I decided to take a little break from the planning today to talk about something a little more fun…desserts! I am at the stage where I need to start thinking about what I would like to serve my guests. Will it be a gorgeous ombre fondant layer cake? A tier of red velvet cupcakes?
Cupcakes have been” the new cake” for quite some time now. Peanut butter cup, death by chocolate, even flavours like mochaccino and mango – you can have one of every flavor for your guests to choose from. Not only are cupcakes delicious, they’re adorable and you don’t have to make a mess cutting them. Easy – but let’s face it, because cupcakes are the newest “craze” the price has risen significantly and you can now pay anywhere from $2.75 – $55,000 per cupcake (okay that was a special case, but you get the point).
Whether you are trying to save a little money, or you are like me and you want something a little different to serve to your guests, these 5 desserts are great alternatives to the traditional wedding cake.
Decorated Doughnuts: Not only are donuts delicious, they’re something you don’t often see at weddings and they’re cheaper than cupcakes! You can find an amazing selection of handcrafted delights at Jelly Modern Doughnuts, right here in Calgary ($28.95 for 16 three-bite doughnuts).
Individual Mini Mason Jar Pies: With their adorable mini-mason jars, these little pies are great for vintage and DIY weddings, and so simple to serve – no plate required! You can get the recipe for the lemon meringue version on SugarandCharm.com.
Cute Cookies: I love the versatility of cookies. Whether you go for something simple and sweet like these heart-shaped sandwich cookes, or something a little more elegantly decorated, everyone will love them. You can find a wide selection of cookies and other baked goods at Cookie Mama in Inglewood.
Macarons: A little pricey, but my personal favourite. Macarons are perfect for a formal wedding and these days you can get them in pretty much any flavor you can think of. They also make great favours. Yann Haute Patisserie here in Calgary, offers them at a great price point: Favours range in price from $2.50 to $8 or more, depending on your creation, and individual macarons are priced depending on quantity 1 to 50 – $1.90/each • 50 to 100 – $1.70/each • 100 and more $1.60/each
Frozen Yogurt Sunday Bar: If you want a fun-filled dessert, this one’s for you. Have one of these at your wedding as an alternative to a candy bar. You can still have the cute jars of candy on display, and you have a great dessert alternative. Tutti Frutti, Menchie’s and Qoola all have multiple locations around Calgary and serve up some yummy bulk fro-yo. Not sure how to serve it? Check out these adorable cups and spoons from Sweet Lulu!
I hope I’ve satisfied your sweet tooth for now! Friday’s post features the talented Nicole of Nicole Halverson Photography, so be sure to check back!