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Alternatives to the Wedding Cake

Many couples today are opting for wedding cake alternatives.  Gone are the days when a traditional three-tiered cake was “required”. Brides and grooms are choosing from options that celebrate their unique relationship, their cultures and their inner children with their guests.

Opportunities to replace the cake are limitless. Some couples choose to incorporate their own cultural heritage, for example selecting a traditional French Croquembouche, a regal and sticky triangle pile of sweet doughy spheres. Jamaican “black cakes”, very British fruit cakes or grandma’s old-fashioned apple pie recipe might also replace the conventional with something more meaningful and personal.

Others prefer small bites to gigantic concoctions. Wedding cupcakes have grown steadily in popularity over the last several years. The scaled-down treats give couples the chance to choose several different cake and frosting flavors, and are also easier to transport. They can be personalized with the wedding’s motif, tiny little custom tags on toothpicks, and pretty cupcake wrappers that turn ordinary dessert into magazine cover material.

Like the idea of serving small bites, but afraid that the wedding cake will be missed? Cupcakes and other tiny treats can be displayed on multi-tiered cupcake towers that offer just enough of the traditional feel to make all of your guests happy.

Some couples will take the small bite concept and go big, creating elaborate dessert buffets or Venetian hours. Mini-cheesecakes, tiny éclairs, petit fours, cake-shaped cookies, and little portions of mousse, cobbler, or any favorite sweet treat are set out on colorful cake platters and in a wide variety of fun containers.

Ice cream sundae bars with a choice of toppings are also rising in popularity. The timeless candy buffet is another option and can either replace or complement a traditional cake, and is sure to delight every “child” at your wedding, from 8 to 80!  Advantage Bridal/span> allows you to shop for exactly the right hue in Themes by Color, and carries many different personalized and sweet products for you to choose from when considering your wedding cake alternative!