Wedding cakes come in all different shapes, sizes and flavors to suit the tastes of the bride and groom, but what if you simply don't want a towering cake at your event? These days, more people seem to be leaning toward unconventional desserts for their weddings, whether it's a delectable array of cupcakes or an endless variety of cookies. If you want to do something different and wow the crowd on your big day, consider the following ideas.
Instead of getting a four-tier wedding cake, why not fill up a four-tier display with beautifully-designed cupcakes? SheKnows.com reports that more people are going this route as the cupcake craze sweeps across the country. Bakers have taken cupcake designing to a new level, incorporating everything from glitter to decorative fondant into their treats to make for an eye-catching treat. Instead of taking one big bite after another out of a cake, consider a series of smaller ones and opt for cupcakes.
Who says that cake has to be the only option at a marital affair? Pies are a big staple in American desserts, so it's only natural that they play a role in weddings. If you want to step outside of the box on your big day, consider a wedding pie rather than a cake. Whether you choose to have your grandmother bake it or you order it online, your guests are sure to appreciate the down-home goodness of your dessert.
A dessert buffet is another option that many brides and grooms are choosing these days to accommodate the wide range of palettes at their event. The word "buffet" may not emanate elegance, but Martha Stewart Weddings states that there are ways to take a dessert buffet to the next level. Consider displaying your cookies, wedding strawberries and macaroons on glass or silver platters to give them the luxurious look you desire. Complement them with elegant napkins and silverware for everyone to use while chowing down.
If you're hosting your wedding in the middle of the summer, what better way to help you and your guests cool off than with an ice cream bar? Similar to the dessert buffet, this gives everyone a wide array of options to choose from. This option as works perfectly with casual weddings or those who have guest lists full of families with children. Just remember to provide everyone with numerous toppings to choose from to keep them happy!