For us, it’s all about hanging around the kitchen with great company and grazing our way through the afternoon. While a dessert charcuterie board looks impressive, putting one together doesn’t need to be overly complicated. You can use any size or shape board you desire, and rather than laying out cured meats, crackers, and cheese, why not set out a tray of your favorite sweet delights?
Your beautifully presented charcuterie board is a perfect way to offer a selection of tasty finger food for any holiday occasion. Whether you want a Valentine’s Day treat for two or to lay out multiple Christmas dessert charcuterie board arrangements, you can tailor these platters to any theme.
What Is a Dessert Charcuterie Board?
The original idea for a charcuterie board includes artfully arranging cheeses, cured meats, and other tasty selections on a wooden platter. However, when it comes to a dessert charcuterie board, the savory components are replaced with your preferred sweet indulgences, creating a delightful addition to any festive gathering.
Opting for an Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or birthday charcuterie board delights and efficiently serves a large crowd. While you may think you must spend hours baking different desserts, you can assemble a charcuterie board with a mix of store-bought and home-baked goods.
Pick a Charcuterie Dessert Board Theme
One of our favorite dessert charcuterie board ideas is to stick to a theme to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Colors, holidays, seasons, and heritage themes can help you narrow down what type of desserts to place on your board. For example, consider red, green, and white treats when making Christmas dessert boards or fill your platter with various Christmas cookies. Think red or pink for a Valentine’s Day board, while a Fourth of July dessert platter should explode with red, white, and blue. The icing, dips, and candy on your cake charcuterie board will easily match your platter’s color theme.
Types of Cake and Dessert for your Charcuterie Board
When selecting your charcuterie board dessert options, think of easy-to-eat finger foods such as cookies, fruit, foil-wrapped candy, chocolate, gummies, and cakes. While anything goes when crafting your dessert masterpiece, a mixture of large and small items can make your board more intriguing.
Our selection of Danish Crown cakes is the perfect centerpiece for any dessert board. We have a range of flavors to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth. You can effortlessly arrange a mixture of small and medium-size treats around the cake or fill the center.
Fresh fruits are great options to add to any of our crown cake slices, adding beautiful color to your board. Other delicious desserts for a charcuterie board include our famous Kringle pastries, which you can find in over 13 different flavors. We use the finest ingredients to create our homemade Kringle filling and carefully craft our scratch-made pastry dough over three consecutive days. This care results in a rich, light, crispy pastry when baked.
Consider our freshly made chocolate eclairs for a delightful addition to your charcuterie board. We fill each eclair with cool butter-sweetened custard cream and cover the outer shell with a thick layer of smooth chocolate fudge.
Assembling Your Halloween or Other Celebratory Dessert Charcuterie Party Board
Start making your platter with items that will anchor the board. You should first place your largest desserts — cakes, pastries, and dipping bowls, even if they’re empty.
Adding chocolate items could make your platter look dull, so brighten your board with colorful candy and fruits. If you need further color inspiration, try arranging other decorations, such as mini fall pumpkins or small nonedible Christmas decorations, to make your board more aesthetically pleasing.
Placing foil-wrapped candy or toffees in bowls can add texture and height to your tempting layout. Different shapes, such as meringue swirls, pretzel twists, or long cookie fingers, can also give your board more layers of interest. Be sure to balance your board by repeating items throughout the tray rather than placing the same desserts in one area.
Order Your Delicious Dessert Charcuterie Board for Delivery Today
Our delicious treats make the perfect addition to any birthday, Christmas, or Thanksgiving dessert charcuterie board. Our talented and skilled bakers use authentic Danish recipes passed down through generations to create our tasty cakes, pastries, and cookies.
We use the best ingredients from around the world, and beyond quality baked goods, we provide exceptional customer service, including flexible shipping options. Plus, you can quickly order your favorite dessert online, and we’ll deliver it to your door! So, whether you’re planning a dessert charcuterie board for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, a birthday, or another get-together, contact our team for ideas or go ahead and place your order. Bon appetit!