There are many amazing places to get unique wedding desserts in Chicago. Don't get me wrong, I love wedding cakes, but not every bride and groom wants to go the traditional route, or maybe they are looking for a fun dessert option in addition to a cake. With that in mind, here is my list of some of my favorite places for unique wedding desserts in Chicago.
Unique Wedding Dessert: Pies
Not everyone likes cake, so pies can be a fun and equally delicious option. My favorite way I've seen pie done is mini pies, you can offer a wide variety of flavors, and it makes service super clean and easy. I love Hoosier MamaPie Company, and they even do a pie tower that could literally take the place of a wedding cake. Plus check out their flavor options, I mean come on, the hardest part is going to be choosing which flavors you want at your wedding!
Unique Wedding Dessert: Cookies
I like cookies as a second dessert option in addition to the wedding cake. Now, in my book, they can't be just any cookies, they should be cookies that make you think, holy cow, I need one of those stat. The first time I saw the cookies from Warm Belly Bakery, that's exactly what went through my mind. I mean, have you seen these things?! They are huge! They are also soft and chewy, and many flavors are stuffed with fun treats like nutella. All you would have to do is stack these on some fun plates, the cookies themselves are the star of the show!
Unique Wedding Dessert: Cupcake Bar
Thinking of doing cupcakes, but want to add a fun twist? This is where our cupcake bar is perfect. You get to choose what cake, filling and frosting flavors you offer on your bar plus your favorite toppings. Then your guests get to make their own unique cupcake. Think of it like Cold Stone for cupcakes! My favorite combination is chocolate cake, dark chocolate mousse filling, caramel frosting and any topping that involves more chocolate. It's truly a unique dessert option where every guest gets to eat their own custom cupcake! Contact us to learn more about our cupcake bars.
Unique Wedding Dessert: Donut anything
You can't talk about unique wedding desserts without talking about donuts. Individual boxed donuts as favors, donut holes, donut towers, donut walls….the ways to do donuts are endless. In Chicago there are so many options, but my favorites are The Doughnut Vault and Do-Rite Donuts.
Unique Wedding Desserts: S'mores Bar
S'mores are such a fun option for a winter, fall or summer wedding (well heck, spring weddings too!), guests can roast their own marshmallows and assemble their s'mores with all sorts of fun cookies and different chocolates. We use XO Marshmallow marshmallows, and they are divine. They are handmade in small batches right here in Chicago and have delicious flavors like salted caramel, lavender honey, champagne and more. They take the standard s'mores from good to gourmet, plus the melt factor on homemade marshmallows vs. store bought is on another level! Interested in a s'mores bar? I have you covered, contact us for more information!
Unique Wedding Dessert: Gelato Cart
Upgrade from a standard ice cream sundae bar to a gelato cart, it sounds so much fancier, right? Black Dog Gelato is a great option that has a variety of gourmet gelato and sorbet flavors, salted caramel gelato anyone?
All of these options are fun wedding dessert options, no matter what you choose your guests are sure to be pleasantly surprised that you went with something a little bit different!