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Weddingstar Wedding Cake Table Decorating Ideas and Inspiration

Happy Monday Lovelies! Today we’re excited to share with you the key pieces you need to master your cake table design. Whether you’re having a wedding cake, an assortment of pies, candy, or another type of dessert at your wedding, how you decorate your dessert display is a great, and sweet, way to impress your guests. No matter your budget, here are three equally beautiful ways you can decorate your cake table.

Keep it simple

Let’s start with the basics. These are the key pieces you need to accompany your cake or dessert. The serving set is a necessity for serving cake, and with such a selection of serving sets available you can definitely do so in style. The cake topper is a traditional but fun way to show a little personality – even if you’re not serving cake, simply place it next to your dessert for a sweet added touch! Personalized napkins are inexpensive and come in a variety of colors and designs to suit all wedding themes. And if you’re serving smaller bite-size desserts, your napkins can even replace the need to rent extra plates! Here are three great examples of cake tables that stick to the basics.

Weddingstar Bohemian Wedding Cake Table Design

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Weddingstar Art Deco Black and Gold Wedding Cake Table Design

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Here’s an example of a simple yet beautiful cake table where the bride and groom chose not to have a cake topper. Instead, they put that part of their budget towards some smaller sweets for their guests to enjoy before the cake is served. What a great idea!

Weddingstar Parisian Wedding Cake Table Design

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A little extra

So you’ve got the basics but want a little extra? No problem! Candles are a great way to add inexpensive ambiance to your tables. If your venue doesn’t allow for real flame, choose a few candle holders and pair them with flameless battery operated tealights for the exact same effect without all the worry. Decorative pieces (that suit your theme) and smaller treats (like we saw in the example above) for your guests are some other great ways to add those extra personal touches we all love. Here are two examples of how you can up the ante on your dessert table design.

Weddingstar Winter Themed Wedding Cake Table Design

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Weddingstar Autumn or Fall Themed Wedding Cake Table Design

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All the bells and whistles

If you want to create a stunner of a focal point at your reception (and if budget allows), here’s one of our favorite dessert table spreads for 2015. Not just because it’s oh-so pretty, but because there are so many options for guests to choose from. And…they can even take these goodies to-go! While this style is quite classic, you can still get the same look by using the same key pieces outlined below – just choose items that fit your own theme and colors.

Weddingstar Classic Wedding Cake Table Design

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What are you serving for dessert at your wedding? Tell us below!

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Creative Confections: Our Favorite Wedding Cakes and Cake Alternatives

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It’s the holiday season and needless to say, we’ve been partaking in a bit of indulging. OK, a lot of indulging! Not too shy to dip into the sinfully delicious, treating ourselves to all things decadent like at no other time of year, we certainly haven’t been quick to pass up on seconds of the sweet stuff. And it’s actually got us quite inspired, inspired to share our thoughts on some creative and tasty ways to fulfill the sweet tooth of all your wedding guests. From unique cake designs to imaginative cake alternatives, here are our favorite mouthwatering wedding dessert concepts.

modern wedding cake

ultra chic
a cake design fit for any city chic affair
featured here: personalized city style design acrylic block cake topper

art deco inspired wedding cake

edible art
art deco inspired cake design featuring edible gold flakes
featured here: personalized black and gold opulence design engraved acrylic cake topper

bohemian wedding cake

white feather cake

life imitating art
boho inspired feathered wedding cake and topper
featured here: white feather porcelain topper with personalized veneer disc in feather whimsy design

square tiered wedding cake

lovely, squared
off center square tiered wedding cake with cascading floral

rustic wedding cake

rustic wedding cake details

overgrown
faux wedding cake detailed with fresh ferns and florals
featured here: mr. & mrs. twisted wire cake topper

wedding dessert buffet

pure decadence
wedding dessert buffet

white wedding cakes

good things come in threes
featured here: classic floating monogram white acrylic cake topper

dessert buffet treats

take your pick 
featured here (from top left, moving clockwise): meringues and white chocolate bonbons in decorative apothecary jars, custom cookie in mini martini glass and white chocolate cupcakes in classic damask filigree paper cupcake wraps

wedding apple pie

homemade goodness
wedding cake alternatives – the apple pie
featured here: indie style wedding couple cake topper

oreo cake

stacked
wedding cake alternatives – oreo cookie display
photo courtesy: cariad photography – cariadphotography.com / source: hey wedding lady – heyweddinglady.com/spring-green-southern-wedding-with-a-travel-theme

fruit and cheese display

savory and sweet
wedding cake alternatives – fruit and cheese “cake” display
photo courtesy of: paula o’hara – paulaohara.com / source: pinterest.com/pin/275282595948505727/

Dress it Up

Now that you’ve got plenty of ideas for what to serve, join us this coming DIY Wedding Wednesday when we show you how to dress up your goodie display.

xoxo.

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Here are three great ways to utilize your cake topper, post wedding.

1. As a Keepsake


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