Sweet Enough To Eat: Four Dessert Alternatives To Cake For Your Wedding

4 May 2016
 Categories: Food & Cooking, Blog


Making your wedding day stand out doesn't just have to include your dress and decorations. You can make a unique statement at your wedding with your menu. If you want to end your reception meal with a sweet treat alternative to cake, here are a few fun ideas to consider for your big day. Talk to your caterer about these different options to see which ones might work best for your wedding theme and venue.

 Cookies And Milk

For a casual afternoon wedding, skip the formality of a cake-cutting ceremony and hand out milk and cookies to your guests. You can make this idea a bit more upscale by serving milk in a shot glass or wine goblet. Have the cookies packaged in boxes printed with your wedding date on them, and finish off the presentation with a bow. Any guests not wanting dessert at the wedding can take the cookies home.

Cupcake Tower

When you have a traditional cake, you may have to pay anywhere from $1.25 to $1.72 per slice. If you want the taste of a delicious cake but want to save on some of the wedding costs, consider having your baker create a cupcake tower. After the bride and groom serve each other a cupcake, your guests can help themselves. You can have one large cupcake tower, or you can have the bakery create smaller towers that can be placed in the center of each table. By using the cupcakes as centerpieces, you can also cut down on the cost of decorations for the wedding.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

An ice cream sundae bar is a great choice for a summer wedding. Give your guests a chance to keep cool during the reception by helping themselves to cold ice cream. Arrange with your caterer to have a server scoop out the ice cream from refrigerated coolers, and arrange a buffet table filled with fruit, nuts, whipped cream and sprinkles. This option is also ideal if there will be lots of children attending your wedding.

Gourmet Chocolate Tins

You can combine your desserts and your wedding favors by handing out tins or boxes of gourmet chocolates. The boxes can be placed at each table setting before guests arrive, or you can have your servers present the chocolates to each guest after the main course is complete. Be sure to personalize each box or tin of chocolates with a ribbon and a small card thanking each guest for sharing your day with you.

You don't have to have a wedding cake to offer a delicious dessert to your guests. Use these ideas as inspiration, and have fun with your wedding day menu. Ask your caterer for any other suggestions to help make your wedding dessert just as exciting as the rest of your big day.

For more information, contact Alpine Catering Ltd or a similar company.