Planning the Perfect Wedding Dessert Bar

If we asked you to name something you would expect to find at a wedding reception, cake would probably top the list. Images of multi-tiered, buttercream-covered elegance certainly come to our minds when a couple schedules a consultation with us to discuss wedding plans, but cake is just one of many ways to treat your wedding guests to something special.

We know you want to wow your guests with an experience that is unique to you and your wedding day. For that reason, we offer a variety of dessert catering options.  One of our favorite ways to get creative is with a wedding dessert bar.

Dessert bars are completely customizable and can feature a wide variety of delectable flavors. Your guests will love sampling a selection and choosing their favorites.

Dessert bars also feature convenient individual servings that your guests can grab at will. Your cake cutting is a big deal, but a dessert bar keeps everyone happy as they salivate with anticipation (think of it as a dessert appetizer).

When designing a dessert bar, some couples choose to include a traditional multi-tiered cake, while others skip a cake entirely. Regardless of how you slice it (cake pun intended), dessert bars are primarily made up deliciously sweet, self-serve options…

  • Individual cakes – These are multi-layered cupcakes that rival the elegance of a full-size cake.  
  • Cupcakes
  • Cake Pops
  • Cookies
  • Macaroons
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Eclairs

And if you really want to up the fun factor, let us introduce you to our latest dessert bar obsession… desserts on a stick. Yes, you read that right. Dessert on a stick is fun and oh so easy to eat since it only requires one hand… #winning.

  • Cake pops & Cake Kabobs – We love cake pops! They can be virtually any flavor or color, and they make such a festive display. If you want to impress guests with something even more creative, we recommend cake kabobs. Kabobs feature up to three different cake flavors, and they are just as easy to eat!
  • Pie on a Stick – Pie on a stick is adorable, delicious and perfectly suited for wedding receptions with a rustic vibe. 
  • Crispy Treats on a Stick – This timeless treat can take on virtually any form. And when you carry it on a stick, you can kiss sticky fingers goodbye.

A single cake makes an elegant impression, but variety is the spice of life! Desserts can be customized in any number of ways to suit your color scheme or wedding theme, and desserts can also be displayed in creative ways (colorful vases, vintage cake plates, etc.). 

Your wedding should be a unique reflection of you and your love story, and a dessert bar is an incredible way to express personal style… So treat your wedding guests to something special. They’ll be talking about it long after the last song plays.

Dessert Catering by Pink pineapple Cakes

Planning a Myrtle Beach wedding? Pink Pineapple Cakes is located in Surfside Beach, and our team is equipped to deliver to most Grand Strand locations. We would love to help you design a cake or plan a dessert bar! We are open by appointment only. Please call us today at 843-712-1757 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Pink Pineapple Academy


Did you know that Pink Pineapple offers baking and cake decorating classes? Baking is a delicious hobby, and with the right instruction, it may be easier than you think…

“I once took a drawing course while attending school in England. The class was titled ‘You think you can’t draw, but you can.’ It was so true. All I needed was a little guidance. It’s the same way with baking and cake decorating. All you need is someone to guide you…” – Aura, Pastry Chef

We started offering classes last fall, and they occur monthly. Each class covers a seasonal baking or decorating topic, so that attendees can come again and again and always learn something new…

I absolutely love the classes you offer at Pink Pineapple. Thank you for always welcoming my daughter and I and making us feel right at home. If you are debating on whether to get a ticket or not, DO IT!!!! It’s worth it for sure. Chef Aura is professionally trained, and she has taught me many techniques… We’ve learned how to do cake pops, ice and decorate cakes, and make a fondant penguin.  Great tips and tricks. There are plenty more classes to come!!! I have a great time at Pink Pineapple Academy, and I know you will too!!!!!
— Deanna Gomez

Upcoming Classes

Pink Pineapple Academy provides an outstandingly fun learning environment, and all skill levels are welcome! Classes take place once a month on Fridays between 5:00 and 7:00pm. The cost to attend is $40. Supplies are included in the ticket price, and attendees get to take their creations home. We’ve set class capacity at 8 so everyone receives access to one-on-one instruction. Due to class size, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.


Friday, February 23, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

This latest dessert trend called a cream tart or cream biscuit is all the rage on social media! Learn how to make one for yourself!

This class has ended. 


Friday, March 23, 2018  | 5:00-7:00pm

This is a fun and easy cake to make with little fondant. This Unicorn cake was invented by the talented Jenna Rae Cakes back in 2016.


Friday, April 27, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Come decorate some delicious buttercream topped cupcakes. This is a great gift idea or can be the centerpiece for your next party. 


Friday, May 25, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn how to easily pipe buttercream frosting flowers to decorate cakes, cupcakes and more. 


Friday, June 29, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn tips and tricks on how to texture and model fondant to add character and spice up any cake or cupcake.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after February.


Friday, July 27, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Here is a fun way to end your day at the beach! Become a pro and impress all your guests with your new cake decorating abilities.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after March.


Friday, August 31, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn tips on how to make an Onbre Rosette Cake. It is easier than you think! Make amazing gorgeous cakes from the comfort of you home with just a piping bag and Number 2D piping tip.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after April.


Friday, September 28, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn how to make easy chocolate decorations with Chef Aura's easy tips and tricks. Chocolate is so versatile and makes a great medium to decorate cakes, cupcakes and dessert plates. 

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after May.


Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

This class will show you an easy way to create pretty flowers out of fondant. Using only simple and easy available tools, you can create stunning cake toppers that would look lovely on any birthday or wedding cake.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after June.


Friday, November 16, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

We'll share some quick tips to take your plain, buttercream cakes to the next level! Although Chef Aura highly encourages learning how to create a smooth buttercream finish, adding textures is an easy way to change up the appearance of an ordinary cake. 

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after July.


Friday, December 14, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

This easy buttercream Christmas cake comes together much quicker than you would think. Our cute design will be such a hit at your Christmas get-together!

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after August.

Please call 843-712-1757 if you have questions.

We look forward to hosting you at Pink Pineapple Academy soon!


Below are some photos from our January class where students created a Valentine's themed cake!