Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table

Wedding Wednesday is back and today I'm sharing all the details about our wedding cake and dessert table! This was one of The Boy's favorite parts of our wedding and something he was instrumental in planning. Very early on in the wedding planning process, we elected to do a tiny wedding cake (to cut for photos) and then a larger dessert table (with lots of cake and cake-like options). Neither of us was particularly interested in one of those large, tiered wedding cakes that never taste good so a dessert table sounded great to us.

Wedding Wednesday is back and today I'm sharing all the details about our wedding cake and dessert table! This was one of The Boy's favorite parts of our wedding and something he was instrumental in planning. Very early on in the wedding planning process, we elected to do a tiny wedding cake (to cut for photos) and then a larger dessert table (with lots of cake and cake-like options). Neither of us was particularly interested in one of those large, tiered wedding cakes that never taste good so a dessert table sounded great to us.

Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Images Courtesy of: Miranda Laine Photography

To find our perfect cake vendor, we went to two different tastings – one with a traditional cake company and one that was non-traditional. We clicked with the owner of the non-traditional cake company, Blue Note Bakery, and signed on for a selection of treats:

  • Mini pecan pie tarts
  • Mini fruit tarts
  • Mini carrot cupcakes
  • Mini gluten-free cupcakes
  • 3 cake bars (vanilla tie dye, chocolate with raspberry filling, and espresso with mocha filling)

Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert TableWedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Images Courtesy of: Miranda Laine Photography

We chose to pair these with baskets of strawberries and blackberries so guests could have a little tasting of everything. I also made a yellow cake with cream cheese frosting (just like at our first wedding) because it's The Boy's favorite and we wanted a small cake to cut for photos (and it's traditionally the signal for the end of the reception). We topped it with a DIY ribbon cake topper.

Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert TableWedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Images Courtesy of: Miranda Laine Photography

I also made a few dozen super simple from-a-box-but-better cupcakes the night before. I did half chocolate and half vanilla. I also made some strawberry buttercream frosting for the chocolate cupcakes and cream cheese frosting for the vanilla cupcakes. I left the cupcakes out overnight (using this handy dandy Pinterest tip) and popped the frosting in the fridge. After the entire wedding party went out to breakfast the next morning, I took the frosting out and let it warm up to room temperature. Then I spent about a half hour frosting cupcakes (I just used a knive and went for the perfectly-imperfect look). Easy peasy.

Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert TableWedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Images Courtesy of: Miranda Laine Photography

To display the dessert table offerings, we used a bunch of white tableware and cake stands I already had plus some berry baskets for the strawberries and blackberries. I had received a cake server set as a wedding gift from The Ranty Bride and used them to slice everything up. I also had these glitter initials out – super cute.

Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert TableWedding Wednesday: Our Cake and Dessert Table
Images Courtesy of: Miranda Laine Photography

Total Cost of our Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: $398.38

Would any of you consider making your own wedding cake?