Friday, August 14, 2009

A Dessert To Remember

We’ve all been there. You’re at a wedding and it’s time to cut the cake. You turn to see the bride and groom, knife in hand, slicing through a six-tiered cake with white frosting.

Not your style? We didn’t think so.

If you want your reception’s dessert to be as personalized as the rest of your wedding, it’s time to break away from the mold and give your guests one more thing to remember you by.

Cupcakes have been a much buzzed-about trend recently, and provide an easy solution if you’re looking for that “wedding cake” feel without the price tag. A tiered dessert platter and frosting to match your wedding colors make these an exciting end to the reception meal. You could even have a matching mini-cake, to cut and share with your groom!


Speaking of mini-cakes…


These cakes definitely make a statement. Give a beautifully decorated cake, in miniature form, to each of your guests. Later, they can brag that they ate an entire wedding cake by themselves.

If ornate mini-cakes are out of your budget, consider something like these simple fruit tarts, or a dessert bar with an assortment of items to choose from. Added bonus: Instead of sitting at tables, guests can stand and mingle while they indulge themselves.


If you’re open-minded, the possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding desserts. One kid-friendly option: an ice cream sundae bar with all the trimmings. Or if you have an evening reception, serve your crowd assorted small cookies with a shot glass of milk before they head home. Not sure where to start? Call your favorite local bakery and ask for a sampling of what they recommend for a wedding – no cake allowed!

Introducing.... Liz to the Bustle Team!

Hello friends!

As Bustle continues to grow, certain things (ahem... this blog) have had to be put on the back-burner, especially as Bustle's first wedding season kicks into high gear. So... I have decided to recruit some assistance and fresh perspective on weddings and hired an assistant blog writer! Liz Bryant is a fabulous, cheery, wonderful person, and I'm sure you will love her style! [Liz will also be assisting at some Bustle weddings, so keep an eye out for her!] I'm one lucky duck to have her on the Bustle team.

Without further procrastination, here's LIZ!

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Liz graduated from DePauw University in 2006 with a degree in Creative Writing, and currently works in business development for an interior design and architecture firm. She enjoys walking her bulldog through her neighborhood close to downtown, spending time with friends and family, and antique shopping. She is learning a lot about the design industry through her job and now through Bustle Event Design. One of the reasons she loves weddings is because when everything comes together, everyone experiencing the event is fully present in the moment - and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.