A little mouth watering dollop of chocolate is often just what the doctor ordered and these tantalising tiny chocolate bonbons work to whet the appetite and tempt and tease that palette. After all, everybody likes chocolate, don't they?
For starters, champagne gelatine looks fabulous; like a bowlful of gold and it tastes equally scrumptious. If alcohol is a no-no, you can make a non-alcoholic version. This dessert looks terrific at Cinderella or princess themed weddings due to its effervescent colour. Take a look at Martha Stewart's recipe if you want to get an idea about how to make this sparkly dessert. You can always try making them at home first to see if they satisfy your own palate before deciding to have them as an option at your wedding.
Mini Ice Cream Cones
If you have a fair or carnival themed wedding or even have taken a more vintage or British approach, mini ice cream cones lend a really wonderful and authentic little touch. They are also very easy to eat which is always a plus. We don't know anyone who hasn't liked these yet! You can buy them online from amazon. Another reliable company we would also recommend is Wafer Loves Ice Cream; they have a lot of variety. And, if you want you can look atRose Bakes; here you will get an idea of just how imaginative you can be with your little cones.
Macarons are good because they are so versatile; it's a great way to cater to all tastes because you can make so many varieties that will keep everyone happy. Place them at the centre of the table so that everyone can grab on the go. Marks & Spencers always have these delicious sweets in stock. You can also get them from a French company calledLa Dinette; what we like about these guys is they use organic products. Medici Macarons is one more company we would like to bring to your attention
White Chocolate Pyramid Truffles
Decadent, delicious and luxurious, these white chocolate pyramid truffles are dangerous when in bite size form! If you aren't keen on white chocolate, opt for milk or dark. Feel free to add to the recipe to make it your own. Amelie Chocolat, The Speakeasy Truffle Company and Maple all have different types of edible truffles.
Wedding cupcakes are an enjoyable treat because they are a hand-held mouthful of yum! Naturally you can go crazy with the toppings, adding nuts, chocolate treats, gummy sweets or fruits. Arrange in a tower to also add to the visual appeal of your day. Now these can be purchased from most supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury or Tesco at a reasonably low cost. We picked up a party pack of 12 filled with fresh cream the other day for less than £1; they were so tasty. You need to buy them the night before your wedding and put them in a cool fridge to keep them fresh and healthy looking for the next day.
Miniature meringues are so cute that we almost don't want to eat them but we will anyway. Again, these are so great because they are bite size so they are easy for guests to grab on the go.
Turkish delight is somewhat of an acquired taste; not everyone loves it. Trying out small cubes of different flavoured delights is a nice way to open peoples' palettes to a different taste sensation. Sultan get all theirs from the place of origin - Turkey itself, of course.
That sweet, tangy taste of marzipan enthused with juicy cherries is a real taste bud tempter. We really love this combination plus it's a bit healthy when compared to many other decadent treats. Nigella Lawson's baking site has an easy to follow recipe; you'll be able to make these magical delicacies in no time.
As well as the taste and let's face it, that's the most important thing, shortbread cookies are ideal because you can emblazon them with letters or words including your initials and names which lends it a romantic touch! Bettys shortbreads really are difficult to match, they range from continental to sweet classics. We suggest you try this receipe if you want to make some at home.
Desserts should be:
- ☀ Tasty! No matter what you choose, the key is that little punch of flavour.
- ☀ Bite sized. Small desserts are easier for guests to grab.
- ☀ Abundant. Depending on the size of your party (and their appetites), you'll want to provide a lot of treats to keep everyone's sweet teeth happy.
- ☀ Consider allergies and intolerances; vegan friendly desserts are quite easy to make and often taste just as good (plus they are healthier!)
- ☀ Think about the presentation; try to pick desserts that suit your theme.
- ☀ Choose complimentary tastes.
- ☀ Feel free to pick as many desserts as you want; the more the merrier.
- ☀ It's still okay to get the big wedding cake too.
You might also want to consider:
- ☀ Bowls of custard
- ☀ Yummy cookies
- ☀ Platefuls of brownies
- ☀ Fruit salads drizzled with chocolate sauce
- ☀ Chocolate fountains with marshmallows and fruit
- ☀ All of your favourite shop brought chocolates; just throw them into a bowl and let guests pick and choose their favourites
- ☀ Shaping your dessert to look like the mice from Cinderella or the magic genie lamp from Aladdin. It's a groovy way to instantly add to your theme.
And most importantly?
Make sure you eat some yourself! You are the bride after all!