The traditional wedding cake is becoming more and more the tradition of yesteryear. Nowadays, many brides are looking for fun and tasty alternatives to enjoy with their wedding guests. If you are planning on having a DIY wedding, making your own desserts is a great way to get creative and cut down on costs. Here are 8 simple wedding desserts you can make yourself.
1. Individual No-Bake Cheesecakes
These easy to make cheesecakes are the perfect size for your guests to grab and enjoy. Just make sure you make a big batch, because it won’t take long for these to disappear.
2. Chocolate Stout Cake Pop
That’s right! The secret ingredient in these gourmet cake pops is Stout. These tasty bite size cakes are sure to be a hit at your reception.
3. Strawberry Shortcake Lush
This scrumptious spin on strawberry shortcake would work really well at a summer picnic-style wedding reception. Either follow the recipe to make several 9 x 13 inch pans or experiment with shortbread cookies as the base for personal sized lush cakes.
4. Mixed Berry Vanilla Bean Cream Tarts
If you have any guests coming with special diet restrictions, these cute little cream tarts may be a perfect dessert to make available to them. Even your guests without diet restrictions will love these colorful treats!
5. Best Lemon Bars
Talk about beautiful and delicious! These lemon bars won’t last long if you make them a dessert option at your reception.
6. Pastel Meringues
With crispy outsides and soft insides, these meringues are to die for! Use the base recipe and add your own favorite toppings, flavors, and colors to make a cute display of colorful meringues at your reception.
7. Pink Champagne Truffles
Not only are these truffles delicious, but they would look absolutely stunning at an elegant reception.
8. Homemade Baked Sugar Donuts
Donuts are a fun and yummy option for a rustic, country-style reception. Plus, who doesn’t love donuts! Make sure to let your guests know that these were homemade so that you receive the proper credit due to you.