"LET THERE BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN CAKE!"

Whew, we feel the heat already coming off this post....but hear us out. Are you ready?


Not everyone loves cake.


I know, I know...what's not to love?!


Truth be told, we are HUGE fans of the perfect wedding cake. Those that are edible works of art. That taste better than that look if that's even possible, and that hold the overall design of a wedding in each delicate hand crafted detail. We have seen some of the most incredible cakes literally transform a wedding from "average" to "oh my." But, we will save our cake love affair for another day as this post is centered around all things anti-wedding cake...a growing and exciting trend.







We couldn't agree more! Dessert. It's undeniably the happiest part of a meal and we are so excited to see couples embracing life beyond wedding cake. One of the questions we ask couples as we begin to dive in to their menu planning is in reference to cake. "Do you actually enjoy cake or is this something you want to including in your day for vision appeal and/or tradition?" The answer can be shockingly insightful into the personal tastes of the couple themselves and open the door to some fabulous and unique customization of their wedding day. Often times we hear, we like cake but our favorite dessert is.... insert any number of delicious options...but we still want cake. Great! It's a win win situation all the way around. Below are some of our favorite cake alternatives. The sky is really the limit here. If you too fall into the I want make cake and I want to eat dessert too category (quite possibly our favorite type of human), let's chat about how we can incorporate some surprising and tasty creations in to your wedding day. The day is after all about YOU!


{ CAUTION...YOU MAY WANT A SNACK HANDY AS YOU FINISH READING THIS POST }


PIE YA'LL


Are you a pie person or a cake person? We find several of our couples enjoy a seasonal pie option as an alternative to cake. We love a personal petite pie in just about any flavor!



I SCREAM YOU SCREAM WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM...SANDWICHES


The grown up version of a timeless dessert, ice cream sandwiches are an awesome way to pull on the heart strings of nostalgia and incorporate some awesome flavors into your dessert. One of our personal favorites: dark chocolate with merlot ice cream. OH MY YUM!



DONUT, DOUGHNUT: WHO CARES IT'S DELICIOUSLY FUN


The donut trend is on the rise and likely not fading away any time soon. This playful dessert alternative is always a guest favorite and bonus, there is a ton of room for stylish displays with this option.


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE


THE perfect seasonal dessert option. Sweet, savory, and reminiscent of home. This isn't as commonly chosen but when it is selected, guests delight in the choice.




COOKIES & MILK


A classic combination that can no longer be called a trend...more like a staple. Warm house made cookies and milk are a winning choice for any couple looking for a welcomed dessert alternative.




EPIC MILKSHAKES


Over the top milkshakes prepared "to order" for you and your guests, what could be better?! These trendy dessert options are also a great late night snack option.



MACARON


There's nothing like a beautiful display of these perfectly petite pastries. Served in a variety of delicious flavors, macarons are always a welcomed treat.



PLATED PERFECTION

Many couples are choosing to custom craft a beautiful plated dessert that compliments their meal selection as well as their unique personalities. Highlighting personal flavor favorites or a well crafted nod to their honeymoon destination, plated desserts hold a powerful punch in an unforgettable wedding story.




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