Many brides and designers collaborate to create the ideal aesthetic for their wedding. Many brides don’t realize that the dessert presentation can make a most memorable impact with the guests. Maria Ortiz of Catalina’s Bake Shop explains that not only does it decorate the room but also it is an interactive station.
Although it may seem easy breezy, putting together an elaborate array of desserts requires strategic planning. First, each dessert display is custom to the couple’s needs. “As per experience, we know which desserts are more popular so we will bake more of those. For us, it’s definitely the alfajorcitos.”
This reception had over 2800 desserts available, in 28 various forms of pastries. Catalina’s Bake Shop prepared each of the following: Alfajorcitos, Meregenues, Brigadieros, Truffles, Tiramisu, Chocolate mouse, Coconut Macaroons, and so many more. Each guest was able to enjoy an average of 3-4 treats.
One important factor is taste. While the desserts will be beautiful, they have to taste just as fantastic! Maria recommends avoiding fondant or edible decorations, as they can diminish the flavor. Catalina’s Bake Shop uses specialty sugars, berries, and chocolate to decorate.
When it comes to advising brides, Maria stresses the importance of having a variety of flavors, textures, and presentation. When it comes to quality stands, custom options are also available, which can be built for the needs of the couple and the venue.
Several elements can create the visual of a beautiful dessert bar. Each element should be thoughtfully chosen as to heighten the overall design. With the guidance of professional stylists and bakers, the dessert bar can easily become a favorite of the reception in a stylish, tasteful way!
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Written by Taylor Gee
Contributing Writer | Maria Ortiz, Catalina’s Bake Shop
Photography | Junior Gamez Photography