Top 5 "Unique" Wedding Dessert Trends for 2011

Couples are always asking me if there is something unique they can do at their wedding reception to impress their guests.  One of the easiest ways to do this is with food, and I have one even better, how about impressing them with dessert!


There are many different ways you can impress guests with dessert.  Here are my top 5 "unique" wedding dessert trends for 2011.


1. Macaroons

The hottest trends, whether in fashion or cuisine, often begin in Big cities. In Paris and New York, dessert right now is all about macaroons.  It's a soft, airy and chewy pastry that holds a layer of something flavorful and rich, like a chocolate ganache, or a flavored buttercream.  The macaroon combines the best of all the trends -- it's a small bite, with a lot of flavor, and it is unusual enough to be a special occasion dessert.


2. Ice Cream Floats

This will bring out the inner child in all of your guests!  Everyone can choose their favorite ice cream flavor and mix it with soda, beer or even wine!  With so many mix and match options, everyone will be happy.


3. Infused Strawberries

This is a very interesting twist on your typical strawberry bar! Guests can choose from different liquors (Orange brandy, Baileys, Kahlua, Raspberry Vodka, etc.) and have them infused via syringe into the strawberry and then dipped in rich white or dark chocolate.  To finish this already delicious treat, they can choose from different selection of toppings (nuts, coconut, sprinkles) to top off the treat.  Yummy!


4. "Cake" Pops

Cake pops are the newest & trendiest desserts around! Cake pops are decadent little cakes on a stick covered in a rich chocolate coating and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.


5. Mochi Ice Cream

This is not a dessert that a lot of people have heard of but by the end of the year everyone will be talking about it!  Mochi ice cream is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pounded stick rice) with an ice cream filling.  With many flavors to choose from (green tea, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or mango), your guests will love this tiny, yet refreshing treat.


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Ciao for now,



Photo credit: photo of Mixologist Joey Gottesman by Alex Viarnes from article by Sheila Sarhangi, Behind the Glass (Honolulu Magazine)


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  • These all sound delicious! My husband and I did strictly a dessert reception with Mexican hot chocolate and dark chocolate everything - from bread pudding to brownies to cookies... it was fun and delicious. Don't forget cupcakes! Those are everywhere as well. Great post!

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