As a professional cake designer, Lauren Cortesi, the owner of Bella’s Desserts in Honey Brook, knows not only desserts but dessert trends as well. Bella’s Desserts, a Main Line Today award winning business, offers specialty cakes, custom wedding cakes, unique desserts and special occasion cakes for wedding showers and other special events (as well as gluten-free, dairy free, and vegan cakes and desserts). If brides and grooms are talking about it or thinking about it, so is Cortesi, and she was more than happy to share her thoughts on wedding dessert trends for this spring.
By Cortesi’s assertation, such trends derive from people wanting to try something a bit different from the norm. Whereas cupcakes and macaroons were the recent darlings of the wedding confectionary kingdom, it is now mini-desserts that are the latest and greatest sweet treats for a wedding.
“Mini desserts seem to be done more and more in lieu of a big wedding cake,” said Cortesi, who currently has recipes for about 20-25 different mini-desserts, including bite-sized brownies, cake pops, cheesecake pops (squares of cheesecake dipped in chocolate), and mini tarts.