(Closed) Desserts, serve more than just the cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Candy bars are pretty labor intensive. If you have your heart set on it, then I can totally understand doing one. I’m having cake, old fashioned chocolate cookies and brownies. I figure if someone doesn’t like cake, they’ll be something else.  If you are having a pretty traditional flavor, then I think that’s fine.  If not, perhaps a friend or family may want to make their signature pie, cheesecake, cookies, cupcakes?

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I think cake is fine. I would have liked to have multiple options, but really everything just adds cost, and it isn’t always worth it to spend more. I think no one expects anything other than cake, so don’t worry about it unless it will make a difference to *you*.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

When I was a freshman in college, I moved in with two strangers who turned out to become two of my best friends. Every Friday night we would have a girl’s night in and watch marathon episodes of sex and the city drink bitch beers and eat krispy kreme donuts by the dozen. So as a tribute to those girls and the times we had together krispy kremes are going to be served along or as an alternative to the cake with options of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I almost never eat the cake. One because I do not like cake that much, and two because I am usually very full and at that point. No one will notice if you just have cake.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we are having the dreaded chocolate fountain (and yes i am having a lot of kids at my wedding so keeping my fingers crossed) luckily though i have three dresses to choose from so whatever dress dilemma that befalls me (and i am super clumsy so i’m sure i’ll have to change sometime during the night) i will be ok.

but the chocolate fountain looks soooo yummy at the reception venue its next to our huge bar and our cake is soo small and plain tasting i think so we had to add this in!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@contrarymary – did you consider a white chocolate fountain? Just as yummy as milk chocolate with much less mess!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are “only” having cake-a raspberry and vanilla bean confection with cream cheese icing called Raspberry Elegance, mini chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing for the groom’s cake and one of my BM is also doing a gag cake for my FI.

I think for our brunch reception-that cake is plenty. If we were having a dinner reception with dancing and a party that went all night long, I would definitely do ice cold milk and really good cookies fresh from the oven towards the end of the evening.

Post # 10
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Newbee

Just cake seems like enough to me …..   but we are doing appetizers, a salad course …….. entree ……ect.

We basically plan on stuffing people , so we are definitey just doing cake.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I plan on skipping the cake and having a dessert buffet instead: cupcakes in different flavors, pies, truffles, trifles, cupcake pops, a chocolate fountain….yum! The reception won’t be catered so there will be a lot of cooking happening, but this is one instance where I don’t mind the work. Wink

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are having little mini cheese cakes and chocolate mouse cakes for dessert and as our “wedding cake” with a small cake on top of a cupcake stand for us to cut.  

We are also having a selection of gourmet cookies for people to nibble.  And all the fixings to make smores. 

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We served mini cheese cakes, mini sorbet cups (my fave!) and almond bark… as well as our wedding cake.  It was a huge hit! 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re serving a wedding cake, cheesecakes and also having a cookie buffet, served with little milk shooters.

We’re both big dessert people though, so if we didn’t have more than one offering, it wouldn’t be “us.”

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