34 Absolutely Stunning Milwaukee Wedding Desserts

Unique Desserts in Milwaukee

Looking for Milwaukee’s most unique wedding desserts? Look no further! All photos by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events To a T / Venue: Turner Hall Ballroom

You seriously can never have too many desserts at your wedding. From gelato to pies, vegan doughnuts to waffles, there’s something for everyone here!

To capture Milwaukee’s most unique wedding desserts, we teamed up with Craig John Photography and Events to a T for this this amazing photo shoot. We hope it captures the true deliciousness these sweet artisans can bring to your wedding. Enjoy!

1. Oh So Colorful Macarons (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

macarons weddings milwaukeeOh macarons how we love you. Not only are these little treats delicious, they can be made in varying colors. And you can be sure Miss Molly uses natural ingredients to make them too!

Photo: Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To a T / Trays: Relics Vintage Rentals / Couple: Mike & Katie
 

2. Gelato + Gelato Cart = Happiness (Cold Spoons Gelato)

Cold Spoons Gelato - MilwaukeeIt’s officially a given that gelato is delicious, but gelato served out of the cutest, little gelato cart from Cold Spoons Gelato, expertly styled in this photo by Events to a T, is pure joy. Add in chocolate dipped cones for an added treat.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Floral: Bank of Memories & Flowers / Rentals: Relics / Couple: Shannon & Pete
 

3. Not Just Your Basic Doughnuts (Holey Moley)

Wedding Doughnuts - Milwaukee - Holey MoleyIf you are looking for some of the most unique, delectable and trend setting doughnut flavors in Milwaukee, look no further than Holey Moley Doughnuts. From passionfruit coconut to nutella, maple pecan and blood orange, you’re sure to find a flavor for everyone.

Photos by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events to a T / Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

4. 50+ Mini Cupcake Challenge (Classy Girl Cupcakes)

mini cupcakes milwaukee - classy girlSeriously, mini is where it is at when it comes to desserts and these tasty little treats offer a selection of Classy Girl’s 50+ delicious flavor offerings (yes that says 50!) including vegan & gluten-free. The challenge lies in narrowing your options.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Plates rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

5. Oh So Sweet Belgian Liège Waffles (Press Waffles)

Press Waffle Cart MilwaukeeOh Press, you are geniuses at making waffles more delicious than one thought possible. The amazing combos featured above include blueberries & fresh whipped cream, strawberries & fresh whipped cream, and lemon curd custard & raspberries. Seriously so good!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Plates Rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

6. Cranking Out The Doughnut Classics With a Twist (Cranky Al’s)

Wedding Doughnuts Cranky Al'sCranky Al’s has been a Wauwatosa institution for fresh made doughnuts for years. Their selection is made up of all the classics like crullers, glazed, yeast, fritters, long johns, all made by hand using fresh, local ingredients… and boy are they tasty.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

7. Ooo La La… A Naked Cake (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

Naked Cake bakery MilwaukeeThe elusive Naked Cake. Not everyone makes these in Milwaukee, but they’ve grown to be super popular and Miss Molly’s Pastries naked cakes are pure perfection. Check out thise, styled with floral from Milwaukee Flower Co. No fondant to see here folks.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Cake Stand rented from Relics Vintage Rental
 

8. Popsicles at a Wedding? Most Def (Cold Spoons Gelato)

Popsicle Cart MilwaukeePopsicles at a wedding? Yes Please! Cold Spoons Gelato offers popsicles from this cute, portable bike cart. And since most Milwaukee weddings happen in summer, why the hell not have popsicles!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Couple: Shannon & Pete
 

9. A Spin on Donut Cakes (Cranky Al’s)

Donut cake MilwaukeeDonut cakes? We’d love to see a few cake cutting photos featuring these bad boys from Cranky’s. Possibly one of my favorite photos of this shoot at Turner Hall. I mean, who else has a turntable in their breakroom!!!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Venue: Turner Hall Ballroom / Rentals: Relics
 

10. Delicious Vegan Doughnuts (Holey Moley)

holey moley doughnutsVegan doughnuts aren’t just a thing thrown on the menu at Holey Moley. Their wide array of flavors include chocolate cherry, raspberry, pistachio and so much more… and they taste so good your unsuspecting guests won’t even know they’re eating cruelty-free treats, unless you want them to know of course. (Side note, Holey Moley also offers gluten-free options).

Photos by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events To a T / Dishes: Relics / Couple: Shannon & Pete
 

11. Mini Tarts – Ermahgerd!!! (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

Milwaukee Desserts - Miss Molly's PastriesPossibly one of my favorite wedding dessert options, the portability and deliciousness of bite-sized tarts from Miss Molly’s Pastries is perfect for when you want to try one of everything!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events to a T / Trays rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

12. Portable Cheesecake? It Does Exist!! (Classy Girl Cupcakes)

Cheesecake Cupcakes - Classy GirlOffering a deliciously mind-boggling 60+ cheesecake “mini cupcakes,” Erica Elia, Classy Girl’s owner, has made cheesecake not only portable, but small enough to allow you and your guests to have “just one more.”

Photo by Craig John Photography / Trunks and plate rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

13. The Belgian Liège Waffles Experience (Press Waffles)

Press Waffles MilwaukeePress Waffles has been creating a loyal fan base at area Farmer’s Markets and events throughout Milwaukee… and you can have them at your wedding too!!! It’s an overall experience watching these Belgian Liège Waffles made right in front of you.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Couple: Katie & Mike
 

14. The Sophisticated Frozen Treat Bar (Cold Spoons Gelato)

Gelato BarsSo basically, if you can imagine something made of gelato, Sandy Murphy, owner of Cold Spoons Gelato has you covered. Here she has created delicious and beautiful gelato and sorbetto bars. Yum!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Plate: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

15. Truffles and Brownies and Treats, Oh My (Classy Girl Cupcakes)

Wedding Desserts Classy Girl MilwaukeeClassy Girl has created a simple option to “build your own” dessert buffet online. Offering some super unique treats including butterfinger brownie and birthday cake rice crispie treat, along with cupcakes and truffles, it’s sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Photo: Craig John Photography / Plates: Relics Vintage Rentals / Styling: Events To A T / Couple: Allie & David
 

16. Doughnut Holes – The Perfect Bite Sized Treat (Holey Moley)

doughnut holes holey moleySeriously, who doesn’t love doughnut holes! Always providing options, Holey Moley offers these tasty gems of deliciousness in a wide selection of flavors too! Plus, they have the cutest to-go bags making sure there are no leftovers at the end of the night. Pairs perfectly with local Milwaukee coffee too!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

17. An Oh So Pretty “Watercolor” Cake (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

watercolor cake Milwaukee - Miss Molly's PastriesWe are so excited Watercolor Cakes are a thing! This beautiful, one of a kind, “painted” cake from Miss Molly’s Pastries, using natural buttercream, is a piece of art almost too pretty to eat… almost.

Photo by Craig John Photography
 

18. The BEST Crullers EVER (Cranky Al’s)

crullers Milwaukee Cranky'sSo, speaking from personal experience, along with the opinion of international foodie Alton Brown, the award for best cruller goes to these dreamy bites of deliciousness. Available in full size at Cranky’s East Tosa shop, and minis available via special order. Get one!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Trays Rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

19. Locally Made Gelato and Sorbetto (Cold Spoons Gelato)

Gelato Milwaukee WeddingsGelato is always a crowd-pleaser, and offering sorbetto (sorbet) is a way to cater to your non-dairy friends. Both of these frozen treats are made from scratch by Cold Spoons Gelato using fresh ingredients.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events To a T / Dishes: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

20. Oh You Fancy, Huh? (Cranky Al’s)

Wedding doughnuts wauwatosa Cranky'sThe most dolled up doughnut display styled by Events To a T is oh so fancy, right down to the crystal goblets and serving cart from Relics Vintage Rentals. Cranky’s loves to doll up the old classics with candy and sparkle.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Rentals from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

21. She’s my Cherry Pie… (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

Wedding Pies MilwaukeeFrom your 4 year old nephew to your 82 year old grandma… fruit pie is always a good decision, especially when Miss Molly’s Pastries makes it from scratch. Add some Cold Spoons Gelato on top and your guests are in heaven!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Chairs, Cart, Dishes: Relics Vintage Rentals / Couple: Katie & Mike
 

22. A Push Up Cupcake – Layers of Cute (Classy Girl Cupcakes)

cakepops Classy Girl Cupcakes MilwaukeeTaking dessert portability and cuteness to the extreme, these tasty cupcake push pops from Classy Girl Cupcakes not only can be customized by flavor and icing from 20+ options, they make amazing wedding favors too!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Dishes: Relics / Couple: Allie & David
 

23. Savory and Oh So Fancy Waffles (Press Waffles)

Press Waffles MilwaukeePress Waffles also makes the most delicious and unique waffles that change with the fresh ingredients in season. From the fig, Santori MontAmore cheese & thyme on the left to the honey goat cheese & bacon on the right, these waffles would also work great for late night snacks.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Dessert Stand: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

24. It’s Bacon on a Donut Ya’ll (Cranky Al’s)

bacon doughnuts milwaukeeMaple Bacon Doughnuts… a meat and sweet lovers dream come true. Cranky’s offers these at their shop in full size, and mini size by special order – perfect for weddings.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Props: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

25. French Silk Pie — Oh My! (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

french silk pie MilwaukeeThis French Silk pie from Miss Molly’s Pastries is so yummy and rich… your guests won’t be able to say no. Made from natural ingredients, this is the perfect treat for a fall / winter wedding.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

26. Taste the Rainbow of Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts (Cranky Al’s)

Cranky's DoughnutsLooking for crunked up, cereal laden, candy covered doughnuts? Cranky’s is your go to place in Milwaukee. The ultimate treat for the fun loving couple.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Wood Slice: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

27. Waffles To Go? Um, Yes Please! (Press Waffles)

Waffle Cart MilwaukeeThese Press Waffles waffles are so good, your guests may want two, especially if they can easily take one home with them. They are bomb all by themselves, and having one as a late night snack after an awesome wedding party is absolute perfection.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Plates Rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

28. Keeping Cupcakes Classy… and Delicious (Classy Girl Cupcakes)

Classy Girl Cupcakes - Milwaukee Wedding DessertsCupcakes were the original pioneer pushing wedding desserts beyond traditional wedding cake, and Classy Girl has led the way since. Still want to “cut the cake” for photos? Classy Girl’s head cake decorator, Samantha Wright, can create a beautiful cutting cake (or a full wedding cake) for just such an occasion.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Rentals: Relics / Couple: Allie & David
 

29. Cheesecakes and Treats from Holey Moley – What What?!

cheesecake Milwaukee - Holey Moley doughnutsBefore this shoot, I had no idea Holey Moley made cheescake and other delicious treats. The bite-sized peanut butter ones featured here were to die for! With their master pastry chef, Jennifer Kent, you never know what she’ll come up with next, but we’re excited to see!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events To a T / Rentals: Relics
 

30. Oh So Sweet Belgian Liège Waffles (Press Waffles)

Press Waffle Cart MilwaukeeOh Press, you are geniuses at making waffles more delicious than one thought possible. Amazing combos featured above include blueberries & fresh whipped cream; strawberries & fresh whipped cream; and lemon curd and raspberries. Seriously so good!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To a T / Plates Rented from Relics Vintage Rentals
 

31. Delicious Tarts (Miss Molly’s Pastries)

Milwaukee Wedding Tarts - Miss Molly's PastriesThe delicious tarts featured above (fresh fruit & pastry cream / peanut butter mousse & chocolate / red wine poached pear & almond) only touch the surface of the pastries made by Miss Molly’s Pastries

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling by Events to a T / Dishes: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

32. Gelato “Ice Cream” Sandwich – Nom Nom Nom (Cold Spoons Gelato)

Cold Spoons Gelato - MilwaukeeWe find these Cold Spoons Gelato sandwiches to be a sophisticated version of an ice cream sandwich. Have the edges dipped in chocolate and sprinkes (or jimmies if you are old school Milwaukee) and you’ve got a cold treat that is both delicious and pretty.

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To a T / Floral: Bank of Memories & Flowers / Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

33. Apple Fritters Big and Small (Cranky Al’s)

Apple Fritters MilwaukeeHave we mentioned how much we love mini desserts at weddings? Featured here is the full size apple fritter from Cranky’s, along with the mini version. So good!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

34. Faux Waffle Cookies (Press Waffles)

Press Waffles MilwaukeeIf you are looking at Press for your wedding, be sure to ask the about their deliciously yummy, and oh so portable waffle cookies. Don’t forget your local Milwaukee coffee too!

Photo by Craig John Photography / Styling: Events To A T / Wood Slice: Relics Vintage Rentals
 

Special Thanks and Awesomeness Credits

In addition to the dessert makers featured above, a special thanks goes out to these folks for making this photo shoot extra tasty and beautiful. We are constantly blown away at the talent that exists in Milwaukee and the #MIMFamily of special event artisans. We get so excited to work with them on fun projects like this.

Added note… after this photo shoot, we donated the hundreds of leftovers to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Hopefully these desserts brightened the day of more than just us and y’all reading this article!


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  1. Anna in Milwaukee says:

    A gelato cart! Love that- would totally have that at my wedding.