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Flour Girl

Custom Cookies by FattyCakesNY

Sweets will take center stage at your wedding reception, but most desserts are been there, done that. Cupcakes, petit fours, candy and pies are all old news.

Try a custom cookie bar. FattyCakesNY bakes unexpected salty-and-sweet bites you’ve never tried before, like yummy chocolate chip with amaretto and cherries, white chocolate macadamia nut with coconut chips and sea salt, or peanut butter filled with caramel and pretzels. And if you really want to get fancy, they’ll help you dream up a signature cookie just for your big day (FCNY will ship anywhere in the continental U.S.). Serve them as a fun finishing touch to the party, or give guests pretty goody bags to fill with gooey cookies on their way out.

Got milk?

Visit fattycakesny.com.

Best Butty

The Hot New Afterparty Snack

The royal wedding’s reception had a rather regal menu, including a towering eight-tier cake made of 17 individual fruit cakes. But for those who danced into the wee hours, the culinary highlight was best man Prince Harry’s special request for a late-night snack of unstuffy bacon butties.

A favorite treat across the pond, a crisp and crunchy bacon sandwich is an English tradition — and the perfect hangover cure. If your wedding makes it till dawn, party like the prince and forgo bagels for a savory breakfast to refuel late-night revelers (remember: boys love bacon). The classic sarnie includes a few strips of crispy bacon, plus steak sauce or Worcestershire sauce atop a crusty buttered roll. Delish.

It’s bacon me crazy.

For the recipe, visit saveur.com.

Hot New After Party Snack: The Bacon Butty

 

Cookie Monster

Gift-Wrapped Goodies by Made by Jade

In a world obsessed with cutesy cupcakes, never underestimate the appeal of a good, old-fashioned cookie. With delectable flavors like coconut oatmeal white chip or chocolate peanut butter, Made by Jade will bake, gift wrap and deliver a deliciously memorable favor for your bridal shower or wedding.

With all cookie favors baked to order, Made by Jade will gift the sweet treats in ribbon-tied cellophane bags or a kraft tin-tie coffee bag (custom packaging and messages are also available). Choose from an assortment of raspberry almond shortbread, peanut butter chocolate cups, peanut butter blossom kisses, chocolate truffle, chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal cranberry white chip, oatmeal chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. The company will ship to anywhere in the U.S.

Wanna cookie?

Visit madebyjadenyc.com.

Just Desserts

Snackable Wedding Favors on Etsy

A small sweet is the best favor to give guests as they dance their way out of your wedding reception, but it’s hard to find the right balance between homemade and heavenly delicious.

Rather than whipping up petit fours for 250, look through Etsy.com’s treats created by talented independent bakers. The selections change regularly, but some current options include old-fashioned chewy Madagascar vanilla Fleur de Sel caramels individually wrapped in natural parchment paper, pretty sugar-topped cake pops that can be customized to coordinate with your wedding colors, and hand-cut key lime or lavender lemon cookies packaged in a monogramed favor box. If all these desserts give you a toothache, scroll through Etsy’s wedding boutique for shabby chic bridal accessories and decor that look too good to be DIY.

How sweet.

Visit etsy.com.

Candy Coated

Wedding Cake Chocolates by The Little Candy Cake Company

The cake is cut, the slices are served, and suddenly the edible work of art you dreamed of for months is gone in a flurry of crumbs.

If your guests were too busy dancing to sample the cake, send them home with something that will travel better than a to-go slice. The Little Candy Cake Company creates¬†miniature two-tier wedding cakes made of solid chocolate. Design a custom version that’s decorated to replicate your actual wedding cake, or choose a chocolate decked out in your color theme, and delight chocoholics with a favor that looks too pretty to eat (almost). ¬†Available in four sizes and white, milk or dark, the mini “cakes” are created by a former celebrity stylist turned confectionist.

What a sweet life.

Visit thelittlecandycake.com.