Post # 1
My Fiance doesnt like frosting. Its not his thing no matter the type or recipe he just doesnt like it. He said he will eat around it becase he loves cake and such just not the frosting but I want him to enjoy it. We were thinking of maybe doing a cheesecake but the few places we have looked we just dont love the cheesecake, its so so but not what we both love. We were thinking of the Mille Crepes cake from Lady M, has anyone had this? Any other choices that dont have frosting or a buttercream filling other than pie that would make a great substitute?
We will do a regular cake for the guest too if they would care for that because we all know cake is great and will have little take away boxes for our guests. This is just to get ideas for us for the cutting and to enjoy together
Post # 3
“Naked” cakes are very in right now which are cakes without frosting. You can find lots on Pinterest
Post # 4
Does he like rice crispy treats? I’ve seen a trend toward these lately:
Post # 5
Or…as PP mentioned, you could do a naked cake (no frosting):
Or…cake pops (they usually have chocolate outside, not frosting):
Or…there’s Croquembouche (French wedding cake–no traditional frosting):
Or you could do something totally different…like donuts, oreos or macarons!
Post # 6
Angel food cake topped with seasonal berries! 🙂
Post # 7
We’re doing petit fours – I think they will be a hit!
Post # 8
Oh–almost forgot. I also saw photos of weddings that did wedding pies! That was a cute idea for a country/vintage wedding.
Post # 9
We are having a dessert table with Italian and Arabic sweets. This represents our cultures pretty well and also provides a second option, to be honest I never ate a wedding cake I liked. I like the ideas that other people have suggested. There are a lot of French/Italian pastries that are cute and individualized and no frosting in sight!
Post # 10
We did three different kinds of mini pies (like in the picture shown above).
Post # 11
We had two receptions, so two cakes – one croquembouche, and one tiered mille crepes. Both were delicious and well-received.
We ceremonially bruleed the mille crepes before cutting it.
The mille crepes was plated with raspberry gelato and berries. I don’t remember how the croquembouche was served – I think it was just left on the petit fours buffet for guests to help themselves to if and as they wished.
Post # 12
@CelticBeachBride: That’s what we’re doing! A selection of mini pies with labels.
Post # 13
You could do bundt cakes. Most of them don’t have frosting, if anything have a glaze or a chocolate ganache. My mom used to put powdered sugar on them.
I also really wanted an ice cream sundae bar and a caramel apple bar.
Post # 14
@anemone681: I don’t see it as an issue, or a need for an alternative 🙂 I’m also anti-frosting, but I just wipe the majority off, or ‘eat around’ the frosting. No biggie!
Post # 15
Fiance isn’t a fan of frosting either and not much of a cake person come to think of it. so for his grooms cake he is doing a brownie tower. he wants 3 tiers: plain brownies, brownies with walnuts, and cheesecake swirl brownies)
as our wedding favors we are doing mini bundt cakes so that can also be a possiblity.
you can also do donuts, rice krispies, cake pops!
Post # 16
We’re doing a cheese cake! Actual cheese, and serving with crackers and baguettes. Also doing a “cake bar” with mini cakes because my mom insists people “expect cake at a wedding.” But we will cut into our cheese cake for the reception.