Post # 1
I’m looking for ideas for an alternative to a traditional wedding cake. I’ve thought of maybe doing cupcakes, but both my fiancé and I don’t really like cake. I’m looking for some totally out of the box ideas. Any suggestions ladies?
Post # 3
I’ve seen lots of people do pies, cookie tables, whatever dessert floats your boat.
Post # 4
Pies? giant cookies or a neopolitan dessert pops?
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
Desert bar! We’re making it unique by having family members contribute the desserts they make that Fiance and I like.
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
@louisianablue: Ooh that macaroon tower looks so pretty!
@shalynnmarie: I’m kinda liking the idea of having different pies. I think that would fit in well with our venue. We’re getting married at a ranch
Post # 13
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.
Post # 14
Here are two that I’ve found…Would you just go to a traditional baker to make this “cake”?
And then there’s this one….which kind of reminds me of The Simpsons, which my fiance loves
Post # 15
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
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 🙂