By Helen Hudson
Say goodbye to gelato bars, cupcake towers, and chocolate fountains; there’s a new wedding trend this year: the donut wall. People are welcoming donuts at weddings by hanging them on walls in grid formation. They are becoming popular partly because they are simple to make and easily modified for any style of wedding. The donut walls are not replacing the wedding cake completely, rather they are adding more variety to the dessert table at both weddings and parties. What’s more, these dazzling creations double as decor and can even be used as a backdrop for a photo booth!
Now that there’s a new dessert trend at weddings, Tatler set out to discover what noteworthy foods some of the St. Mary’s teachers had at their weddings. First, Ms. Levi had small plates that included shrimp and grits, filet mignon, and instead of a traditional wedding cake, she served miniature eclairs. Additionally, Mr. McCalla said, “We had three cakes: a bride’s cake, a groom’s cake, and a groomsmen’s cake to appease my friends,” explaining that his groomsmen claimed they would follow him on his honeymoon if he did not make them their own cake. This cake was “a mound of chocolate cake covered in Chips Ahoy cookies with chocolate syrup on top.” Clearly not your average wedding find! On the other hand, Mrs. Umfress did not succumb to the latest impressive dessert trend, and instead kept it classy and simple with a wedding cake, a groom’s cake, and hot hors d’oeuvre. While the traditional multi-layered wedding cake does not appear to be going away any time soon, it looks like it will be sharing the dessert table with other creative and tasty options!