Alternative Wedding Desserts

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Multi-tiered cakes have always been one of the most traditional parts of a wedding celebration—everyone has seen the photo of a bride coyly trying to get away from the groom attempting to feed her cake.  But what if you want to forgo the “cake in the face” photo and put a new spin on the wedding dessert? There are so many alternatives to a traditional tiered-cake, the possibilities are endless!

Go Miniature:  Bite-sized desserts are all the rage.  Think cupcakes, petit fours, cake pops, macarons. The good thing about going bite-sized is that you can have a variety of flavors and treats, and just about any dessert can be miniaturized.

Think About Breakfast: Donuts, pancakes, waffles, think breakfast-style sweet treats.  With brunch weddings as a hot trend for 2016, these breakfast treats work perfectly as a wedding cake alternative.  Do a donut tower, or a pancake and waffle bar with a variety of toppings and syrups.  Chances are, your guests will love having a little breakfast indulgence at night.


Savory: For a true departure from the wedding cake, think about a cheese display (or cheese “cake”!).  While it is a little non-traditional, serving cheese for dessert is a great way to incorporate some European flair into your day.  Keep it sweet by pairing the cheese with various honeys, jams, and fruits.

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