Wedding Trends: Alternatives to Wedding Cakes
You may have noticed that wedding cakes tend to take center stage at a wedding reception, as the cake is a symbol that is prominently displayed at wedding receptions. What you may not have noticed is that many wedding guests do not like wedding cake and so the slices of sugary decadence often end up in the trash. If you’re looking for a couple of ideas to replace the wedding cake, or to serve in addition to the wedding cake, here are few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
The Cupcake Makes a Comeback (with a Twist)
Around the country, couture cupcake bakeries are popping up everywhere. These are not your standard Betty Crocker cupcakes either because they come in flavors and designs that almost look and seem too gorgeous to eat (but are as delicious as they look). Cupcakes can also be displayed to simulate cake layers, placed at each place setting or designed into a cupcake buffet table, where guests can choose the flavor they wish. You can just as easily create your own cupcakes (for you DIYers out there) and put them on display. It may be nostalgic of days gone by or something different, but those cupcakes will disappear faster than any slice of wedding cake ever will.
Another option is a wedding buffet or dessert table. Similar to a buffet restaurant, several different dessert options are put on display. Guests can either serve themselves or you can have the wait staff visit guest at their tables and ask which dessert they prefer. Pies, tarts, cakes, ice cream, cookies and more are but some of the options you may have on display.
Cookie or Candy Table
You can also pile a table high with platters of cookies or a myriad of dishes filled with different kinds of candies. Guests can fill up on the sweet treats after the meal and you can even provide favor boxes or bags for guests to take the treats home with them to enjoy later.
The wedding cake is a time-honored tradition. Modern brides and grooms, or couples that are looking to put a new twist on an old tradition, are seeking ways to offer wedding desserts in an innovative manner. Cupcakes, dessert buffets and dessert tables are but a few of the ways to put a new twist on an old way of doing things.