There are lots of fun things to look forward to at a wedding, but one thing that always gets guests excited is dessert. These days, it’s not uncommon for a wedding to have a whole dessert table in addition to the wedding cake. If you’re looking to include some traditional Canadian treats at your wedding, here are some you should consider.
BeaverTails might not be the fanciest wedding dessert, but they are a beloved treat by many! BeaverTails (which were created by a company of the same name) are deep-fried pastries in the shape of Canada’s national animal’s rear- hence the name! They’re typically stacked with icing, dusted with sugar, or sprinkled with candy.
Butter tarts are one of the most popular Canadian desserts, and have been around since the pioneer days. These pin-sized pasties are made with a mixture of butter, cream, sugar, and eggs, with some being infused with maples, vanilla, or nuts. These Canadian classics will be a bit hit, and the small bites are perfect for a classy affair like a wedding.
Nanaimo bars get their name from their place of origin, Nanaimo, British Columbia. These no-bake treats have a chocolate crumb base, a creamy custard filling, and a chewy chocolate topping. This sandwich-style dessert was probably your favorite at parties as a kid, so why not bring them out on your big day?
This name might have you thinking of the Middle East, but this dessert is actually from Canada. It hails from Thunder Bay, Ontario, so you might not have heard of it if you’re from out west. This pasty is the child of a cinnamon bun and doughnut, making it one tasty treat. It’s fluffy, with a cinnamon flavor, and traditionally piled high with pink icing made from strawberries or raspberries.
Saskatoon Berry Pie
Are you someone that prefers pies over cakes? Then add this pie to your wedding dessert table! Hailing from Saskatoon (as the name implies), this treat is made using Saskatoon berries, which might look like blueberries, but actually are closer to apples with a nutty, almond-like flavor.
Tiger Tail Ice Cream
It’s nearly impossible to find tiger tail ice cream outside of Canada. This ice cream flavor has an orange ice cream base with swirls of black licorice. It’s a unique flavor combo, one that some people hate, especially if they’re not a big fan of black licorice. If it’s a favorite in your family though and you want something cool and refreshing for your summer wedding, it’s the perfect option.
Is there a flavor any more Canadian than maple? If you’re looking for a simple way to infuse some national pride in your dessert offerings, just put out some maple-flavored options! From maple ice cream to maple buttercream cupcakes, there are tons you can do with this flavor.
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