Post # 1
Originally, for my dessert bar I was just going to have an epic spread of desserts but after looking at my budget? I was a little over-zealous and so I want to scale back on desserts.
I was thinking of doing a cake and ice cream bar!
So, there’d be 3 types of cake: a white cake w/ plain butter cream (my pretty two-tiered wedding cake), a rich chocolate cake, and a cheesecake. Then there’d be 3 types of ice cream: vanilla, chocolate, and some kind of sorbet. Then a huge assortment of toppings so people can “fancy up” their cake & ice cream just how they want (toppings would include your usual sundae toppings like hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, a ton of fruit, crushed candy bars, etc.).
That way, if your favorite cake has raspberry filling? You can take some white cake and toss some raspberries on there. If your favorite is oreo cheesecake? Take some crushed oreos and sprinkle it on the cheesecake.
Is “cake & ice cream” too birthday-party cliche for a wedding? Ice cream is me + fiancee’s favorite dessert. <br>
Would guests be inclined to take one of each cake? Should I order enough that it is just one slice per person or one slice of each type of cake per person? <br>
Background on the wedding: small (50-60 people) eclectic woodsy mountain wedding, fairly casual, at the end of spring/beginning of summer in the evening.
Post # 3
@kateisstoned: I love it, we are doing a dessert bar with a spread of different cakes, pies, cookis, and brownies and having Cold Stone Creamery cater the ice cream. We are having a summer wedding so ice cream is appropriate.
Post # 4
It would be awesome! The biggest challenge I think would be how to keep the ice cream cold and somewhat cleaned up, probably need to have staff to wipe up drips and messy handles. Cake and ice cream are so good together.
I don’t know what your guests would do, but I can tell you we had WAY too much cake left over!! We had less people take servings than there were guests. We ordered 172 servings of cake for 130 guests (just because of how sizes worked out), and we probably had 60 – 75 servings left. Better than running out though!
We provided take-away boxes and our staff boxed up pieces and we had a cute sign encouraging people to take cake at the end of the night.
Post # 6
Sounds delicious! What about making the cake slices small, with the intention of people having more than one? Maybe a sign reccomeding mixing and matching and putting on your own toppings? So maybe the equivalent of 1 regular slice per person, but making them smaller so there are 2-3 slices per person.
Post # 7
Sounds tasty! If you can have melted peanut butter as well as hot fudge and caramel sauce I’d say do it. But that’s just me (both Fiance and I are all about peanut butter on our ice cream).
Post # 8
I really like this idea! Sounds delicious. I think how much you order will depend on how big the slices are. If the slices are smaller or bite-sized, people may take more and mix in more toppings. If the slices are the same size as like…a traditional piece of wedding cake, I’d probably just take one.
Post # 9
yes, sounds delicious! I agree with PP. being able to try them all sounds kinda fun too…
btw, I think this sounds even better than an “epic” spread! This seems more fun!
Post # 10
Sounds delicious 😉 Who doesn’t love ice cream sundaes!
Post # 13
I think it sounds great! Ice cream sundae bars are always a huge hit on Four Weddings – so much so, my mom insisted (not that I needed much convincing) that I have an ice cream sundae bar for my reception. Ice cream is always great and cake is almost expected at weddings. I say go for it!
Post # 14
Oh heck yes! Man, I’m so wanting a piece of this.
Post # 15
I’m such a sweet tooth so I would love it:)
Post # 16
@kateisstoned: Love it! I’ll be there lol 😉