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20 Mouthwatering Wedding Dessert Ideas to Serve With Your Cake

Finish your celebration with something extra sweet.
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by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Andrea Fowler is an Editorial Content Manager at Sony Music Entertainment.
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  • Andrea worked as an Assistant Editor for The Knot from 2015 to 2017.
Updated Nov 18, 2019

Just because it's a wedding doesn't mean you're restricted to serving only cake. If you and your partner split a sundae at the end of your first date, treat your guests to a sundae bar. If you don't consider yourselves cake people, throw some apple streusel, cherry pie or peach cobbler into the mix. 

If you want to serve a second dessert without interrupting the flow of music and dancing, have an attendant walking around and handing them out so no one has to leave the dance floor. Or, display them alongside your wedding cake for one big dessert table. 

Fresh Mini Doughnuts

Freshly made mini doughnut wedding desserts
Laura Segall Photography

From: A Rustic, Romantic Wedding at Pioneer Living History Museum in Phoenix, Arizona

Mousse Cups

Mousse cups wedding dessert
Studio Laguna Photography

Belgian Waffles à La Mode

Belgian Waffles à la mode wedding dessert idea
Gideon Photography

From: A Sand Hollow Golf Course Wedding in St George, Utah

Mini Heart-Shaped Pies

Mini heart-shaped pies for a wedding dessert idea
onelove photography

From: An Intimate, Rustic-Chic Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

Maine Whoopie Pies

Maine whoopie pie wedding dessert ideas
I Am Sarah V Photography

From: An Elegant New England Wedding at Hulls Cove Schoolhouse in Bar Harbor, Maine

Gourmet Doughnuts

Gourmet doughnut wedding dessert idea
Matoli Keely Photography

From: A Classy, Minimalist Wedding at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia

Mini Ice Cream Cones

Mini ice cream cone wedding desserts
Nicole Sarah Photography

From: An Intimate Vintage-Inspired Wedding at River Cafe in Calgary, Alberta

Cake Pops

Cake pop wedding desserts
Rachel Ryan

Macaron Tower

Macaron wedding dessert display
Roxanne Albusel Photography

From: A Simple, Summer Wedding at Dockside Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Candy Station

Candy station wedding dessert idea
Smith Squared Photography

From: A Romantic Winter Wedding at Stone Bridge Farms in Cullman, AL

Custard Desserts

Custard wedding dessert idea
Jennifer Mcateer Photography

From: A Chic Warehouse Wedding in Birmingham, AL

Gourmet-Flavored Marshmallows

Gourmet flavored marshmallow wedding desserts
Corbin Gurkin Photography

Caramel Apples

Caramel apples for a fall wedding dessert idea
Antonio Rocha Photography

Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treat wedding dessert idea
The Bird & The Bear Photography & Films

From: A DIY Garden Wedding at Hummingbird House in Manchaca, Texas

S'mores Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows

S'mores chocolate-covered marshmallow desserts
Kristin Chalmers Photography

From: A Colorful Outdoor Wedding at the Bourne Farm in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Dessert Tasting Plates

Dessert tasting plates for a wedding dessert idea
Leslie Barbaro Photography

From: A Traditional Wedding at Brantwyn Estate in Wilmington, Delaware

Blackberry Tarts

Mini Blackberry tart wedding desserts
Orchard Cove Photography

From: A Rustic Chic Summer Wedding at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont

Assorted Dessert Display

Assorted dessert display with cake pops, mousse and mini cupcakes
Bright Bird Photography

From: A Rustic Wedding at Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana

Mixed Pie Flavors

Assorted pie flavors for a wedding dessert idea
V.I. Photography

From: A Rustic Romantic Wedding at Canoe Mountain Rodeo in Valemount, British Columbia

Doughnut Bites Tower

Wedding dessert display of doughnut holes
ZADESIGNZ

From: A Colorful, Spring Wedding in Arlington, Virginia

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