Are you tired of seeing the same boring cakes and cupcakes at every party? Mini sweets are great ideas for parties – they’re just so cute! Birthdays, weddings, baby showers, holidays – any & every type of party will adore these miniature pastries! Check out some ideas for mini desserts below.
Mini Desserts: Sweets
1. Mini Bundt Cakes
Baked in a mini Bundt pan, these can be flavored with toasted coconuts, vanilla, chocolate, chopped nuts, or powdered sugar. These tiny wedding and birthday cakes can be wrapped up and handed out as party favors!
2. Mini Cupcakes
These tidbits can be found in bakeries, topped with an array of different frostings and toppings. Fill a table with multiple flavors to create a colorful display. Guests won’t be able to eat just one!
3. Whoopie Pies
If you haven’t been exposed to the wonder that is a whoopie pie, they’re usually cakey cocoa cookies that sandwich a creamy filling – like an Oreo! The sandwich and filling can be switched up and incorporate a variety of flavors & colors (to match the theme of your party). For example, if you’re having a Halloween party, try having pumpkin crème-filled whoopie pies!
4. Mini Tarts
Any seasonal fruit can be used in a mini tart. Mini tarts resemble a classic favorite – pies! Cake shops and bakeries may sell tiny tarts or petit fours.
5. Cake Pops
Cake pops are a great party food. Have them decorated to match the color scheme of your event!
6. Miniature Pavlovas
These low-calorie meringues are soft on the inside & crisp on the outside. Look for these light desserts at your local bakery!
Mini Desserts: Cookies
Now for the ultimate dessert item: cookies! Are you looking for cookie ideas that will leave your guests wondering how you managed such a delicious dessert? Whether you want a bakery in your area to bake these or are ready to bake them yourself, we can help. Here’s the perfect list for you – it goes far beyond your basic chocolate-chip or sugar cookie.
7. Marshmallow Surprise
For an easy, molten surprise, use your favorite cookie recipe (preferably chocolate chip) and hide a marshmallow in the middle!
8. PB & J Bars
Who says you need to use cupcakes on birthdays? These simple little treats pack a flavor as classic as their inspiration! Combine the ingredients for a basic sugar cookie, and add peanut butter. Once you have the mixture, place a small portion on your baking sheet and stick some jelly in the middle.
9. Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Want a way to create a savory treat without packing on the calories? All you need to do is take your favorite recipe and substitute in whole-wheat flour where it calls for white flour! You can also cut down on the amount of sugar used by substituting semi-sweet chocolate chips for dark-chocolate morsels. Many bakeries offer healthier options when you’re “cookie shopping.”
10. The Classic Peanut Butter Blossom
This traditional dessert has been around for ages, and it never fails to satisfy guests. Mixing peanut butter and chocolate is always a good idea, but when you have a peanut butter cookie and a chocolate kiss, the match becomes irresistible! You know how it works: bake up peanut-butter cookies, let them cool, and stick a chocolate kiss in the middle.
Let the Baking Begin!
Although cakes are classic for weddings, birthdays, or other parties, you don’t always have to go traditional! Are you still torn between treats for your event? Browse through your local bakeries and cake shops and see what you pick up. You’ll have plenty of ideas to choose from!
Written by Vanessa Marsocci and Kimberly Vona
Edited by Isabel Tenney
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