At Something New for I Do, we love tradition with a twist! Another fun and easy way to incorporate something new into your big day is by changing up your dessert options. Ask yourself - how important is it that I have an extravagant tired cake on my wedding day? If this tradition is one that you absolutely can’t part with, opt for an equally beautiful mini version so you can have your cake and eat it too (had to)!
The next most popular dessert options, leaning slightly more toward the traditional side, are cupcakes and cake pops. Brides save money with this option - sometimes a forth of the price - by nixing the elaborate cake. According to The Cake’s Truffle’s SaLynda, “By definition a cake pop is a combination of cake and frosting blended into a ball, placed on a stick and then dipped into chocolate or vanilla. However, we would like to think of cake pops as beautiful works of edible art on a stick! They come in many different sizes, shapes and flavors!”
Cake pops by The Cake’s Truffle | Photography by Derek Shane Fotos
Cake pops and other bite size treats, such as cupcakes, can be just as beautiful, displayed on a beautiful tiered cake stand with stunning decorations and colors. The best part - these options are super easy, as there is no messy cake cutting and virtually no clean up. And if there are left overs (which we highly doubt there would be with these delicious balls of heaven), you can simply bring them home as is and save them for later! Cupcakes too, are just as fun and innovative. Spice things up by serving your guests a combination of flavors, frosting and decorations.
Deliciousness by Cakes by Carissa
A pie table, enough said. Other than the rare occasion, many wedding cakes often go uneaten. Whether it’s the not so tasty fondant or the dry cake layers, spending so much money on something that isn’t truly enjoyed by your guests might not be worth it to some brides. With a pie table, multiple options can be offered to satisfy each guest’s sweet tooth. Still beautiful and elegant, you can dress up your pie table with top-notch linens, antique pie cake stands, candles, flower arrangements and more. I’d even argue that pie tables can be even more stunning than cake tables.
Dessert bars and candy bars are also trendy and if done correctly can add quite a bit to the design element of your reception. Candy and sweet nibbles served in different dishes and jars in colors that match your theme are very eye catching and fun. For inspiration and ideas, search Pinterest. Inspiration tip: A Viennese table featuring an array of desserts, miniature cheesecakes, brownies, pies, cookies, individual trifle, mousse and other small plated desserts are displayed for your guests to choose from. This alternative is much more reasonable than other options and a lot more fun.
At Something New for I Do, our hope is that every bride finds a way to make their wedding their own. If you don’t want a cake, choose a pie display or a table of beautifully decorated cheesecakes. Have fun, be creative and don’t settle for traditional if that’s not your style!