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Do I really need to have a wedding cake?

By: Louise Frost
January 9, 2023

Do you really need to have a wedding cake? Ummm… no you don’t!

We agree, cakes are so beautiful and delicious, and of course, they add a tremendous amount of style and elegance to your wedding day. They are a great showpiece at your reception! So for sure include them in your budget if that is important to you and your day.

BUT if you don’t like cake or don’t have the budget for it, what are your options? 

We suggest finding a dessert or other food item that you love as a couple and serve THAT instead. 

Consider what is your favourite treat as a couple. Do you really like pecan pie? Chocolate donuts? Or maybe a peanut butter cookie? Whatever it is you can get creative and present the dessert in a cool way …can we just say “Donut Wall”?!? Yes, please! It is also a great opportunity to consider a religious or cultural tradition you’d like to incorporate too.

Sometimes you’ll need to order the items as they aren’t always created by the same kitchen that creates your meal. On some occasions, the chef can cook a special treat in-house for you (ask for a tasting). If you’re going to be bringing in a food item, definitely check in with your wedding venue/caterer first as they may have certain restrictions. 

Can’t decide what to choose for a wedding dessert?

Get a variety of choices!  Create a fun and interactive dessert station with a variety to choose their own adventure and taste creation. Here are our ideas:

  • Cupcake decorating station
  • Cookie decorating station
  • Ice cream sundae bar
  • Candy buffet
  • Chocolate buffet
  • Popcorn bar
  • etc…etc…etc…

We think you get the idea!

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