(Closed) Alternatives to Cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Have you considered petit fours? They are so delicious and don’t taste like cake (or anything else for that matter). We had considered them but found a cake flavor we loved.

There is also croquembouches as well, delicious!

Post # 4
724 posts
Busy bee

I saw an episode of 4 Weddings where they cut the pizza instead of cutting the cake.   I’ve seriously considered doing that myself.  I LOVE pizza!

Post # 5
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, don’t marry anyone who doesn’t like cake 🙂


Kidding, kidding!!

I’d go with whatever you and your Fiance like best. Who cares if it’s not cake? I’m an ice-cream girl, so we had ice-cream. 

Any dessert can be made small and special jsut for the bride and groom and the cutting ceremony and then pieces can be brought out individually to guests, or smaller “table cakes” can be given to everyone else. Or, you can do your special cheesecake or whatever and have a dessert buffet (with extra cheesecakes on it). 

If you like cheesecake, you can make cheesecake cupcakes and tier them. I’ve also been to a wedding that had pies, and those were fantastic. 


Post # 6
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@fishbone:  There is a cheese called Tete a Moine that is traditionally served with a cutter that makes it look like…curly ribbons.  It would look pretty amazing…but it’s just one cheese.  This is what it looks like:

Petit fours is a great idea.  Does he like cookies?  You could get some snazzy cookies made up.  How about…pie…?  A tart?  There are many fancy deserts that are not cake!

Post # 7
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

We did cheesecakes. Neither one of us are big cake people either 🙂

Post # 9
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@fishbone:  what are FI’s favorite desserts?  or – say it’s his b’day – what would he order or get for a dessert?

Post # 10
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Why don’t you have one tier of your cake be a cheesecake?

Post # 11
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

wedding pie something like this 

but maybe a bit more modern

Post # 12
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I personally hate cake too… Hard to believe right??? But we are doing a traditional cake… Fiance loves cake!! Ours is fondant on the outside (yuck) but it can be peeled off to eat…. Inside is a cream cheese caramel cheesecake filling cake… It tasted good when we sampled…. Maybe you can have the cake designer or baker try to accommodate a flavor your fiance likes… Ours also offered a key lime pie cake…. Just something to consider since you mentioned cheescackle and cream cheese! 



Post # 13
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Our groom’s “cake” had a mixture of deserts…you can ignore the bottom rows as they have cupcakes, but the top rows we had cookies and cake balls…

My sister had cheese cake for their grooms cake 

Post # 14
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went to a wedding last summer where the couple scooped ice-cream for their guests. It was awesome. 

We are planning to have a home-made selection of desserts.l I’m asking about a dozen friends/family to make a dessert. If I have a favorite that they make I’m requesting that, otherwise I’m just letting them pick something yummy.

Post # 16
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ieatunicorns:  We’re doing this! I can’t wait, I love cheesecake (and really don’t care too much for cake!).

ETA: You could always have a cheesecake made that mimics a “traditional” wedding cake. I’ve seen companies that do this, and they’re lovely.

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