The Partiologist: Wedding Dessert Buffet!

Wedding Dessert Buffet!

Love is in the air and I'm not talking about Valentine's Day. It's been awhile since I've posted anything wedding related because I didn't know if you were ready for more. I decided to wait until after Christmas...Well, it's after Christmas and I cannot wait to share with you the Cookies, Cupcakes, Truffles and Cake I made for my daughter's wedding.
They were truly a labor of love!

Wedding Desserts!

Maybe this is why you haven't heard from me for awhile...

First, it was the Bride Tribe Luncheon, then I moved on the Bridal Shower Brunch and from that I was in full force Wedding mode.  My daughter had a personal wedding planner (ME) from start to finish and I made ALL the desserts.  Then I went on break.  But only for a few weeks because then it was Christmas.  I decorate for Christmas the first of November so I can enjoy it for two full months, the day after Christmas the decorations come down.  When it's over it's over.  

Okay, back to the wedding desserts.  I did make the cake for the bride and groom to cut.  Everything on the cake is edible and hand made by me.

I started on the flowers and leaves weeks before the wedding and let them get hard.  Once the week of the wedding arrived I continued to work on the d├ęcor for the cake, the fondant floral applique and also the edible cake lace.  Once everything was made, I needed to assemble the cake in layers.  I then had to transport it in two layers to the venue and assemble there.  At that point, it reminded me to never make a cake to order.  

Below you'll see the cupcakes, stacked on the center tier with more cupcakes displayed on each side.

Now these cupcakes were not your ordinary cupcakes.  They were jumbo cupcakes, each with a embossed fondant disc, which was topped with a fondant flower, fondant beads and cake lace.  All made by hand.  I started to make the toppers a couple months before the wedding and let them get hard so they would be ready to place on each cupcake and hold their shape.

Then came the baking....and baking...and baking.

And then I thought, on no, I don't have anything chocolate!  So of course I added chocolate truffles to the dessert table.

I don't know if you even want to know how I made the truffles.  But believe it or not, I made a tutorial which I will share in the next post.  Let's just say that each truffle topper was made ONE AT A TIME. Well if you know me, I'm sure you can believe it.

Next up is the Wedding Dessert Buffet Table.  If you click on the photo below, it will enlarge so you can see more detail.

I just LOVED the way it turned out! I had to set up the dessert buffet the day of the wedding which was a challenge because I'm used to setting up for my parties a week before the event.  So with many practice set ups in my kitchen and diagrams to follow, I loaded my car and headed to the venue.  Thankfully, I had my family to help me out!

The cupcakes and truffles were displayed on each side of the table.  Remember when I said I did a trial set up at home?  Well, I set out each cupcake topper on an upside down cupcake wrapper.  Just to see how it would look.

And then I knew how many would fit on each side of the cake and on the tiered stand.  I forgot to mention I also made homemade cream cheese mints.  It's tradition.

I hope you enjoyed my wedding dessert buffet table and much as I did putting it together.  Soon I will be sharing all the cookies I made for each place setting at the wedding.


  1. You did such an amazing job with all the wedding desserts. I'm sure Heidi really appreciated all that you did to make her day special.

    1. I'm pretty sure she did, as she said "it was the best day ever!" Just what I wanted it to be! Thank you Beth!

  2. Wow! Truly a labor of love. Heidi must have been so very happy.

    1. Thank you Susan! Yes, it was a labor of love for sure and Heidi was so very happy!

  3. i don't think a lot of people even get what all goes into the planning, the baking, the packing, the unpacking, the mock displays, the freezing, the organizing, the reorganizing, the organizing again, the dessert choice making, the figuring out how to store stuff doing, the timing of making stuff before it goes bad and the ooooooooohhhh mmmmmmyyyy the list goes on forever unless you truly do it all yourself. well, i've done it ALL myself and every time i look back i just shake my head...but it's the joy you see in everyone's faces that makes us go right back and do it all over again LOL you did an AWESOME job again! BRAVE BRAVO!!! :>D!!!

  4. You did a fantastic job! What a lucky girl your daughter is to have such a talented mom.


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