Sweet standouts: Make the day unique with customized wedding foods

2012-03-15T00:00:00Z Sweet standouts: Make the day unique with customized wedding foodsBy Sharon Biggs Waller nwitimes.com
March 15, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Everyone wants to make their wedding truly unique. One way to make your special day memorable is to offer custom foods during your reception or pass them out as favors.

Wedding planner Rachel Ramos, of EVENTS by September's Bride in Holland, Michigan, has seen an increase in custom foods and sees it as a great way to mirror your personal style and creativity. "Because custom food is one more aspect of a very cohesive event, choosing what you will be serving and how it will be presented will also make other decisions easier," she says.

Custom culinary treats can come in many forms, such as Nana's 1940s recipe passed down through generations, or individual cakes that match your wedding's theme and colors. The sky's the limit. Here are a couple of examples:

Much like the chocolate truffles we all know and love, a cake truffle consists of fully baked cake rolled into small balls, dipped in chocolate and then decorated. Connie Westerhausen of Connie's Cake Truffles in Valparaiso, Indiana, hand makes these delectable sweets in every flavor, from Butterfinger to red velvet and everything in between. Westerhausen suggests offering cake truffles as an alternative to the traditional wedding cake as small cakes to be used as favors.

Danielle Kirin, of D's Sweet Berries, gives Chicagoland brides the opportunity to have desserts created especially for them. "Anything custom is always great, because it gives the customer the opportunity to create their own special desserts," she says. "It makes their day even more special, because the desserts were created just for them. They get to pick the theme, the taste, as well as any designs."  

While her menu offers many delicious options, Kirin's standout wedding treat has to be her undeniably cute bride and groom berries. These adorable strawberries come dressed in tuxedos and gowns made from dark, milk or white chocolate and can be customized in a plethora of colors. Also available are custom flavors ranging from Boston crème pie to brownie.

As a wedding planner, Rachel Ramos understands couples' "deepened excitement for personalizing their wedding day." In addition to choosing colors, flowers and table settings, offering a unique culinary experience is just one more way to assure that your special day will be a meaningful and intimate event that your friends and family will never forget.





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