Whether you’re a non-traditionalist looking for a wedding cake alternative, or you’re just looking to treat your guests to some more sweet bites in addition to cake, there’s no shortage of talented caterers right here in the GTA that can help create some seriously best wedding desserts that will wow your guests! Seemingly endless with their ingenuity, they are absolutely pumped for this upcoming wedding season to show off their delectable creations, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to show you all a sneak peak of what’s to come – you saw it here first people!
So, without further ado, here are some of the sweets and treats you can expect to taste at weddings in the GTA this summer, because every detail of your special day should be absolutely perfect down to the very last bite.
with blueberry coulis, macerated raspberries, cardamom meringue, torched marshmallow and micro basil
Ever since pastry school, I've been obsessed with pairing lemon and basil; they truly are meant to be together. I always create a lemon dessert for our menu as it's a great refreshing way to finish a meal. This tart speaks to the classic lemon meringue pie fans, except by adding dehydrated cardamom meringue and toasted marshmallow suddenly that classic pie is elevated to a composed dessert. To add brightness to the dish in colour and flavour, I chose to include macerated raspberries and pureed blueberries. Needless to say, there's always room for this dessert.
Olivia ThorpeExecutive Pastry Chef
Chocolate Cassis Tulips
with blueberries, pistachio streusel, hibiscus syrup and mint powder
These desserts are incredibly versatile with the ability of being airbrushed any shade - to match your wedding colours, or your brand, for example - and have a richness of flavour but feel light given it's a mousse!
with honey comb, candy sunflower seed, raspberry sorbet and crispy meringue
Our Panna Cotta is light and fresh while still remaining indulgent. The dessert itself is beautifully presented. The berry sorbets take advantage of seasonal fruit and the dish isn’t too heavy to end a decadent meal. Also, the version with the tuile is fun and playful for guests! It’s a big hit for 2019.
Shen Ousmand Head Chef
with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla on an angel sponge
Summer is the season of love. Light hearts, colourful and contrasting flavours. Here we have a beautiful light dessert of Lemon Cremeaux with chocolate strawberry vanilla on an angel sponge. A perfect finish to your wedding. The light fruit flavours and citrus are a refreshing way to cap off a meal with friends and family, especially for an al fresco dinner.
René KramerExecutive Chef
en Ville Event Design & Catering
dark chocolate torte, graham cracker crust, marshmallow fluff, ganache, burnt marshmallow ice cream, house made mini graham crackers and house made marshmallows
We bring back nostalgia to this s’more dish but with an upscale twist. Guests will still feel as though they have just left a camp fire but more of the glamping variety! Starting off with our rich dark chocolate torte topped with toasted marshmallow, all lying on a bed of homemade graham cracker crumb with scoops of homemade burnt marshmallow ice cream for good measure, how could you say no?! It’s a fan favourite with adults and kids especially when it’s built a la minute at one of our interactive stations. The versatility of this dish goes far beyond interactive stations and guests can enjoy it as a composed dish or as a passed dessert as well!
Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta
with Ontario rhubarb
This dish really encapsulates the feelings of late spring and summer, not only in the presentation with the natural pink and green colour palette, but also with the flavours. Floral notes from the rose gel, combined with the subtle hint of cardamom in the light and silky panna cotta really add something special to this dish. Pair that with a vibrant acidity from fresh in-season rhubarb and the rich nuttiness of pistachio, these flavours that everyone know and love make this dish the perfect way to end a summer meal during any occasion.
Sara McCullochPastry Chef
with matcha sakura almond butter sponge, chocolate hazelnut dome with merlot cassis red berry jelly, meringue kisses and nougat crunch
This dessert is one of our favourites because it is both a feast for the eyes and for the palate! Masterfully crafted, it engages the senses with an array of bright, lavish flavours paired perfectly with a thoughtful combination of textures.
Roshan WanasinghaExecutive Chef/Owner
Summer Chocolate Brownie
with fresh raspberries and white chocolate topper
We love this upscale brownie dessert obviously because of the gooey chocolate brownie, but also because of the ultimate pairing of white chocolate and raspberries. It is rich and decadent as well as fresh.
buckwheat chiffon, earl grey black tea mascarpone, lemon cream, almond, milk chocolate, passion fruit gelée and torched meringue
Bergamot, one of my favourite ingredients, has a wonderful distinct flavor which can also be found in earl grey tea. The cake uses the different textures of toasted almond dacquoise, buckwheat chiffon and lemon crème to balance and compliment the citrusy fragrant scent. Textures and flavours combined, I find London Fog to be a very romantic dessert that works great for any plated wedding service.
Bonnie KravitzExecutive Pastry Chef
Daniel et Daniel
Playful Dessert Trio
Think beyond the classic three-tiered wedding cake. Our customizable dessert trios are a wildly popular choice for couples that want a more unconventional, but delicious dessert. Be playful and serve your guests a chai tiger striped brownie, house-made caramel corn with cotton candy, and a chocolate soda shooter topped with whipped cream – it’s the perfect parade of treats to please all palates!
Jay SuppiahExecutive Chef
Insta-worthy Ice Cream Station
Whether for a late night dessert, or a summer afternoon treat, O&B’s totally ‘grammable ice cream station will let guests customize their experience with their favourite toppings. Let your guests post their ice cream and eat it too!
Oliver & Bonacini
A couple of our favourite caterers will be serving up their take on a summer favourite, the classic fruit tart – we are totally here for it!
Summer Berry-Rhubarb Tart
with fresh Ontario raspberry and strawberry coulis, tahitian-vanilla chantilly cream, meringue, micro mint and fresh berries
This dessert is super seasonal, fresh and just the right amount of sweet! It presents beautifully and can be served family style shared among friends or as an individually plated option for weddings!
Toben KochmanCo-Owner, Chief Culinary Consultant
Toben Food by Design
Rhubarb Berry Tart
with rhubarb compote, blackberry jelly, strawberry mousse, pastry cream and white chocolate crumble
We're excited to serve up this Rhubarb Berry Tart at events this summer! Rhubarb and berries pair very well together, and the pastry cream adds a light richness to this not-too-sweet dessert. We absolutely love the bright flavours, making it the perfect summer treat!
Manal BashirExecutive Pastry Chef
Victor Dries Curated Events
Assorted Fruit Tarts
Topping our list of favorite desserts for the summer season are homemade fruit tarts. I love serving these buffet-style at weddings or BBQ's with a rustic vibe. We encourage clients to go with a wide selection, not only to appeal to your guests favorite flavors, but the colours and textures are visually stunning. My best advice; save room for seconds!