12 Instagram-Worthy Bridal Shower Desserts Recipes

12 Instagram-Worthy Bridal Shower Desserts That Won't Break The Bank

Whether you’re the bride teetering on the verge of eloping to Alaska without the groom and never returning or the Maid-Of-Honor thinking back to that time in elementary school when you and the bride had it out and  should have parted ways with because you always knew it would end like this, weddings have a way of stressing out even the most grounded individual.  And no matter how grand or intimate the whole affair is, the need to impress is always higher than the budget.

A handcrafted floral centerpiece tucked neatly inside a handwoven, handpainted basket made during a DIY party night sounds easy enough especially when you’ve enlisted every female you know but let’s get real here……it doesn’t always end happily. And the last thing you want is everyone to notice the progression of “I don’t give a fuck anymore” craftmanship on the centerpieces that you and the crew stayed up till 9am the morning of making. A great event really only needs some really good food and who can resist anything sweet.

Enter the 12 desserts below that are impressive to start off just by their names, require the easiest of ingredients and work very well with any theme…….even Indie Modern Unicorn Glam.  All the desserts below feature inexpensive herbs that can be grown on any window sill or bought without much hardship. And for extra brownie points how about taking a quick look at this chart matching up herbs with favorable attributes like undying love and remembrance that everyone will just eat up literally.   If only I had thought of this for my wedding I wouldn’t have forgone the shower entirely.

Psssttt. The links all go straight to Pinterest for easy sharing and saving.  I know your time is valuable.

Rosemary Butter Cookies

Rosemary Butter Cookies


Vegan Chocolate Mint Truffles

Vegan Mint Chocolate Truffles

Truffles have always seemed like a difficult challenge to master but after several seasons of my Holiday Bourbon Balls adapted from this recipe I haven’t come across a truffle to difficult to tackle.  The bonus with this recipe is all you have to do is change the coating and you magically have a new dessert.  Choose 6 different toppings and your dessert bar is already half filled.


Coffee Basil Layer Cake

Coffee Basil Layer Cake

I already know you saw that vanilla bean paste and decided to move on but trust me it’s beyond quick to make and doesn’t require much more time.  Check out the recipe here


Lemon Rosemary Yogurt Loaf Cake

One Bowl Yogurt & Honey Cake with Thyme

Sweetpea & Basil Mini Cakes

White Chocolate Strawberries With Basil Sugar


Apricot and Herbed Strawberry Angel Food Cake


The only thing you have to worry about here is the fruit.  I’d suggest stocking up on the individual angel food cakes and topping each one off with a large serving of this delicious fruit for a more dramatic effect.


Lavender Lemon Cupcakes

Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes

Boxed cake mix and lemonade concentrate……I mean how can you resist this tasty dessert.


Lime Basil Pie

Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Lavender Lemon Angel Food Cake

Citrus & Herb Tea Cakes

Lemon-Thyme Cookies


Easy Mint Frosting Using Fresh Mint

Fresh Mint Frosting

Truffles are easy but this homemade frosting is an entirely different level of simplicity.  Whip this recipe up in bulk and slather it on a variety of cakes to really stay on budget, keep that color story on point and cheat time.


12 Instagram Worthy Bridal Shower Recipes


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