Wedding Checklist: Easy Wedding Buffet and Candy Bar Buffet for a Brunch Reception

In my last Simple Wedding Reception Menus post, I discussed some of the many options available for a wedding buffet. As usual, I got a little long winded and had to cut myself short. So today, I will finish up this discussion by telling you all about a couple of the latest trends in wedding buffets: the dessert buffet and the brunch reception.

Photo Wedding Cake Topper

This photo wedding cake tTopper will look adorable atop a pile of cupcakes on your dessert buffet.

A while back, I was discussing wedding dessert menus with some Facebook friends, and pies were suggested in place of wedding cakes. A distant cousin, Jennifer, says, “I think if I ever get married, I’m going to have wedding cupcakes…”

Wedding cupcakes have actually become fairly common in recent years. And, I think a cupcake bar would be really cute in place of the traditional wedding cake. With a cupcake bar, you could offer several different flavors of both cake and frosting. The cakes can be arranged in tiers with a traditional wedding cake topper on the top tier.

Jenny continued her reception menu musing, joking, “I [also] thought it would be hilarious to have wedding pancakes, lol, tiny, silver dollar ones!”

While I know she was joking, it made me wonder, “Why not?” A pancake bar or waffle bar at a wedding would be a great idea. You could even pair it with an omelet station where guests could choose their own fixings and watch as their omelets are made to order. And then, I had an epiphany: a traditional wedding cake decorated to look like a huge stack of fluffy Belgian waffles, covered in luscious fruits and mounds of pillowy whipped cream.

Check it out:

-Wedding Candy Land: I love the pictures from this wedding candy bar! http://cachicdesign.com/blog/trends/candy-land/

-Check out these adorable cupcakes on the Style Me Pretty blog post: Napa Valley Wedding by Marin Kristine Photography.

-Intimate Weddings’ brunch wedding buffet has some amazing ideas for the brunch time wedding reception menu.

~Mandy

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