If you’re thinking of having a dessert buffet at your wedding breakfast or you want to spoil your guests with sweet treats at your evening reception then look no further than over the Channel to France for some tongue tingling ideas that will get your mouth watering.
An ever-popular confectionary in France, delicious macaroons have grown in popularity in recent years and now make regular appearances at weddings. Their versatility, to be dyed to any colour and mixed with any flavour, makes them a very popular sweet for a wedding day. They make pretty wedding favours and can have a great visual impact when displayed on pretty china cake stands. For a vibrant wedding you can choose bright fun shades such as electric blue and lime green, or if you want to add a touch of French elegance to your dessert table then pretty pastels will work beautifully.
For a wedding dessert with the wow factor look no further than a magnificent croquembouche. The yummy dessert is visually stunning as well as being completely delicious. Fallon & Byrne in Dublin have a gorgeous croquembouche and specialise in wonderful food and great wine, they tell us a little more about their fabulous French dessert:
“A towering confection of profiteroles, filled with the finest Crème Chantilly, bound with caramel and decorated with sugared flowers or chocolate, this is a wedding cake made for celebrations and made for sharing. A traditional French pastry, the name literally means ‘crunch in the mouth’. One of our most popular cakes for weddings, a croquembouche creates a beautiful visual focal point in the room as well as being a fantastic talking point for guests.”
If you want a wedding dessert for those who don’t have a sweet tooth then Sheridan’s Cheesemongers have a fantastic ‘Wedding Cheese Cake’ option. The ‘cake’ can then be de-assembled and made into a cheese board for your guests to share. Choose from a wide selection of cheeses to ensure your cake looks and tastes great. You can even have your cake accessorised to work with your chosen wedding theme. If you still want to give your guests a little bit of a sugar high then sweet petit fours will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Or you can keep it traditional with a tiered sponge wedding cake with a Parisian twist with the icing. A red, white and blue cake adorned with intricate guilding in antique gold, historical monuments and topped with a spectacular Eiffel Tower will work beautifully. A Parisian style wedding cake makes the perfect centrepiece for your French-inspired big day and will set the theme for your wedding reception.
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