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How to Display Desserts Like a Pro

by Emma Arendoski

If you’re displaying desserts at your wedding or bridal shower, don’t miss this post! We’re showing you four clever tips for displaying desserts like a pro PLUS we’re revealing one huge mistake you’re probably making. Read on to find out what it is…

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How to Display Desserts

When you display desserts at a wedding or party, there are four important tips to remember:

1. Include a variety of treats.

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The most memorable dessert tables are those that offer a variety of treats. Instead of sticking to one, offer two or more grab-and-go treats like cake pops, cupcakes, mini doughnuts, macarons, or cookies. Or, display different flavors of one treat for a mix of color. Don’t forget mini plates and napkins, too.

How to Display Desserts Like a Pro - vintage dessert stands cake pops

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2. Display desserts in a prominent location.

Your dessert bar should be placed in a prominent location. A large table, for instance, will draw attention to guests. Place the table in a well-lit location near the bar for the best traffic. Be sure to cover the table with linens that coordinate with your decor.

3. Add a banner to draw attention.

Guests will be drawn right in if you add a decorative banner that describes what it is. ‘Desserts’ or ‘Sweet Treats’ are just a few examples that work every. single. time.

… and The #1 Display Trick:

4. Dessert Stands

Don’t make the mistake of omitting dessert stands! When you’re creating a dessert table, one of the most important things you can do is add dimension. If you are offering cake pops on display, for instance, placing them on plates across the table will look flat. If you raise them using dessert stands, however, you’ll create visual interest which will be more appealing to guests. A dessert stand can be one, two, or three-tiered, depending on how many treats you’d like to display at once. One tiered dessert stands (a single plate set atop a base) are easy to use and look great when grouped together. Consider a few stands in one height, along with a few that are taller and shorter to create a visually appealing display bar. Like a pro, we say! Just add cake pops, colorful , cookies, cupcakes, donuts, or other delicious sweets. Here are a few ideas to inspire your display:

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Here are a few examples of dessert stands (we spotted them at River Kiss Weddings:

How to Display Desserts Like a Pro - vintage dessert stands

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Brief Recap

Here are a few other tips for how to display desserts like a pro. A cheat sheet, if you will:

o include a variety of treats + utilize color

o use linens atop the table to coordinate with your theme

o display the dessert table in a prominent place that encourages guests to stop by


o add a banner to draw attention

o use dessert stands for visual appeal

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Happy Planning!


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Jenlax January 30, 2014 - 4:44 pm

River Kiss weddings is simply phenom at putting together those dessert displays!


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