I’m officially obsessed with cake displays and all things mini. When it comes to wedding desserts people automatically think tall, multi-tiered cakes. Some think you must have a wedding cake because what else would you have?! Cupcakes have pushed their way into the all-important dessert slot on many wedding menus but are slowly making their way out. So what are other alternatives?
Take that traditional wedding cake and stop stacking the layers on top of each other already! Take each layer, make it unique, and place each one on a different funky cake stand. It creates the most beautiful table and is sure to wow your guests. You can incorporate your wedding color and theme in the cakes along with the stands and fabrics that surround them.
You can also combine the cakes with other delectable treats such as Whoopie Pies (huge trend), macaroons, meringues, or any other desserts that delight your taste buds (while looking adorable of course).
Don’t like cake at all? Then skip the cake and go for a full dessert bar, or opt to serve each table their own little tier of assorted after-dinner delights. Mini pies are always another good alternative and who doesn’t love pie?! After all, nobody ever said you have to serve cake at a Wedding!
In case your mother hates the idea of leaving out this nuptial tradition, opt for a small inexpensive cake just for her place setting to make her feel special and to show her you didn’t forgo it all together.
From top: Mini eclairs, dessert verrines, mini lemon curd tartlets and cannolis, all on silver platters; non-traditional cake display; whoopie pies; creme puffs and eclaires; personal pies and mini tarts; cheesecake lollipops; macaroons; meringues. Photos by Molly Lorincz