{Trend Alert} Gourmet Donuts At Your Wedding

I recently attended my friends Sharon & Carlie’s wedding and, knowing Sharon’s love for snacks and sweet treats (hence her brand new blog Snackaholics), they featured a tempting dessert table. They had all the popular favorites: mini cupcakes, macarons, and assorted cookies…but when everyone saw The Fry Girl’s mini donut cart setup, talk about love being in the air! All I have to say is, those tasty little donut treats where a total success among us guests, and were super yummy!

Gourmet or designer donuts are a hot trend in wedding desserts right now…so hot that some couples are opting for these heavenly deep-fried confections instead of the traditional wedding cake by having a donut cake tower; how fun is that? Other couples include them as part of a decadent dessert table, as wedding favors packaged in a pretty customized paper bag, or included in a gift box for out-of-town guests. Bakeries are increasingly adding gourmet donuts to their menus with very creative and inventive flavor combinations and colorful glazes. I found some really pretty examples of how you can feature these donuts and make them the focal point in your dessert table. Time to enjoy some delicious doughy goodness!

{Photo Credits: Row 1: Dee’s Mini Organic Doughnuts by Divine Order Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Row 2: Milk & Pretty Donuts on Dessert Table by April O’Hare Photography, Row 3: “Snow” Coated Donuts On Custom Cake Stands by Justin Lee Photography via Inspired by This, Row 4: Doughnut Tower Groom’s Cake Alternative via Yum Sugar}

{Photo Credits: Row 1: Donuts on White Cake Stand via Project Wedding, Mini Doughnuts & Coffee Wedding Dessert via Martha Stewart Weddings, Row 2: Heavenly Pink Doughnuts Platter via Country Living, Doughnut Dessert Wedding Reception Centerpiece via Martha Stewart Weddings, Row 3: Wedding Cake Tower of Krispy Kreme Donuts via People by Ryan, Donut du Jour Signature Mini Donuts via Melissa Bagley, Row 4: Krispy Cream Donut Wedding Cake Tower by Karen Lisa Artistic Photography, Wedding Doughnut Cake Tower by Megan Thiele Photography}

{Photos via The Fry Girl Inc }

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  1. avatar Maria Lucia says:

    Are you saying that donuts are instead of the cake? I am so happy! should it be one donut per person?



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