FAQs and expert advice about sweets & treats

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourbristolsomerset.wedding


Box of delights

Box of delights

Q. My spouse-to-be and I have decided against a traditional wedding cake and instead are going to have a table full of yummy treats. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Kerry Hemms says: A dessert table is actually quite a good idea if you're only having a small gathering and don't want to have lots of cake left over, or indeed if you just can't decide between the the yummy treats on offer. I'd definitely recommend having a smaller cake for cutting and for the photographs though, even if it's only one tier. It not only gives the dessert table a focal point, but it provides you with that iconic picture moment. You then need to decide what treats you'd like. There's so much available from mini bites such as macarons to fully-loaded cupcakes. Cakesicles and doughnuts are also great fun. Ask for a few different flavour options, but not too many – you don't want to confuse your guests! Also, ask for everything to be themed to fit in with your wedding palette, this way you'll have a picture-perfect display. Decide how many treats you'd like to provide for each guest and remember, some will eat more than their quota, whereas others will eat less. Depending on what else you have on offer, you should allow for around two to three portions per guest, including cake slices. This will ensure you have plenty to go round. Don't forget to ask your cake maker how best to keep any leftovers as most can be frozen and enjoyed later. Whatever you choose to do, remember there's no wrong way to do a dessert table. It's your day, you do it your way – that's all that matters.

Kerry Hemms, Angel's Kitchen