(Closed) Alternative to a traditional wedding cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve seen lots of people do pies, cookie tables, whatever dessert floats your boat.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Pies? giant cookies or a neopolitan dessert pops? 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We hated all the wedding cakes we tasted. One would say that clearly something is wrong with us, but they just weren’t that good — certainly no better than Duncan Hines. I’m actually rarely impressed with wedding cakes, TBH. So we’re going to get a selection of cakes, pies, and cheesecakes from our favorite local bakery/restaurant. People can choose something they like, and we won’t be paying the ridiculously over-inflated “wedding” costs that get tacked on to things.

ETA: Oh, and since we’re getting married in Western PA, there will also be a cookie table. 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We’re doing a cupcake tower, but we love cake.

You could do a variety of things. Cupcakes, cookies, tarts, fresh fruit. I’m sure some of the guests will appreciate there being cake, but you can have lots of other options.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh, I forgot to add that croquembouche is very popular where I’m from.  It’s a very elegant dessert. 

 

or you could have a macaron tower

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in a quandry about this too. I love the idea of mini-pies/tarts, but I’d love to find something a little more unique with an extra wow-factor (that won’t break the budget). As we’re having an h’ors d’oeurves reception, a little finger-food type sweet snack seems perfect.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Desert bar! We’re making it unique by having family members contribute the desserts they make that Fiance and I like.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re in the same boat too.  We don’t really like cake and found that most weddings we’ve been to lately no one really cares much about eating cake.  We might skip the cake all together or have a smaller cake to cut for pictures and maybe some cupcakes.  We keep changing our mind..

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Cheese cakes are pretty popular here atm.. and i dont mean cheescake the dessert…

 

You could serve it with lots of crackers, and a variety of nice chutneys..

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

We had a wedding pie! We got married at a cabane a sucre (Sugar shack, where they make maple syrup) and had a tarte au sucre (maple sugar pie) so it fit our theme! It came with our venue/meal so it saved us a lot of money. I dressed up the “cake” table with old photos from past family weddings.

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Wannabee

I’m thinking about doing a brownie cake.  I think it would be fun and different, plus my fiance loves brownies.  I’m trying to track down examples, has anyone come across any images of one?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a friend do brownies…

Another friend did cheesecakes and a dessert bar…

You could always do a candy bar…

Pies are pretty popular right now…

I love the rice krispies cake! So cute 🙂

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