Post # 1
What are you serving as an alternative?
I’m serving individual muffin sized mini-pies made from my fav food cart vendor. These things are d-i-v-i-n-e and the curst is buttery heaven. 🙂 FI and I will cut and serve each other a larger pie. Not sure how I’m going to display the mini-pies… guess I’ll have to figure that out later.
Post # 3
We went cake – it was the one thing my mom insisted on. BUT my best friend did mini cherry pies and mini creme brulees at her wedding and it was adorable – everyone loved it. They didn’t really do anything special to display them, she just had them set out on the table and people snapped them up!
Make sure one of your BMs sets one or two aside for you. We put one of each in the honeymoon suite for them to enjoy when they got back to the room and my friend said one of the highlights was laying in bed with her new hubby eating their favorite treats!
Post # 4
I’m having a dessert buffet. The reception style is loungey and the food is tapas, so doing a buffet with a wide selection of items just made more sense. We will have about 9 different desserts, with probably enough for everyone to have 3-4 of each.
We’ll have a selection of:
– fancy cookies
– turtle bars
– two kinds of cupcakes (so yeah, I’m breaking your rule a little)
– and cream puffs
Post # 5
We’re toying with pie and ice cream, but will realistically probably end up back with cupcakes. (Neither of us is a huge cake fan, but we’re about to start the tasting circuit anyway, so hopefully we’ll be pleasantly surprised and discover one we love.) FI’s first choice was tarte tatins, but we couldn’t find anywhere that made decent ones that didn’t cost an insane amount. Ah, well.
(@Bunny22, where in CA are you? We’d love to find a mini-pie vendor somewhere!)
Post # 6
I’m in SF. Bike Basket Pies is making my mini-pies. She rides around on her bike in SF and sells her pies. She has a twitter account so you can track where she is. Her pies are seasonal and she has both sweet and savory and are little works of art… all ingredients organic and local. She charges $3 per pie… $5 per pie if she’s delivering to you. Well worth it.
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
We’re having a dessert buffet with smores, a chocolate fountain and brownies. When we went into wedding planning, my only demand was smores and his was the chocolate fountain. We’re both getting what we want!
Post # 8
We’re having a Pie Bar I got the inspiration from Mrs Cowboy Boots’
Post # 9
We’re having gourmet ice cream bar courtesy a local creamery. They have amazing flavors! We haven’t decided which yet but the long list is:
- Bacon Love (sweet maple ice cream + crisp bacon)
- Jalapeno Cream Cheese w/ Raspberries (cream cheese ice cream + candied jalapenos + raspberry jam)
- Salted Caramel
- Guinness Stout
- Fresh Mint Chip
- Banana Maple Walnut
- Creme Fraiche Sorbet
- Malted Butterscotch Brownie
Plus they have 100% handmade toppings like whiskey caramel sauce, toffee, shortbread, and marshmallow.
Now I’m hungry!
Post # 10
@Bunny22, thanks—we’re just across the bay so that might work, actually! Will check her out. 🙂
The ice cream bar sounds fabulous too…our challenge is that the venue doesn’t have a decent freezer, so if we bring in ice cream we have to bring in a cart or a freezer too. Augh.
Post # 11
All of you bees have absolutely amazing dessert ideas. Mmmm…. feel like I need to run out and get ice cream or some delicious cookies right now. 🙂
Post # 12
@oakster – Our vender is brining their own cart and a server is included in the pricing ($8/head) so I definitely wouldn’t count ice cream out! Originally we were going to do cake ($300 for 115 servings) but once I tasted this ice cream and she said they could do a custom flavor (ube) I stopped caring about cost and kept eating. 😛
Post # 13
I love the idea of pie. I would have done it but I think DIY-ing a pie bar would be much more difficult than DIY-ing a cake bar.
Post # 14
We are having cupcakes. However, we are also doing many other deserts. Another main attraction will be Pavlova. Its FI’s absolute favorite thing in the world. Only thing is im the one making them…..
Post # 15
i have long known that i didn’t want a wedding cake, but rather banana pudding, at my wedding. fiance is totally on board with this. and it goes perfectly with our southern-themed bbq menu!
i am doing a groom’s cake for him, though, as a surprise…
Post # 16
Hey Bunny! We didn’t have cake either. We got married on an island, so we had a big giant fruit bar. the chef carved some beautiful things! I didn’t see it, but i heard it was lovely, haha. My dessert was a baybreeze and some Journey.