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10 Inspiring Real Wedding Dessert Ideas

  |   By Nicole Keen

Not sure you're a four-tier cake kind of girl? Don't fret. There are plenty of other delicious dessert options available for your big day. From cinnamon buns covered in icing to adorable miniature cheesecakes, we present some of our favourite wedding dessert ideas that are guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit at your wedding!


Chocolate-covered strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a hit---especially when they're "dressed" in tuxedos! These treats would be sweet for your formal affair. Photo courtesy Joel Ross Photography. As seen in this Real Wedding.


Cinnamon bun bites

Who doesn't love a homemade cinnamon bun? They're soft and creamy and hit all the right notes. Serve these treats if you're planning a rustic celebration. Photo courtesy Jamie Delaine Photography. As seen in this Real Wedding.


Cake pops

It doesn't get more bite-size than a cake pop! They'll be a hit with both the young and old alike and will certainly be  These tiny treats are simply delightful and can be personalized to match your wedding colours or theme. Photo courtesy Zach Hertzman of Mango Studios. As seen in this Real Wedding.


Tiered cupcakes

Cupcakes are a classic wedding dessert option, but you can mix things up by serving multiple flavours instead of just one or two. We like this flavour-per-tier arrangement that's simple enough for guests to know what they're getting into in case there's a taste they're not so sure of. Photo courtesy Julie Whitlock Photography. As seen in this Real Wedding.


French macarons

French macarons are melt-in-your-mouth good, and there are endless flavours to choose from! They'll add a delicate, classy taste to your dessert selection your guests will adore. Photo courtesy Photobolic. As seen in this Real Wedding.


Bite-size pies

Mini key lime pies are a refreshing treat for a summer soiree. Be sure to have more than enough of these guilt-free morsels for your guests who won't be able to say no to a second helping. Or a third. Photo courtesy of Jason Dorey Photography. As seen in this Real Wedding.


Tiny tartlets

Almost any dessert can be created in a miniature version. Is there anything better in the world for sampling desserts than tiny tartlets? These two-bite cheesecakes look too good to resist! Photo courtesy Boyfriend/Girlfriend. As seen in this Real Wedding.


A mini cake

If you're still planning on having a cake cutting, add a simple one-tier cake to your dessert bar. Keep it simple and decorate with handmade details. It'll take away a lot of stress from those gravity-defying cakes that could oh so easily tip over. Photo courtesy Jessica Fern Facette Photography.


A deluge of deliciousness

Why serve one cake when you could offer a bounty of dessert bars to your guests? Include brownies, Nanaimo bars, lemon squares, and other favourites. We're in love with the concept of giving your guests options and desert is quite possibly the pièce de résistance for wedding catering. Photo courtesy Neil Slattery Photography. As seen in this Real Wedding.


Classic sugar cookies

Offer guests some delicious sugar cookies decorated with your initials or wedding date for a personalized touch. They'll love the simple, elegant design and will thank you later for saving them a trip to the dentist after indulging in one too many sweet treats. Photo courtesy Yianni Tong Photography. As seen in this Real Wedding.

This article was originally published on Jan 11, 2012

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