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When it comes to wedding desserts, not all brides want to be traditional. Luckily enough for the New York City bride, there are an abundance of bakeries that cater to a variety of sweet tooth requests. These deliciously creative sweet alternatives to the traditional wedding cake will 'wow' your guests while providing a fun twist on classic desserts. Whimsical flavors, features, and delivery methods make choosing one of these bakeries a piece of cake. Here are the best NYC bakeries for serving unique desserts and treats on your wedding day.
This sophisticated take on a classic rice treat features a wide range of whimsical flavors like bubble gum and birthday cake while excusing dairy, nut, and gluten allergies from each recipe. Custom wedding treat "towers" can be personally designed for each couple, creating a different take on traditional cake.
This Chelsea Market purveyor of all things delicious (and personally crafted!) comes equipped with charming cookie designs, catered to each individual event. Photographs, monograms, and everything in between have all been replicated on their cookies to personalize every sweet detail of your big day.
Momofuku Milk Bar
With a name as original as its cakes, this renowned product of the James Beard award-winning chef Christina Tosi quickly became famous for its fun twist to the traditional standard of wedding cake design. In addition to their legendary unfrosted sides and rich layered fillings, the option of their trademarked cereal milk ice cream, compost cookies, and crack pie can accompany your delectable dessert table — all dessert show-stoppers. Read real brides' reviews here!
Want a classic revival of American ice cream turned artisanal? Look no further than this Brooklyn team of dedicated ice cream connoisseurs. For those wanting an option of having an actual ice cream food truck as the vehicle of distribution for your after-party desserts, you're in luck. Van Leeuwen travels to venues to serve its delicious milky ice cream goodness in the NYC area.
Local ingredients, seasonal flavors, and professional execution provide the foundation for New York's first ice cream sandwich store which opened in 2012. Playful flavor combinations like their peanut butter cookies and banana ice cream sandwich — rightfully named "Elvis" — join more traditional flavors like the "Classic" which involves a chocolate chip walnut cookie and vanilla ice cream concoction.
Batter & Cream
Mix natural ingredients with gourmet flavors and you get the memorable result of a former investment banker-turned-baker's goal to fill the void in the baked goods market. With a menu and offerings suited for events of all sizes, whoopie pies can be served to guests either packaged or on a platter, even providing the option of letting your guest choose their filling and cookie, boosting the interactive side of a uniquely crafted dessert table.