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Delicious and Imaginative Dessert Tables

The dessert tables that have, for some time now, been taking the wedding world by storm aren’t just scrummy traditional cake alternatives, they are a fab way to personalise your wedding and with a little DIY or help from your nearest and dearest can also save you a few pennies! Or they can elevate a sweet tooth into a complete work of art…..

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively's Dessert Table(Image source Martha Stewart Weddings)

I think its fair to say Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds overflowing dessert table got everyone’s mouths watering last December! An avid cook, crafter, and baker, apparently Blake envisioned an abundant dessert table  overflowing with their favourite treats. And that’s what I love most about this trend, dessert tables are another way to add a truly unique and personal touch to your special day, infuse it with details of your relationship or hints of your personality.

So today’s post is all about bringing you some inspiration to make your dessert table truly unforgettable – from elaborate beautiful tables, to tables that will both entice and entertain your guests…..

Elegant Dessert Tables

Elegant Dessert Table Peach & SilverPeach and Silver Elegant Dessert Table

Elegant dessert tables can be created with opulent decor or a chic colour palette. Use silver or gold cake stands and trays, or pretty vintage china; and match the icing or decor to your wedding palette to create a sophisticated visually cohesive dessert table…..

Elegant Dessert Table in Black White & GoldBlack and White Dessert Table

Elegant Dessert Table in Green & GoldGreen & Gold Dessert Table

Elegant Dessert Table in Red & WhiteElegant Red & White Dessert Table

Elegant Dessert Table Using Picture framesElegant Dessert Table Decor

Elegant Smores TableElegant Smores Dessert Table


Rustic Dessert Table

Rustic Dessert TableRustic Dessert Table

Rustic dessert tables are perfect for you non cake lovers, think hot fruity pies and chocolate chip cookies! Desserts for a rustic tables go naked (without icing), look a lot more simple but equally as chic and are so DIYable!

Rustic Dessert Table Rustic Woodland Dessert Table

Rustic Dessert TableRustic Dessert Table

Rustic Dessert TableRustic Woodland Dessert Table

Rustic Dessert TablePie Dessert Table 

  A smores station is such a lovely idea for an Autumnal or Winter outdoor wedding with a campfire or firepit – so simple yet so effective and nostalgic, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to all of your guests faces.

Rustic Smores Dessert TableRustic Smore Dessert Table



If like me though, you are no Martha Stewart in the kitchen there are so many DIY options to create a dessert table that requires no cooking or icing but can be equally visually appealing…..

Sweet Dessert TableCandy Dessert Table

Icecream Dessert TowerIce Cream Tower

Create a dessert table with an element of entertainment (for you and your guests) with a make your own ice cream – all you need are some cones, ice cream and yummy toppings galore…..

Make Your Own Icecream Dessert TableIce Cream Dessert Table

Doughnut Dessert TableDoughnut Dessert Table

Cheesecake Dessert TableCheesecake Dessert Table

Milk & Cookies Dessert BarMilk & Cookies Dessert Table

Traditional Cake Dessert Table

Cake Dessert TableCake Dessert Table 

Alternative, DIY and rustic dessert tables are fab but if you’re a queen in the kitchen (or have some talented friends and family) cake tables are a great way for your loved guests to share their culinary accomplishments and feel involved in your big day…..

Cake Dessert TableCake Dessert Table

Pretty Cake Dessert TableTraditional Dessert Table 

Traditional Cake Dessert TablePeach Cake Dessert Table

Super Pretty Traditional Cake Dessert TablePretty Cake Dessert Table

A relatively simple dessert table can be made to look impactful with a little creativity, try setting up the table on something different than just a…well table. Why not try a vintage cake stand, an exposed wood table, or a dresser.

Dessert TableDessert Table

 So what do you think – will you be Wedding Caking or Dessert Tabling? Traditional cake dessert table or creative alternative dessert table?