(Closed) Alternative to wedding cake? Need advice :)

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think skipping cake is lame as long as you have some dessert.  I love cake though, so yeah, I’d be sad to not see any.  I don’t eat much dessert normally but I love to eat it at weddings.  I think 80% of cake going uneaten is a little bit of an extreme though, I could see maybe 30% being leftover.  I’ve been to weddings where they ran out of cake.

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re doing a traditional cake, as well as a pie bar and dessert popcorn bar (i.e. rasberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll flavored).

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Elrodien:  I’m actually having a dessert only reception. That’s right *gasp* no food, just dessert. It will be of a time of night that is after dinner time, and will be printed somewhere in with the invitations of a “dessert only reception”…. so they know ahead of time not to expect food.

 

Anyway…we are offering a very small wedding cake, pies, fruit tartllets, lemon bars, and cookies. You really can serve whatever you like…..it’s your wedding…! Offer them somesort of dessert of whatever you choose.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I totally vote little mini desserts instead!  We are doing donuts, but we’re having a brunch reception, so it’s more normal haha…but I realized early on the planning process that I have NEVER eaten a piece of wedding cake, ever, because I’ve always been too full by then.  So I really didn’t see the point in getting one for ours!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

One of the cake bakers I contacted said that you could save a lot by having a small cutting cake and a large sheet cake in the same flavor that would be cut in the kitchen and brought out to guests. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Elrodien:  My buffet style meal includes 3 different desserts. Those will be along with my weddigncake/cupcake tier and candy. We are having a “sweets bar” cupcakes, tarts, cheesecake, pound cake, guava duff and several different kinds of candy. We are also including take home plates for the treats since we are having a good amount of food.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We just did cake pops. There were lots of other desserts so we figured nobody would really miss a slice of cake.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve heard PIE POPS are all the rage with weddings lately, but haven’t seen any on the bee. Maybe check into that since it seems pretty unique still?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with PPs that dessert shouldn’t be skipped. I hate the traditional wedding cake idea so we’re doing a mini cake to cut, cupcakes, cookies, and macarons for guests to all enjoy. We will have little take out boxes and cookie sleeves for people who would prefer to take theirs home instead.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Elrodien:  Mini cupcakes!  I went to a wedding that had mini cupcakes and cheesecake bites in a variety of flavors and it was AMAZING and great to be able to choose a few flavors 🙂

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