(Closed) Non-Traditional Wedding Cake

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

have you looked into wedding cupcakes? i LOVE this idea but sadly my husband does not…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What kind of desserts do you like?  You could serve almost anything you wanted in lieu of wedding cake: pies, brownies, smores, cobblers, crisps, cookies, whoopie pies.  Pick what you like and go for it!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

There is someone on the bee that is doing a cheesecake buffet, I can’t remember who. Anyway, I LOVE the idea of different cheesecakes. Mmmmm. I’d snarf down some cheesecake. lol

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are in a similar boat. I don’t like the taste of most wedding cakes, and really hate fondant. So, my mom is going to make us a funfetti cake and my BIL is going to decorate it. We are only use this cake to cut and feed each other. We are then going to get cakes from costco and serve those because they make amazing cake and way better price!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@zippylef:  We are doing a three tier, three flavor cheesecake wedding cake, but we almost did a buffet instead!  I always thought it would be really neat to do like a cheesecake sundae buffet where you have vanilla or chocolate cheesecake and then offer toppings galore: hot fudge, whipped cream, fruit sauces, nuts.  Yum.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

@rachel_leigh- Well, I’m just going to have to mosey on up to Portland and crash your wedding then! lol. Man, I love cheesecake. The cheesecake sundae buffet is an awesome idea.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could just do several different flavored round cakes on different levels. So rather than having a traditional stacked cake buy 4-5 12″ round cakes and put them on risers. That way you can have all different flavors and frostings – but round cakes can be purchased for WAY less than a stacked cake.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think you can have any kind of dessert you want. Just make sure you have enough of it! When people serve themselves cake at a buffet, they will probably take more than one slice. I’ve tasted a lot of bad wedding cakes in my time and think that you’d do well to offer another kind of dessert (or desserts) that fit in with your theme/you and your FI’s tastes.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think we’re doing cupcakes. Of course, cheesecake, pies, brownies, and cupcakes were all discussed. We’re doing a cutting cake and then tons of different flavored cupcakes.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I do not get the whole traditional displaying and cutting the wedding cake thing . . . I just want to provide my guests with something to satisfy their sweet tooth.  Here are some ideas I have:

Exciting Ideas:

Do a selection of trifles using fruits that mirror your wedding colors (http://janeausteninvermont.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/a-trifle-for-your-holiday-table/).

Make your own icecream, gelato, or sorbet (http://www.ecreamery.com/) – although this might run more expensive than you want.

More generic-type options:

Have fruit pies, brownies, home-made donuts, your favorite homemade/traditional desserts (my favorite is a pineapple upsidedown cake with lots of cherries!), a cookie bar, a candy bar, cheesecakes (the grooms cake for my guy = godiva chocolate cheesecake, he’s favorite), fresh fruit with a chocolate mousse . . . I could keep going if you need!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re not doing cake at all. We are having a dessert buffet. For the same price as one cake, we are getting NINE different dessert choices, and there will be about 5 desserts per guest (not all guests will want all nine).

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

BEST wedding “cake” I ever had… they served each person a warm cookie and a kahlua-filled drink (it was like an adult milkshake). Clearly not oK if you have under 21 years old guests but you could always do milkshakes for them!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Having a dessert & candy buffet is another way to go! It’s all about satisfying the sweet tooth!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re going to do a viennese table with a selection of mini french pastries, fresh fruit, mouses, and petite fours. We will also have a small 1 tier cake for the cake cutting.

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