Hear the word ‘Italy’ and what do you think of? How about: chic, understated, style; gorgeous, plentiful food; love and romance? All words equally as applicable to a wedding reception.
Started in Sicily
No wonder then that the largely-Italian-born tradition of a Dessert or Cookie table is rapidly becoming fashionable in the UK. It can be as simple as the wedding cake itself surrounded by plates of cookies (at least one per guest) or alternatively can be a lavish ‘Venetian hour’ where tables of cakes, desserts, pastries and sweets are beautifully and mouth-wateringly presented later on in the reception, after dinner has finished and the cake has been cut. Despite its name, apparently this was originally a Sicilian tradition: but whilst its origins and history are interesting, what we are far more excited about here at Mama Cakes is the huge chance this provides for you to impress your guests by commissioning us to demonstrate our extensive cake-making skills.
Imagine the scene
Imagine a sultry summer night: it’s just about got dark and the sound of music and the chatter and laughter of happy guests is coming from a marquee. Lanterns are hanging among the trees, creating light and shadow over the gardens. A creak of wheels and some tables are rolled out, laden with delicacies of all sorts. The guests break off mid-conversation and all flock to see what delights are now in store for them: flowery cupcakes; cake pops covered in hundreds and thousands; heart-shaped cookies with the bride’s and groom’s initials entwined on top; macaroons of all shades and flavours; little jars of home-made sweets…
Satisfaction for the sweet-toothed
With experience at creating gorgeous cupcakes, cake pops, petit fours, mini cheesecakes, macaroons, mini chocolate mousses, meringues, wedding favours and more – just have a look in our gallery for inspiration – we are sure we can provide you with a dessert table or tables to remember. Claire’s sense of style and design flare can provide you with a beautifully stylish table which will not only satisfy the most sweet tooth, but also fit perfectly with your wedding theme and look good as well.
A dessert table is not only a memorable addition to a wedding reception, however: any big party or event can benefit from one. “Memories are made of cake”: and as far as we’re concerned here at Mama Cakes, the more cake the better!