Individual Desserts Guests Won't Be Able to Stop Talking About

Cakes are great, but tiny sweets you don’t have to share? Even better.

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June 11, 2021

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Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the sun is shining — if summer doesn’t put you in the mood to throw a party, we don’t know what will. You’ll need fun decorations, plenty of drinks to go around and delicious food options, of course, but you can skip the massive sheet cake (and not just because you have to). Individual desserts are having a moment, and we could not be more excited about this trend: They give you the chance to be more creative with your dessert spread while offering guests plenty of sweet options, germs not included. Whether you’re planning a summer wedding, hosting a backyard barbecue or celebrating a warm-weather birthday, these single-serving desserts all deserve an invite.

Weddings

We're in love with these chocolate crémeux, which look absolutely stunning set up together on a dessert bar. Their little spoons couldn't be more inviting!

This is the perfect spread for the couple who knows everything sweet is better with a little salt. Chocolate-covered pretzel rods, popcorn, pecan truffles — macarons on little ghost chairs?! There's truly something here for everyone.

Pool Parties and Barbecues

Food Network Kitchen’s Ocean Pudding Cups.

Food Network Kitchen’s Ocean Pudding Cups.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

You know those delicious "dirt" cups you loved as a kid? Spoiler alert: They're just as good when you're a grown-up! These beach-themed treats will bring an extra level of fun to a pool party, without the sand in your shoes.

All the best backyard gatherings end with s'mores, if we're being honest. Set out everything guests will need to build their own campfire treats and the memories will make themselves.

Birthday Parties

Forget the cookie jar. Cookie jars are a whole lot better. Bake a few batches of your favorite cookies to display on a dessert table for guests to enjoy at the party or hand them out as party favors. Use fabric toppers in the birthday honoree's favorite colors to complete your theme in a very sweet way.

Blowing out candles on a birthday cake and then serving it to your guests is so ... 2019. These cake pops are super cute and we love how the tiny cake-shaped pops allow the guest of honor to still make a wish. This recipe from Food Network Kitchen requires only four ingredients and makes 46 cake pops, perfect for a party.

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