(Closed) Help me to replace a Chocolate Fountain!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee

We had a dessert station table/buffet and it was great. it had mini pies, tarts, chocolates, cookies, etc.  We only had a small cake for the cake cutting ceremony which we ate for breakfast the next day since we didnt serve it.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

We did a candy buffet, which was SUPER popular with our guests. We did that and our wedding cake. We felt it was fitting since we got married at Halloween. Our buffet had a “trick or treat” feel with all the kinds of candy you wold expect to get in your bag on Halloween.

If you’re looking for something really unique and still dessert-y, why not look into a s’mores bar?

http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/2011/05/10/smores-bar/

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its popular from where i come from to do cookie/dessert tables. We are having one and also having a candy buffet.

We thought about a chocolate fountain but opted out for your same reasons.

🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can have a fruit pyramid. I attended a wedding that had pyramids of chocolate covered strawberries

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had desserts coming out the wazoo.  Ok, actually we just had 3 kinds: wedding cake (duh), an ice cream bar, and a chocolate fountain.  Might’ve been overkill, but at the beginning it was really just a choice between a regular dessert table and the ice cream sundae bar.  They all went over really well with the guests.

So, if you want a dessert bar with a variety of things, I say go for it!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Instead of the chocolate fountain you can do the ice cream sundae bar, or a crepe/flambe station (ie cherries jubilee) or even a breakfast station (I’ve got all of these for my wedding along with the chocloate fountain LOL). 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

icecream bar or fresh cinnamon donuts cart

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Kamazing: Desert buffets can be amazing if done correctly, I know a bride who had a make your on sunday station, make your own flavored milkshake, choose cake, etc. and then all kinds of deserts her and her mom made.  It can be really nice if you put just a little thought in it.  I agree with you on the chocolate fountain thing though, I am not the impressed, they are messy, and most of the time the chocolate that is in them tastes bad.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My FH doesn’t care for cake at all so I have been searching for alternatives. One of my favorite ideas is a cheesecake bar. My ex Mother-In-Law suggested that we take desert plates with plain cheesecake and have bowls of different toppings. Costco makes Phe.nom.en.al cheesecake and it is very reasonably priced. This coupled with a pie bar and a small wedding cake should be more than enough to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. (Our venue’s owner suggested a chocolate fountain, she has one we could use, but because 1/3 of our guests are children I am saying no way!) 🙂 Good luck & just keep an open mind.

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