alternatives for cakes

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

“Naked” cakes are very in right now which are cakes without frosting. You can find lots on Pinterest 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Does he like rice crispy treats? I’ve seen a trend toward these lately: 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Or…as PP mentioned, you could do a naked cake (no frosting):

Or…cake pops (they usually have chocolate outside, not frosting): 

Or…there’s Croquembouche (French wedding cake–no traditional frosting): 

Or you could do something totally different…like donuts, oreos or macarons! 

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Angel food cake topped with seasonal berries! 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing petit fours – I think they will be a hit!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh–almost forgot. I also saw photos of weddings that did wedding pies! That was a cute idea for a country/vintage wedding. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We are having a dessert table with Italian and Arabic sweets. This represents our cultures pretty well and also provides a second option, to be honest I never ate a wedding cake I liked. I like the ideas that other people have suggested. There are a lot of French/Italian pastries that are cute and individualized and no frosting in sight!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did three different kinds of mini pies (like in the picture shown above).  

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had two receptions, so two cakes – one croquembouche, and one tiered mille crepes. Both were delicious and well-received.

 

We ceremonially bruleed the mille crepes before cutting it.

 

The mille crepes was plated with raspberry gelato and berries. I don’t remember how the croquembouche was served – I think it was just left on the petit fours buffet for guests to help themselves to if and as they wished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CelticBeachBride:  That’s what we’re doing! A selection of mini pies with labels.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You could do bundt cakes. Most of them don’t have frosting, if anything have a glaze or a chocolate ganache. My mom used to put powdered sugar on them. 

I also really wanted an ice cream sundae bar and a caramel apple bar. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@anemone681:  I don’t see it as an issue, or a need for an alternative 🙂  I’m also anti-frosting, but I just wipe the majority off, or ‘eat around’ the frosting. No biggie! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

FI isn’t a fan of frosting either and not much of a cake person come to think of it. so for his grooms cake he is doing a brownie tower. he wants 3 tiers: plain brownies, brownies with walnuts, and cheesecake swirl brownies)

as our wedding favors we are doing mini bundt cakes so that can also be a possiblity.

 

 

you can also do donuts, rice krispies, cake pops!

 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing a cheese cake! Actual cheese, and serving with crackers and baguettes. Also doing a “cake bar” with mini cakes because my mom insists people “expect cake at a wedding.” But we will cut into our cheese cake for the reception.

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