Post # 1
My fiance doesn’t like cake, so we are trying to figure out an alternative. The best thing we have come up with so far is a chocolate fountain.
I found one on Amazon that says it’s “pro” for $50, but that worries me. Has anyone rented one? If so, how did you go about finding where to rent? If you are in the Chicagoland area, if you could share where I’d love you forever 🙂
Post # 3
chocolate fountains are great, but there are many other options for dessert beside cake.
if you do rent a chocolate fountain, make sure you have someone in charge in case it stops working, gets clogged, etc.
Post # 4
I’d just buy it… just find the one with the best reviews.
Renting seems like a waste of money if the price range for purchasing is ~$50.
I think it’s a very cute alternative to cake cutting 🙂
Post # 5
I would recommend visiting your local Michaels they sale them there and with their amazing 40% off coupon you could purchase two medium. Size one for $50. Perhaps one for fruits, and one for pastries. Incorporate a cakestand with your pastries so that it still conveys the idea of cake to guests.
I once attended an intimate wedding of about 65 ppl and the bride and groom opted for pies (which I thought was genius) for their winter theme wedding and since they were just spread out on a rectangular table without signage or any indication they were in replacement of the cake… The vast majority assumed it was just the dessert table and commented on how late the bride and groom were taking to announce the cake cutting. It wasn’t until the bride came over to our table that she explained there was to be no cake.
Believe me no one actually wanted a slice of cake, it was just they were expecting to see the cutting of it, for tradition’s sake. So I think that if they had set up at least one pie in a cake stand and placed a cute cake topper or even a small sign saying “in liue of cake, let us eat pie” and the couple had still “cut a slice” everyone wouldn’t have missed a cake not being there at all. I know I wouldn’t have and I would’ve just thought “What a great idea!”.