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, 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?

TC x


Image Credits:

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



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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