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Non-Traditional Wedding Cakes Ideas
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
We're in the midst of wedding season here at Riven Rock Ranch, and you may see a number of posts pertaining to different wedding elements we come across at various weddings. We adore the creativity of the wedding planners and brides and their families. This being said, these ideas don't have to be exclusive to weddings, they can be incorporated into your next party or get-together.
Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes these days, based on the personality of the bride and groom-sometimes they're even pies! So far this fall, we've had a variety of unique confections, including a cupcake spread, cake balls incorporated into the wedding cake spread, and pies in lieu of a groom's cake. Here are a couple of options to consider when choosing the style of your wedding or groom's cake.
These cake balls, created by Jen the Cookie Chick, out of Kerrville, were delicious and moist. These cake balls have been adapted as fun and portable wedding treats. Mixed in with Ferrero Gardens, cookies and a traditional wedding cake with a damask pattern, options abound for picky guests or brides. If you can't pick just one flavor there's also the option of having multiple flavors. These fun little elements are always a crowd pleaser.
Vintage is definitely in, and cupcakes are all the rage. It seems like every time I venture out I come across another cupcake shop opening. For the pragmatic bride, cupcakes are a crowd favorite and make excellent guest favors tucked away in boxes-it's also an easy way to get rid of leftover cake.
Which do you like better-cake or pie? For those who rather not choose, or prefer the latter, pie is making a comeback! It's your wedding after all; if you want pie, you can have pie. At a recent wedding here, pies, made by Sophie's Choice bakery, were served instead of a traditional groom's cake. Coconut, peach and pecan pies rounded out the traditional southern fare. For this wedding, the bride and groom embraced the essence of a Hill Country wedding. The rehearsal dinner was held at Nelson City Dancehall, the floral arrangements had an earthy, elegant feel, mixing herbs and lavender with traditional pale pink and ivory roses.
Dessert Displays with Common Themes
We have it on good authority that one of our future weddings will feature a display of cinnamon desserts in place of a groom's cake. The groom is not a big fan of cake but he does love cinnamon! We're looking forward to seeing how this dessert display shakes out. I'm sure the entire conference/event center will smell delicious.
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