it’s all in the details: delicious desserts for a winter wedding or festive feast
Happy Thursday readers!! Are you ready for Christmas? With the countdown well and truly on (seriously , where do the days go?!) my mind is turning to that all important Christmas dinner (it’s my first time hosting this year!) and all that entails. If you’re anything like me, dessert is the highlight of any meal, but at Christmas you can really go all out to impress your guests with yummy flavours and added sparkle! Today, b.team culinary expert Emily from Tempting Cake is on hand with some delicious dessert ideas to tempt you for your winter wedding or festive event!
Weddings and Christmas have a lot in common. Both are big events which bring together close friends and family in celebration over some fine food and drink. A winter wedding gives you carte blanche to exercise the ‘more is more’ rule especially when it comes to rich and indulgent desserts.
For some winter wonderland magic, add sparkle to your desserts with edible glitter vanilla panna cotta for a snow white colour scheme
Suspend silver or gold leaf in a sweet dessert wine jelly for a decadent and most definitely grown-up dessert, displayed on an ornate mirror for extra shimmer. See more of this tempting table in b.loved’s Snow Queen inspired shoot.
Upgrade the post supper chocolates to white chocolate shimmer globes or dark chocolate lollies dusted with flaked coconut for an exotic yet snowy appeal
To temper the sweetness, introduce some red berries which also add a splash of warmth to the colour palette. Serve raspberry and sparkling white wine jellies with a dollop of cream and some crushed ginger biscuits for a sophisticated trifle style dessert
Crème patissière tartlets with berries or jewel-like pomegranate seeds make for excellent dessert canapés if you’re not opting for a formal plated dessert
Fruit lollies, as well as being a healthy option also go down well with children at weddings
How about a milk and cookie station? Bundles of cranberry and white chocolate rustic cookies tied with bakers twine are just the thing for a Wintery celebration
Substitute the milk for a more warming hot chocolate bar as styled by b.loved, and serve with spiced biscuits decorated in a festive pattern. See more of this warming winter treat in my hot chocolate bar DIY post.
If you’re having a winter wedding, we’d love to hear what’s on your menu?
Vanilla panacotta, shimmer cake pops and hot chocolate bar by Liesl Cheney // Sparkling jelly by Fiona Kelly // Red berry trifle, pomegranate tartlets & cranberry cookies by Charlotte Fielding // Watermelon lollies by Tempting Cake
All desserts created by Tempting Cake