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Let them eat cake (or anything sweet!)

Michael Evans, owner of Helga’s Catering in McLean, is a walking Wikipedia of wedding planning insights. Check out these ideas for the sweetest part of your wedding day …

Many couples agree that one of their favorite tasks of wedding planning is sampling dessert menus, including the wedding cake. Before you commit to any one cake or dessert, take a look at the variety of mouth-watering and popular wedding treats.

Photo by Durate Image
Photo by Durate Image

Classic Cakes: Traditional wedding cakes provide an elegant focal point for a reception and are frequently designed to coincide with the couple’s wedding theme. From simple butter cream frosting to intricate fondant designs, there are countless delectable frosting, flavor, and filling combinations for this timeless favorite.

Groom’s cakes are another classic way to incorporate scrumptious variety into dessert. Having this second cake is also a fun avenue to integrating the couple’s personalities, as it is often uniquely designed to highlight a passion of the groom or couple.

Trendy Treats: Cupcakes have been a big hit over the last few years. These mini versions of traditional wedding cakes allow couples to serve multiple flavors within individual servings in a vast array of fun and customized displays.

The French delicacies known as macaroons are not only delicious, but their size and variety of gorgeous colors make them a highly coveted treat in the wedding world right now.

While donuts may be newer to the wedding scene, these childhood favorites are one trend in which your guests are sure to indulge! Using frosting and sprinkles to tie in your wedding colors is a great way to bring these sweets full circle.

Image by Vicki Grafton Photography
Image by Vicki Grafton Photography

Interactive DIY dessert bars have been popping up all over the place and are a huge hit with guests as they allow individuals to tailor treats to their specific palates. From ice cream sundae & ice cream sandwich bars using homemade cookies to candy & cookie buffets, these fun stations ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Often coupled with a bonfire, the cozy classic S’mores will have your guests going back for “s’more” all night long! 

And who says you have to have cake? We’ve seen some gorgeous weddings lately with a wide variety of homemade pies in lieu of traditional cakes.

Can’t choose just one of these tasty desserts? Consider offering a treat such as a bite sized cake or pie pop, individual s’mores kits to go, or cookies in a jar as favors in order to satisfy that sweet tooth. Your guests will thank you!

From cocktail nibbles to decadent desserts, Helga’s can create a custom wedding menu for you. To schedule your consultation, call 703.556.0780 and be sure to check out their  website.

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