There are so many great flavors to celebrate in the fall. Why limit yourself, and your guests, to one dessert when you can create a decadent dessert table? As beautiful as it is delicious, a dessert table gives you the option to try all your favorite fall flavors!
Use fall’s abundant flavors as the inspiration for your dessert display, and give everyone the chance to enjoy a variety of desserts. Heather Hammer, pastry chef, Cookie Patisserie & Bakery’s, shared these unique fall wedding dessert ideas.
Sweet as Pie
Pie is a traditional dessert that has found a home on modern dessert menus with its versatility, charm and endless flavor options. Pie can be dressed up for an elegant affair or striped down for a rustic wedding. We’ve even seen pies stacked into a tiered wedding cake.
An antique dresser adorned with heirloom pie plates, each featuring a pie from the family recipe book, will be a focal point of your barn wedding. Serve with ice cream for a make-your-own pie bar. Share the love by placing recipe cards for guests to take home and recreate their favorite flavor.
A tiny take on tradition, mini pies and fruit pockets are a nostalgic, handheld dessert. These sweet treats might be bite-sized but they are packed full of delicious flavors and popping up at weddings everywhere. No one will be forced to choose a favorite at this dessert display, with mini pies guests can try one of each!
“I recommend caramel apple and cherry hand pies for fall weddings,” said Heather. “Each hand pie is a uniquely crafted piece of edible art. We can experiment with flavors, shapes and toppings for a beautiful display that tastes as good as it looks.”
Create a Customized Dessert Menu
While Cookie offers a full menu of dessert options, Heather is always open to customizing.
“I love that we can listen and create recipes for couples even if they are not on the menu,” said Heather. “Recently, I asked a couple to tell me all of their favorite desserts and I turned them into layered dessert cups for their fall station.”
Based on their favorites, Heather made banana cream and chocolate cream mini pies; bourbon pecan, cherry and apple hand pies; and salted caramel brownie fudge, black forest and lemon meringue layered dessert cups.
Heather also decorated intricate fall leaf cookies and assembled them in bags as favors for the wedding guests.