Deliciously Fun Wedding Cake Alternatives

It used to be that a wedding was not complete without a gorgeous, multi-tiered wedding cake. This is definitely not the case anymore! And while cupcakes were the hot trend for the last few years (and still going strong), couples these days are getting more creative with dessert.

More often than not, the traditional wedding cake is taking a back-seat, or at least getting smaller to make room for a multitude of other desserts (the more desserts the better, right?!). Check out these fun and delicious ideas…

This cream puff tower make for a light yet satisfying end to the wedding feast.

Cream puff tower Mirelle Carmichael Photography via Style Me Pretty

This donut tower also offers bit-sized portions, but with a whimsical twist.

donut tower Divine Order Photography via Weddingbee

You might want to embrace the modern “dessert table” trend with a selection of ALL different types of goodies! You may even choose to add a traditional wedding cake to the table too!

44. Alicia & Kris. Newberry Library Wedding. iLuvPhoto. Sweetchic Events. Dessert Table I Luv Photo (see more of this Newberry Library wedding here, and here)

For those with a slightly more rustic-themed wedding, a pie bar would fit the bill.

flapper-wedding-homemade-pie-DIY6  Meg Ruth Photography via Ruffled


One of my favorite ideas is to serve multiple mini-cakes that pull double duty as table centerpieces!

wedding cake centerpieces 1 Genevieve Nisly via Style Me Pretty

Having a summer wedding and looking for a treat to cool down? A vintage ice-cream cart is cute and delicious!

lauren-jimmy  634 Steve Koo Photography    (see more of this Chicago History Museum wedding here, and here)

Guests can have a creative dessert making experience through an interactive smore’s bar. And its not just s’mores! The options for interactive dessert bars are endless (popcorn, frozen yogurt, hot chocolate….)

smoresbar ellybevents Jolynne Photography via Elly B Events

Are you having a wedding cake, or are you opting for something completely different? If you’re already married, would you try this new trend?

Blow My Cupcake Lovin’ Mind…

A few weeks ago, the Sweetchic team was taking a quick break at a wedding, and the conversation turned to cupcakes… and how they EAT their cupcakes. Apparently, I’ve been missing out!

So yesterday I happened to have a client meeting at Molly’s Cupcakes, and therefore I had to give this new technique a whirl. Caaaarefully rip off the bottom of the cupcake (or in my case, I prefer to use a knife and cut it) and then smoosh it on top to form a CUPCAKE SANDWICH.

O.M.G. Who knew such a simple maneuver could completely change the way I enjoy my cupcakes?!

How to eat a red velvet cupcake chicago molly mini

Oh, and on a side-note, Molly’s has my absolute favorite red velvet cupcakes in Chicago!! Rich and moist with a heaping dollop of the the most divine cream cheese frosting… mmmm, heaven! They also have these mini cupcakes (pictured above) which are the perfect, ladylike size, and only $1. A dollar!!

Now, how do YOU eat your cupcakes? And which cupcakery is your favorite?!

A Famous Pug Cake!

I got the funniest email last night from my friend and past 2009 bride, Vida… Apparently she and her husband were watching Tori and Dean’s sTORIbook Weddings (uhm, yes, Tori Spelling and her husband are now wedding planners?! Go figure!), and the featured couple wanted a pug themed wedding. Then the bride-to-be whipped out a picture of a pug cake to show Tori:

Black Pug Cake 1 Tori Dean Wedding Show

Black Pug Cake 2 Tori Dean Wedding Show

YUP, that’s Vida and John’s cake!! Here’s the blog post where I wrote about it… John did some super-googling and told me that there is a good chance that the bride-to-be pulled the image from my blog, haha!

pug cake with sea shell
Picture by SecondPrint Productions; Cake by Tipsycake

Pretty nifty, eh?!

I don’t get the Oxygen network, but from the pictures on the website, it looks like they took the Pug-theme wedding to the max!

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