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Tips for Creating a Wedding Dessert Bar for an Austin Event

by Lauren Johnson

Hoping to create a wedding dessert bar that’s far from boring? You simply can’t go wrong by working with any of our preferred Austin dessert vendors that truly take the cake! We’ve got you covered with our handy guide to the best specialty dessert vendors in the ATX area to help your wedding dessert bar dreams come true, plus everything a couple needs to know to build the best wedding dessert bar! Whether you’re pairing with wedding cake for a decadent duo or opting for a wedding dessert bar instead of cake, these vendors really know how to lay out a full spread. Peruse sweets to suit your mood down below!


wedding dessert bar | Bonjour Brigadeiros

Brigedeiros: Bonjour Brigedeiro | Photo: T Walker Photography | Floral: Wildly Cultivated Floral Design


Austin Wedding Dessert Ideas

When planning out the elements that your wedding dessert table or dessert bar will consist of, it’s a no-brainer that choosing desserts your crowd will love is sure to be a hit at any party! Wow your guests with exotic and intricate brigadeiros from Bonjour Brigadeiro Chocolate & Treats, display the cutest cookies from The Lucky Baker, or hit up The Cupcake Bar to have them cater a custom cupcake station. Beyond the sweets, you can’t go wrong hyping your guests up upon their arrival with a surprise coffee cart! Our local faves are Stay While Coffee Cart and Creature Coffee Co.



wedding mini pies

Mini Tarts: 2tarts Bakery | Photo: Grey to Blue Photography


Mini Desserts for Weddings

The sweetest way to spruce up a dessert table for your wedding is by offering guests a wide variety of mini desserts! This way, everyone can likely find something they love. Your guests will all be obsessed with the fact that they can sample small amounts to try new things as well! Mini desserts for weddings come in all forms these days, but some our favorites include tarts, custom cookies, pies and more. Explore all the options when it comes to mini desserts for weddings here.


wedding dessert bar | The Cupcake Bar

Custom Cupcake Station: The Cupcake Bar | Photo: The Bird and The Bear Photography


Wedding Dessert Catering

Typically, wedding dessert vendors deliver your goodies for the wedding day and then head out, letting you arrange your sweets in a wedding dessert bar just how you dreamed. If an attended station is more your style for wedding dessert catering, we recommend an edible experience like The Cupcake Bar, a full-service interactive wedding dessert bar. Guests choose their intended cake flavor, filling, icing and load it up with fun toppings. Their creative Cupcake Bartenders assemble and serve each custom treat, ready to eat! Plus, if you’d like something to chase the sweetness with, we recommend adding a caffeine corner to your wedding scene with Creature Coffee Co or Stay While Coffee Cart on the job.


bachelorette party cookies

Custom Wedding Cookies: The Lucky Baker | Photo: Alyssa Jarae Photography


Best Dessert in Austin

Looking to try before the big day? Find vendors located near you.


wedding dessert bar | Sweet Treets Bakery

Macarons + Mini Pies: Sweet Treets Bakery | Photo: Courtesy of Sweet Treets Bakery


Dessert for Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Choosing your dessert for wedding rehearsal dinner guests should be simple and sweet since the big shebang will be happening soon after and is sure to be full of treats (and maybe even a wedding dessert bar). We recommend sticking to classic favorites like handcrafted chocolates, cookies emblazoned with you and your partner’s initials, cupcakes, or classy and light macarons for a rehearsal lunch dessert. Then, relax and soak in the fact that you are about to marry the love of your life – the sweetest treat of them all!


Be sure to visit the vendors who created the delicious Austin wedding dessert bar selections above at their vendor profiles for info on how to make your big day even sweeter. Cheers!

Other Local Vendors: Bonjour Brigadeiro Handcrafted Chocolate & Treats, Creature Coffee Co, Stay While Coffee Cart, Bakery Cloud Nine