Rhody Bakers’ Creative Takes on Wedding Desserts

10 businesses thinking outside the (cake) box to offer unique centerpieces for your dessert table

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There’s nothing like capping off a magical wedding celebration with some superb sweets. Many of these local bakers create traditional multi-tier cakes, but if you want to treat your guests to something a little different, here’s a few ways to put a delicious and delightful spin on the dessert course.

 

DESSERT BAR

Dessert buffets or bars are  a popular twist on the old Italian tradition of having a cookie tray table at the reception. I’m a fan because it’s always nice having options, and the folks at A Piece Of Cake just get it: cake pops, cookies, cupcakes, and how does a mini cherry pie sound? It’s a wonderful way for guests to satisfy their sweet tooth. Warwick

GOURMET APPLES

How do you like them apples? Very much, thank you – if they’re from Amy’s Apples & Devilish Delights. These are not the messy treats you remember from childhood. Amy’s gourmet caramel apples are covered in chocolate (white, milk, or dark) and decorated to dazzle. For the kids-at-heart couple, there’s also dipped rice krispies, pretzels, Oreos, and more. Smithfield

CAKE POPS

Avoid the tradition of cake applied to face with dainty and scrumptious cake pops from Bake. Eat. Love. No fork or plate necessary! You, your significant other, and attendees can savor these bite-sized treats on sticks, crafted with love by JWU grad Crystal Sparkman, that taste as incredible as they look. Pawtucket

FROZEN TREATS

You can now bring the vintage charm of soda fountains to your wedding thanks to Clara’s Cart by Green Line Apothecary. Named for Clara Barton, the nurse who founded the American Red Cross, this fountain on wheels is stocked with their scratch-made ice cream and soda popsicles, motored over in their classic 1949 Chevy delivery van. Wakefield & Providence

DONUT WALL

Though it started as a trend, it sure looks like the donut wall is here to stay. KNEAD Doughnuts and their crew are experts at bringing this eye-catching and delicious grab-and-go display to your big day. Schedule a tasting to create custom flavors – in full-sized, mini, or donut hole varieties – for your big day. Providence, East Greenwich & Westerly

 

MACARON TOWER

Have your guests saying “ooh la la!” when they see a colorful (and delectable) macaron tower built by The Perfect Sweet Shoppe. Choose from four different sizes (including a three-tier version with a cake on top) and up to 12 different flavors, or let guests bring home a tasty souvenir of the night with petite macaron favors. Warren

 

ITALIAN COOKIES

Over 100 years in biz and counting, the iconic Scialo Bros Bakery in Federal Hill is your one-stop shop for old-school Italian pastries and cookies. Enlist their expertise when planning your post-ceremony feast, and they’ll put together trays of rainbow, butter, sprinkle, and almond cookies and biscotti that would make anyone’s nonna proud. Providence

 

CUPCAKES

Incorporate the cupcakes you love from Silver Spoon Bakery – the charming cafe and cocktail bar – into your wedding day. Choose from a vast list of flavors, from crowd-pleasing Cookie Dough to
celebratory White Champagne (with bubbly icing), or design a menu to complement a theme or color scheme. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. East Greenwich

 

ICE CREAM CAKE

Take your love of ice cream cake to the next level with a frozen confection from Udder Delights – a delicious chilly surprise especially for a summer wedding. Their cookies and cream is a customer favorite, but far from the only option, with plenty of flavor combos and designs available, including heart shaped, beach themed, and beyond. Coventry & Cranston

 

COOKIE STACK

Pretty-in-pink Portuguese bakeshop Victoria’s Sweets & Bakery makes amazing custom wedding cakes, including a mouthwatering one featuring alternating layers of cookie and frosting. Their stacked cookie cake is sure to make all your wedding dessert dreams crumb true. West Warwick

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