Tips and Advice

Sweets and Treats

What’s a wedding without sweet treats? We all look forward to the unveiling of the cake but there’s a few other options for sweets at your wedding.

Wedding cake

One of our favorite planning moments for couples is the cake tasting! From symbolic cakes to three tiered masterpieces, this is one of the most awaited component of the reception for guests and sometimes the couple themselves. For those who revel in cakes for any occasion- this is your chance to take all your cake experience to the next level. We can gladly recommend Dream Cakes and Lux Sucre Desserts as two of our local favorites!

Donut wall/towers

Pinterest content is vast for ideas on how to accomplish this fun surprise for guests. In the Portland area, the PNW in general, we’re lucky to have creative “donut-iers” like Blue Star, Coco Donuts, Doe Donuts, Voodoo, and more. This option can be relatively customized and allow for an assortment of flavors and tastes. You can even have a donut truck! Yep. Local weddin planner Your Perfect Bridesmaid first told us about Pip’s Mobile Doughnuts & Chai and we were forever changed. They can bring their mobile truck to your wedding and make warm fresh mini donuts on the spot for your guests!

Assorted desserts

If you love the idea of cake but can’t decide on just one, featuring an assortment might be the way to go. While some of the wedding cake shops we mentioned above ALSO do assorted individual desserts…here are a few other local recommendations for a bite size variety! Check out Tres Belle Cookies, Love Bites by Carnie ,and Saint Cupcake for your novelty dessert options.

Pie please

Another fun option for your dessert table…or to simply feature on their own…is pies! Full size pies or cute little individual pies. So fun. This classic indulgence is just as popular as ever and there are some sweet treat geniuses in town that specialize in this! You’ll want to contact Pacific Pie Co. and Pie Spot.

Keep it cool

There is nobody on earth, adult or child, that doesn’t love ice cream. Make dreams come true by hiring The Mobile Scoop Shop for your big day. And if you want to take things to the next level…wow your guests with boozy popsicles from Sloshy Pops! Wait until you check out the flavors that both of these awesome companies offer. Drooling.

We hope that you see from all these categories that the dessert world is your oyster so to speak. Don’t feel locked into any one option. Your only bound by your imagination. Enjoy the sweetness!

This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Ema Hadziselimovic, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.

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