Pies or Cookies For Your Wedding?



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Would you consider pies or cookies for your wedding dessert?  You don’t have to eat cake at your celebration… Cookies are a delightful option.  I just love the cookies above.  “Parkers Crazy Cookies”, (click on the link if you’re interested), makes cookies to look like the bride and groom. Just send them your picture, and they’ll take care of the rest.  Is it inexpensive…no, but neither is a wedding cake.


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Some family members, Jen and Fred, chose to have a personalized dessert, but in cake form. To this day, it is the coolest wedding cake I’ve ever seen.  They then served delicious cupcakes to their guests.  With this option, they had a cake to cut, and a wonderful photo opportunity!


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What about serving pie at your wedding?  I can’t tell you how many of the brides I’m working with are going this route.  And as you can see from the photos I’ve included in this post, there are a lot of ways to decorate with them.



Displayed like the photos above and below, your pies can be in a “cake form”!  And who doesn’t like pie?


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The fun thing about pies, you can offer your guests so many options.  There’s something for everyone.



Maybe your guests want just a little nibble?  Then these “Pie Pops” would be an ideal choice.



Still stuck on a favor to send your guests off with at the end of your beautiful wedding?  Look no further! The above individualized mini boxed pies would be greatly enjoyed.  Beware, however.  They do not come cheap.  Perhaps you could offer your dessert in this boxed form, and list it as a favor as well…

For more wedding cake alternatives, click on the link –  Wedding Cake Alternatives 


Wedding Cake Alternatives




New on the wedding hot list – NO WEDDING CAKES – But are there good wedding cake alternatives?  Yes, Yes there are!  Top of the list?  Donuts!  I’m not a fan, but plenty of people are.  And they display well, can be made in any color you desire.  A definite plus in the wedding world.



Maybe consider a Donut Food Truck?  Love this idea, but remember, you have to have the right venue for it.  Lots of land, extra space, and either pavement, or a dry smooth area for driving and parking. And let’s face it, there are only certain reception styles that this particular vehicle will support.



Is your wedding in the summer months?  How about popsicles as a signature dessert?  They’re refreshing, cooling and…pretty!  You can make them in any flavors you desire, but remember…you have to keep them frozen until you’re ready to serve.  Do you have space?



And while a plan not for the faint of heart, one option to ‘repurpose’ ‘those ‘already enjoyed’ Popsicle sticks, is to encourage guests to write “date night” ideas on them with a sharpie. I know, I know, kinda gross, and even possibly unsanitary, but hey, I just report it… And REALLY, how much can Popsicle sticks cost? Love the idea, but spring for some new sticks!? e9ab72a35bff2f2eabdd7840040b3c9c


Snow cones?



They sure are pretty!  Sounds like a snow cone rental is involved, and someone to make them/serve ’em up.  Could be costly…I think this would be more of a novelty item, instead of a cornerstone dessert for your wedding.



The photo opps would be adorable!

I love the gourmet popcorn below.  You could tint some of the corn to match your colors if you chose.  Heck, it could even be a DIY project.  Put it in some air tight containers, and you could make it a few days before the wedding. Ditto these cute serving cones.  I imagine you could stuff many before the wedding as well — SOMEONE could, not you, the bride…  Attractive and relatively inexpensive.  A crowd pleaser to be sure.



And the colorful macaroons can not be forgotten. We had them at my daughter, Maggie’s wedding.  They were a hit! (We had wedding cake too — I don’t think I’m ready to forgo that —  🙂