Post # 1
I need your honest advice on this. My FI and I are debating what to do for our dessert. Originally, we were going to serve yummy chocolate cupcakes with fudge frosting instead of wedding cake. However, I got to thinking that the cupcakes might be kind of messy (our wedding is actually in August when it gets into the high 90s temperature-wise). I found a bakery that makes frosted sugar cookies in the shape of wedding cakes. I love cookies, so I thought this might be a good idea and potentially less messy. But my FI is concerned people will think it is weird because it is traditional to serve wedding CAKE. What do you think?
Thank you!!! The hive has helped me SO much in my planning thus far!
Post # 3
@wildflowersong: Why don’t you want to have a wedding cake? There are lots of delicious flavors to choose from – it doesn’t have to be boring and traditional.
Post # 4
There are ways of eating cupcakes that make them less messy!
I totally expect cake or cupcakes for that matter at weddings, but I wouldn’t mind cookies. I’d just find it a little strange that there was no cake!
Post # 5
We got married on a 100 degree day. Cupcakes stayed in the refridgerator until after dinner. they were fine. Even if you did do sugar cookies, those would soften as well if they were left out too long.
Post # 6
I’m a fan of cake at weddings, so I voted for the fudge cupcakes, but it’s YOUR wedding. You should do what you and your fiance want. You also have a good point about the heat, and especially so if you’re having an outdoor reception.
Post # 7
Do mini cupcakes? It’d have to be some pretty terrible cake for me to go for a cookie instead. However I chose other, since I like white cake. What you mentioned is too much chocolate. 🙂
Post # 8
I love different things at weddings so my vote is for cookies! It’s fun and reflects what you love!
Im not having cake at mine… I will be having doughnuts! 🙂
Post # 9
That cupcake sandwich idea is amazing. I hope I remember it next time I eat a cupcake.
I vote cupcake, because the last/only time I ate a sugar cookie shaped like a wedding cake it didn’t taste very good. But if you test the wares first, I think it’s a cute idea 🙂
Post # 10
@discodance: That’s a good question! We chose to have a restaurant cater our reception, instead of a regular caterer. Their food is incredibly good, but since weddings aren’t their typical event they don’t offer a cake cutting service. So to make our lives easier we wanted to do cupcakes or some other “portable” dessert.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
cupcakes can be a tiny bit awkward to eat, but I love them. I also love your cookies idea. it will be different and memorable. I say go for it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I really don’t like frosted sugar cookies, so I would choose even the meltiest chocolate cupcake over a sugar cookie any day of the week =)
Post # 13
I would definitely prefer the sugar cookies! I prefer cookies to cake almost all the time!
Post # 14
Ice cream or serbert. I would not want a crumbky sugar cookie.
Post # 15
I’m not a cake person so I love weddings that have alternative desserts. I like the cookie idea. Maybe if you’re worried that won’t be enough for people you could have a sweets table with some other desserts? Or you could have a variety of cookies for those who don’t like sugar cookies.
Post # 16
@jenilynevette: LOL, I love the cupcake sandwich idea! I will have to remember that.
@MsJ2theZ: That’s a good idea, to keep them in the refrigerator until serving.
@DomesticDiva: Thanks for your input!
@sxcwed: So, the reason we chose these cupcakes is because they have a thin layer of fudge frosting on the top, instead of the usual 1/2 cupcake, 1/2 frosting proportions that look pretty but are just way too much frosting for me. We tried their white equivalents but the flavor just wasn’t as good. I usually prefer vanilla to chocolate flavors, myself. I’ve tried minis from a couple of local bakeries and wasnt too impressed, but maybe I’ll give it another shot!
@Makemeamrs: Glad to hear the cookie idea might work out okay for some!
@ladyamalthea: LOL, these are definitely tasty cookies, thank goodness! Whether they are tasty enough to tempt people away from chocolate fudge remains to be seen, though. 🙂