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Everyone loves doughnuts, so we can’t think of a better sweet send-off for your guests. This irresistable dessert has exploded at weddings and is one trend that’s here to stay. Choose between fried or filled, frosted or unfrosted. In addition to the large variety of flavors and toppings, there are countless creative ways to serve these yummy gods of gooeyness, like the ones from My Daughter’s Cakes above. Here are 13 decadent ways to serve our favorite wedding dessert:
1. Doughnut walls. Picture a large board with doughnuts hanging on pegs. Many venues now offer doughnut walls or you can make your own—monogrammed and in your wedding colors.
2. Hanging doughnuts. Yes, you read that right. Doughnuts literally hanging by the hole, ready for your guests to pick their favorite flavor.
3. Doughnuts perched on glasses of milk. Set up a table at your dessert bar with doughnuts set atop glasses of fresh, cold milk—and fun straws, of course.
4. Piled high. You can pile them high on a plate, and set one pile on each table.
5. Hybrids. Elevate the doughnut craze to the next level with the cronut—the combination croissant and doughnut. These deep-fried and filled pastries are decadent enough for your big day, especially if iced in your wedding colors.
6. Doughnut centerpieces. Who needs flowers if you can decorate your tables with doughnuts?
7. Boxed favors. Package some fresh baked doughnuts in a monogrammed box for favors at the end of the night.
8. Cider and doughnuts at ceremony. Create an apple-cider and doughnut bar to greet your guests as they arrive for your ceremony.
9. Welcome doughnuts. Plates of doughnuts can also greet your guests first thing at the reception.
10. Doughnut station. Let your guests choose their own doughnuts, along with dipping sauces and toppings, to make their own custom creation.
11. Skewered doughnut holes. At your coffee bar, alongside the sugar and cream, include skewered doughnut holes—perfect for dunking.
12. Doughnut wedding cake. Go all out and instead of a traditional wedding cake, serve a doughnut cake.
13. Takeaway bags. Have doughnut-hole favors ready to go, packed in cute monogrammed takeaway bags for your guests to grab as they leave the reception.
So, where to order your donuts? You’re in luck because New Jersey has some of the country’s best doughnuts. Here are some of our favorites:
• BroadStreet Dough Co., Oakhurst
• The Dapper Doughnut, Lyndhurst
• Doughnuttery, NYC.
• Deez Donutz, Jackson. Gourmet doughnut food truck
• Duck Donuts, Green Brook, Middletown, Avalon, Marlton and Clark
• Glaze Donuts, New Milford
• Glazed and Confused, NYC.
• Montclair Bread Company, Montclair
• My Daughter’s Cakes, Dumont
• Palermo’s Bakery, Ridgefield Park
• Shore Good Donuts, Ship Bottom and Beach Haven
• Top That Donuts, Point Pleasant Beach
• Uncle Dood’s Donuts, Toms River
• Wightman’s Farms, Morristown