughts from the experts! Thanks sooooooo much!

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prterrell Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:22pm
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Dessert Buffet

Beverages:
coffee bar with assorted coffee drinks (such as Irish coffee)
hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, whipped cream, and peppermint stick stirrers
champagne and/or bellinis
dessert wines, such as Riesling and Port

Truffles
Assorted fancy chocolates
Chocolate covered strawberries
Chocolate fountain or fondue with fruit for dipping
Fruit tray with cream cheese dip or sweetened whipped cream
Nuts
Cheese tray
Sundae bar


petit fours secs (small, bite size desserts):
mini éclairs
mini cream puffs
coconut macaroons (plain or dipped in milk or dark chocolate)
mini cupcakes
mini fruit pies (apple, cherry, blueberry, peach)
mini pecan pie
Danish wedding cookies
mini lemon-raspberry tarts
mini mousse cups
mini tropical fruit tarts
mini key lime tarts
bite size brownies (buttercream, chocolate buttercream, white chocolate buttercream, orange buttercream, almond buttercream, brown sugar buttercream, raspberry buttercream, strawberry buttercream, fudge/ganache, raspberry and fudge/ganache, peanut butter buttercream, mocha buttercream, mint buttercream, caramel buttercream, turtle, cherry cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, Nutella)


petit fours glace (this is the kind that is the little cakes with fillings and iced in poured fondant, ganache, white chocolate or several coats of royal icing, for a wedding I would decorate with a royal icing rosebud). I came up with some flavor combinations:
vanilla genoise with vanilla buttercream
mango jam
strawberry jam
strawberry mousse
almond genoise with almond buttercream
chocolate almond buttercream
poppy seed
almond marzipan
pistachio marzipan
raspberry jam
raspberry mousse
lemon genoise with lemon buttercream
lemon curd
lime curd
poppy seed
raspberry jam
raspberry mousse
chocolate genoise with chocolate buttercream
chocolate-almond buttercream
mint buttercream
mint-chocolate chip buttercream
mocha buttercream
almond buttercream
orange buttercream
milk chocolate or dark chocolate ganache
chocolate hazelnut (Nutella)
raspberry jam
raspberry mousse
almond marzipan
pistachio marzipan
orange genoise with orange buttercream
chocolate buttercream
vanilla buttercream
milk chocolate or dark chocolate ganache
ginger genoise with orange buttercream
coconut genoise with vanilla buttercream
chocolate buttercream
raspberry jam
raspberry mouse
milk chocolate or dark chocolate ganache

Mensch Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:46pm
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I have posted this a couple of times and I'll do it again here.

Check out Amy Atlas's dessert tables for inspiration:

www.amyatlas.com

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