Post # 1
I am not a fan of wedding cakes or even cakes for that matter. My groom and I hardly eat sweets. Plus I think it’s ridiculous to have to pay $4.50 per slice for the wedding cake when I can spend that money on something I rather have more.
What are some other ideas for non-traditional wedding cakes? Possibly a buffect of different cakes & pies? Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
Post # 3
have you looked into wedding cupcakes? i LOVE this idea but sadly my husband does not…
Post # 4
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
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
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 Brother-In-Law 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
@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
@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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
Having a dessert & candy buffet is another way to go! It’s all about satisfying the sweet tooth!
Post # 16
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.