For some couples, the idea of a giant, sugary, white wedding cake isn’t appetizing. And because a wedding is a celebration of the couple getting married, the celebratory dessert should reflect the preferences of the happy couple. Although there may be a few guests who scoff at the idea of an alternative dessert, there are plenty of delicious options for the end of the wedding reception meal.
Although similar to a wedding cake, some couples are opting for a cupcake tree in the middle of each table. Not only is this an easy way to serve the dessert, but the cupcake tree makes for a lovely decoration for the table. With the simple addition of a few flowers, you have a colorful way to display the cakes.
Pie and ice cream is a growing trend for wedding desserts. While you can always arrange with your caterer to serve a variety of pies, be sure to ask if any of the guests want to help with wedding reception by baking a pie. With just a few proud bakers coming as guests, you might be able to skip the expense of a cake and offer everyone a few slices of homemade pies.
Tiny desserts have been a trend for years. Don’t be shy about offering everyone a small slice of traditional wedding cake, and then, a variety of other desserts. Custards, puddings, fresh fruit, and bite-sized brownies are popular options allowing guests to customize exactly how much dessert they want.