What do you (honestly) think of this in lieu of cake/cupcakes/candy buffet/etc.?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Strawberry/berry shortcake bar... yay or nay?
    Yup! : (195 votes)
    84 %
    Nope! : (36 votes)
    15 %
    Other (help a sister out by explaining?) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Really cute idea, I’d definitely partake!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    @jwdesiree:  I like that idea! And I would definitely include different kinds of berries and maybe some other toppings like chocolate chips. I went to a wedding once where they had a soft-serve ice cream bar. That might be a good alternative too!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I think as long as you have options for people who don’t like/are allergic to berries, you should be good. Different syrups or something would be nice.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @jwdesiree:  What if they don’t like strawberry shortcake? They are shit out of luck, or you will have another choice? Also, some people are allergic to strawberries or can’t eat them because of stomach issues.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    love it. cake and cupcakes are overdone:)

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  What if they don’t like wedding cake?  This could be applied to anything you serve at your wedding!

     

     

     

    @jwdesiree:  I say yes! We are serving cake because we don’t have any sweet meals that mean anything to us (I mean unless our caterer has an amazing way to do creme brulee for 120).  I think it’s SUPER SPECIAL to do something that actually represents you as a couple. Yes, you need a couple toppings for those who can’t do berries, but shortcake is still cake! Dooooooooo it!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Andthepupmakes3:  Yes, but people usually accomodate for allergies. I’ve never been to a wedding where all they had was cake. Just because it’s the couple’s favourite doesn’t mean it is everyone else’s. I just suggested having other fruits or a different selection. I’ve never heard of it, this is what we have, eat it or eat nothing. Not exactly welcoming 😛

     

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Most people like the personal touches and will find the short cakes lovely and unique.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love this idea! You could do blueberries or blackberries too! I may have to copy you…

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    As long as you have a mix of toppings (for those allergic to berries), I think that is an awesome idea. Who cares if one or two people don’t like shortcake.

    My FI doesn’t like cake, period, and he has never expected anyone to provide some special snowflake alternative dessert for him.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I say go for it! I think as long as you provide plenty of berry options (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry) and maybe even some unusual choices (peach and apple?) and really give your guests plenty of options, they will be able to craft something they love!

    I think many guests love having the choice and the option, and it’s a cute idea!!!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @jwdesiree:  We’re almost date twins! 🙂 Don’t worry about allergies or dessert preferences – some people are allergic to eggs and can’t eat cake at all! I’ve run into a lot of “but so and so doesn’t like beer so we have to have liquor on the bar, this person doesn’t like unhealthy foods so we have to have a salad option” in my planning and I think the best way to handle that is to tell the picky eaters what the options are and let them make their own decisions about food.

    It is YOUR wedding and if strawberry shortcake is something you love and something you will enjoy that day, then go for it! I think it’s a super cute idea and I love that it’s specific to you and your wedding.  I’m having a mac and cheese bar at my reception (it’s a chef attended fresh, homemade mac and cheese station with bacon, onion strings, scallions, etc. that can be mixed in) and my mom hates the idea, but it’s yummy and it’s one of my favorite foods, so we’re having it anyway.  The only exception we made because of one specific person was because of a very severe nut allergy; one of the groomsman is incredibly allergic to nuts so we cut the pecan crusted chicken strips from the menu. Everyone else can eat what’s served 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I have never been to a wedding that had anything but the one dessert — whether cupcakes or cake.  A host’s job is to be accommodating but not to run a restaurant.

     

    Also who the hell doesn’t like strawberry shortcake???  Mmmmmm.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @peachacid:  People with crohns disease for one. They can’t process the seeds (at least the folks I know with it). And I know it’s not a restaurant but I believe in providing comfort to the people I host. Otherwise, why not just have a party by myself with all of my favourite things? That’s how I will always do but people don’t have to agree.

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