A relatively new trend on the foodie scene, dessert charcuterie boards add a sweet twist to the traditional cheeseboard. Dessert boards make a brilliant addition to any party food table and can be filled with all manner of sweet treats. From cheese and honey with biscuits and dates to cookies and brownies and flapjacks and cakes. In this blog post, we will show you how easy it is to put together your very own dessert charcuterie board that's ideal for sharing with friends and family.

What is a dessert charcuterie board?

A traditional charcuterie board typically consists of a variety of cheeses, cured meats, nuts, olives, dried fruit and other sweet and savoury accompaniments. A dessert charcuterie board is essentially a cheese board with dessert! They are great fun to make as you can mix and match your favourite sweet and savoury treats to create an indulgent dessert platter. They are a great addition to any party and also make a wonderful unique gift idea for birthdays and Valentine's Day.

Sweet dessert board ideas and themes:

Birthday ~ cakes and colourful sweet. Use the recipients favourite colour or dessert as a base idea
Valentine's Day ~ pinks, reds and whites with strawberries and melted chocolate
Mother's Day ~ pastries, fruit, edible flowers, mini baked goods
Easter ~ pastels, chocolate eggs and spring-themed desserts
Pride ~ all the colours of the rainbow!
Christmas ~ green and red with lots of festive treats like mince pies
New Year’s Eve ~ golds, whites and silvers with some boozy treats, fancy chocolates and sweets

What can you put on a dessert board?

There are no limits to what you can include on a dessert board! Perhaps you could stick with a particular theme, like the ones mentioned above, or a colour scheme and tailor your board to suit that. Remember, if the sweet snack board is a gift then be sure to include the recipient's favourite treats. If you are looking for some inspiration then we have the ideal comprehensive list of items you could include.

Fruit

  • Any berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Sliced apples and pears
  • Orange segments
  • Fruit skewers with an assortment of fruit
  • Shredded coconut

Chocoalte

  • Squares of white, milk and dark chocolate
  • Chocolate covered fudge
  • Chocolate truffles
  • Bitesize pieces of your favourite chocolate bars

Cake, Traybakes & Tarts

Our Cake-Away Classics Box is a brilliantly convenient option for your dessert board. From gooey brownies to good old-fashioned sponge cake, inside our cake selection box, you will find a brilliant assortment of our favourite traybakes, sponge cake, biscuits and pastry!

Dips

  • Melted chocolate
  • Raspberry Preserve
  • Cookie dough dip
  • Marshmallow dip
  • Peanut butter
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Whipped cream

Salty Snacks

  • Pretzles
  • Crisps
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn

Sweets

  • Marshmallows
  • Gummy sweets
  • Jellybabies
  • Liquorice
  • Nougat
  • Meringue bites

Cookies and Brownies

Our Luxury Brownie Assortment is the ultimate chocolate lover’s treat and comes filled with six slices of our bestselling brownies and blondies. Rich, gooey and oh so delicious, each brownie would make a brilliant addition to any sweet dessert board.

Tips for making your dessert board

✦ For the base of your dessert board, you could use a large plate, a new wooden chopping board, a marble or slate platter or even the table itself!

✦ You will want to place your dip bowls on the board first to ensure you have enough room for them.

✦ When placing your items on the board, try not to clump one type of food together. Spread them out to different sections of the board to ensure even coverage.

✦ Include variety and different colours. This is a great way to make your dessert charcuterie board aesthetically pleasing and Instagram worthy.

✦ Don't be afraid to pile up your food or overlap items. This adds a brilliant dimension to your board and makes things easier to pick up.

We hope these ideas, tips and suggestions are helpful. You can browse our entire range of cakes, bakes and desserts here.


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