(Closed) Dessert buffet instead of big wedding cake! Small cake to cut?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Love your idea, but I’m probably biased because we aren’t doing a big cake either and instead we are doing the dessert table too!  My mom is making her fabulous sugar cookies that people would kill for but they will be in the shapes of sunflowers (my main flower) and little pickup trucks (FI wanted a truck somewhere in the wedding so this is it!) and she will ice them all intricately–she’s crazy but yeah for me(!)–and they are going to be adorable.  We will put eat cookie in a small clear bag and tie it off and put one on each place setting alternating the sunflowers with trucks.  The dessert table will be various fruit pies, lemon bars, brownies and who knows what else right now.  I’d love some cheesecake too! 🙂

I think if you want the full cake cutting experience, go for it!  Put it on a higher pedestal so it stands a little taller and I think it would be great!  We are just going to feed each other a bite of pie (on fork!) instead though.  If you really want to have the cake a year from now just make sure you wrap it up good and well or it’ll taste like crap! OY!  I’ve heard wrapping it in suran wrap twice then foil twice and putting in a good plastic container works well.  If not, and you don’t want to deal with saving it (some people don’t have a lot of freezer space) then by all means cut that sucker up and let people eat it up. 🙂  Since you are having a dessert bar it is what it is, it’s a bar, and some people may not get one of everything (hope not, that’d be a lot!) but I’m sure someone will inhale the cake.  You can also maybe have the same cake made for your one year anniversary instead of saving it too–just an idea.  As for flavors, what about a spice cake or red velvet?  The icing could be a pretty cream color with red icing or orange or something with flowers or just detailing.

Post # 5
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@FirefightersWife2Bee: I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!

I am having a big wedding cake only because I know I can get a GREAT deal on it – my art teacher does wedding cakes on the side, the most expensive she has done was $250 and these are an example of her cakes:

So needless to say I’m pretty excited!!! At my dessert reception I’m having my cake, I’m making cake balls, and I do believe I’m ordering brownies and cookies from a bakery, along with a few other things I haven’t decided on yet. I’m also making an easy dessert – cutting swiss rolls into slices, freeze them, and garnishing them with cherries. DELICIOUS…

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