Cutting the Cupcake: the ease and glamour of dessert stations, previously appeared on Chef John Lawrence’s blog, a blog written and maintained by Pepper’s Fine Catering of Northborough. Pepper’s Fine Catering is an award-winning caterer serving all of Massachusetts, Providence and beyond. Specialty areas include wedding, family, and corporate events. For more information about Pepper’s Fine Catering, visit their website at: www.pepperscatering.com.
The cutting of the cake has been a wedding institution for years, but many couples are choosing to ditch the traditional cake for something with a bit more panache. Today, many are going for a variety of desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth, wow guests and make a statement. The dessert station is rising in popularity among couples, in many cases replacing the towering feat of skill and frosting that is the traditional wedding cake. It has become the must-have attraction for the modern wedding.
With a variety of colors, textures, and shapes at your disposal, the station is a way to continue the theme of your big day—it’s an extension of the celebration and another chance to show off identity and personalize. Going well beyond the traditional 3-tiered wedding cake, the dessert station gives guests variety, from candies and pastries to dessert bars and cupcakes, the options are endless and your guests will appreciate the ability to choose beyond the typical sweet treat.
If a dessert table is in the cards for your next celebration, we suggest going the extra mile to make it extra special for your guests. Why not think way outside of the box? How about freshly made doughnuts and a chocolate fountain? How about an Ice cream sundae bar? Get creative! Work with your caterer to come up with something fun and memorable.
At Pepper’s we are constantly adapting color scheme and textures to the menu laid out for your guests. The beauty of working with dessert materials such as flour, fondant, glucose and white chocolate is the verstilitie in color affording to our expert bakers. With a little bit of food coloring, we can tie in the décor of any wedding to really make the dessert station stand out.
And for all you traditionalists out there, don’t worry, we offer delicious cakes, too! In fact, a dessert station can include a small cake in addition to other treats, so the bride and groom can still take those memorable photos of feeding one another the first bite of cake as a married couple!