11 Festive Bakes for Your Christmas Wedding


Chrismas is a culinary highlight in everyone’s calendar and a time for over-indulgence. Your Christmas wedding should have a spread to rival that of Christmas day, if not top it. With that in mind, we love the idea of having a festive-themed dessert table and think you’ll love these festive bakes.

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11 Festive Bakes for Your Christmas Wedding Table

Tiered Showstopper / Cake Alternative

Customising your big day is one of the great pleasures of wedding planning. This extends to your wedding cake, where you have the freedom to be as creative and imaginative as you can be. Don’t feel constrained by the traditional three-tiered option. The tiered delicate Pavlova below adheres to the traditional white wedding look but with a twist. It’s a real attention-grabber and looks equally as delicious. It’s also a great option for those who don’t like fruitcake of a traditional sponge.

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Festive Single-tier Cakes

The one-tier trend is ongoing and there are plenty of festive ideas to accommodate it. One-tier cakes are great for more intimate gigs or if you’re having a wider spread of options. We particularly love these festive-topped buttercream cakes below.

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DIY Desserts

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If you’re catering for larger numbers then DIY desserts are a stress-free option. We would suggest an Eaton mess for simplicity and as a general crowd pleaser. Whip up or buy a batch of candy cane meringues and have them placed in the centre of each table. Serve with a large bowl of fluffy cream and plenty of berries to accompany them. Your guests can then create their perfect Christmas Eaton mess.

candy cane macarons Festive Bakes for Your Christmas Wedding Table
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Eggnog Inspired 

For those of you that have a taste for the traditional thanksgiving tipple, you’ll love these twists on the classic eggnog. you could have your reception drinks on-theme with these salted caramel winter warmers. They’ll most likely need the warmth and the pick-me-up in the colder months. Alternatively, why not package up festive macaroon favours flavoured with bourbon, vanilla and nutmeg?

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For the Kids

We love this idea for the children’s table decor. Create a miniature winter wonderland scene with these snow-dusted rice Krispie Christmas trees. The cute polar bear cookies look almost too good to eat.

Rice Krispie trees Festive Bakes for Your Christmas Wedding Table
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We are avid believers that edible favours are a real winner with your guests. ‘Choose your own’ favour bars are fast becoming a thing, which lends itself well to this idea. Why not provide a little box and a selection of iced cookies and have your guests choose their own? Very in keeping with the DIY theme too.

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Alternatively, if you do want to gift them something lasting, we love the idea of these personalised baubles. Everyone can celebrate your anniversary with you each year when they hang this on their tree.

personalised christmas bauble for alternative festive cakes
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