Photography above: courtesy My Charcuterie
Whether you are looking for an elaborate display of desserts to feature alongside your wedding cake, or you’re in search of a different treat to take the spotlight, our Chicago area bakeries are experts in all things sweet. Try one of these four delicious options for your wedding!
- Charcuterie Board – My Charcuterie
Break out of the ordinary with a dessert charcuterie board! Charcuterie boards are a new trend that continues to grow in popularity, and the sweet versions of these boards are no exception.My Charcuterie is a food artistry, charcuterie catering company based in Libertyville and Lake Forest, Illinois that has been featured on NBC’s Chicago Today. They are the perfect catering option to elevate your guests’ food experience and have them raving about it for years to come. See more of their work here.
- Dessert/Sweets Table – Bittersweet Pastry Shop
For the non-cake lovers, a sweets table is the perfect alternative. It can feature as many (or as few) different types of desserts as you want: envision trays of mini cheesecakes, chocolate eclairs, tiny tarts, bite-size brownies and more.In addition to signature wedding cakes, Bittersweet offers a selection of delicate and delicious sweet table options. For 25 years, Bittersweet has created delicious desserts in the Chicago area. Their team works closely with you to choose the perfect flavor combination from a creative range of exceptional cake flavors, fillings and finishes, and plan a beautiful, unique design that will reflect your style and vision. See more of their work here.
- French Macarons – Vanille
Try these sweet delicacies instead of a traditional cake – or use them as a wedding favor for your guests to take home. French macarons are a delicious sandwich cookie with a crisp shell. They often come in a wide variety of flavors and colors, making it easy to coordinate them with the theme of your wedding.The staff at Vanille consider the opportunity to take part in your wedding a privileged honor, understanding their place within the overall context of your wedding. With great respect for this tradition, they take extreme care to deliver a flawless wedding cake/dessert experience, managing every bit with great reverence and attention. See more of their work here.
- Sugar Cookies – Toni Patisserie & Café
These aren’t your grandmother’s cookies. Gorgeously decorated sugar cookies can help elevate your event, with little individual treats for everyone at your wedding. The sugar cookies shown above are arranged as mini wedding cakes at every place setting.Toni Marie Cox, owner of Toni Patisserie, notably honed her artistry as Executive Pastry Chef at Chicago’s elegant Mayfair Regent Hotel and Le Ciel Bleu. Disney sought out her talents to head the pastry kitchen of The Disneyland Hotel, Paris. See more of their work here.
Start planning your wedding today – explore Chicago area bakeries now.