Custom Wedding Confectionery
Candy buffets and other cake alternatives are all the rage at weddings these days, and why not? They're fun and colorful, and they let your guests take home wedding favors that they'll love. They come in a plethora of styles, so we searched high and low to find grown-up alternatives to cake that are just as beautiful as they are delicious, and fit for any wedding decor.
Luxury candies are a huge trend in both business and weddings right now. Refined classics like Annie B's
candies are perfect party favors. Their inventory is relatively simple, but what they lack in variety, they make up for in exceptional taste. The company is famous for their sea salt caramels— even Oprah can't get enough. In 2014, she put them on her list of favorite things. More recently, they partnered with B. T. McElrath Chocolatier, so now chocolate lovers can also find something to love in this classic candy company's catalog. Whatever kind of candy you crave, Annie B's classic flavors and simple packaging will blend just as well with a modern wedding as it does with a rustic ceremony.
Another trend we love is sweet treats and candies paired with flowers. If you're throwing a glam wedding, try taking a cue from Colin Cowie. When he indulges in the candy buffet trend, he serves up a rich variety of treats and accents it with flowers and foliage. By taking a simple color palette accenting his candy buffets with other sweets, from macarons to cotton candy, he creates luxurious, over-the-top candy buffet displays that will enchant wedding guests.
If candy buffets aren't your style, there are plenty of other amazing desserts that you can share with your guests. Cupcakes and cake pops are great if you love that wedding cake taste, but you want your wedding dessert to be more laid back and personal. Unlike a huge cake, cupcakes invite guests to dish up their own and even choose a flavor, and both cupcakes and cake pops come with an intrinsic sense of whimsy.
To take the creativity (and fun!) up a notch, try following the lead of couples who have chosen everything from serving a buffet of baked goods, to booking a donut truck for their ceremony, to setting up a s'mores bar or some chocolate fountains. Whatever you crave, share it on your wedding day. You'll love how unique and personal it feels, and after all the stress of wedding planning is finally over, you'll get to reward yourself with your favorite sweet treats.