Post # 1
Fiance and I are having a small (80ish) person wedding in October. We’re pretty non-traditional and were thinking of serving our guests cupcakes instead of a cake — but I’m learning cupcakes are ‘in’ and I don’t want to do anything like that.
Do you ladies have any alternative ideas to cupcakes or a cake? If not, what would you prefer at a reception? Thanks!
Post # 3
I’ve heard of a few people doing doughnut cakes. They’re are tons of pictures online, and they look really cute and tasty. It’s tempting and really different.
Post # 4
We’re doing bread pudding and tiramisu- a “Desert Buffet” if you will. Because Fiance loves tiramisu and I love bread pudding. Maybe show off your personalities in your deserts? Our caterer also mentioned that alot of their weddings have used cannolis. :o)
Post # 5
Well if the cupcakes were originally what you were wanting to do, then why are you against them? Only because they are trendy now? If having them is going to make it easier,practical,and maybe even help with your budget, i’d go for them.
Post # 6
You could try a traditional dessert dish from your ancestery or from a country you both enjoy. Croquembouche are an off-the-beaten path favorite. You could also talk with a baker you like/want and see what their non-traditional favorite is to make. I wouldn’t worry about what’s “in” as most of your guests have no idea what is trendy and what isn’t at weddings. Just pick something you will enjoy.
Post # 7
i agree with toffee – most guests dont go to that many weddings and know what is “trendy” and isnt, we just do because we are in the midst of planning. do what you feel fits yall best, and people will love it no matter what! 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We’re doing cupcakes! They are definitely a bit of a trend right now, but my view on that is that most of your guests probably aren’t as immersed in the wedding world as we are. Many of my guests don’t go to very many weddings each year, so it’s possible they’ve never seen cupcakes at a wedding!
Post # 9
is there a dessert you both really like? some people use cheesecake, or a pie bar. i don’t think anything’s wrong with doing cupcakes just because they’re “in” if that’s what you like. we’re doing croquembouche because i’m not into cake, and our chef is french so he’ll make an amazing croquembouche. and i think they’re beautiful.
Post # 10
We are doing cupcakes and I think most people won’t know they are trendy because only people getting married read wedding blogs as much as we do. I also made cupcake sticks to put in each one to make them unique.
Post # 11
I love the idea of cupcakes in these cute little doilies!
Post # 12
(Sorry about the double photo!)
Post # 13
I was originally doing cupcakes, but am now thinking about Cake Balls!
Post # 14
The vast majority of people that attend your wedding will have no idea what is “in” in weddings
Post # 15
We are doing individual cakes:
Post # 16
We will most likely do cupcakes and a small layer cake for us two. Our favorite bakery is a 3 hour drive from our wedding site. If you like it, do it anyway!