Some Ideas For Wedding Cake Alternatives
Queen Victoria was very much a trendsetter. Not only did she bring about the tradition of white wedding dresses, but she also was the first to have a tiered white wedding cake. Made of English fruit cake covered with thick white icing in fancy ornate decoration many brides became inspired and followed in her footsteps. We, wedding videographers from Los Angeles know that weddings of today still continue to have tiered cakes, often of different varieties such as lemon, chocolate or vanilla. Colored icing and their choice of decoration often tie in with their color theme or wedding theme. Some couples choose to go for a novelty cake inspired by something they are passionate about.
But what if you want something a bit different or you’re not cake lovers yourselves? The cake is often served up as part of the dessert, so simply use your imagination as to what tickles your tastebuds for pudding. There are so many alternatives from ice cream and sorbets, cheesecake to a cheese board inspired cake or cupcakes and cake pops. They could possibly save you money and if you’re a whizz in the kitchen you could make them yourselves. Here’s are some inspirational ideas for you to contemplate and make your mouth water!
- A towering stack of doughnuts – various fillings and icings in an array of colors to coordinate with your theme.
- A mountain of profiteroles – simple yet very effective.
- Cake pops – all foods taste better on a stick!
- Candy table – your guests will love being able to self serve themselves to a variety of sweeties.
- Pie table – satisfy everyone’s taste buds with an assortment of home-baked pies.
- Ice cream bar/van – perfect for a Summer wedding. Have a range of flavors and toppings to suit all tastes and let your guests get stuck in. Hire an ice cream van for that vintage/retro touch.
- Cupcakes – very popular at the moment they can be created to fit in with your wedding day theme. Easy to make and already in individual portions ready to eat there and then or take home. They look superb stacked up on various stands.
- Wedding cheesecake – tiered with a wide selection of your favorite cheeses from around the world.
- Biscuit or cookie cake – construct your favorite cookie or biscuit into a cake and simply add your topper. A tower of Oreo cookies would look stunning!
- Chocolate fountain – the chocolate is often available in a host of colors to fit in with your day, then simply choose an assortment of dippers from strawberries, fudge, doughnuts, banana, grapes, marshmallows and profiteroles.
- Cheesecake – with so many varieties to choose from there is something to tickle everyone’s tastebuds. Stack them up in tiers to give that traditional wedding cake look.
- Croquembouche – a popular French dessert that is traditionally served at weddings. This pastry-dish is made from filled choux balls that are piled into an impressive cone tower. Filled with cream or chocolate and then drizzled with caramel. Irresistible!
- Petit Fours – tiny and pretty confections, cakes, biscuits, meringues, pastries and macaroons. They are often decorated with fondant, icing and chocolate. Multi-colored and decorated however you want, you could even design them so they look like details from your wedding dress, or for more color, your bridesmaids’ dresses.