Sweet Surprises: 9 Alternative Desserts for Your Wedding Day
Move over, tall cake.
We recently asked An Vo—Fenty model, pastry chef, and soon-to-be-bride—what “rules” she thinks people should follow when it comes to wedding desserts. Her answer? ABSOLUTELY NONE. Here's An's guide to alternative desserts for your big day—each inspired by one of our rings. Bon appetit, lovebirds. <3
1. Matcha-Dusted Madeleines
Easy to hold while you’re breaking it down on the dance floor. Pistachio almond madeleines with a ruby chocolate shell, dusted with ceremonial grade matcha. Inspired by Trey.
2. Actual Lovebirds
Who could resist? Swan-shaped cream puffs filled with vanilla bean chantilly cream, decorated with sweet pea flowers. Inspired by Iris.
3. Mini Pops of Color
Make it part of your palette AND your palate. Passionfruit and yuzu curd tart with vanilla chantilly cream and blackberry compote. Inspired by Henri.
4. Straight to the Dome
Funky fresh—just like you. Coconut sponge dome cake with a rum and coconut soak, mascarpone mousse filling, and pineapple jam. Inspired by Bailey.
5. Moody Moments
Who says you can’t fold in that pop of black? Dark chocolate ganache tart with swirls of white chocolate and raspberry coulis on an almond tart crust. Inspired by Mona.
6. Smash Cake For Two
A teeny tiny cake for you and yours. Mini strawberries and cream cake with layers of strawberry pastry cream and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, decorated with sweet pea flowers. Inspired by Grace.
7. Cake as Objet D'Art
Make it part of your decor. Mini vanilla sponge tiered cake with layers of lemon curd and almond pastry cream, frosted with italian meringue buttercream. Inspired by Eve.
8. Your Cake Runneth Over
There’s something that screams “goddess,” here. Chocolate sponge with layers of espresso hazelnut ganache, frosted with Italian meringue buttercream. Decorated with a pile of fresh fruit. Inspired by Nova.
9. Powder Puffs
Handheld clouds of love. Cream puffs with dulce le leche diplomat cream, with a generous dusting of powdered sugar. Inspired by Vivi.