Wedding Receptions

If you're planning a buffet or sit-down dinner for a wedding reception, start your menu preparations for the perfect occasion here. From finger foods and punch to canapes, cocktails, and cake, our wedding recipes offer delicious ideas for both casual and formal receptions to mark the occasion.

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Orange-Champagne Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Wow your Christmas guests by serving humble cornmeal cakes that are dressed-up with ground almonds, orange peel, and a lavish champagne-syrup.

Candy Bar Doughnut Pop

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 15 mins

Petal Tea Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

The petals and leaves of Signet marigolds flavor these cream cheese-filled luncheon sandwiches.

Wine Country Cake with Roasted Grapes

Better Homes and Gardens

Use a fruity white wine to make this easy dessert. It needs no frosting--just a little sugar on top.

Monogram Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Fancy pastry work -- such as these candy-coating monograms -- looks far more difficult to make than they actually are. You don't even need a pastry bag. Just snip the edge from one corner of a resealable plastic bag to do your piping. And you can make homemade cupcakes if you like, but if short on time, bakery cakes will do just fine.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Carrot Cake with Honey-Orange Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

This triple layer carrot cake is impressive to serve. Make it instead of a sheet cake the next time you need a dessert for a dinner party or special occasion.

Corn Bread Cassata

Better Homes and Gardens

This is a version of a traditional Italian cassata (kah-SAH-tah), an Italian-style layered cake typically served at weddings and other celebrations.

Champagne Wedding Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Champagne Cake, a Midwestern specialty that appears at many special celebrations, is deliciously light-tasting, but possesses a delightfully fine and firm crumb. There's no need to break the bank buying expensive champagne - a 7 or 8 dollar bottle of sparking wine is perfect for these cupcakes.

Wedding Cake Nests

Better Homes and Gardens

To serve 50 guests, make one 10-inch cake and forty-eight 4-inch cakes. You'll have to make the cake and icing recipes five times and the frosting recipe twice.

Lavender-Spiced Walnuts

Midwest Living

Lavender-Honey Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Fancy pastry work -- such as these candy-coating monograms -- looks far more difficult to make than they actually are. You don't even need a pastry bag. Just snip the edge from one corner of a resealable plastic bag to do your piping. And you can make homemade cupcakes if you like, but if short on time, bakery cakes will do just fine.

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Family Circle
Total: 30 mins

Tropical Tinsel

Better Homes and Gardens

Chilled champagne and pineapple juice combine for a bubbly tropical drink designed for Christmas celebrations.

Total: 2 mins
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