(Closed) Need help with Dessert/Cake dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it makes total sense to add more desserts then just a cake, if that is what you want. If your budget allows it, then I think it’s fine to go ahead and order a small cake which is already part of your hotel catering package for guests to enjoy, you might as well if its included,  plus it gives you something to cut if you are into the cake cutting tradition. And then seperately add a dessert spread of other non-cake items that you like. Since it sounds like your venue/caterers will allow you to bring your own desserts, as long as they aren’t covering the costs, then I say go for it.

As a side note: I am a HUGE HUGE dessert/sweet tooth. We had a three tier cake plus an entire viennese dessert bar at my wedding. Everyone enjoyed both cake and non-cake desserts (our dessert bar had three types of cookies, tiramasu squares, cake pops, chocolate dipped strawberries and fruit, flan/custard, and lemon squares.)

Don’t worry it will all work out, as long as you are happy with the desserts you want to offer, your guests will be too.

Good luck!

Post # 5
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


Oh I completely understand! I am a tragic sweet tooth, love baking, but really hate cake! 

I think that if your budget allows it, order a separate dessert in addition to the cake. It’s important to you – so its worth it. An ice cream sundae bar is always well enjoyed – just get a couple of different flavours of ice cream, then go crazy with different toppings.. Would be really fun to shop for! If you’re struggling budget-wise, you could always ask a few friends/relatives to help out.. A lot of women (especially older) have a ‘signature’ dish that I’m sure they would be really excited to make for you. Mini chocolate mousses, cheesecake slice, strawberry mascarpone slice, even easy-peasy rocky road would be an amazing dessert buffet and people always love a bit of variety. 

On a completely different note, is there any way to get the bakery to make a cake that’s less ‘cake-y’? Like a fudge/mousse cake or cheesecake or similar? It still won’t be exactly what you’relooking for, but might be a bit of a compromise. 

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