Dessert displays sure have come a long way from a table full of glass jars filled with coordinating candy! We’re seeing more creativity than ever when it comes to dessert displays, including everything from milk and cookie bars to s’more stations. As a dessert display designer, I am always looking out for what’s trending in the world of sweet treats, and today I’m sharing my top five favorite desserts for you to incorporate into your own treat table!
1. Push Up Pops
We loved push up pops as kids, and now Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie has revealed how to make the most of them in her book, Push Up Pops. From strawberry shortcake to brownie sundaes, there are a lot more options to fill up these whimsical containers than the standard popsicle.
2. Chocolate Dipped Oreos
The world’s favorite cookie just got better! Oreos come with a variety of fillings including mint, strawberry ice cream and chocolate. When dipped in chocolate melt and topped with color coordinating sprinkles, cookie crunch and/or white chocolate drizzle, the combinations of goodness are endless.
3. Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
Marshmallows are an inexpensive dessert that pack a big punch! In addition to the classic white, marshmallows now come in chocolate and strawberry. Choose your favorite flavor, and dip in chocolate and sprinkles to make these gooey treats extra tasty.
4. French Macaron Cookies
These delicate luxury cookies are a must when it comes to dessert displays. They are gluten-free little wonders of meringue that can be filled with everything from buttercream to hazelnut spread. If you want to create an upscale ambiance on your sweets table, make sure that you incorporate French macarons.
5. Cake Balls and Pops
No wonder they are the hottest dessert right now — not only are they beautiful, but they are also delicious. Cake balls come in many colors and flavors, and they provide the perfect way to emphasize a theme in your display. We’ve seen them as golf balls, baseballs and even fishing bobbers!