Post # 1
So Fiance and I opted out of the traditional wedding cake for dessert and instead we are doing a dessert buffet:
– Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart
– Pumpkin Maple Cream Roulade
– Carrot Cake
– Mini Cheesecakes with Fresh Fruit Topping
We had several reasons for doing this. 1) Our venue makes AMAZING desserts. 2) Dessert is included in our package but a wedding cake is not 3) It makes the night a little different and I think guests will get really excited about it!!
We are thinking about having a small 10 inch cake to cut and take pics with (our venue said they would make it for us and add our flowers on top). Do you think we should add it to the buffet after we are done with cake cutting (even though it will be only be a few slices of it) or should we keep the rest of it for our 1 year anniversary? Ideas? Flavor suggestions are welcome as well (our colors are brown, red, orange).
Post # 3
Love your idea, but I’m probably biased because we aren’t doing a big cake either and instead we are doing the dessert table too! My mom is making her fabulous sugar cookies that people would kill for but they will be in the shapes of sunflowers (my main flower) and little pickup trucks (FI wanted a truck somewhere in the wedding so this is it!) and she will ice them all intricately–she’s crazy but yeah for me(!)–and they are going to be adorable. We will put eat cookie in a small clear bag and tie it off and put one on each place setting alternating the sunflowers with trucks. The dessert table will be various fruit pies, lemon bars, brownies and who knows what else right now. I’d love some cheesecake too! 🙂
I think if you want the full cake cutting experience, go for it! Put it on a higher pedestal so it stands a little taller and I think it would be great! We are just going to feed each other a bite of pie (on fork!) instead though. If you really want to have the cake a year from now just make sure you wrap it up good and well or it’ll taste like crap! OY! I’ve heard wrapping it in suran wrap twice then foil twice and putting in a good plastic container works well. If not, and you don’t want to deal with saving it (some people don’t have a lot of freezer space) then by all means cut that sucker up and let people eat it up. 🙂 Since you are having a dessert bar it is what it is, it’s a bar, and some people may not get one of everything (hope not, that’d be a lot!) but I’m sure someone will inhale the cake. You can also maybe have the same cake made for your one year anniversary instead of saving it too–just an idea. As for flavors, what about a spice cake or red velvet? The icing could be a pretty cream color with red icing or orange or something with flowers or just detailing.
Post # 4
Curlysue, thanks for the feedback! Your post just really made me want to put PIE into our dessert buffet…mmmmmmmmmmmmm……. 🙂 Your shaped cookies sound adorable!
Yeah, I’m not so sure about saving the cake – maybe it would be better to just use that as an excuse to go back there for dinner in a year and have them make us a new cake!
Post # 5
@FirefightersWife2Bee: I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!
I am having a big wedding cake only because I know I can get a GREAT deal on it – my art teacher does wedding cakes on the side, the most expensive she has done was $250 and these are an example of her cakes:
So needless to say I’m pretty excited!!! At my dessert reception I’m having my cake, I’m making cake balls, and I do believe I’m ordering brownies and cookies from a bakery, along with a few other things I haven’t decided on yet. I’m also making an easy dessert – cutting swiss rolls into slices, freeze them, and garnishing them with cherries. DELICIOUS…