just LIKE NONNA's
Alternate a stack of cannolis in between layers of fresh flowers on a multi-tiered platter for an elegant treat.
hold the cone
Nix the knives and forgo the forks. We love the look of paper cones filled with donut holes. Display these treats by the dance floor using a vintage wire rack.
black & white
Marriage is all about compromise, right? If he’s a chocoholic and you’re vying for vanilla, split it down the middle. A mix of two (or more) cupcake flavors is sure to please every guest’s palette.
Sometimes a slice of cake seems so passé. Instead, group color-coded cake pops together for easy nibbling.
Set up a dessert bar featuring mini pies in a variety of mouth-watering flavors. Use a chalkboard to let guests know what their options are. Pies not your dessert of choice? Use this idea with cookies, whoopie pies, or sundae toppings.
breakfast is served
A loaded platter of crispy Belgian waffles is the unexpected treat that is sure to please. Serve with a pitcher of warm syrup and fresh fruit toppings.
A large stack of flapjacks are a delicious addition to a daytime fete. Sprinkle with sugar and serve with a side of melted butter.
text by: Stephanie HarthIf you’re looking for alternatives to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, we've rounded up a few of our favorite, out-of-the-cake-box, confections for the big day.
Embrace your inner Francophile with a towering collection of macarons. Pile them up by grouping hues together to achieve an ombre effect.
The only thing better than a cheesecake? A stack of five! Start with a 16” cake at the base and build up, gradually decreasing in size with each tier.
We love this idea for a rustic-themed soiree. Serve small mason jars brimming with delicious strawberry shortcake for guest to dig into.
cookies and cream
This glorious stack isn't just for the kid’s table. Pile this old-school lunchbox treat in round tiers and keep shot glasses of cold milk on standby.
Sick of sweets? Opt for full wheels of your favorite frommages instead. Garnish with flowers or fresh fruit for a totally unique take on dessert.
This old-school favorite deserves its proper place on your dessert table. Stack them high on a cake plate and adorn with roses, fruits, or a generous dusting of powdered sugar.
bare it all
The naked cake is all the rage. Frost in between each layer, keeping the exterior delightfully exposed, save for a few sprigs of your favorite florals.