How to Create a Decadent Dessert Table for a Spring Bridal Shower

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Hiya, friends! Doesn't the title of this post alone have your mouth watering? In our recent shoot, which is all about bridal shower ideas complete with the entertaining essentials to add to your own Gift Registry, we knew we wanted to place an extra special focus on the dessert table. Not that we really have to sell you on *cake*, but dessert tables have understandably become just as important as the main tablescape (which we're sharing on our blog today) as far as party elements go these days. They even provide yet another place to mingle. So we want to make sure you've got all you need to dream up the perfect one!

Bridal shower dessert table with caramel glaze cake and macaroons

For those of you planning a bridal shower as we speak, we put a little twist on your typical sweets table with an insanely decadent dessert spread. But just as important as the desserts themselves is serving them up in the right display. We went with the small Marble Cake Stand and Marble Cheese Server to keep our cake and macarons safe and pretty, for example. (Yay for multifunctional serveware!)

Frosé in champagne coupe glass

Dessert ideas for bridal shower table

As far as how to create that wow-factor for guests to walk up to, be sure to balance out all the desserts with different displays. The different heights of the cake stands, platters, and candy dishes add depth to the table, not to mention help make sure everything can be easily seen and tasted in all its sugary glory. Basically, presentation is key!

Peach cake for spring wedding

Floral cookies for spring wedding shower

Our fave way to display tinier treats may just have to be this Two Tier Server + Mercer Platter below. Enlisting a pro behind the desserts themselves is always a good idea for a special event like a bridal shower, and we wanted to make sure that Sheila Mae's treats were front and center.

Floral toast for bridal shower dessert table

Pro Tip: Edible flower garnishes are instant crowdpleasers, in our experience.

Carmel glazed wedding cake for spring wedding

Bride with pink cocktail at bridal shower

Bride sneaking macaroons at spring bridal shower

We'd never leave a table without a healthy dose of fresh flowers, either. A big, bold arrangement and a few smaller vases (isn't the Teeny Bud Vase cute?) will take things up a notch.

Bride holding caramel drizzled wedding cake at spring bridal shower

Three glasses of frose with gold spoons

Be sure to consider how your cocktails fit in with the whole sweets theme, because naturally they'll be enjoyed together. And these these Camille Champagne Coupe Glasses are something that you'll want to have on hand for many a gathering to come. Add them to your Registry, if you haven't!

Bride holding picnic basket standing next to Crate and Barrel boxes at spring wedding shower

We're ALL about this picnic basket as a bridal shower gift. Totally unexpected but destined to be a hit.

Bride holding wedding bouquet of spring flowers

Bride sitting by Crate and Barrel boxes with pink cocktail at bridal shower

Floral tablescape for bridal shower with blush tones

And that tablescape we mentioned earlier? We've got all the details over on 100 Layer Cake. Don't forget to shop the rest of our bridal shower Registry picks below!

Grid of products used to create this bridal shower look

Now that you've seen our dessert table, find the rest of our bridal inspiration here!

Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Desserts: Sheila Mae / Florals: Stella Bloom Designs / Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete / HMU: Fiore Beauty / Blush dress: Rent The Runway


  1. Sabrina

    What is the fancy pink drink? I want to make it!

    May 18, 2017 | Reply

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