Alternatives to a Wedding Cake

31 Jul

If you don’t love wedding cakes, why serve one at your reception? Nowadays, wedding desserts be anything, take a look at these ideas:

Push up cake pops. These are the latest in desserts and very popular in the States. They can be filled with cake, cream, fruit and ice cream and they look and taste amazing!

Ice cream bar. Include alcoholic flavours as well so there is something for each guest, young or old! Consider hiring an ice cream bartender to whip up spectacular creations.

Cupcake Tower. A tower of cupcakes is right on trend right now, it´s cute, modern and makes no mess!

– Candy Bar. The options are virtually limitless! Everyone enjoys traditional favorites like M&Ms, chocolate-covered raisins, Gummy Bears, Red Hots, Sweet Tarts and rainbow-colored lollipops, all of which are obtainable in bulk. Or, you can provide candies in colors that match your wedding hues.

– Wedding Pie. Pick pies to represent the season, peach, blueberry and key lime pies are great for summer weddings, and apple, chocolate or pecan pies are best for winter ones. Provide whipped cream and ice cream too.

– Cookie bar. A selection of your favourite biscuits is bound to be a success!

– Croquembouche Tower. The name croquembouche, which means “crunch in the mouth,” refers to the hard caramel that coats delicate puffs of pate a choux filled with vanilla cream. It is typical of France and you can serve madeleines, macaroons, and raspberry verrines around it to add even more oh la lá to your day.

Strawberry shortcake. Need I say more? This is a great pudding, and a favourite with most.

Donuts. Both adults and children will love this, but if you just want it for the little ones, replace the centerpiece at kids’ tables with an enticing display of these sugary treats.

– Dessert Buffet. A slice of wedding cake concludes your special day on a deliciously festive note. But if you love desserts, why stop there? Indulge your fantasies and have a dessert buffet with all of your favourites!

– Chocolate Bar. A selection of diminutive chocolate desserts can be served alone or alongside a chocolate wedding cake or fondue.

– Fruits Towers. Think truffles, marzipan fruits, chocolate-dipped apricots, cherries and strawberries and almond cookies.

(Images by Martha StewartPiece-a-cake & Wedding Window)

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