Post # 1
Sometime last week, I was reading an article about how to save money on your wedding. Normally I don’t like reading these because the suggestions are no-brainers and undesirable, but I found this list to be quite good. One of the suggestions was to have just a small cake made for you and the groom to cut, and have a sheet cake in the kitchen to serve to your guests. Then I thought that instead of the sheet cake, I might like to serve cupcakes or something.
Yesterday, my FH and I were at Cocola, a high-end Bay Area patisserie, and we saw that not only did they make affordable wedding cakes, but they also had the most delicious-looking tarts and mousses. We figured out that serving mousse would be less expensive than serving wedding cake to all our guests, so now that’s probably what we’ll do. I’m super excited!
Here’s the article: http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/budget/save-money-wedding-00000000006530/index.html
Post # 3
We only had a tiny cake for cutting and had a mini dessert buffet table. I never saw the table or ate any of it 🙁 but I hear it was great! I know they had pecan pie tartlets, fruit tartlettes, cookies, truffles, fruit, cheesecake slivers and several other mini things. People liked they could have 2-3 different small desserts instead of one slice of cake.
Post # 4
we sort of did this… just posted this pic in a thread a few minutes ago. we did bundt cakes, for about $1.75 per person, and we had 8 different flavors for our guests to choose from. i really wanted cake that tasted good, and wasn’t really concerned with the aesthetics of it. our cakes were from nothing bundt cakes, and they were soo delicious!
Post # 5
We’re sort of doing this. We are having a dessert buffet with all sort of mini desserts for people to sample. We’re also having a cheese wheel cake and that’s what we’re cutting. that will be accompanied by fruit.