Celebrations: Wedding Dessert Reception Menu
We’re hard at work on the preparations for this dessert reception we’re helping throw for a friend’s wedding – 350 people! We have the cooking equivalent of a barn-raising coming up in a couple weeks, with other friends to help roll truffles, bake cookies, and stir jam.
After reflection on the tastes and constraints of the season, here is the menu we came up with, after the jump. We’ll be sharing recipes and tips over the next couple of weeks.
Some of our particular constraints centered around the cake. There will be two flavors of cake (not baked by us!) – almond with apricot filling, and dark chocolate. So we wanted to complement those flavors and also avoid any other cake-type desserts, since there will be more than enough cake.
Lemon Melting Moments
With Candied Mimosa
Vanilla Custard Cream Layered
with Rosewater Plum Compote,
& Spiced Whipped Cream
Quartet of Autumn Ice Creams
Apple Cider Sorbet
Goat’s Milk Fudge
With Candied Lilac
(Image credit: Martha Stewart Weddings)