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Candies, Cakes, and Cookies

Martha Stewart Weddings, 2004

All-white treats are just right for a wedding. For do-it-yourself favors, place stacks of glassine bags around a table, and let guests choose from glass containers of rock candy, coconut jelly beans, tiny marshmallows, vanilla taffy, white-chocolate mints, and more.

Some sweets lend themselves nicely to being packaged to go; present marshmallow doves (shaped with a cookie cutter) or traditional Mexican wedding cookies in clear boxes as favors.
You might make white sweets the theme of a dessert buffet. Or offer sophisticated single-portion confections instead of wedding cake; cool blancmange -- a vanilla-infused pudding -- and coconut souffles, baked and served in little jelly jars, are good choices. Deck cupcakes in feathery coconut or serve individual Pavlovas in mini cupcake liners, topped with tangy yogurt cream and sugared golden currants.

Coconut Souffle
Mini Pavlovas
Marshmallow Doves
Wedding Knots
Egg in Nests
Coconut Cupcakes
Mini Angel Food Cakes
Mexican Wedding Cookies

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