Cake Alternatives From Cupcakes to Lollipops
Who says you need to celebrate your nuptials with cake? Try these wedding cake alternatives.
By Kimberly A. Smith
Cake is not the only dessert option that is appropriate for a wedding. Many couples are looking for alternatives to the traditional dessert, either to be served on their own or alongside a cake. Smaller individual dessert items can offer a better selection to your guests, especially if they are picky eaters or have allergy concerns.
Many bakeries now create elegant wedding cupcakes that can be displayed on a stand resembling a tiered wedding cake. Because they are single servings, you will not be paying the caterers to cut and serve a cake.
A splendid alternative to cupcakes is individually sized cakes. Mini-cakes can be a single decorated cake or tiny two- and three-tiered cakes.
Cookies, cupcakes and petit fours can be served buffet style, letting everyone enjoy their favorite flavors. A dessert buffet can be a stand-alone option or can be combined with a small wedding cake.
Pie offers a large number of varieties so you can satisfy diverse tastes. Some couples save money and offer variety by asking family members to contribute their favorite type of pie to the wedding.
Croquembouche is a traditional French wedding dessert, created from individual profiteroles stacked together in a pyramid. They are held together with caramelized sugar and often finished with fresh flowers, spun sugar or pâte à choux decorations.
Lollipops are a youthful, individually served dessert alternative for weddings. Try looking for a confectioner who will create personalized lollipops to match your wedding colors.
About the Author
Kimberly A. Smith is a freelance writer and a contributor to DexKnows.
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