Wedding favours have certainly come a long way since the classic sugared almond. From small tokens of appreciation to extravagant gifts, the modern wedding favour has become a far more inventive addition to a couple’s big day.
What we love, however, is the vast array of edible wedding favour ideas there are today, giving couples plenty of options for finding their perfect token. As we head into wedding season, we thought we’d offer some inspiration for bakers looking to add a little extra personality to a couple’s big day. So, say goodbye to those sugared almonds because we’ve picked out five fun wedding favours your guests aren’t likely to forget!
Adding a pop of colour to any wedding table setting, these mini eclairs are sure to go down a treat! We love these pink choux pastry delights, topped off with an array of forest fruits, sweets and pistachios. However, these sweet treats don’t have to don a pink hue, you can easily pair them to your own wedding colour palette too. Use blueberries and blackberries for blue and purple tones, or opt for the more vibrant shades of passion fruit and mango – whichever you go for, these eclairs are one wedding favour sure to impress!
Bride and groom cookies
Simple, yet incredibly effective, bride and groom cookies are a fun wedding favour option. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to form the bodies, then decorate using a flood-and-fill technique to ensure an even covering of icing. Once the base has dried, add the tie and dress detailing using icing of a thicker consistency.
Design options are endless for cookie favours, so why not add a few personal details? From the bride and groom’s initials to mirroring the bridesmaids’ dresses, these cookies are the perfect opportunity to let your imagination run wild!
Tie the knot pretzels
Not a fan of sweet treats? No problem. This tie the knot pretzel is a great wedding favour option for those who prefer savoury over sweet. Roll your pretzel dough into a long rope-like piece, then twist it into the classic knot.
To create the perfect knot, lay the rope in a U-shape with the curve pointing in your direction. Take the ends and cross them over, then take the ends again and pull them backwards, pressing them into the curve of the U-shape. Complete the tie the knot effect by serving your pretzels with a few tongue-and-cheek labels and messages!
His and hers cupcakes
A great option for larger weddings, wedding favour cupcakes are incredibly popular. With a vast range of colours, designs and flavours on offer, cupcakes are an effortless way to add a personal touch to the big day.
We love this bride and groom cupcake design, using a mix of fondant and modelling paste to create intricate decorations, resulting in a beautiful overall effect. Flavour the cupcakes with the couples’ favourite ingredients to create a delicious wedding favour unique to them.
Apple-y married toffee apples
If you’re baking for an autumn wedding, these “apple-y married” toffee apples are the perfect addition. First, remove the apple stems and replace with lolly sticks. Then, coat the small green or red apples with a rich and indulgent caramel before adding an array of extra toppings. From sweet white chocolate and cinnamon sugar to colourful sprinkles and chocolate flakes, these toffee apple wedding favours are ideal for adding a seasonal twist. Add your apple-y married labels and serve on lace doilies to complete the look!
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