Top 5 Dessert Trends for 2011

As wedding planners one of the most common questions clients ask us is what is something unique they can do to impress their guests. One of the easiest ways to do this is with food, even better, dessert!
There are so many different things you can do. Here are our top 5 dessert trends for 2011.

1. Macarons
The hottest trends, whether fashion or cuisine, often begin in big cities. In Paris and New York, dessert right now is all about macarons. It’s a soft, airy and chewy pastry that holds a layer of something flavorful and rich, like a chocolate ganache, or a flavored buttercream. The macaron combines the best of all the trends—it’s a small bite, with a lot of flavor, and it is unusual enough to be a special occasion dessert.

2. Ice Cream Floats
This will bring out the inner child in all of your guests! Everyone can choose their favorite ice cream flavor and mix it with milk, soda, beer or even wine! With so many mix and match options everyone will be happy.

3. Infused Strawberries
This is a very interesting twist on your typical strawberry bar! Guests can choose from different liquors (Baileys, Kahlua, Amaretto, etc.) and have them infused via syringe into the strawberry. After that they can dip them in white or dark chocolate. To finish this already delicious treat they can choose from a different selection of toppings (nuts, coconut, sprinkles) to top off the treat.

4. Mochi Ice Cream

Not a lot of people have heard of this yummy dessert yet, but by the end of the year everyone will be loving it! Mochi ice cream is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. With many flavor to choose from (chocolate, red bean, green tea, among many others) your guests will love this tiny yet refreshing treat.

5. Sizzling Brownie
If you want a dessert with a WOW factor this is the one for you. Guests can choose from a selection of brownies (blondie, chocolate, etc.) which will be cooked in butter and infused with rum. Once the rum is added to the pan this will create a fire effect leaving your guest speechless. Finish off the dessert with their choice of ice cream and this will be a dessert they will never forget.

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