Post # 1
Hello Everyone! I’m trying to brainstorm some ideas for desserts. I like the traditional idea of cutting the cake and feeding each other but I don’t want to spend over $1000 on a cake that probably won’t even taste that good. I am thinking of getting a small cake we can decorate and cut then have It’s-It’s Ice Cream sandwiches for all our guest’s. It’s-It’s are my fiance and my favorite dessert and I thought it would be a fun way to make it personal. I’m trying to think of a cute way to display and share why we are having the ice cream bars. And maybe a cute way to pass them out after we cut a slice of the small cake. It is a cost-saving plan but I want to make it seem more like a fun personal touch that doesn’t look tacky. Any thoughts? Thank you!
Post # 2
I think renting an ice cream cart would be cute. Have a variety of ice cream for your guests to choose from. However, I have no idea how costly this would be.
Your ice cream idea is cute too. As a guest, I wouldn’t care whether I got to eat cake or ice cream.
For my wedding, I just purchased a small cake for the cake cutting and the kitchen staff just cut up a sheet cake in the back. So it definitely didn’t add up to $1,000.
Post # 3
I’m not a big fan of ice cream sandwiches, but agree with PP that an ice cream cart would be a super cute idea.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I love the idea of renting out an ice cream cart. That is such a fun and sweet idea
Post # 5
I think it is fine. I like ice cream. I wouldn’t be wild about having it in sandwich form as I tend to be a slow eater and anything like ice cream cones or sandwiches drip down my arm and create a sticky mess before I’m even half way through – that definitely would not be fun all dressed up. I would prefer ice cream in a dish.
I’d also like to dispel the notion that cake has to be expensive. You don’t have to spend $1000 on cake. Only if you want intricately decorated fondant covered tiered “wedding” cake in a variety of flavors. But you can get sheet cakes from anywhere. Grocery stores can do nicely decorated cakes, local mom & pop bakeries usually have outstanding prices, and nearly everyone in my crowd loves Costco cakes (they’ve been at three recent weddings). A half sheet cake there is $20. You could basically feed just under 250 people for $100 plus the cost of membership if you don’t have a friend with one.
Post # 6
Ice cream sandwiches sounds like a hige mess.
Post # 7
janelb19 : if people don’t know It’s-it they can’t really comprehend how big of a deal these ice cream sandwiches are. I think it’s a great idea. Guests will love it! Especially if you have different flavors for them to choose from and it’s passed around in a frozen cart similar to a paletero or ice cream man.
Post # 8
I second the ice cream cart! we had a popsicle stand at our rehearsal dinner (it was a big reception outside) and it was a huge hit.
Post # 9
Ice cream is my all time favourite dessert so I had to look these up online. Rave reviews for the It’s It’s company….but not available in Canada 🙁 So now I’m bummed…..
lol but back to you and your wedding, I think it sounds like a great idea 🙂 and if an ice cream cart is affordable to rent, that’s super-cute. If not, you could DIY decorate a little ice cream stand to serve them from
Post # 10
I think some PPs have never had an It’s-It before! I’m not a big ice-cream sandwich fan, but It’s-It is a whole different category. Go for it! They’re delicious! I love the ice-cream truck idea, however a cute announcement about how it is “the favorite dessert of FI+janelb19” will even do the trick!
Post # 11
annabananabee : I thought about doing a small cake or fake cake with costco sheets in the back. All the bakers i’ve reached out to charge starting $4 per “serving” for fake cakes as well. Bay Area prices are crazy.
Post # 12
Googled.them and they look AMAZING!
By The Way Groupon has an amazing deal on the it’s-it icecream sandwiches, I’d order a bunch and have family order them too. Then freeze em until wedding time.
Post # 13
Those sound amazing. I couldn’t have one because of the carbs – but YUM
Post # 14
janelb19 : It’s a delicious idea! The ice cream cart idea is great also, and provided you could maneuver it with your husband around the tables to hand them out to your guests, it would be a wonderful way to have a few moments with them (it’s so common at weddings that the couple doesn’t have the chance to greet all their guests). You could also then have the chance to mention why you chose ice cream as dessert.
Post # 15
I don’t like ice cream, and dislike the idea of trying to eat an ice cream sandwich while dressed up in a cocktail dress, as ice cream is so runny/messy/sticky. (I’m also a San Francisco bee, so I’ve had It’s-It’s before. Wasn’t impressed,but then again, I don’t like ice cream much.)
I also LOVE cake and am always sad when there is a “stunt cake” for cutting only or only enough cake for the bridal party, etc.
Will you have an alternative for anyone lactose intolerant or vegan?