Friday, January 28, 2011

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My!

The wedding cake: seen by most as one of THE focal points of the wedding reception (and a tasty one at that!). As appealing as wedding cakes are, not everyone starts drooling at the sight of a rich vanilla cake or even a three-tiered whimsical masterpiece. Cakes as the wedding dessert of choice have become the traditional pick, and even with the many options they can borderline the mundane. So, for those of you looking to veer off the typical eating path, even just slightly, here are some options to consider for your upcoming nuptials:

Pie in the Sky

With dozens of delicious flavors to choose from, there is a pie to satisfy almost everyone of your guests: vegan, meringue, chocolate, fruit filled, cream, etc. You can choose to have assorted pies on tiered cake stands or a buffet-style 'pie' table flanked with flowers, candles, or whatever form of decoration you choose. An added bonus is that pies are less costly than cakes.

Cupcakes Galore

Who doesn’t enjoy a cupcake? This treat is becoming quite the popular confectionery at weddings. Cupcakes can be arranged on a stand, stacked together to create a cupcake cake, and even spell out your wedding date. And if you choose to have a variety of cupcake options, your guests are more likely to find the cupcake that satisfy their sweet tooth. To give each cupcake a personal flair, how about personalizing each individual cupcake with its own special design, cupcake topper, flower….it’s up to you. When it comes to presentation and variety, the possibilities are endless.

Cake Pops

If you love a good wedding cake but want to put a twist on it, why not incorporate the absolutely adorable cake pops in the sweet portion of your reception. These bite size cake balls on sticks make for perfect finger treats. They’re just cute and sweet enough to tempt even those guests vowing to stay away. Simply put, they take the cake! .

Cookie, Cookie, Cookies

When you think of wedding sweets, cookies may not seem the go-to revolutionary and unique treat. But if you love a great cookie, it may be a good idea to share that love affair with your guests. You can arrange a colorful display of assorted cookie options that look as appealing as the cookies are tasty. For something a little different, have a giant gourmet cookie cake. You'd be surprised how a cookie can be transformed to fit your wedding. Never underestimate the power of a cookie.


Mmmmm, donuts….at a wedding? It feels weird putting doughnuts and weddings in the same sentence let alone trying to picture them as a match made in heaven. But you have to admit, it makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? You can choose from a wide variety of doughnuts and mix and match them to create the ultimate doughnut cake.

Whether you’re looking to surprise your guests with something off-the-wall or simply compliment your wedding cake, consider having these treats at your wedding.

(Photo Credits: Brosnan Photographic, Weddingcollections, Bakerella, Eleni NYC, Wedding Bee, Budget Bride, Dog N Bird, East Side Bride, Yum Sugar, The Knot)

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