Post # 1
We had our tasting last night for our buffet! All the food was AMAZING like I wish we could eat there every night!
The chef even let us have a tasting for our late night dessert table which he normally doesn’t do but because I only eat chicken for meat I didn’t get a lot to eat and I really wanted to taste the desserts he let us!
So the desserts were beyond amazing! They are all we could think about. As soon as we got to the car we both said that we liked the desserts better than our wedding cake by 100!
My question would it be weird to only get a small wedding cake (top tier) for us to cut and serve the late night desserts and have a cookie bar later? Cookies were going to be our favor but I was thinking we could do a table with different kinds and leave boxes/bags for people to take home or eat later in the night.
The desserts are:
- Tripple Chocolate Cake
- Italian Lemon Mist Cake
And they are full slices not dinky wedding cake pieces!
Post # 3
screw wedding cake. i heart tiramisu and lemon anything!
Post # 4
Sounds yummy! I don’t think anybody will miss the traditional wedding cake.
Post # 5
I am skipping wedding cake and doing a dessert buffet instead too! All your flavors sound yummy 🙂
Post # 6
We are doing this! Just having a mini dessert buffet that will be self-serve after dinner (and out all night for whenever people want it) instead of a cake. I just don’t like wedding cake… they have to make them so far in advance to be able to decorate and transport, that I always think wedding cake tastes dry and stale. I would much rather serve my guests something that I am excited about! We are having lemon bars, mini ollaliberry tarts, mint brownies, and vanilla poundcake cupcakes with fresh strawberry meringue frosting. Yum!
Post # 7
We almost did this!!! I’m still kind of sad we’re not.
Post # 8
I recently met a former wedding planner. She told me that in her years working with weddings, she saw many, many cakes go right in the trash. She said that cakes are usually a HUGE waste of money. I am not doing a cake (had decided not to long before I met the wedding planner) and now I am very anti-cake. I think you should have one if you really want to, but I’d much rather go in a different direction!
Post # 9
@menobride – I went to a wedding a couple of years ago where the couple paid $3k for a really elaborate cake from a NY celebrity designer. It was a really, really fun wedding, and people were having so much fun dancing and catching up that the bride and groom completely forgot to cut the cake. $3k down the drain (in the trash?).
Post # 10
@septcabride: Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!! That’s ridiculous!!!!!!!
@mishelleez: Ummm yes for the desserts. That’s awesome! We’re doing cupcakes with a mini-cake and we’re not even doing a formal cake cutting type thing. We’re also having a late night dessert buffet, so it’s not just cupcakes, and we’re having dessert served with our dinner. Can you tell who has a sweet tooth?!
Post # 11
I love the idea! I’m not picky about what form my sweets come in, I love them all. So not having a wedding cake wouldn’t be a problem for me. I think you should just go with what you like.
Post # 12
Dont get me wrong I LOVE cake (we got out for cake atleast twice a week). But the desserts just taste so much better that I would rather save the cash on somthing that tastes ok and go with something that was AMAZINGLY good.
Post # 13
Our dinner comes with a dessert buffet complete with cakes, pies, custards, cheesecake, fresh fruit, and a cheese platter. I think there will be way too many desserts than anyone can handle, but we would like to cut a small wedding cake and serve it. My Future Sister-In-Law really wanted to make a cake for us and I’m not stopping her. If we have leftovers, I would be happy to eat the cake over the next year if I had to, lol! I think it wouldn’t be a problem if you had a small cake or a single tier to cut and just serve the dessert buffet to your guests.
Post # 14
We’re having a small novelty cake (Fenway Park!) for us to cut, and large dessert table instead of cake. Anyone can have a piece of our cake if they want it, but we’re really excited for the variety we’ll get with the dessert table.
Your desserts sound wonderful!
Post # 15
I think it’s fine. I was in a friend’s wedding this past weekend and she served different types of brownies from a local company. They were amazing and a fun personal touch!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
We didn’t have a cake, just delicious dessert, and to my knowledge, no one missed it – go with what you love!